Sophie Okonedo, Ciaran Hinds & More Set for The Crucible Revival

first_img View Comments Star Files Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, Game of Thrones’ Ciaran Hinds, James Bond star Ben Whishaw and Saoirse Ronan have all been tapped for a revival of The Crucible on Broadway. Ivo van Hove (whose A View From The Bridge—also by Arthur Miller—will bow this fall) will direct. The production will begin previews on February 29, 2016, with opening night set for April 7 at a theater to be announced.Okonedo will play Elizabeth Proctor, with Whishaw as John Proctor, Hinds as Deputy Governor Danforth and Ronan as Abigail Williams. The cast will also include Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson, who made her Broadway debut last season in This Is Our Youth, as Mary Warren, Tony winner Jim Norton as Giles Corey, Bill Camp, who last appeared on Broadway in Miller’s Death of a Salesman, as Reverend John Hale and stage and screen alum Jason Butler Harner as Reverend Parris.In addition to her 2014 Tony Award, Okonedo received an Oscar nod in 2005 for Hotel Rwanda. She will also star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming series The Hollow Crown. Her additional credits include The Secret Life of Bees, The Slap and Skin.Whishaw’s notable on-screen credits include Skyfall and The Danish Girl and Suffragette. Coincidentally, he also appeared in a 2012 adaptation of The Hollow Crown. He has performed on the U.K. stage in Bakkahi, Mojo, Peter and Alice and The Pride. In 2004, he was nominated for an Olivier for his performance in Hamlet at the Old Vic.Ronan was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in Atonement. Her additional screen credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hanna and The Lovely Bones. She will star as Nina in the upcoming film adaptation of The Seagull.Hinds can currently be seen as Claudius opposite Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. In addition to countless credits with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company, he has appeared on Broadway previously in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Seafarer and Closer. His screen credits include Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Frozen.Miller’s drama uses the Salem witch trials of the 1690s as a parable for the McCarthy hearing of the period in which the play was written. The play follows members of the town and the spreading of fear-based rumors after a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods. One of the girls, Abigail, out of an obsessive love for John Proctor (with whom she once had an affair,) sets out to have his wife hanged.The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic and an original score by Philip Glass. Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date. The Crucible premiered on Broadway in 1953 and won two Tony Awards including Best Play. It was last revived in 2002 in a production that featured Laura Linney, Liam Neeson and Kristen Bell. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 17, 2016 Saoirse Ronan Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Sophie Okonedo Related Shows Ben Whishawlast_img read more

‎19 Dead In Bolivia Dengue Outbreak, 31,000 Affected

first_imgBy Dialogo February 27, 2009 In Bolivia’s worst national outbreak in a decade, 19 people have died from dengue fever since January and 31,000 people have been affected, official estimates showed. Twelve people died from the disease in the tropical eastern region of Santa Cruz, three others died in central Bolivia, two others in the Andean west and one in the capital city of La Paz, according to an official toll cited by ATB television. A Bolivian national died on arriving in neighboring Peru, and Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said that one additional death brought the overall death toll to 19. A total of 30,870 dengue cases have been counted, 71 percent of them in Santa Cruz, — the region most affected by the outbreak, where authorities have declared a health emergency, Beni, Pando and Cochabamba departments. More than 15,000 troops have been mobilized to assist health teams. Transmitted by the Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, dengue is the most widespread tropical disease after malaria. The highly infectious disease causes high fever, headaches and joint pain. Its deadly hemorrhagic variant is much more dangerous than the classic type because it causes violent internal bleeding and swift fluid loss, which can lead to a quick, painful death if not treated in time. Tapia said that 88 confirmed dengue cases were from the hemorrhagic variant. Several countries, including Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay, Venezuela, Spain and Japan have sent help to La Paz in the form of donations, experts or fumigating equipment. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 50 million people worldwide each year are affected by dengue, a disease that has grown in recent decades, in part due to global warming. The virus has made a major comeback on the American continent, where some 900,000 cases were counted in 2007, including 20,000 under the hemorrhagic variant.last_img read more

Jose clear to return to sidelines

first_imgJose Mourinho will return to the Chelsea dugout on Sunday after escaping a touchline ban for his furious tirade against referee Anthony Taylor. “It was a good goal for me, a good counter-attack for us and it helped that we have good sprinters.” Chelsea will be looking to avenge their FA Cup semi-final defeat to the Sky Blues this weekend. City denied Chelsea at Wembley with a 2-1 win in April, and the north-west outfit have a good recent record against their rivals. City are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the west Londoners and it is two years since Chelsea beat them at home. Last Saturday Mourinho sprung to the touchline and shouted at Taylor after becoming annoyed at the referee for urging Branislav Ivanovic to hurry up and take a throw-in when he thought Cardiff had been wasting time all match. Taylor sent Mourinho to the stands, where he took in the last 20 minutes of the 4-1 win sat alongside some startled Chelsea supporters. He paid for the outburst on Thursday after he was hit with an £8,000 fine from the Football Association, but there was no touchline ban, so he will be allowed back on the bench for Chelsea’s game against Manchester City. A statement from the FA read: “Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behaviour in or around the 69th minute of his side’s game against Cardiff City on 19 October 2013 amounted to improper conduct. ”The fine is the standard penalty for the offence.” The fact that Mourinho will not be banished to the stands for a second consecutive league game is welcome news for the Chelsea squad, who are just starting to find their groove under the Portuguese. The Blues overcame an early setback to comfortably defeat Cardiff and they followed that win up with a Fernando Torres-inspired victory over Schalke in midweek. The Spaniard, starting his 100th game for the club, scored twice in Germany while Eden Hazard also got himself on the scoresheet for the fifth time this season. The Belgian scored 13 times for Chelsea last term and he hopes to find the net for a third successive game this weekend. “The goal against Schalke was my first in the Champions League and now I hope to score again and again with Chelsea FC,” the midfielder told Chelsea TV. Press Associationlast_img read more