Broadway Grosses: Eclipsed & Bright Star Kick Spring Season Into High Gear

first_imgAkosua 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 Fileslast_img read more

Tiger Woods’ score: Results, highlights from Farmers Insurance Open first round

first_imgTiger Woods’ 2019 season got underway on Thursday with a 2-under 70 at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.Woods didn’t deviate too far from even par throughout the round, tallying five birdies and three bogies in his 18 holes.  MORE: Watch the Farmers Insurance Open on demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Despite shooting under par for the round, Woods will have a steep hill to climb to make his way toward the top of the leaderboard. Jon Rahm currently sits in first place after shooting 10-under for the round. Woods is tied for 54th. Sporting News tracked Woods’ score and provided live highlights throughout his round below.Farmers Insurance Open LeaderboardClick here for our live Famers Insurance Open leaderboard with up-to-date scores and tee times for Tiger and the field at Torrey Pines.Tiger Woods results, updates from Farmers OpenHole (Par)Tiger’s score  Place1 (4) EvenT-412 (4) +1T-1043 (3) +1T-1104 (4)  +1T-1115 (4) +1 T-1086 (5)EvenT-807 (4) EvenT-848 (3) EvenT-859 (5) -1T-5710 (4) -1T-6011 (3) -2T-4112 (4) -1T-6013 (5)-2T-4514 (4)-2T-5015 (4) -2T-5016 (3)-1T-6517 (4)-1T-6518 (5) -2T-54Hole 18: Par 5, 578 yardsWoods gets on the green in two shots on the par five and two putts to finish his round on a high note.Hole 17: Par 4, 429 yardsAnother green in regulation for Woods, who two puts for the par. Hole 16: Par 3, 225 yardsQuick trip to the bunker for Woods, who gets out of there on his second shot but his still about 10 feet away from the hole. Par putt falls about 18 inches from the hole and he bogeys back down to 1-under. Hole 15: Par 4, 479 yardsFirst shot winds up in the rough to the right for the second consecutive hole. After laying up near the green, Woods nearly holes in a pitch before tapping in for par.Hole 14: Par 4, 438 yardsA tee shot into the rough barely leads to a green in regulation. Birdie putt runs past the cup and Woods pars for the first time in since hole No. 10.Hole 13: Par 5, 598 yardsBoth par fives thus far have resulted in birdies for Woods. He finds himself just 101 yards from the hole after his first two shots. The following shot goes on the green and Woods makes the 29-foot putt to get himself back to 2-under!The patrons had a feeling this one had chance. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019It was a 🐦 all the way. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 12: Par 4, 514 yardsWoods’ tee shot goes into the rough on the left side, but he recovers by hitting his next shot onto the fairway near the green. He then pitches onto the green but two putts for bogey to drop a stroke. Hole 11: Par 3, 215 yardsThe first shot on No. 11 comes within three feet of the pin, one of his best shots of the day. The ball wobbled a bit as Woods was going to hit his second shot, but no penalty is assessed and he easily birdies to gain another stroke. This shot by @TigerWoods never leaves the ⛳️. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 10: Par 4, 404 yardsPretty straightforward hole 10 for Woods, who goes tee shot-fairway-green-par to stay 1-under.Hole 9: Par 5, 608 yardsA drive into the rough and short second shot spell early trouble on the ninth hole, but Woods quickly recovers by hitting shot No. 3 on the green and sinking the birdie putt to finish the front nine 1-under. In the 🔴. @TigerWoods turns in 1-under. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Some Tiger stats from that front nine:In the 🔴. @TigerWoods turns in 1-under. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 8: Par 3, 170 yardsTee shot on the short par three lands on the middle of the green about 45 feet from the pin. Birdie putt misses but it’s an easy par for Woods, who sits six shots behind the leaders and has some ground to make up.Hole 7: Par 4, 468 yardsAnother par for Woods, who one-putts after a strong chip.Hole 6: Par 5, 544 yardsA strong tee shot put Woods in position to get on the green in the two shots, but the approach falls into the bunker. The third shot makes the  fringe about 10 feet from the hole and Woods sinks a much-needed birdie putt. He is back to even par.Splash. @TigerWoods makes first birdie of 2019. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 5: Par 4, 456 yardsAfter driving the tee shot into the bunker, Woods rebounds with an approach shot on the green about 20 feet from the pin. Birdie chance just misses and it’s another par. Hole 4: Par 4, 474 yardsAnother green in regulation, but the birdie putt is missed again. Three pars in the first four holes.Shot trail goals. 😍 #QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 3: Par 3, 203 yardsThe tee shot lands about 10 feet from the hole, setting up a makeable birdie putt that goes just long. Woods taps in for a par.🎯 @TigerWoods hits a gem at No. 3. #QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Hole 2: Par 4, 397 yardsNot as ideal of an opening tee shot for Woods, who finds himself in the rough. The second shot falls into the bunker, and although he is able to get on the green shortly after, his par putt missed and Woods is forced to bogey.  Hole 1: Par 4, 448 yardsWoods starts off strong by hitting his tee shot on the fairway and getting on the green with his approach shot, but he two-putts and settles for par. The leaders currently sit at 3-under.1:30 p.m.: Woods getting some shots in before he begins his round.How many times has Tiger warmed up on this green at Torrey? Seriously, Tracker is curious.— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) January 24, 2019last_img read more

