Joel Grey & Stephen Daldry Among 2015 Drama League Award Honorees

first_img View Comments The Drama League will give special recognition to Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, Tony and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry and WNET’s Neal Shapiro and David Horn. As previously reported, the 81st annual Drama League Awards ceremony will take place on May 15 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. A host for the evening will be announced soon.Grey will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. He is perhaps most known for creating the role of the Emcee in Cabaret which won him a Tony Award in 1967 and an Oscar in 1973. He was also Tony nominated for his performances in George M!, Goodtime Charley, The Grand Tour and for directing the 2011 revival of The Normal Heart. His additional credits include Chicago and Wicked.Daldry will be honored with the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. His productions of Skylight and The Audience are currently on Broadway this season. He won Tony awards in 1994 and 2009 for helming An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliot, respectively.Shapiro, CEO of WNET, and Horn, Executive Producer of Great Performances and Director of Performance and Arts Programming at WNET, are responsible for bringing arts education and programming to the New York City region through networks Thirteen, WLIW21 and NJTV. In addition to these special honors, nominations for the five competitive Drama League categories (Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance) will be announced on April 21.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Joc Pederson gets the call

first_imgThen Pederson smiled and said that was all he had after an extensive interview with reporters.Pederson was part of the Dodgers’ September call-ups on Monday, joining Alex Guerrero and two others at Dodger Stadium. Pederson, wearing No. 65, is the top Dodgers prospect and most touted minor-leaguer since Yasiel Puig. “I know everyone in the dugout was excited,” catcher A.J. Ellis said. “It’s a great situation for him to experience that. Joc put a good at-bat on him. (Soriano) is an All-Star closer. You can see the respect they have for him, throwing a backdoor slider on a 3-2 count.”When you hit 33 home runs in Triple A, you don’t walk around unnoticed.When Pederson was in the clubhouse before the game, he seemed right at home. He heard a familiar – albeit loud and prolonged – noise and smiled. He knew that belonged to his former teammate, Puig, whom he played next to in the outfield last year in Double A Chattanooga, was promoted in June of last year. You know the rest of that story.Pederson was following in Puig’s footsteps, lighting up the minor leagues. Pederson hit 33 home runs and stole 30 bases for Albuquerque, becoming the first 30-30 player in the PCL in 80 years. He batted .303 with 78 RBIs in 121 games, but the call didn’t come until Sunday for his Sept. 1 promotion.Asked if he was frustrated that it took so long to get here when his numbers warranted promotion, Pederson said: “All I can control is what I do. Everything else is out of my control. When it happens, it happens. I’m just as happy.”His family was already in Los Angeles because his 16-year-old sister Jacey (who has committed to play soccer at UCLA) went to see UCLA play North Carolina on Friday. Joc’s mom, dad — former major leaguer Stu Pederson — two brothers, Champ and Tyger, and sister, some family friends and his former babysitter were there Monday for the Dodgers’ game against the Nationals. Both teams had a National-League best 77 wins heading into the series at Dodger Stadium. “It’s exciting, but it was anticipated,” said his dad. “To get the actual call was a very exciting day for him and us. He’s worked so hard.”No matter the hard work, it will be tough for Pederson to get playing time in Los Angeles, since Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke are all ahead of him.The Dodgers are focused on the playoffs and not working in September callups.“We’re not looking to try people out,” Don Mattingly said. “We’re not looking to get extra guys at-bats. We’re not trying to be fair to anybody. We’re trying to win games.”Still, Pederson’s talent is undeniable. It’s just that he might have to wait. Puig caught fire last year in June as a 22-year-old. Puig’s been in a slump and was down to sixth in the batting order Monday against Washington. Pederson will wait for his chance.“The people in our organization that have seen him the most feel he’s the best center fielder in our organization,” Mattingly said. “That being said, he has no big-league experience at this point.”Mattingly said he plans to use Pederson in different ways. He’ll use him as a left-handed batter off the bench or as a pinch-runner. He can play Pederson anywhere in the outfield. Pederson stole 30 bases this year in the PCL. Pederson has been ready to contribute.“I’m excited. It’s a great thing for me,” Pederson said. “Now it’s just a matter of helping the team win. That’s what it’s all about, winning a World Series. Whatever you can do to help the team win, makes it more exciting.”The Pedersons live in Palo Alto, so they’ll be at the Dodgers’ series in San Francisco, too. Older brother Tyger — who was drafted by the Dodgers in 2013 — was playing independent ball with the Rockford Aviators in Chicago but got permission to miss the last couple of games so he could watch his brother make his major league debut. Pederson is wearing No. 65 for now and waiting for his chance. His earned his first one on Monday.“It could be different,” Stu Pederson said of Joc’s rise to the majors. “I said, ‘All you can do is what you can do.’ He’s with a good organization. I told him, ‘Sometimes, you might not get called up as soon as you thought you would.’“He’s wondered why some of the guys he’s played with got called up and he hadn’t. A lot of those players were playing for teams that weren’t as good. This team is going to contend for a long time.”And Pederson should have many more dramatic at-bats like he did in his debut. The Joc Pederson call finally came, a much-anticipated, no-surprise-here kind of September call.Without an outfield traffic jam in Los Angeles, his phone would’ve blown up much earlier this season.Still, he made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter on Monday with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth with the Dodgers trailing by two runs. It was a dramatic at-bat, with a Hollywood scene set with Pederson against Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano.Pederson — the Dodgers’ top prospect — blasted a pitch foul into the right-field stands during the at-bat after Soriano fell behind 2-0. But with the Dodgers down by two runs, Pederson looked at a third strike to end the game. There was no easing Pederson into his major-league career. “That’s what you want, to be up there with the game on the line,” Pederson said in front of a throng of reporters crowded around his locker. “Whether it’s Albuquerque or here, you want to be up there when the game matters.”There will be days like Monday at Dodger Stadium. It wasn’t what Pederson envisioned. He was already on his way to first base when he was called out, and he turned around, picked up his bat and walked to the dugout in a manner more mature than his 22 years.There will be more moments like that in Pederson’s career, as he made the final out in the Dodgers 6-4 loss to Washington. But the pop in his bat indicates there will be plenty of the other kind, walk-off hits and game-tying runs.“It was pretty frustrating,” Pederson said. “That’s how the game goes. You never want to make the last out of a game.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lejla Tanovic among the 100 Best Cyclists in the World!

