Swoon For Bridges One Last TimeMay 18 at the Schoenfeld TheatreIt’s the end of the road for The Bridges of Madison County, the beautifully bittersweet musical by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman. So make sure you catch Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale as the two strangers whose lives get thrown for a passionate loop over a heated four-day romance in the most exotic of locales: Iowa! If you need a fix afterwards, fear not—there’s the novel, the movie, and of course, this fan fiction. Click for tickets! Learn Lessons From Kate BaldwinMay 15 at 54 BelowLet’s be honest: we’d pay to hear Kate Baldwin sing a takeout menu. But the Tony nominee singing her Broadway favorites while sharing the lessons she learned in her journey from college student to the star of Finian’s Rainbow and Big Fish? We’re so in! That’s the focus of Baldwin’s Sing Pretty, Don’t Fall Down, her first NYC solo concert in three years. Click for tickets! Get Creeped Out by Michael ShannonMay 17 at Theatre for a New AudienceThe perpetually intense Michael Shannon is playing a “cheerful, well-meaning everyman?” What the what? Hold on. In Eugene Ionesco’s 1959 play The Killer, Shannon begins as a man who discovers a dream city of beautiful gardens and stunning architecture near his own shabby digs. But there’s a catch. No, not sky high rents and limited parking. A serial killer is running amok! And you thought stalled subways were a pain. Click for tickets! Michael Shannon Support the ClassicsMay 12 at the Hudson Theatre in the Millenium Broadway HotelWant to dress up like a million-dollar trooper and support the arts? Well, the Classic Stage Company provides the perfect opportunity with its annual Musical Masterworks Gala. This year, a collection of stage stars, including Jeremy Jordan, Brooke Shields and Santino Fontana, salute Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern and Lorenz Hart. Try your best not to sing along—or get mustard on your gown. Click for tickets! Spring is finally, officially, here. Woo-hoo! But if Mother Nature suddenly plays some sick meteorological joke and New York gets blasted with a blizzard, that’s still no excuse to say inside. There’s plenty of great stuff happening this week, including the arrival of a new Phantom and Christine, the early departure of a new musical, and a Broadway belle’s one-woman show. It’s all part of this week’s must-see list! View Comments See Norm Lewis Make HistoryMay 12 at the Majestic TheatreIt’s time to go down to the Phantom’s lair once more! Tony nominee Norm Lewis debuts as the first African-American to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Even better: It’s the venerable actor’s dream role, so he’ll be primed. Even betterer: He’s playing opposite his Little Mermaid co-star, the returning Sierra Boggess, who is “the best Christine,” according to Andrew Lloyd Webber. So, yeah, this is a “dear diary” moment waiting to happen. Click for tickets! Star Files
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Joshua King scored the only goal of the match as Bournemouth recorded a 1-0 win over Manchester United in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium. The former United youngster struck just before the interval as Eddie Howe’s side moved into sixth position in the Premier League table, with the Red Devils dropping to eighth as they lost for the fourth time in the league this season. United had a big chance inside the first three minutes when Daniel James broke down the left before delivering a low cross into Andreas Pereira, but the Brazil international completely missed the ball as Bournemouth escaped a dangerous moment in the early exchanges. Anthony Martial then struck at Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the seventh minute before Pereira and Fred took it in turns to miss the target as United continued to force the issue early on. Bournemouth’s first half-chance of the match arrived in the 16th minute through Harry Wilson, but the on-loan Liverpool attacker saw his effort deflected behind before Callum Wilson nudged one wide of the post from the resulting corner. Fred then had one deflected over the home side’s crossbar as both teams threatened to make the breakthrough during an incredibly open period of the match. James was excellent for United in the early exchanges and had a chance of his own in the 21st minute after collecting a half-cleared free kick, but the Wales international’s strike just missed Ramsdale’s goal. Ryan Fraser had a clear opportunity for the home side just before the 30-minute mark after smart work from King, but the attacker could only fire into the body of United goalkeeper David de Gea. The pace of the match dropped considerably in the latter stages of the first half, with both teams struggling to find that final pass with the conditions creating plenty of mistakes. Bournemouth did take the lead on the stroke of the interval, though, with King managing to collect a cross from Adam Smith before lifting the ball over Aaron Wan-Bissaka and finishing from close range. It was smart work from the former United youngster, but there is no question that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been disappointed with his team’s defending as King had far too much time and space, with Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof having to accept a share of the blame. The first half-chance of the second period also came for Bournemouth, but De Gea did not have to overexert himself to keep out a volley from Ryan Fraser after a bright move. The pitch continued to open up for Howe’s side as the half progressed, with King, Callum Wilson and Harry Wilson all finding plenty of space in the final third as United looked more and more nervy at the back. Ramsdale had to keep out a strike from Pereira just before the hour as United quickened the pace, but Bournemouth were still causing problems down the other end, and De Gea had to save from King and Harry Wilson in quick succession in the 63rd minute. Jefferson Lerma then struck wide of the away side’s goal in the 70th minute just after United had enjoyed a decent spell of possession inside Bournemouth’s half of the field. The Cherries had a super chance to double their lead 15 minutes from time when Harry Wilson found space in a dangerous position, but the on-loan Liverpool attacker could not find a route past De Gea. Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams both came off the United bench 10 minutes from time, and the former hit the post from close-range in the 82nd minute after a dream of a pass from Fred. Ramsdale then had to keep out a strike from Scott McTominay during a spell of intense pressure from the 20-time English champions. United continued to force the issue late on but it was not to be for the struggling giants, who have now won just three of their 11 Premier League matches this season, suffering four defeats in the process. Solskjaer’s side are next in action at home to Partizan in the Europa League on Thursday night before hosting Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League next Sunday. Bournemouth, meanwhile, will resume their league campaign away to Newcastle United next Saturday.Tags: Bournemouth FCEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United
