Lena Hall to Star as Yitzhak in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Neil Patrick Harris Extends His Run

first_img Featuring a book by John Cameron Mitchell and a score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman and “internationally ignored song stylist” from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score includes “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “Angry Inch” and more. View Comments Related Shows Hall is currently starring as Nicola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Her other theater credits include The Toxic Avenger, Tarzan, Dracula, 42nd Street, Cats, Bedbugs and Green Eyes. Hall’s TV and film credits include Sex and the City, The Stepford Wives, The Graduates, All My Children and Legally Blonde, the Search for the Next Elle Woods. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Lena Hall Kinky Boots star and The Deafening frontwoman Lena Hall is joining Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak. Starring Neil Patrick Harris as the eponymous rock star and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig will begin performances March 29 at the Belasco Theatre, with an official opening night set for April 22. Harris also announced that he’s extending his run with the production by four weeks due to popular demand. Harris will now star in the show through August 17. The members of Hedwig’s band, “The Angry Inch,” will be music director Justin Craig, Matt Duncan, Tim Mislock and Peter Yanowitz. The creative team for Hedwig and the Angry Inch features scenic design by Julian Crouch, costume design by Arianne Phillips, lighting design by Kevin Adams, hair and makeup design by Mike Potter and sound design by Timothy O’Heir. Want a sneak peek of Hall as Yitzhak? Check out this photo she posted on Instagram back in November! Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

Children 14 or Under Need Fewer HPV Vaccine Doses

first_imgNew York Times 19 October 2016Children 11 to 14 years old need only two doses of the HPV vaccine, not the previously recommended three doses, to protect against cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.But teenagers and young adults who start the vaccinations later, at ages 15 through 26, should stick with the three-dose regimen, the disease centers said.The new advice is based on a review of studies showing that two doses in the younger group “produced an immune response similar or higher than the response in young adults (aged 16 to 26 years) who received three doses,” the C.D.C. said in a statement. The two doses should be given at least six months apart, the agency said.The statement also noted that the two-dose schedule will make the process simpler and easier for families to complete and could increase the number of young teenagers who receive the vaccine. Despite the vaccine’s proven effectiveness, immunization rates have remained low.HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses, according to the disease centers. They are spread by intimate, skin-to-skin contact, and by vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active people become infected at some point. In most people, the immune system destroys the virus. But in some, the infection lingers. Some viral strains cause genital warts, and others can cause cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis and back of the throat.READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/health/children-14-or-under-need-fewer-hpv-vaccine-doses.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=1Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers win inaugural 10/10 memorial title

first_imgA LARGE and boisterous crowd at the Teneze Ferme ground in Lower Pomeroon River, last Sunday, witnessed hosts Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports emerge winners in the inaugaral 10/10 George Alphonso memorial one-day tournament involving four teams.In the final, Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports were inserted to take first strike and managed 87-2 from their 10 overs.Captain Mukesh Singh with 28 (2×6, 2×4) along with Carlos Matthias’ unbeaten 23 (1×6, 1×4) were the principal scorersSpinners Chris Matthias and Usen Rose claimed one wicket each. In reply, Teneze Ferme ‘B’ found scoring difficult and never threatened the target.They eventually were all out for 54 in the 10th over to be defeated by 33 runs. Suresh Dindyal (15) was the only batsman to reach double figures. Medium pacers Gary France with 4-16 and Mukesh Singh 3-15 combined to earn their team the coveted trophy, medals and $60 000 while the runners-up received $40 000.Third-place winners Teneze Ferme ‘A’ also pocketed $30 000 during the presentation which was witnessed by the widow and children of the late George Alphonso Sr, who was a popular cricketer and supporter of the game in the Pomeroon.His daughter Kerenza Alphonso during her brief speech promised to have the competition played annually and to include more teams.Eagles Sports also participated. Former national umpire Dasroy Balgobin and Deva Dass were the officiating umpires.last_img read more