Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Gary Barlow Eyes Reality Casting ShowIn September, Gary Barlow revealed to Broadway.com that he’d love to write a Take That musical in London. Now, he’s eyeing a headliner or two. According to UnrealityTV, the Finding Neverland composer is developing a reality casting competition for the U.K.’s BBC One, similar to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do and Over the Rainbow. Further information has yet to be revealed.La La Land Gets Holiday Release DateBad news, movie musical fans: You’ll now have to wait a little bit longer to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing and dance on the big screen. The previously reported La La Land film has been pushed back to a December 2 limited release before going wide on December 16. The flick was initially set to premiere this summer. It follows an aspiring actress in L.A. and her relationship with a charming jazz musician.Donald Trump’s Producing PastLong before Donald Trump was making headlines for his remarks on the campaign trail and causing Bialystock and Bloom to come out of the woodwork, the presidential candidate had a quick turn as a Broadway producer. In 1970, Trump had top billing on the Richard Seff play Paris Is Out!. According to the New York Times, Trump split the $140,000 capitalization evenly with lead producer David Black. Unfortunately for both, the play closed after less than 100 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Black recalled that following the closing notice, Trump asked what he should do next, and Black responded, “Why don’t you try real estate?” You know what happens next.Rufus Wainwright Will Bring Judy to Carnegie Hall AgainOur heart strings are zinging! Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright will return to the New York stage to reprise his 2006 show Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. The concert, inspired by Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall, features the numbers Garland performed in that epic 1961 show and several special guests. Get ready to get happy with Wainwright on June 16 and 17. Gary Barlow(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Committee to Address Maternal Mortality October 02, 2018 Human Services, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the creation of the Maternal Mortality Review Committee to collect information to investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths. The committee is the result of Act 24, which the governor signed into law in May.“With the alarming rate of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, establishing this committee will help take immediate action in determining the reasons for this phenomenon and, more importantly, help to develop prevention recommendations,” Governor Wolf said. “I’m pleased to announce the comprehensive and distinguished list of committee members who I am confident will bring their expertise with a shared goal of determining how to address the growing concern of maternal mortality in Pennsylvania.”“Maternal deaths have been rising in the United States since 2000 and we need to understand why,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Maternal mortality has particularly been a problem in minority populations. This committee features experts in maternal health from across the commonwealth and will help us as we work to take immediate action to reverse this trend.”The committee, as directed by Act 24 of 2018, must include at least 15 members, and will conduct multidisciplinary reviews of maternal deaths and develop recommendations to prevent future maternal deaths in Pennsylvania.Members of the committee are identified as follows, including their name, specialty and county:Valerie Arkoosh, Specialist, Delaware CountyBetty J. Baxter, Registered Nurse, Allegheny CountyJason K. Baxter, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Philadelphia CountyStacy Beck, Secretary of Health Appointment, Allegheny CountyKay-Ella Bleecher, Emergency Medical Service Provider, York CountySonya Borrero, Specialist, Allegheny CountyCarolyn Byrnes, Secretary of Health Appointment, Dauphin CountyJoanne D. Craig, Social Worker/Social Service Provider, Delaware CountyAntoine B. Douainy, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Allegheny CountyAmanda Flicker, Obstetrician, Lehigh CountyJulia A. Greenawalt, Registered Nurse, Indiana CountySam P. Gulino, Medical Examiner or Coroner, Philadelphia CountyRoy Hoffman, Specialist, Philadelphia CountySarah S. Kawasaki, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Dauphin CountyDara Mendez, Health Statistician, Allegheny CountyNancy A. Niemczyk, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Allegheny CountyKaren Pollack, Secretary of Health Appointment, Philadelphia CountyStefanie B. Porges, Emergency Medical Service Provider, Philadelphia CountyJessica L. Riley, Specialist, York CountyLoren Robinson, Secretary of Health Appointment, Philadelphia CountyPatricia M. Ross, Medical Examiner or Coroner, Blair CountyBette C. Saxton, Social Worker/Social Service Provider, Luzerne CountyDavid F. Silver, Psychiatrist, Philadelphia CountyNazanin E. Silver, Psychiatrist, Philadelphia CountySindhu Srinvias, Obstetrician, Philadelphia CountySteven Smith, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Montgomery CountyTara Trego, Department of Health Bureau of Family Health, Allegheny CountyChristina Vandepol, Medical Examiner or Coroner, Chester CountyAmy Whitstel, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Allegheny CountyDannai Wilson, Secretary of Health Appointment, Allegheny CountyFor more information about maternal and family health, visit www.health.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter.