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Broadway can come back – by stealing tricks from local theaters



Broadway can come back - by stealing tricks from local theaters

On April 8, a reporter in Albany asked Governor Cuomo about the cancellation of the recent Broadway show until June 7 and what the plan meant for the country at large. The governor replied, “I will not use what Broadway thinks is any barometer unless they are in the public health business and have seen better numbers and models.”


Cuomo, as he often did when he was elegant, was completely misunderstood. A pencil date in the Broadway League is not a very strict comeback, but a method of managing travel plans and cash flow as the situation continues to develop. In a way, it becomes less responsible for canceling shows throughout January, unless you have DeLorean traveling with time. (Broadway is currently closed until September 6).

Cuomo’s turning tone is worrying. Broadway is the source of tourism life for New York City, the largest metropolitan city in the country. You can’t have serious talk about reopening restaurants and hotels without including Broadway, which drives thousands of people into the business every day. Absent only 41 theaters, Times Square is little more than a few big screen TVs and H&M. Cuomo then dumped the theater into Phase 4 which was not clear, which shrugged, and the plan was reopened, with all the encouragement and wisdom to complete Second Avenue Subway.

He was part of a growing trend of professional scolding, which when the world began to reduce locking of coronavirus for crippling weeks, preferred to question and curse rather than productive ideas of spitball. A sad story in The Atlantic about London’s West End doubts whether the theater has any attraction in the near future, asking, “When do we want to sit in a room full of strangers again?”

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Alright, get me a mask – I’ll be there in 15 minutes!

Julianne Boyd has a big pandemic plan for the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts.
Julianne Boyd, who produced “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (right) at the Barrington Stage Company theater in Massachusetts, has big plans for a new show in the middle of a pandemic this summer. Broadway can learn a lot from it.Barrington Stage; Joe Schuyler / Barrington Stage

Instead of blasting theater as a trivial and frivolous thing during a crisis, shouldn’t we praise companies that creatively adjust to our new reality now? In our lock-up weeks, we not only flatten the curves, we also fatten our knowledge. We now know that a 6 foot distance is good, so is a mask; outside the room is relatively safe. Why can’t the theater use that info to develop responsibly?

Inventive theater in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, already exists. They have devised a sound and innovative plan to begin production in August.

The Barrington Stage Company, a major regional theater where Tony Award-winning musical, “The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee” begins, counteracts the trend of postponing the season to 2021 and continuing the show. His offer will include small dramas, such as “The Price” by Arthur Miller, and intimate concerts such as performances by 92-year-old cabaret star Marilyn Maye. They will be shown in the main stage theater BSC with a third capacity, or outside the room, with lots of hand sanitizer and without channels.

“It should feel like a big party, very relaxed,” said old artistic director Julianne Boyd told Berkshire Edge. “All the performances that we do are in one round, 80 minutes or more, so there is no break, no long lines in the lobby for bathrooms or drinks.”

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Frankly, that sounds great even when we’re not socializing.

A study in April in China examined the source of 318 coronavirus outbreaks. While most occur indoors or public transportation, only one happens in the open air, which only involves two cases. The growing consensus is that transmission in parks or on the sidewalks is relatively low.

Knowing this, The Cabaret’s artistic director in Indianapolis, Ind., Told the Indianapolis Star that he turned the aisle near his theater into a Paris-like cafe venue with stage lights and suspended lamps. The space usually meant for trash cans and parking will be a “casual night club” with singers and solo singers, said CEO Shannon Forsell.

Meanwhile, some places in Florida are investing in technology that was not previously used to make the theater cleaner than before.

Cocoa Village Playhouse in Brevard County has purchased a device that fully fills its auditorium with disinfecting fog. “This is incredible,” executive director Anastacia Hawkins-Smith told Florida Today. “You can obscure the whole theater in 10 minutes.”

Ticket sales to Broadway productions, and shows sold out to Hamilton, directing money to nearby restaurants and bars.
Broadway production – and the show sold out to Hamilton – moving money into nearby restaurants and bars, so helping NYC theaters reopen as quickly as possible should be a priority.Alamy Stock Photo

He also used an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of the audience before the performance. Cocoa Village’s production of the musical “Into The Woods” aims to start the show again on May 28th.

