Akosua Busia and Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Eclipsed'(Photo: Joan Marcus) The spring season is underway as more and more new plays and musicals light up the Theater District. Eclipsed, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, began performances at the John Golden Theatre on February 23 and played its first week of previews at 97.27% capacity. The Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical Bright Star kicked off at the Cort Theatre on February 25 and played four performances at 77.24%. While both shows reached a modest gross potential, it’s possible further preview performances and buzz will bring those numbers up higher. Meanwhile, the top five spots on the board were dominated by the usual suspects: Hamilton, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Aladdin.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 28:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($1,755,010)2. The Lion King ($1,469,120)3. The Book of Mormon ($1,300,231)4. Wicked ($1,295,960)5. Aladdin ($1,151,986)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. She Loves Me ($337,093)*4. Hughie ($280,732)****3. Disaster! ($261,661)*2. Bright Star ($206,573)***1. Our Mother’s Brief Affair ($179,194)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Hamilton (101.78%)2. The Book of Mormon (101.69%)3. The Lion King (99.76%)4. Eclipsed (97.27%)**5. Noises Off (96.06%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (55.11%)4. Disaster! (54.20%)*3. The Phantom of the Opera (50.99%)2. Chicago (50.78%)1. Finding Neverland (50.51%)* Number based on eight preview performances**Number based on seven preview performances*** Number based on four preview performances****Number based on three preview performances and five regular performancesSource: The Broadway League Lupita Nyong’o View Comments Star Files
AGR is working alongside other industry players tasked with developing Phase II of the Buzzard – one of the largest UK North Sea oil discoveries.The project has received full sanction from its partners and Field Development Plan has been approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority.Buzzard Phase II (BPII) is using an integrated project team, comprised of Nexen Petroleum UK and supply chain partners AGR and its well design and drilling expertise, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), COSL Drilling Europe, Subsea 7 and WorleyParsons Services UK.Located about 96 km northeast of Aberdeen in approximately 96 metres of water, the Nexen-operated Buzzard platform is the largest UK North Sea oil discovery in the past two decades. BPII is a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area. The objective of this project is to safely develop additional reserves and bring new production on stream, supporting the goal of maximizing economic recovery in the North Sea.The selected concept is a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area, approx. 5km NE of Buzzard consisting of a 12-slot manifold (8 Production slots and 4 Water Injection). The development will be tied back to the existing Buzzard complex with a pipeline bundle assembly incorporating pipelines, manifolds, subsea controls and chemical injection. A brownfield module is to be installed on the Production Platform for processing and export via current export pipeline routes.Svein Sollund, CEO of AGR, said: “AGR is delighted to be working alongside other global industry leaders as a key member of the alliance tasked with developing Phase II of the one of the largest UK North Sea oil discoveries.”First oil is expected Q1 2021.