Josh Gad & Luke Evans in ‘Beauty and the Beast'(Photo: Disney) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend.What a Guy! Josh Gad Performs ‘Gaston’Get the popcorn ready! Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17, and we could not be more excited. While we are counting the minutes to see Audra McDonald on the big screen, the Disney gods have graced us with a snippet of hilarious stage and screen fave Josh Gad performing “Gaston” alongside a brawny Luke Evans. Get psyched with the clip below, and we’ll see you at the movies on March 17! View Comments Bernadette Peters & More Join the PopsLeading lady alert! The Boston, New York and Cincinnati Pops have some starry guests joining them in their 2017-2018 season. Bernadette Peters will join the Boston Pops during their seven-city tour showcasing the music of the legendary George Gershwin. Peters will take the stage at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago on March 31. Jessie Mueller will follow up her Waitress run with an appearance at Carnegie Hall on April 21 with the New York Pops in You’ve Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters concert. On February 25, 2018, Audra McDonald will perform with the Cincinnati Pops at Cincinnati Music Hall. Other acts to catch in the Queen City include the Holiday Pops concert starring Tony winner Laura Benanti from December 8 through December 10 and the West Side Story film with a live orchestra from April 27 through April 29, 2018. Mark those calendars now!Patti Haritgan Will Pen August Wilson BiographyAccording to The New York Times, Patti Hartigan, a former theater critic for The Boston Globe who interviewed the legendary playwright many times, will write the first significant biography of Wilson’s life. She will work in collaboration with Constanza Romero, Wilson’s widow. The tentative title is August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He Was Fired, and 37 INK is scheduled to publish the book in late 2019.Emmy Winner Jon Cryer Set for ShelterFrom Two and a Half Men to a man and his computer! Two-time Emmy winner Jon Cryer will present two performances of Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer’s Shelter at Feinstein’s/54 Below on June 27. Shelter centers on Michael (Cryer), who uses his computer (and best friend) Arthur to perfect every aspect of his life. Are you a tech-lover who totally relates and wants to come see the show? Awesome, but you may want to leave your laptop pal at home.New York Premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus TipsKneehigh Theatre Company returns to St. Ann’s Warehouse! Shakespeare’s Globe Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice is at the helm of the New York premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, which will run at St. Ann’s Warehouse from March 16 through April 9. Adapted by Rice and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo from his book The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, the play tells the true story of what happened when African American soldiers met the townsfolk from Devon, England, when they were sent to their shores to rehearse for D-Day. The cast includes Kneehigh founder Mike Shepherd, Nandi Bhebhe, Emma Darlow, Ncuti Gatwa, Kyla Goodey, Chris Jared, Craig Johnson, Katy Owen, Adam Sopp and Akpore Uzoh. There’s a production trailer below, and the kicklines, cartwheels and bicycle riding have got us on board. My, what a guy, that Gaston #BeOurGuest pic.twitter.com/s64za3iNAr— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) February 27, 2017 And then there were three…We are over the moon #babyonthewayA post shared by patinamiller (@patinamiller) on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:53pm PST P.S. She’s got mom magic to do! Tony winner Patina Miller and her husband David Mars recently announced that they are expecting their first child. Congrats to the happy couple!
Iona Holloway’s attention never seemed to waver.Against North Carolina’s impressive forwards, Holloway rarely missed her mark for all 76 minutes she was in the game. She gave Syracuse (3-0) a constant defensive presence in its 1-0 overtime win over the Tar Heels (2-0) Saturday. SU defeated its highest-ranked opponent since it took down No. 1 Maryland 2-1 back in 2008.Also with the win Saturday, the Orange extended its winning streak at home to 30 games, dating back to Sept. 6, 2009.From the start of the game through overtime, Holloway had a clear plan. In the end, she executed it to near perfection.“What we tried to do was tackle as much as we could outside of the circle because UNC are notorious for their corners and they score them very well,” Holloway said. “We were trying to force them out of the circle, tackle them outside and make sure we didn’t give away too many corners.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe corner count did stay low as the scoreless first half ended with each team having seven shots and North Carolina holding a 3-2 corner advantage.“We have to completely respect the UNC forwards,” Holloway said. “They’re incredible. They have a lot of players that play in the national team.”Throughout the second half, the action moved back and forth across the field. Whenever the ball moved near Syracuse’s net, Holloway was ready to attack.“That’s kind of my role, sweeping up all the mess in the back,” she said.In the final two minutes of regulation, the Orange faced pressure and fought a battle just outside of the attacking circle. Holloway and the defensive effort successfully held off the Tar Heels long enough to send the close game into overtime.Fatigue never took its toll on Holloway and she was a defensive force right into extra time, also. She was one of only three Syracuse players to play the entire game.“Her level of fitness is just second to none,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “She’s so fast, she’s so fit, she’s an incredible hockey player and she has such a tough mind set.”After returning from a green card penalty in overtime, Holloway contributed to the advance that led to Emma Russell’s game-winning goal at 75:57.“It wasn’t our best goal but I think it was the one that meant the most,” said Russell, who notched her second collegiate goal and her first at a home game.Syracuse also got staunch defensive efforts from Laura Hahnefeldt and Leann Stiver in goal. Stiver made six saves to notch her 14th career shutout and secure the winning streak at home.“We’ve not lost here since my freshman year and it’s just incredible to continue a winning streak like that against number two in the country,” said Holloway.“According to everyone else, we were supposed to lose this game and just to win it and on our home field is the best feeling ever.” Comments Published on September 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm Contact Adelyn: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+