first_imgThe best BH cyclist, Lejla Tanovic, member of the Sarajevo Club “Puls“ and the professional team Salcano from Turkey, achieved a ranking of her career by reaching the 99th place at the UCI list of the World Cycling Federation.Thus, Lejla achieved the best success and placement for B&H and became the first cyclist with such success.“This is a remarkable success for B&H, and it is a great honor for us to represent our country at the international competitions. That was our plan from the beginning of the season and we have worked hard to achieve that. Lejla proved her quality at the renowned UCI races and deserved placed in the top 100 cyclist of the world, which is the first time for B&H“, said the coach Amar Njemcevic.Points for the UCI list are being collected at one-day and staged UCI races and thanks to them, norm for the Olympic Games is being achieved. The election period for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 are currently in progress, so every point is extremely valuable.In the forthcoming period, one more UCI race of the class C1 in Samobor awaits for Lejla, and after that she will be preparing for the road race at the first European Games in Azerbaijan. Besides European Games, Lejla will participate at the European Championship in the Italian city Lamossano.(Source: nap.ba/ Photo: oslobodjenje.ba)last_img read more

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Chargers vs. Raiders final score: Josh Jacobs’ late touchdown leads Oakland to victory

first_imgMORE: Why (and when) are the Raiders moving to Las Vegas?Oakland missed the extra-point attempt, however, which meant that the Chargers needed just a field goal to win after getting the ball back. Philip Rivers, who was frustrated all night by Oakland’s defense, left a pass hanging that was intercepted by Karl Joseph.Rivers entered Thursday having had a lot of success against the Raiders (a career-best 18 wins), but on this night his performance was uninspiring: 17-for-31 passing, 207 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.In what could be the Raiders’ final prime-time game in Oakland, the home team (5-4) kept itself in the AFC playoff hunt with the win.Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights and score changes from Chargers vs. Raiders.Chargers vs. Raiders score 1Q2Q3Q4QFChargers0143724Raiders1073626Chargers vs. Raiders live updates, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Raiders 26, Chargers 2411:32 p.m.: Rivers goes deep right on third down and his pass is intercepted by Karl Joseph. Raiders will run out the clock with 37 seconds remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.11:27 p.m.: Oakland bats Rivers’ pass down on fourth down but a defensive holding gives Los Angeles a fresh set of downs. 11:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Josh Jacobs plunges up the gut and goes in for an 18-yard score on third down to take the lead with 1:02 remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.JOSH JACOBS FOR SIX 🔥(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/tUIlwWgLr8— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 8, 201911:15 p.m.: The Raiders are at the Chargers 40 as the clock strikes the two-minute warning. Oakland needs to get in the end zone. 11:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. Rivers hits Ekeler across the middle and he gets into the end zone for the touchdown to take the lead with 4:02 left. Chargers 24, Raiders [email protected] @Chargers take the lead in the fourth quarter! #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/Rorgn7dztJ— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 201910:52 p.m.: Carr is brought down on third down and Oakland has to punt after reaching Chargers territory. End third quarter: Raiders 20, Chargers 1710:43 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHARGERS. The Chargers use two big plays to move into the red zone but they have to settle for a 27-yard field goal. Raiders 20, Chargers 17. Philip Rivers and Mike Williams connect on another deep ball! #BoltUp @darealmike_dub📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/vY1Rii3Mom— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 201910:39 p.m.: The Raiders move the ball 21 yards before being forced to punt. 10:32 p.m.: Los Angeles’ second drive of the half is a three-and-out. 10:26 p.m.: Carlson’s 53-yard attempt is no good and the Raiders are unable to push their lead to two possessions. 