Aladdin Will Replace Saigon in London’s West End

first_img View Comments Broadway.com has learned that the rumors were true and the shining, shimmering, splendid Aladdin will fly into the West End, although to a different home than previously thought. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the musical will begin performances in 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre (instead of the London Palladium). The means that the house’s current occupant, Miss Saigon, which began performances on May 3, 2014, will close—no word yet on precise dates.According to The Daily Mail, Miss Saigon’s mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh is looking to transport the musical’s U.K. sets to New York for a Broadway run, otherwise transferring the show will be too costly.Adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin is the story of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. The production features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Beguelin, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.Aladdin continues to run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The production officially opened on March 20, 2014, starring Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar.last_img read more

Clottey to fight Ryan Barret for WBU crown on March 15

first_imgGhana’s Emmanuel Clottey will fight Ryan Barret of England for the WBU Welterweight title on March 15, 2014 at the Bournemouth International Center, in the United Kingdom.Emmanuel who is the elder brother is former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welter weight champion Joshua Clottey said he is destined to become a world champion and he is very grateful to the promoters and everyone involved in the promotion.He expressed that he is not yet finished as some people may think, but he has been training regularly every day just waiting for the opportunity.Emmanuel Clottey promised to relaunch his career with the WBU and go on to win the WBC and WBA titles.“I am ready any time to fight anywhere. I know that I was born to become a world champion in boxing and I have not achieved it yet, but I believe it will come to past. I will utilize this chance very well and I tell my fans to pray for me and Ghana, thank you” he mentioned.The bout arranged by King Fisher Match Maker Promotions will see four other Ghanaians battling Britons, three of them world title bouts. The promoter Prince Tuffour said Michael Barnor will lead the pack of the four boxers with an attempt at the (WBU) Super Bantamweight title against Jamie Speight, with Ibrahim Labaran taking on Gareth Hogg for the WBU Light Heavyweight title.last_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND ARENA 7 CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT

first_imgTonight one of Letterkenny’s most popular venues ARENA 7 celebrates 10 years in business and they would like you to join them. Arena 7 will celebrate the last decade with music by the popular Rod Stewart Tribute Act followed by the one and only DJ Scoop.There will be food, fun and loads of champagne. Enda Nicholls extends a warm welcome to all his loyal customers and thanks them for the continued support over the years.Lettekenny Rovers star and Marketing manager at Arena 7 Darren McElwaine will also be on hand to welcome and greet those in attendance. HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND ARENA 7 CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainementFeaturesnewslast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE REVS UP FOR FORMULA 1 CHALLENGE

first_imgSt Eunan’s College has signed up again with a 2014/2015 team, Fusion F1, which will participate in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge, powered in Ireland by the Irish computer society.Members of the team are Evan Mc Croary, Dylan Mc Croary, Harry Murphy, Conor Dabell, Nathanial Giddy and Anthony Horgan.These students will be required to make an aerodynamic model F1 car which will be raced against other participating schools in the regional finals in March and national finals in April. This is the third year St. Eunan’s has entered this competition and has had great success in the past.The F1 in Schools Challange is an international competition which now attracts more than 90,000 students across the world in a frenzied dash to design, build and ultimately race model F1 cars powered by compressed air.Ayrton Kelly of Optimal F1 shares  the experience he had with the competition last year… He told Donegal Daily, “Formula One in Schools was one of the best experiences of my life.“I’ve learned more than I could ever learn from a textbook – from practical things like writing a press release or phone call etiquette to the development of my confidence and communication skills. “It strengthened my friendships with my team mates and made me respect those in the industry, particularly my namesake Ayrton Senna whom I didn’t fully appreciate until last year.“I think it’s fantastic that St Eunan’s has a really strong contender again this year and – on behalf of Optimal F1 – Good Luck! And I hope they can get as much out of F1 in Schools as I did.Once a school has qualified it will receive a kit containing all necessary materials such as balsa wood, of which the car will be constructed.The team will collaborate with the LYIT in Letterkenny to utilise the facilities, advanced technology and wide range of equipment that they have to offer.The members of the team already had the opportunity to experience first hand the capabilities of the machinery as they were  given a tour of the campus during a recent visit. Shaun McGinley, the supervising teacher, said F1 in Schools is a great competition for all students, saying, “It promotes a wide range of skills that allow students to be better equipped for every day life.Visit www.F1inSchools.ie for more information on the challenge.ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE REVS UP FOR FORMULA 1 CHALLENGE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:F1FeaturesnewsSportSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more