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Gotta Dance Pushes Back Broadway Bow

By on January 18, 2021

first_img View Comments Half Time The much-buzzed about Gotta Dance will no longer land on the Main Stem this coming spring (or thus go up against Hamilton at the 2016 Tony Awards). Instead, the new tuner, which features a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and Nell Benjamin, with additional music by Marvin Hamlisch, is aiming to begin performances in the fall; no word yet on which Broadway house it will head to. The show is currently playing a limited engagement at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre.Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the Chicago cast includes Tracy Jai Edwards, André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Lillias White, Stefanie Powers, Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, Nancy Ticotin, Joanna Jones, Madeleine Doherty, Diane Findlay, Lenora Nemetz, Jonalyn Saxer and Kay Walbye.Gotta Dance tells the true story of a group of professional dancers, who, in 2007, were tasked with getting a basketball team’s senior citizen dance troupe performance-ready for their center court hip-hop debut. Through an unlikely art form and some hot moves, generation gaps are crossed and friendships are formed.The world premiere is now set to end its limited engagement in Chicago on January 17, 2016. The company also includes Alexander Aguilar, Adinah Alexander, Sydni Beaudoin, Holly Ann Butler, Paula Castelon, Ari Groover, Colby Lewis, Lance Roberts, Elise Santora, Austin Scott III and Virginia Ann Woodruff.center_img Related Showslast_img read more

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Weightlifting boss: Qualifying for Rio Olympics is not our priority

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgGhana Weightlifting Federation president Ben Nunoo Mensah has revealed qualifying for this year’s Rio Olympics is not their priority.So far only one Ghanaian, Alex Amkwah- a track and field athlete, has qualified for the games.The Weightlifting team will go for their qualifiers in Yaounde this coming May with the hope that Forester Osei or Christian Amoah will qualify for the games. But leader of the Association, Ben Nunoo Mensah, says they won’t be disappointed if no athlete from their camp fails to qualify.“It is not going to worry us or affect our development programme, the Olympics is big and you need to prepare well, people have been preparing for the past four years for the Olympics and for me if Weightlifting is going to add up to the numbers then is better we don’t go,” he told Joy Sports“I see the lift that those going for the Olympics are making and I don’t see any of my weightlifters winning a medal at the Olympic games but the exposure is good.” “If I have resources to send athletes to the Olympic games and the same resources to send youth athletes to the World youth championship and the commonwealth youth games or African youth games I will rather prefer the nation spends that monies on those championships where we know we are definitely bound to excel rather than just going to add up to the numbers in Rio.”He added that going to Rio is simply not the priority of the federation“Whatever it is,going to the Olympics is good and if we get an athlete to go fine but for us the Weightlifting federation it is not our priority.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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