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

HR Answers: How to hire top call center performers at your credit union

first_imgThree foundational building blocks must be optimized to consistently deliver engaging member experiences over the phone: people, processes and leadership. Our journey of nine articles will cover each of these focus areas in detail. The first two articles will focus on people—specifically, how we can hire more top performers (article one) and how we can ensure employees meet and/or exceed our expectations (watch for article two next month).The U.S. Labor Department has consistently estimated that 50 percent of new hires are mistakes—meaning they don’t last longer than six months on the job. Even if your organization has experienced better results, it’s likely that the other 50 percent–employees who have been with you for more than six months–only contains a small percentage of high performers. The question then becomes: How do we minimize hiring mistakes and hire more top performers?For starters, it’s critical to understand why new hires fail. And, according to Leadership IQ over 80 percent of the reasons are attitudinal. Specific attitudes that determine performance potential include coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation, and temperament. New hires fail only 11 percent of the time due to technical competence. What this means is that we do an excellent job in hiring for technical fit, but a poor job hiring for attitude and cultural fit. Therefore, we need to change how we approach the hiring process.Here’s a step-by-step process on how you can improve your hiring techniques and hire more top performers. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Presečki Oldtimer Museum opened in Krapina

first_imgIn addition to the Museum of Krapina Neanderthals and the Museum of Ljudevit Gaj, Krapina received another museum – Presečki Oldtimer Museum, the largest museum of its kind in Croatia.It has been a long-term dream of the passionate collector Antun Preseščki, and the idea and realization lasted 25 years and an investment of around 6 million kuna. The Presečki Oldtimer Museum is a modern museum institution that covers 1100 square meters of exhibition space and in one place introduces the public to the history of this important aspect of technical culture.In addition to representative examples of cars from the fifties, sixties and seventies of the twentieth century, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy 60 motorcycles, buses, bicycles estimated at over 5 million kuna, but also other museum specimens of various photographs, magazines, books, posters and devices. And soon the part where you can see how the master restorers revive old vehicles will come to life.The new museum will certainly be a reason for tourists to visit Krapina and Krapina-Zagorje County.last_img read more


first_imgAltan singer and fiddle player Maireád Ní Mhaonaigh is set to lead the celebration’s at Letterkenny’s Irish-speaking primary school, Gaelscoil Adhamnáin, when the school marks its twentieth anniversary later this month.From it’s humble beginnings at the VEC car park in Ard O Donnell to the modern building at Glencar, there are now almost 400 pupils and 19 teachers at the school.RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta is set to broadcast from the school on September 28th and a special prayer service and blessing will start the anniversary celebrations. Special guest Maireád Ní Mhaonaigh will launch a CD of songs recorded by pupils for the occasion.Current and former pupils and their parents and all those part of the school community are also invited to attend a mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral at 5.30pm on October 1st.Later that evening on October 1st at 7pm a buffet, live music and disco have been organised at the Clanree Hotel to end the celebrations. Tickets are 20 euro and available from the school. Tel: 0749126117.ALTAN STAR TO LAUNCH CD TO MARK 20 YEARS OF GAELSCOIL ADHAMNÁIN was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:20th birthdayAltangaelscoil ADHAMNÁINMaireád Ní Mhaonaighlast_img read more