Cast Set for Indecent Off-Broadway

first_img The cast is now set for the previously announced New York premiere of Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent. The off-Broadway production will feature Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson. The Rebecca Taichman-helmed production will begin performances on April 27 at the Vineyard Theatre.Kenk last appeared on Broadway in Once; her additional credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Miracle Worker. Mimi Lieber has appeared on Broadway in Act One, The Snow Geese, The Merchant of Venice and I’m Not Rappaport. Moore made his Broadway debut in Relatively Speaking. Nelis appeared on Broadway recently in The Visit. Rattazzi returns to the Vineyard after appearing in The Fourth Sister. Topol’s Broadway credits include Fish in the Dark, The Normal Heart and Awake and Sing!. This marks the off-Broadway debut for Verson.The play, created by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and follows the events surrounding the premiere of the controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance, considered an important work of Jewish culture by some and libel by others.Indecent will open officially on May 17. The production features choreography by David Dorfman. View Comments Paula Vogel (Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images) Related Showscenter_img Indecent Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 6, 2017last_img read more

Oregon utility picks renewables over new natural gas-fired generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Portland General Electric wants to add an average 150 MW of renewables by 2023 along with energy efficiency and 4 MW energy storage.The utility on July 19 filed its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, noting that it has approximately 350 MW of capacity contracts that expire in the mid-2020s and that it will also be shutting down the coal-fired Boardman plant next year.PGE is looking to issue a request for proposals in 2020, and says that wind resources may provide the lowest-cost energy compared to other resources, including natural gas. It also plans to increasingly turn to demand response in order to deliver reliable electricity for the next six years.PGE told regulators it examined more than 40 different resource portfolios in developing its plan, determining that it could meet system needs and continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions without the addition of any new gas-fired resources.“In addition to meeting our near-term needs, this action plan will help us continue on the course to meeting our goal of reducing [greenhouse gases] by more than 80% by 2050,” the utility said in its IRP. “We estimate that the proposed renewable action would avoid approximately 16 million metric tons of GHGs between 2023 and 2050, and would represent 5% to 12% of the total additional clean and renewable resources that we need between now and 2050 to hit our goal.Along with the new renewables and 157 MW of efficiency, PGE’s plan calls for includes 141 MW of demand response during winter months and 211 MW during summer months. To meet other resource needs, PGE said it plans to conduct a “staged process to secure capacity in the 2024 to 2025 timeframe.” The utility said it will pursue cost-competitive agreements for existing capacity in the region and conduct a request for proposals (RFP) for non-emitting resources.More: PGE plans 150 MW renewables, 4 MW storage, finds wind cheaper than gas to meet future capacity Oregon utility picks renewables over new natural gas-fired generationlast_img read more

Badgers overcome slow start, sweep Border Battle

first_imgJordan Taylor went 11-12 from the charity stripe on his way to a 22-point performance against Minnesota. His performance marked his third 20-point performance of the year, one of which previously came against Minnesota in Minneapolis on Feb. 9.[/media-credit]If it were easy, it wouldn’t be a Big Ten conference game.At least, that is how this season has unfolded for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Tuesday night, the No. 14 Badgers (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten) fought their way past a horrid first-half shooting effort en route to a 52-45 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-13, 5-12 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin shot just 4-for-21 in the first half (19 percent) and entered halftime trailing 23-16.With the win, the Badgers are guaranteed at least a top-four seed in the conference, as well as a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament next weekend in Indianapolis.The Gophers, meanwhile, dropped their sixth straight game, all but eliminating them from NCAA tournament consideration.Following a rousing 63-60 upset victory at No. 9 Ohio State Sunday afternoon, Tuesday night’s game was Wisconsin’s third in six days. Although head coach Bo Ryan denied the presence of fatigue in his players, the Badgers appeared to lack energy in the first half. In addition to the overall poor shooting effort, UW shot just 2-for-10 (20 percent) from 3-point range in the first half.“Minnesota played hard and took certain things away and gave us certain things,” Ryan said. “They gave us some great 3-point looks – that’s happened to us three or four times this year, where you get those looks and you just need to hit 33 percent of them, and you’re shooting pretty well. But when you shoot the percentage that we did – we weren’t getting any putbacks, [or] much inside – they did a good job of taking that away.”Through the game’s first 10 minutes, both teams struggled to build much of a lead. A 3-pointer by point guard Jordan Taylor put the Badgers ahead 11-8 at the 12:34 mark, but Wisconsin then went the remainder of the half without converting another field goal.Minnesota subsequently built an 11-5 run over the next six minutes, culminating in a 19-13 Gophers lead that stayed unchanged for more than three minutes.The game also reached a high level of chippiness early on, as referees Terry Wymer, Ed Hightower and Larry Scirotto called a combined 43 fouls between the two teams. Wisconsin finished 22-for-29 (75.9 percent) from the free throw line, while Minnesota was 21-for-29 (72.4 percent).Both head coaches also drew technical fouls. Ryan’s came with 3:08 remaining in the first half, after no foul was called on a turnover by forward Ryan Evans. One play earlier, a foul had been called on Rob Wilson that resulted in two free throws for Minnesota’s Ralph Sampson III.“They’ve seen me like that in practice, I mean, once in a while. It depends on if I had a bad meal, or not, at lunch,” Ryan quipped when asked about his players’ reaction to the technical. “Boy, you know, if that’s what it takes, coaches would do that all the time.”With the Badgers trailing by seven points at halftime, Taylor answered with a jumper less than two minutes into the second half to bring the Badgers within 23-18. Taylor finished with a game-high 22 points on 4-for-9 shooting, including 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. He also sunk 11 of his 12 free throw attempts.After the two teams traded baskets over several possessions, the game was tied at 25-25 with 16:04 remaining. No points were scored by either side for nearly four minutes before a Rodney Williams layup put the Gophers up by two. Williams finished with 11 points and nine rebounds, while guard Andre Hollins led Minnesota with 18 points. Hollins shot just 3-for-12 from the floor, though he hit 10-of-11 free throw attempts.While the Kohl Center crowd was subdued for much of the first half – aside from Ryan’s technical – due to the lack of scoring, it was reignited after UW forward Mike Bruesewitz drove through the lane and appeared to sink a tough layup with contact. However, the call was quickly ruled a charge on Bruesewitz. After conferring, the call was changed to a shooting foul on Hollins, sending Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith erupting into argument on the sidelines.“Who knows”? Smith said when asked for the clarification the referees gave him on the call. “To have the ball like that and change the call, are you kidding me? It’s a joke. It really is.”With just under 12 minutes remaining, Smith was called for a technical foul after arguing a no-call by the officials. Taylor sunk both free throws and then nailed a 3-pointer after the Badgers inbounded the ball, building their lead to 32-27 with 11:30 remaining.That once again energized the crowd, as the Badgers never relinquished the lead. Their biggest lead came with the score at 44-34 with 6:49 remaining, though the Gophers did narrow the game to within five points with 18 seconds remaining.However, Minnesota missed three of its final four free throws, allowing Wisconsin to rebound all the way from its dismal first half.“Coach [Ryan] gave us a good speech at halftime, and we wanted to come back and bounce back,” Evans said. “I’m just glad we got the opportunity to go out there and do it again.”last_img read more