Lisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway Starts Previews on B’way

first_imgLisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway begins performances at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1. Directed by Joe Mantello, Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s ensemble production will officially open on April 23.Airline Highway is an ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects.The cast includes Tony winner Julie White, K. Todd Freeman, Scott Jaeck, Ken Marks, Judith Roberts, Carolyn Braver, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Joe Tippett, Shannon Eagen, Venida Evans, Joe Forbrich, Leslie Hendrix, Sekou Laidlow and Toni Martin. Airline Highway View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015last_img read more

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Focused on Brazil 2019 Ticket

first_imgAngola’s 1-0 win over Uganda hours later has ensured that the winner of the top-of-the-table duel between Nigeria and Angola this afternoon would have one leg in the semi finals and automatically in the FIFA U17 World Cup slated for Brazil later this year.All four semi finalists at the ongoing championship in Tanzania will represent Africa in Brazil.Two-goal hero against Tanzania, Wisdom Ubani and Man-of-the-Match Akinkunmi Ayobami Amoo will be the cynosure of all eyes in the Eaglets’ attacking line today. Yet, Ibraheem Jabaar, who slammed in the winning goal against the Serengeti Boys minutes after coming on as a substitute, is also capable of making things happen, just as Olakunle Olusegun, Fawaz Abdullahi and Olatomi Olaniyan.Nigeria won the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in 2001 in Seychelles and in 2007 in Togo, and were world champions in 1985 (China), 1993 (Japan), 2007 (Korea Republic), 2013 (UAE) and 2015 (Chile).Current Head Coach, Manu Garba was also at the head of the technical team that won in the United Arab Emirates six years ago.The Eaglets failed to even qualify for the continental finals held in Gabon in 2017, losing to Niger Republic in the final qualifying round. Mali, Ghana, Guinea and Niger Republic flew Africa’s flag at the last edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in India.Mali edged Ghana in an all-African quarter final, only to lose 1-3 to Spain in the semi finals and falter 0-2 to Brazil in the match for third place.The normally strong Malians, who also finished as tournament runners-up to Nigeria in Chile in 2015, are absent from the finals in Tanzania after losing the available WAFU A slots to Senegal and Guinea.In Wednesday’s other match of Group A, hosts Tanzania will tackle Uganda in a match of two teams still hunting for their first points at the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFive-time champions Nigeria will guarantee a return to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals today if the Golden Eaglets overcome their Angolan counterparts in their second match at the ongoing Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.A reproachable slack approach saw the Golden Eaglets slump from 3-1 lead to conceding three goals and falling behind against host nation Tanzania in the tournament opener on Sunday, but they woke from slumber in good time to win with two spectacular goals and pocket three precious points in a 5-4 win.last_img read more