Mel Brooks to Play Two-Night Comedy Engagement on Broadway

first_img Mel Brooks, award-winning comedy legend of stage and screen, will appear on the Great White Way this spring as part of the recently announced In Residence on Broadway series. The new show, titled Mel Brooks on Broadway, will run for just two nights, June 17 and 18, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Both shows will begin at 7:00pm.Brooks’ unscripted show will combine off-the-cuff comedy with personal stories and film clips from some of his most memorable work.In Broadway circles, Brooks is known for his Tony-winning sensation The Producers, based on his Oscar-winning film of the same name. His Broadway credits as a writer and producer also include Young Frankenstein, based on his hit film, as well as All-American, Shinbone Alley and Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952. Brooks is the recipient of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.Mel Brooks on Broadway joins a previously announced lineup of In Residence on Broadway shows, including Morrissey (May 2-11), Yanni (May 28-June 2), Regina Spektor (June 20-26) and Criss Angel (July 2-7). Mel Brooks(Photo: Robyn Beck/Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

Draft London Plan: ripping up the rule book?

first_imgThis week saw The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launch the Draft London Plan setting out his strategic vision for the capital from 2019-2041. Open to public consultation from 1 December, the final Plan is due to publish in Autumn 2019.The Mayor’s claim to be ‘ripping up the planning rule book’ in order to revolutionise housing delivery may be slightly audacious, but there are certainly some sensible and progressive changes afoot.The significant increases in housing targets will come as little surprise, although the extent to which the burden seems to fall on outer London boroughs will have set some pulses racing. Many face a doubling, tripling or even – in the case of Hounslow – a quadrupling of the number of houses they need to deliver. Of course, the big question is how achievable these targets will be, and references throughout the Plan to ‘proactive intervention’ from the Mayor suggest we could see more frequent involvement to speed delivery.Housing affordability remains a priority, with the Plan adding practical detail to the already well-known mayoral ambition of 50 per cent affordable provision. By maintaining the current 35 per cent baseline and suggesting a review as late as 2021, the Plan gives developers a slightly unexpected three years’ grace. We could therefore see a rush to bring sites forward before the threshold increases – possibly not quite what the Mayor had in mind. That said, in the face of such elevated targets any new homes are welcome.The most headline grabbing of the Plan’s proposals has been the relaxation of guidelines on density, with an accompanying focus on brownfield sites and infill development. Helping to unlock much-needed land is a welcome addition to planning policy, but relaxing the density matrix is far from a silver bullet. Local authorities and developers will need to make sure consultations are watertight to ensure that public mistrust and resultant political reluctance don’t prevent this policy from taking effect.The Plan also recognises the importance of alternative housing tenures like build to rent in solving the capital’s housing crisis. All new build to rent schemes will need to provide at least 50 units and offer a three-year tenancy alongside rent certainty for the period of the tenancy. The policy also recognises the important role build to rent can play in delivering units quickly – although this is equally contingent on local authorities being able to bring forward plans with sufficient speed.As ever, the challenge now will be making sure that local authorities and developers have the tools that they need to enact new planning policy in practice – no matter how encouraging the Plan looks on paper.last_img read more

Spring Lake boys lacrosse team defeats Penn on Tuesday in Indiana

first_img Displayed poorly Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Not relevant Mail Share LocalSportsJournal.comThe Spring Lake boys lacrosse team traveled to South Bend, Indiana on Tuesday to face Penn High School.The Lakers came away with an 8-6 victory over Penn to improve to a 2-2 record on the season.Spring Lake jumped out to 2-0 lead after the first quarter, led 5-3 at halftime and had an 8-4 advantage after three quarters before holding on for the win.The Lakers were paced by Dominik Molotky, Gavin Alban and Colby Brown with two goals apiece, while Max White and Nate Nass each had one tally.Ishiah Griswold, Brown and White also chipped in with an assist for Spring Lake.The Lakers will return home on Friday night to host Rockford. $14.99 Ads by Amazon × (1461) Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Bestseller Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… (8187) 0 × DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive $59.99 (35539) Other × ENDS IN $0.00 Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… $26.86$49.99 DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive × Other Bestseller Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 The League Displayed poorly Not relevant Bestseller $3.99 Inappropriate / Offensive Other ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly × Report a problem This item is… (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Share DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… NBC Sports A Warrior’s Heart Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller ENDS IN ENDS IN (1862) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… × Fox Sports Go Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Bestseller Shop Now DEAL OF THE DAY × (33138) (124) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly × Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Bestseller Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Shares (22) Other $15.29$17.99 Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Wenger defends Ozil form

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, February 11- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has jumped to the defence of midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has come under some criticism following his performance in the 5-1 loss to Liverpool.The Gunners were made to look amateur by an incisive and devastating first 20 minutes from the Reds at Anfield on Saturday in which they went four goals up, before adding a fifth in the second half. Ozil, in particular, was harried and hassled off the ball for the third goal, while Coutinho intercepted a lame pass from the German to put Sturridge through on goal for the fourth.However, Wenger does not believe 25-year-old should be singled out for his display as the entire Arsenal side were below-par over the weekend.“It’s always a disappointment to lose a game but we’ve been very stable defensively; we’d just been on a 10-game unbeaten run so you can’t see one game as a trend. It’s down to the team to respond in a positive way,” said the Frenchman.“Mesut Ozil? He was like everybody on Saturday – he was not in a good day. There’s nobody really to ostracise from that game – we are just conscious we were not good enough.“He didn’t have the best of games, but that can happen. He works very hard to adapt to the physical level of the Premier League and for me he is an exceptional player.“I wouldn’t like to put too much pressure on him because he has been a top-class player until now. He knows when he is not good enough he will get questioned – that is normal.”TEAMtalk Media0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Blame players not boss for Hamilton’s poor run says Michael Devlin

first_img“The players have full confidence that the coach will be able to turn the season around and we will do everything we can to make that happen.”Champions and league leaders Celtic are up next in a fixture postponed from the start of December.Last season Ali Crawford’s goal saw Hamilton claim their first win in Glasgow’s east end in 76 years.Article by @christiewilmot Hamilton defender Michael Devlin says the players should take the blame for their seven-match winless run rather than boss Martin Canning.Accies were dumped out of the Scottish Cup following a 4-1 defeat to League Two side Annan Athletic and drew 0-0 with St Johnstone to sit level on points with 11th place Kilmarnock.Canning admitted he needs to turn Hamilton’s form around quickly but Devlin, who has been out of action with a knee injury since May, says it’s up to the players to help their manager.He said: “We take full responsibility for how we have been playing on the pitch, it’s not the manager’s fault that’s our problem and we need to sort that.last_img read more