first_img Ryann Redmond View Comments LaChanze Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Anthony Rapp Jenn Colella Star Filescenter_img In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Klemons, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid and Ann Sanders. Jason Tam If/Then Idina Menzel We haven’t seen her on Broadway since Wicked, but the wait is finally over. If/Then, starring Tony winner Idina Menzel, begins performances on March 5. Directed by Michael Greif, the new musical will open on March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Featuring music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. If/Then premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013. View All (6)last_img read more

first_img “Mali ‘yung kanilang pinapakiusapan. Dapat makiusap sila sa Congress na i-renew ‘yung lisensya kasi ang Presidente, wala naman siyang pakialam doon,” Panelo said in a media briefing. SC spokesperson Keith Hosaka said in a statement on Tuesday the high court justices have given ABS-CBN 10 days to submit their response on the franchise revocation challenge. MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the ABS-CBN to comment on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida for the revocation of the existing franchise of the network. PHOTO BY BUSINESS WORLD These violations include allowing foreign investors to “take part in the ownership of a Philippine mass media entity” as well as launching media services without prior approval from the National Telecommunications Commission. “But it doesn’t mean nor has it anything to do with the petition filed by the Solicitor General because that is the job of the SolGen. And if he does not do that, then he would be charged with dereliction of duty,” he added. The court, in the same order, also sought for ABS-CBN’s comments on the proposed issuance of a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the network from operating the Kapamilya Box Office Channel. “(Duterte) was a victim of fraud (of ABS-CBN). And when he expresses that, that expression falls within the freedom of expression which we cannot deprive a President of given that all citizens are entitled to that,” Panelo said. Meanwhile, the Malacañang urged the artists and employees of ABS-CBN network to address their appeal to the House of Representatives and not to President Rodrigo Duterte. Panelo emphasized that Duterte was only expressing “displeasure” over ABS-CBN’s supposed biased reporting, failure to air his political ads during the 2016 presidential race and return the money he paid for these but has nothing to do with the quo warranto.center_img The quo warranto petition – lodged against ABS-CBN Corporation and its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Convergence Inc. – came weeks before the network’s existing franchise is set to expire on March 30. “Ang hukuman naman ang magde-decide, hindi naman siya. So palaging outside the kulambo siya don e. Wala siya doon. But, I can understand the feelings of people in ABS-CBN. Natural lang ‘yun,” he added. President Duterte has repeatedly threatened to block the franchise renewal of ABS CBN when it expires at the end of March. He even suggested to the Lopezes to just sell the network. There are at least nine bills filed in the House of Representatives seeking the renewal of the network’s franchise but those measures were not yet being tackled by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises./PN Calida on Monday asked the SC to cancel ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise, citing “highly abusive practices” of the network including supposed violations of Congress rules. “The Supreme Court in today’s en banc session, required the respondents to file their comment to the said petition for quo warranto within a non-extendible period of 10 days from receipt of notice” Hosaka said. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the workers of the network are barking on the wrong tree by appealing to President Duterte not to shut down its network and allow the renewal of its franchise. A quo warranto petition is a special writ or legal action which would compel a person or entity to show by what warrant an office or franchise was held, claimed and exercised.last_img read more

first_imgScoop Jardine’s numbers jump off the stat sheet in Syracuse’s 65-59 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. Twenty-three points. But further down the line, another number is more telling for SU head coach Jim Boeheim of the state of his team — 21 shots. ‘Offensively we have to do better,’ Boeheim said. ‘The only guy that is getting a lot of shots is Scoop, and he has to find people. He probably has to take six or seven fewer shots and give it to people.’ The 23 points, some of which came at clutch moments, marked somewhat of a rebound game for Jardine off his scoreless performance against Cornell that came on 0-for-5 shooting from the floor. But the 21 shots were the other side, somewhat of a continuation of the Cornell game and his performance overall in the four games after his career night against Detroit. In those four games, he shot 9-of-42 (21.4 percent) from the floor. Hitting 7-of-21 from the field Saturday, Jardine shot just 33 percent. And that included just 25 percent (2-of-8) from beyond the 3-point line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I made some shots, and I was just being aggressive,’ Jardine said. ‘Keep trying to make plays. I think I could have settled in a little bit.’ Boeheim, however, defended the number of shots Jardine put up. To Boeheim, it’s just the reality of where his team stands right now. Kris Joseph was 3-of-12 from the floor. Brandon Triche shot the same percentage, going 2-of-8. Overall, Boeheim’s team lacks shooters. That, he said, puts more pressure on Jardine. ‘Scoop is taking a couple because he sees we’re not scoring,’ Boeheim said. ‘He is probably trying to force that action a little bit.’ Like most of the Orange on Saturday, Jardine came out of the gate on fire. He found his big men down low — Rick Jackson and Fab Melo — for easy layups and dunks in the first three-plus minutes. He followed that up later with two 3-pointers to give SU a 19-11 lead. But soon after, the struggles started. Even after his buzzer-beater at the end of the first half to give the Orange a 38-34 lead going into the locker room, he ran over to Boeheim, almost trying to excuse himself from taking a fadeaway jumper. And as Syracuse mounted its comeback down 53-49, Jardine hit two clutch free throws and drove in for a score. He also assisted a Jackson shot that gave SU the lead for good. But even for Jardine, that didn’t complete his performance Saturday. ‘Some of them,’ he said, when asked if he liked most of the shots he put up. ‘Some of them. A lot of them, I think going into the defense, I could have kicked to shooters. I’m going to do that next time.’ Wait… In Jim Boeheim’s words, two consecutive Scott Wood 3-pointers in the first half, which started the N.C. State comeback, came because Dion Waiters didn’t shift over in the zone. ‘Dion can make plays, he just can’t play defense,’ Boeheim said. ‘He left a guy open twice in a row. We had a 12-point lead to make a change and he did not get to the guy twice, and that can’t happen.’ After Wood made the second of those two 3-pointers to, in essence, cut SU’s lead in half, Boeheim was irate on Syracuse’s sideline and called a timeout. His eyes were on Waiters as the freshman guard strolled to the sidelines. But from Waiters’ mouth, Wood wasn’t his responsibility. ‘I didn’t leave him open,’ Waiters said. ‘That wasn’t my position. I take the transition guy.’ Whatever the case, Waiters and the rest of the SU defense shut down Wood after those two 3-pointers. Wood started 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He finished the game 2-of-9. ‘We had to cheat out on him,’ Waiters said. ‘Spread the zone a little bit. We were able to get our big, key stops down the stretch. And we got the ‘W.” [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 5, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more