10:20 p.m.: The Raiders back up the Chargers and force three-and-out. Oakland should have good field position.10:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Carr’s third-down attempt to the end zone is off the mark and Carlson hits a 22-yarder to put the Raiders up six. Raiders 20, Chargers 14.10:08 p.m.: Raiders receive the second-half kickoff and will get things started on their own 27. Halftime: Raiders 17, Chargers 14First downs: Chargers 16, Raiders 6Total yards: Chargers 185, Raiders 100Passing yards: Chargers 80, Raiders 78Rushing yards: Chargers 105, Raiders 22Penalties: Chargers 4-35, Raiders 8-77Turnovers: Raiders 0, Chargers 2Time of possession: Chargers 19:01, Raiders 10:599:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Carr dumps it off to Alec Ingold in the flat and he lunges his way into the end zone. Raiders 17, Chargers 14. A fullback touchdown. In 2019.That is not a typo.(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/jSCkh7cc7M— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 8, 20199:41 p.m.: Oakland goes for it on fourth down to move the chains. First down on the first play after the two-minute warning. Ball on the Chargers 37.9:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. On the very next play, Melvin Gordon fights his way in for the score for the Chargers’ first lead of the game. Chargers 14, Raiders [email protected] keeps his legs moving for the touchdown! 💪 #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/0ums2HI41B— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20199:29 p.m.: Erik Harris comes up with his third interception but an offsides penalty negates the turnover. Chargers’ drive will continue with first-and-goal. 9:24 p.m.: The Raiders go three-and-out on their next drive and punt it back to the Chargers.9:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. A 16-play drive results in Rivers finding an open Henry in the end zone for the score. Raiders 10, Chargers 7.The @Chargers cap off a 16-play drive with a @Hunter_Henry84 TD! #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/SZer5nuZA5— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20199:05 p.m.: A fullback handoff on fourth-and-1 is good enough for the first down near midfield and the Chargers will continue their drive.End first quarter: Raiders 10, Chargers 08:56 p.m.: Oakland’s drive stalls after a holding penalty and the Raiders punt it back to Los Angeles. 8:52 p.m.: The Raiders’ pressure gets to Rivers and takes him down on third down, forcing the Chargers punt. 8:47 p.m.: A key member of the Chargers offensive line is questionable to return. #Chargers Injury Update: T Russell Okung (groin) questionable to return @nflnetwork— MJ Acosta (@MJAcostaTV) November 8, 20198:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Rivers is hit while throwing and his pass in Hunter Henry’s direction (who had fallen down) was picked off and return 57 yards by Erik Harris. Raiders 10, Chargers 0.ERIK HARRIS.TO THE HOUSE.His second INT of the game! #RaiderNation @e_harris_31📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/2t4DElaUua— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20198:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Daniel Carlson is good from 40 yards out to put the first points on the board. Raiders 3, Chargers 0. It took rookie running back Josh Jacobs almost the entire game to leave his mark on the Raiders’ 26-24 victory over the Chargers on “Thursday Night Football.” That moment, however, couldn’t have been bigger.With his team trailing by four points with just over a minute to play, Jacobs took a third-and-short handoff up the middle, navigated his way past several LA defenders and raced into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown. The 18-yard scamper was Jacobs’ longest run of the night after he gained just 53 yards on his first 15 carries.  8:33 p.m.: This time, the interception stands. Rivers ties to get it to Keenan Allen but the pass was wildly off the mark and picked off by the Raiders and returned to the Chargers 31.8:26 p.m.: Philip RIvers’ pass on third-and-long is tipped and intercepted by Karl Joseph. A pass interference by the defense negates the turnover and gives the Chargers a first down, though.8:23 p.m.: Chargers win the toss and elect to receive. They will start from the 19.last_img read more

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