Indeed, building and running Broadway has more logistical challenges than your average theater – mainly because of its size, cost, and density – but New York is filled with theater with different shapes and styles, and space for adaptation. If one small theater in New York can safely reinvent itself, it doesn’t have to wait for “Evil” to do it. The Broadway and off-Broadway industries will definitely watch such brave theaters in Florida, Massachusetts and Indiana to see if their experiments are successful, and what strategies they can steal from them.

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And so it should be, because the show must always take place.

Johnny Oleksinski is The Post’s entertainment critic.

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Turismo Centro de Portugal promotes discussion on the importance of the Portuguese route to Santiago for the region : Gazeta Rural



Turismo Centro de Portugal promotes discussion on the importance of the Portuguese route to Santiago for the region : Gazeta Rural

BUT Tourism in Central Portugal organizes on December 19 and 20 two conferences on the importance of Caminhos de Santiago tourism product in Central Portugal.

The colloquium will take place in melkhada you Covilhã and offer a reflection on Structuring, Knowing, Experience and Dynamizing different layouts portuguese way santiago, with a focus on the importance of this tourism product for the local economy.

The first action, on the 19th, will take place at the Cineeatro Messias, in Mealhada, a municipality that is on the Caminho Português Central route. The next day, the stage will be the Hall of the Municipal Assembly of Covilhã, the city where the Caminho Português Nascente takes place.

Registration is free and mandatory via the following links:
Colloquium in Mealhada, December 19 –
Colloquium in Covilhã, 20/12 –

Work will take place in the morning, from 10:00 to 13:00. In the afternoon (15:00 – 16:30) there will be a practical part with a short walk along the section of the Portuguese route to Santiago, so it is advisable that the participants be prepared for this purpose.

The initiative is aimed at the community, as well as local and regional public and private organizations. It will bring together speakers and participants from the fields of culture, spirituality, tourism and heritage, who will conduct a dialogue on these topics and their prospects for future development in the central region of Portugal.

The colloquium is held as part of a cross-border project “Kaminos – the Jacobin trails of the western peninsula” (POCTEP Interreg) and enjoy the support of the municipalities of Mealhada and Covilhã.

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The Portuguese way is becoming more and more popular

The Camino de Santiago is of great interest to visitors and the number of pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela is increasing. According to the Pilgrims’ Office, the increase in the number of pilgrims along the Portuguese Way has been notorious, which has affected the local economy, namely the accommodation and catering sectors. Turismo Centro de Portugal aims to improve this cultural and religious route.

The cross-border project Caminos – Rede Transborderiça de Caminhos Jacobeus do Oeste Peninsular includes 10 Spanish partners and 3 Portuguese partners and has as its main mission the dissemination of the various routes of the Camino de Santiago, as well as the promotion of its natural and cultural values ​​and its potential tourist.

It also seeks to ensure closer contact between territorial agents in order to create synergies with all social and economic agents associated with the Way, improve equipment, signaling and ICT application on the routes in order to provide them with the necessary infrastructure, thereby increasing the cross-border cultural offer.

It also intends to create conditions for increasing the number of travelers and pilgrims on the various Jacobin routes in the west of the peninsula, promoting the economic development of both territories through tourism-related resources, increasing the competitiveness of the area, increasing employment in the tourism sector and improving the quality of cross-border tourism products and services. .

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The Portuguese still hasn’t scored in the playoffs of the World Cup



The Portuguese still hasn't scored in the playoffs of the World Cup

It was not enough to fight for the title in Portugal., Cristiano Ronaldo often subjected to pressure Lionel Messi at the 2022 World Cup. Guaranteed in the quarterfinals, the Argentine star is finally scored his first knockout goal at the World Cup, in a victory over Australia, in the 1/8 finals. The Portuguese remains empty in the decisive stages of the competition.

Also participating in his fifth and probably the last Cup in his winning career.In total, Ronaldo has scored eight goals in World Cups. All were noted at the group stages (one in Germany-2006, one in South Africa-2010, one in Brazil-2014, four in Russia-2018 and so far one in Qatar-2022).

At the age of 37, CR7 scored in an edition on Qatari soil only in his debut. He scored a penalty goal that paved the way for a long-suffering 3-2 victory over Ghana. Then, in matches against Uruguay and South Korea, he collected missed opportunities, got offside several times and, above all, became the object of even more contestation. from the critics.

