SNL Alum Taran Killam & More Will Join Broadway’s Hamilton

first_img Related Shows Taran Killam(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images) Hamilton from $149.00center_img View Comments Hamilton is about to welcome a host of new faces. Among those joining Broadway’s buzziest blockbuster is Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam, who will begin his reign as King George on January 17, 2017.Rory O’Malley will play his final performance as the monarch on January 15. While this marks Killam’s Broadway debut, he did appear in the City Center Encores! presentation of Little Shop of Horrors as Orin Scrivello, starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene.Original cast member Alysha Deslorieux takes over full time as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds on December 16; Jasmine Cephas Jones played her final performance in the dual role on December 8. Bryan Terrell Clark, who last appeared on Broadway in Motown, heads to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning January 10 to play George Washington, taking over for Nicholas Christopher.Two additional names will make their Broadway debuts in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit next year. J. Quinton Johnson will play Hercules Mulligan and James Madison beginning January 6 after Okieriete Onaodowan takes his final bow on December 24, and Anthony Lee Medina (an alum of the Spring Awakening first national tour) will assume the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton from Jordan Fisher in a date yet to be determined in March (Fisher leaves on March 5).The current cast is led by Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton, with Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler and Seth Stewart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces State Investment to Restore Flood-Damaged Muncy Creek, Protect Public Drinking Water Supply

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces State Investment to Restore Flood-Damaged Muncy Creek, Protect Public Drinking Water Supply January 09, 2019 Environment,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding to implement the Muncy Creek Streambank Restoration and Protection Project located in Hughesville Borough and Wolf Township, Lycoming County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a 2019 Growing Greener grant award of $327,284 to the Lycoming County Commissioners for the work.The project will stabilize 500 feet of streambank that has been eroded by numerous flood events, sending an estimated 4,000 tons of sediment downstream over the past seven years. The stream has migrated close to a well pump house that provides public drinking water to 2,900 area residents. The site is vulnerable to additional damage and the public water supply well is at risk of total loss if action is not taken.“This project to correct severe streambank erosion will also protect critical public drinking water infrastructure and reduce sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Lycoming County has experienced flooding events with significant impacts over several consecutive years. Restoring this section of Muncy Creek and stopping this erosion will provide a substantial benefit to the community.”During the grant application review process, subsequent flooding carved Muncy Creek more than six feet closer to the water supply well, increasing the project cost over initial estimates and making the danger to public infrastructure more acute. A portion of the access road to the well house has already been washed away.“This award is an opportunity for multiple levels of government to work together efficiently, as conditions and project costs have changed on the ground,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.Streambank restoration has been shown to improve the biological integrity of a stream by reducing pollution runoff. Muncy Creek is a trout-stocked fishery.One of the largest investments into Pennsylvania’s environment, Growing Greener projects have been instrumental in cleaning up abandoned mine lands, preserving farmland, and protecting and restoring watersheds throughout the commonwealth.The Growing Greener grant program is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more