Press Association McLeish has top-flight managerial experience with Birmingham and Aston Villa, although he took the Blues down to the second tier on two occasions. The Scot has been eager to get back in to football since leaving Nottingham Forest in February, and Palace are one of the clubs on his radar. “There hasn’t been any contact yet but I am available as a free agent,” McLeish told Sky Sports News. “Crystal Palace are in a position that’s precarious for them but there’s still a lot of points to play for. “I’ve had those kind of challenges before and I’ve had some success and some failures, but if you’ve got a fighting spirit and good players playing to their strengths, then why can’t Palace stay up?” Coleman is yet to speak publicly on the idea of succeeding Holloway. However, the 43-year-old is yet to commit his future to Wales beyond November, when his contract expires, despite being offered a new deal. Coleman has strong links with Palace, having been a feted member of the playing staff for four years during the 1990s, but he is not the only candidate being considered. Alex McLeish has declared his interest in becoming the new manager of Crystal Palace. The odds on Wales manager Chris Coleman taking over at Selhurst Park have shortened dramatically in the last 24 hours following a flurry of bets, but McLeish has thrown his hat in to the ring for the position, which has been vacant since Ian Holloway’s departure last Wednesday. Holloway guided Palace in the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs, but lost the respect of the players and left by mutual consent with the team bottom of the table. Martin O’Neill and Tony Pulis are reported to have held talks with Palace, while Neil Warnock’s name has also been mentioned. Palace have confirmed that caretaker manager Keith Millen will be in charge for Saturday’s game against West Brom. Millen was in the dugout for last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal – the Eagles’ eighth reverse of a season that has so far yielded just three points.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years From afar, it looks to Kokoskov — whose Suns squad has an average age is 24.2, second-youngest in the league — like Ingram has taken a substantial developmental step mentally. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I like what it’s doing, it’s kind of re-energized us,” Walton when considering his second look at the unit. “We just were really struggling in that traditional defense without Lonzo (Ball) guarding some of those point guards. This seems to kind of have our guys active and moving around a little better, so we’ll stick with it. And the more we do it, I expect the better we’ll get at it, so it’s been good for us.”LEARNING TO TUNE OUTWalton has been consistent in his message to the Lakers: Tune out, turn off, look away.“I don’t listen to it,” said the coach, whose job security has been up for public debate, on and off again, since early this season. “I’ve learned a while ago, whether you’re reading about yourself and it’s good or bad, that neither one of them is good for you. It’s good to stay centered and focused on what your group needs to accomplish and then do our best not to pay attention to the outside noise.”But Walton said it took him about half of decade-long career to reach that realization — longer than several of the Lakers’ most-talked-about players have been in the league.“Along the way I stopped listening to radio shows on the way home,” Walton said. “But it’s just something you learn, you go through it.”INJURY UPDATESThe Lakers had Josh Hart and Tyson Chandler, hampered lately by knee tendinitis and neck issues, available Saturday.Lance Stephenson tested his injured left foot and toe sprain was questionable before the game, but he determined he didn’t feel good enough to play.The Lakers announced Thursday that Ball will miss at least another week and be re-evaluated next Thursday as he struggles to recover from a bone bruise in the sprained left ankle he sustained Jan. 19 against the Houston Rockets. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives on Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, dives for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) drives on Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns won 118-109. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives on Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns won 118-109. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) draws the foul from Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns won 118-109. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) drives on Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns won 118-109.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (3) blocks the shot on Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Lakers 118-109.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes drives past Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The Suns won 118-109. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives on Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)NextShow Caption1 of 11Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives on Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)ExpandPHOENIX — Entering Saturday’s game against the Suns, Brandon Ingram had been brilliant since the All-Star break, stringing together the best five-game stretch of his career and doing it with the season on the line.Including his 31 points in Friday’s loss to Milwaukee, the third-year forward is averaging 28.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, and shooting 58 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the free-throw line.His surge hasn’t been lost on Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov, who joked pregame: “He’s playing better lately, something that I’m not happy about.”Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He’s more aggressive,” Kokoskov said. “He’s at the point where he kind of took his destiny in his hands, being more aggressive and being himself. We know he’s a talented player, versatile player.“That’s the identity of this team, it’s not just LeBron (James), it’s Ingram, obviously (Kyle) Kuzma that really makes the scouting report in preparation to play this Lakers team very difficult.”SMALL VICTORIESThe small-ball starters experiment yielded better results in their second time out Friday against the Pelicans, when they finished with a net rating of 13.8 in 21 minutes, including notching a defensive rating of 93.0.That was a substantial improvement over the 21 minutes that James, Kuzma, Ingram, Reggie Bullock and Rajon Rondo played together Wednesday in their loss to New Orleans, when they had a -14.7 rating and a defensive rating of 125.5.