Even against the Uruguayans, the No. 7 Portuguese finished the match believing he had scored the first goal in a 2-0 win. and backstage – who touched the ball with his head (or hair) on a cross by Bruno Fernandez, who at the time, and also after a FIFA reassessment, was confirmed as the author.

Is free ball marketbecause the contract was terminated by mutual agreement Manchester United, Ronaldo has only five finishes in the 2022 Cup so far: two correct and three incorrect. Today with nine goals at the world championships, Lionel Messimeanwhile, has 12 shots (eight correct and four incorrect) – only in the group stage.

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Even after several controversies in England, the veteran striker could not avoid controversy in the national team. The latter came in the defeat against South Korea, in the last round of group H. He could have been spared, like a large part of the team, but he was kept in the starting lineup, mainly because he wants, among other goals, score nine goals in World Cups and equal his historical compatriot Eusebio And now too Messi.

Despite such determination, CR7 proved to be the team’s worst player in a 2-0 loss. To make matters worse, when he was substituted 20 minutes into the second half, he left complaining about the bench: He said these words: “you s… hurry to get me out”🇧🇷 The flash did not find a response in the technical commission, to the point that coach Fernando Santos publicly says he “didn’t like anything” from what he saw.

Between criticism and controversial cases, Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to be taken out of the starting XI, especially in the decisive phase. Despite the problems, he remains a big attacking hope for Portugal, who will face Switzerland this Tuesday (6th) at the Lusail Stadium in the round of 16.

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Who is Paulo Bento, the Portuguese coach from South Korea who coached Cruzeiro?



The coach commanded the Portuguese national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and left the South Korean national team after being eliminated in Qatar.

Portuguese coach Paulo Bento qualified South Korea for the playoffs of the World Cup, something the team had not achieved since 2010, when the South Korean team reached the 1/8 finals of this championship. But 4-1 rout against Brazil as a result, shortened the path of the Asian team, as well as put an end to the work of Paulo Sousa in the national team.

Paulo Bento started his career as a coach with the youth team of Sporting Clube Portugal in 2004. At the club, he commanded the youth team for two seasons, winning the junior national tournament in his first year. Incidentally, the coach took over the first team shortly after he announced his retirement as a player.

Given his prominence in the youth categories, Paulo was chosen to replace José Peseiro, who was eliminated in European competition, in the professional team of Sporting CP for the 2005 season./2006.

Professionally, Bento was runner-up for four seasons in a row in the Portuguese Championship. Despite this, the coach won two Portuguese Cups and two Candido de Oliveira Super Cups. On November 6, 2009, the coach resigned.

Having distinguished himself at Sporting, Paulo Bento was announced as Portugal’s coach on 21 September 2010 after the World Cup in South Africa, where the then-champion Spain was selected in the round of 16.


In qualifying, the coach managed to show good results in the first games, plus, of course, take Portugal to the semi-finals of Euro 2012, taking off from Spain on penalties. Having stood out in competitions, the coach extended the contract until Euro 2016.

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However, after losing to Albania in qualifying for Euro 2016, the coach could not resist and was fired in September 2014. The unsuccessful campaign at the World Cup of the same year in Brazil also affected.

After the Portugal national team, Paulo Bento returned to Brazil in May 2016, but this time to coach the Cruzeiro club. With a contract until December 2017, the coach made his debut in the second round of the Brasileirão the same year.

Paulo Bento Cruzeiro Brazilian Championship in Sao Paulo 05062016Washington Alves/Light Press/Cruzeiro

However, Bento only lasted 17 matches in power with six wins, three draws and eight losses, leaving the team in second-to-last place in the tournament.

On 11 August 2016, the coach was announced as the new commander of Olympiacos, Greece, where he remained until 6 March 2017, winning the Greek title. Following this, Paulo Bento was announced as Chongqing Dangdai of China leading the team for only 15 matches.

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On August 16, 2018, Paulo Bento was announced as the new coach of South Korea following the departure of Shin Tae-yong, who lost in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

As part of the South Korean national team, the coach has 55 wins, 12 draws and eight losses, having won the East Asian Cup title and classified the team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After being knocked out against Brazil in the 1/8 finals, the Portuguese announced his retirement from the national team.

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