Carmen Cusack Star Files Next stop, Broadway? Carmen Cusack and A.J. Shively will star in Bright Star, the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the tuner will receive it world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre this fall, beginning performances on September 13. Opening night is set for September 28.Cusack’s stage credits include Wicked, South Pacific and Sunday in the Park With George; Shively appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles. The cast will also star Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour, Wayne Duvall, Hannah Elless, Jeff Hiller, Kate Loprest, Wayne Alan Wilcox and Libby Winters. They will be joined by Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Leah Horowitz, Joe Jung, Lulu Lloyd, Ashley Robinson, Greg Roderick, Sarah Jane Shanks and Scott Wakefield.As previously reported, the new tuner, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane (Shively), a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy (Cusack), the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. The bluegrass score includes songs from Martin and Brickwell’s album Love Has Come For You.Josh Rhodes will choreograph. Sets will be by Eugene Lee, with costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. View Comments A.J. Shively
continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A woman was fatally shot in a North Carolina credit union parking lot by her husband, who then shot himself and died at a hospital Friday morning, Greensboro, N.C., police said.The investigation revealed that Eric Mosley, 31, approached Shamona Mosley, 30, in the headquarters parking lot of the $189 million Premier Federal Credit Union in Greensboro while she was inside her vehicle and shot her. Eric Mosley then shot himself.After police were called to the scene at 8:22 a.m., they found Mrs. Mosley deceased in her vehicle. Police found Mr. Mosley still alive. He was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injury, police said.Although the couple was married, they had been separated, according to police.
The World Cup will finally get underway on Thursday afternoon with Russia set to face Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The game will be live on Joy 99.7 FM, with buildup from 2.45pm. Kickoff 3pm.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, who qualified automatically for the tournament as hosts, have been handed a favorable draw, with Group A consisting of Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia qualified for its fifth World Cup as runner-up in Group B, finishing behind Japan but ahead of Australia on goal difference (although the Aussies did eventually qualify via the playoffs). Both sides will fancy their chances of securing an early and vital three points on Thursday, in the first encounter between the two nations. Recent Form Recorded last six gamesRussia: DLLLLLRussia heads into the tournament on the back of an awful run of form, having won just five of their last 26 games. The Russian Football Union had organised two pre-World Cup friendlies against Austria and Turkey in the hope that victories against either side would instil some confidence ahead of the tournament, but the Sbornaya fell to defeat against Austria and could only draw with Turkey. Saudi Arabia: LLLWWLSaudi Arabia’s recent form – or lack of it – may not look too dissimilar from their opponents, but the Green Falcons have showcased some impressive performances of late, most notably against Germany in their final World Cup friendly last Friday. Unlike Russia, they’ve had the advantage of playing in competitive games. They recorded six wins and three losses from their 10 games in Group B, scoring 17 goals (the most along with Japan) and conceding 10 in the process. Interesting FactThe hosts are the lowest FIFA ranked team heading into the tournament.Saudi Arabia were the lowest ranked team to qualify for the tournament, although they are now ranked 67th, three places above Russia. Team News Stanislav Cherchesov will be without two of his preferred centre backs in Georgy Dzhikiya, who tore his knee ligament in January, and Viktor Vasin, who suffered the same injury whilst playing for CSKA Moscow in February. Zenit St. Petersburg forward Alexander Kokorin will also be missing from Russia’s squad after he too tore a knee ligament back in March.*Joy Sports’ Russia team profileJoy Sports’ Saudi Arabia team profile *Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.