New federal jobless benefits to include $400/week bonus, not $600

first_imgIowans who are collecting unemployment will see federal benefits extended under President Trump’s executive order, which he signed as the U-S House and Senate still disagree over a new COVID-19 relief package. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the president’s plan is for Uncle Sam to pick up 75-percent of the cost of those updated jobless benefits, leaving states to pay the remaining 25-percent.“It would go $300 of enhanced federal money,” Grassley says, “and out of the $150-billion that went to states or their own money, they have to put up $100.” The added federal jobless benefits ran out July 31st and while they lasted, were providing many unemployed people an additional 600-dollars a week. Grassley says the new 400-dollars-a-week plan is the result of compromise.Grassley says, “That $400, I think, was probably selected because it was halfway between the $200 figure that was in the Senate bill and the $600 that we have right now.” The 400-dollar payments are on top of the regular state unemployment benefits, so some people are able to make more money by not returning to work. Grassley says 600-dollars was way too much and hurt businesses of all sizes as they couldn’t get people to come back to their jobs.“Maybe the $400 is still a disincentive for people to go back to work, but obviously it wouldn’t be as much of a disincentive as the $600,” Grassley says, “and I think it runs for two months.” Negotiations over the new COVID relief package fell apart late last week. Democrats propose spending some three-trillion dollars through their plan, the HEROES Act, while Republicans favor a one-trillion dollar rescue effort called the HEALS Act.last_img read more


first_imgHE’S one of Donegal Daily’s favourite photographers.Ronan McLaughlin’s passion for the birdlife and flora of Malin Head is unstoppable.And next month Ronan is hosting a unique photography workshop at Ireland’s most northerly point and raising money for charity. “I’m very pleased to announce this special event at Malin Head on May 7,” said Rónan.“The 7th May is the last night of the spring in which total darkness still exists. Between the 8th May and the 8th August, astronomical twilight exists all night and by the 6th June you are as close to the land of the midnight sun as you can get in Ireland.“This event, very much subject to weather – traditionally May is the driest month of the year at Malin Head – is restricted to four students and all monies raised will be donated to“Whilst I can’t promise the aurora, stranger things have happened!” So if you are interested in taking part and for further details please drop Ronan a line at [email protected] feel free to share with family and friends and those who maybe interested in taking part. SNAPPER RONAN HOSTING ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TO RAISE MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Malin HeadphotographerRONAN MCLAUGHLINWorkshoplast_img read more