Exclusive! Roger Rees & More Will Join Chita Rivera in The Visit on Broadway

first_img Related Shows The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price. The Visit The musical premiered in 2001 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later played The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Rivera starred in both productions as Claire, a role originally written for Angela Lansbury, who withdrew from the project in its early stages after her husband fell ill. Further members of the company will be announced later. The cast at WTF also included Judy Kuhn (who is already booked for Fun Home on Broadway this season), David Garrison, Jason Danieley, Diana DiMarzio, Melanie Field, Christopher Newcomer, Aaron Ramey and Timothy Shew. As revealed by these exclusive photos from Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas, Tony winner Roger Rees, Rick Holmes, Matthew Deming, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla will join the previously reported Chita Rivera in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit on the Great White Way. All the actors are set to reprise their roles from the John Doyle-helmed production of the musical at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts last summer. Broadway.com has learned that The Visit will likely open at the Lyceum Theatre once Disgraced closes there this spring; a show spokesperson had no official comment. Rees won the Tony for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. His other Broadway credits include The Winslow Boy, The Addams Family, Uncle Vanya, The Rehearsal and Indiscretions. Holmes has most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman and Spamalot. Deming made his Broadway debut in Chicago, while Nelis was last seen on the Great White Way in Enron. This will mark Veintimilla’s first appearance on the Main Stem. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

New policy in place for supervising UPL investigations

first_img New policy in place for supervising UPL investigations The issue deals with undercover operations Acting at the behest of the Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, the Bar Board of Governors has approved a new Bar policy for attorneys supervising Bar investigators in UPL cases.UPL Committee Chair Wayne Thomas told the board recently that undercover UPL investigations were halted several years ago after questions were raised in another state about the propriety of an attorney supervising undercover investigators who, because of the nature of their work, misrepresent who they are.That was cleared up in recent Bar rule amendments approved by the Supreme Court, he said, and the UPL committee wanted a Bar standing board policy to implement the rule.“We never had a problem with them [such investigations]. We never had a single complaint,” Thomas said.Such tactics are needed because “we would have a situation where a complaint was made, but there would be some problem when the witness left town, or a problem with credibility or we would need corroboration,” Thomas said. “The witness would say I went into XYZ company and the evidence would indicate they were given legal advice, and we would have no way to corroborate that. The committee would have someone go in and see what happened.”Thomas noted that the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants wrote a letter to the Bar asking that if undercover UPL investigations are resumed, that the Bar adopt a policy that CPAs be excluded from any such probes.But he said if the Bar granted one such exemption, it would soon be requested to similarly exempt Realtors and securities dealers. He also said it wasn’t needed.“I’ve been involved in UPL for 15 years and as far as I know there has not been one prosecution of a CPA,” Thomas said.The board approved the new policy, with no exceptions, on a voice vote. New policy in place for supervising UPL investigations April 30, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Mayweather’s ex-babe died of fentanyl overdose

first_imgRelatedPosts Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeral Mayweather demands £500m to fight again Mike Tyson crowns Mayweather greatest fighter Josie Harris, the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mother of three of the boxing champion’s children, was found dead at the age of 40 back in March.It has since been determined that she died of a drug overdose. According to records obtained by Blast, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner has listed the cause of Harris’ death as an accidental overdose caused by a mix of fentanyl and alprazolam, which is an anxiety medication.Harris was found unresponsive in her car outside her home in Valencia, Calif.Police said one of her children found her in front of the property.There was no suicide note and no evidence of drug use at the scene.Harris and Mayweather had a long and tumultuous history with one another. Harris accused Mayweather of beating her on multiple occasions, and a 2010 incident led to a 90-day jail sentence for Mayweather.Harris also accused Mayweather of assaulting her in 2005, but she later dropped the charges and admitted she was lying.Mayweather and Harris were scheduled to go to court later this year stemming from a $20 million lawsuit Harris filed against Floyd.The lawsuit stemmed from Mayweather denying in an interview with Katie Couric that he beat Harris in 2010, claiming he only tried to restrain Harris and that she was on drugs.The story Mayweather told in the interview was much different from what the police report from the incident stated. Harris posted evidence long after the 2010 incident that indicated she still had some sort of relationship with Mayweather.After Harris died, Mayweather posted a multi-photo tribute to her on Instagram.Tags: AlprazolamFentanylFloyd MayweatherJosie Harrislast_img read more