Around the World in 80 Days to End Its Adventure Off-Broadway

first_imgThe off-Broadway comedy Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors playing 39 roles from Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, will play its final performance on October 13. The show began performances on June 4 and opened on September 17, recently celebrating its 100th performance at the YOW! Theater. All performances scheduled for October 14 and beyond have been cancelled. Based on a vaudeville-style script by Mark Brown, Around the World in 80 Days is a hilarious take on Jules Verne’s celebrated novel about Phileas Fogg, an explorer who sets out to circumnavigate the world in order to win a bet. Around the World in 80 Days Related Shows Around the World in 80 Days stars James Seol, Guy LeMonnier, Shirine Babb, Matt Lutz and Gary Littleman. The show is directed by Rachel Klein. To find out more about the show, watch James Seol’s Showtease interview! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 13, 2013last_img read more

QPR star and six Chelsea players get call-ups

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Chelsea ride their luck as Giroud’s goal takes them throughBATE v Chelsea player ratingsSick Sarri admits Chelsea were poorBarkley expects hostility from fans but is ‘not nervous’ ahead of Everton gameQPR to make Rangel an offerEverton boss Silva confident they can end Chelsea’s unbeaten run Jake Clarke-Salter is among the Chelsea players called up. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]Four Chelsea players have been named in the England Under-21 squad for games against Italy and Denmark.AdChoices广告Jake Clarke-Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Jay Dasilva and Tammy Abraham have been included along with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Ezri Konsa of Brentford.Dasilva, who is on loan at Bristol City, has stepped up from the England Under-20 squad.The Under-21s will play Italy in Ferrara on Thursday 15 November and Denmark in Esbjerg the following Monday.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah have been named in the England Under-20 squad along with QPR’s Ebere Eze.Eze has caught the eye for for QPR. [Picture: John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus]The Under-20s will play Germany at Colchester on Monday 19 November and coach Paul Simpson has included Eze again, having recently given him his first cap.“This is a game that we’re really looking forward to,” said Simpson.“England v Germany always has a real sense of occasion to it, we know it’ll be a competitive game in front of a full stadium, which will be a great experience for the players.”last_img read more

Lew Klein, who helped create ‘American Bandstand,’ dies

first_imgFILE – In this April 19, 2012 file photo, broadcast pioneer Lew Klein, who helped to create “American Bandstand”, speaks during an interview in Jenkintown, Pa. Klein taught and mentored at Temple University in Philadelphia for more than six decades, lending his name to its communication school. The school said he died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was 91. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA | Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create “American Bandstand” and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died. He was 91.Klein died Wednesday, according to Temple University, where Klein taught and mentored students for more than six decades.He began working at WFIL-TV, now WPVI-TV, where he directed “Romper Room” and co-created “Captain Noah and His Magical Ark,” two popular children’s programs in the 1960s that attracted a bigger local audience than “Sesame Street.”A native of Philadelphia, Klein served as executive producer of “American Bandstand,” the popular music performance and dance television show hosted by the late Clark. Klein is credited with launching Clark’s career and served on the board of Dick Clark Productions.Klein spent 15 years producing telecasts for the Philadelphia Phillies and also helped with the careers of players-turned-sportscasters including Richie Ashburn and Tim McCarver.Only a couple years after he graduated with an English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Klein started teaching at Temple. He stayed for more than 65 years.In 2017, Temple renamed the College of Media and Communications in his honor. During a ceremony, which included remarks from comedian Saget, Klein said he was “so proud and very thankful” to be honored by the university.“Lew could see the gleam in a student’s eye who was inspired to do the work,” Saget told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday.Klein helped Saget get an internship on “The Mike Douglas Show,” a daytime talk show. Klein was also an early supporter of “Through Adam’s Eyes,” a film Saget made in the late 1970s at Temple about his nephew who received facial reconstructive surgery.“I can truly say he was a conduit for all of that,” Saget said.“People like him don’t come around often,” Saget said. “He was just an all-around good man. When I saw him, I kissed him. And I only did that with my dad, Don Rickles and Norman Lear.”Former NBC news anchor Tamron Hall, also a Temple graduate, called Klein “a legend and an inspiration.”“I lost someone who I admired dearly,” she tweeted alongside a photo of the two of them.Joe Conti, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, called Klein a “titan within the broadcast community.”“He was a compassionate leader, tireless advocate and mentor to generations of broadcast television and radio professionals,” he said in an emailed statement.Survivors include Klein’s wife, Janet; children Ellen and Stephen; granddaughter Anna and her husband, John; and great-grandchildren Oscar and Miriam.This story has been corrected to show that Tamron Hall is a former NBC anchor, not a current one.last_img read more