White-Collar Drama The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgSteven Levenson’s world premiere drama The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin opens off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre on June 27. The final show of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012-13 season plays a limited engagement through August 25. Related Shows Directed by Scott Ellis, the show features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Jeff Mahshie, lighting by Donald Holder and original music and sound by Obadiah Eaves. Rich Sommer David Morse The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin David Morse, Sarah Goldberg, Christopher Denham, Lisa Emery and Rich Sommer star in the new play about a man (Morse) who, having done the time for his white-collar crime, is determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves from his family, including his son (Denham), wife (Lisa Emery) and son-in-law (Sommer).center_img Click here to meet the cast of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, or here to find out more from Christopher Denham! Star Files Sarah Goldberg View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2013last_img read more

Hugh Panaro Returns to Phantom; Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays & More Begin Performances

first_img View Comments Now in its 26th year, the Tony-winning production of The Phantom of the Opera is currently playing at the Majestic Theatre. It features scenic and costume design by Maria Bjornson, lighting design by Andrew Bridge and sound design by Martin Levan. The Phantom of the Opera favorite Hugh Panaro returns to the long-running hit musical on August 26 after a summer hiatus, and he’s bringing a few new guests to the Paris Opera House with him! The star will be joined by Mary Michael Patterson as Christine Daae, Jeremy Hays as Raoul and Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur Andre. Marni Raab, previously the principal Christine, will now perform two shows per week as the alternate. Jeremy Landon Hays The Phantom of the Opera Star Filescenter_img Related Shows from $29.00 Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe and a book by Stilgoe and Webber, The Phantom of the Opera also stars Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta Guidicelli, Ellen Harvey as Madame Giry, Christian Sebek as Ubaldo Piangi and Kara Klein as Meg Giry. Mary Michael Pattersonlast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Kinky Boots Fans ‘Say Yeah!’ at the Box Office, Break Record

first_img FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (101.33%) 3. Matilda (100.77%) 4. Pippin (100.68%) 5. Kinky Boots (100.64%) The Tony-winning production of Kinky Boots is not your father’s musical! This past week it grossed $1,912,568 breaking the all-time house record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Despite a somewhat controversial appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway fans kept calm and got kinky, making a splash for Harvey and Cyndi at the box office. How did everyone else fare during the Thanksgiving holiday? Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark pulled in a full house, notwithstanding its recently announced closing, and family friendly The Lion King raked in the dough as it set the record for fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. Wicked ($2,625,327) 2. The Lion King ($2,365,402) 3. The Book of Mormon ($2,161,225) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,912,568) 5. Matilda ($1,657,599) Here’s a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending December 1: UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. The Snow Geese (68.19%) 4. Macbeth (58.32%) 3. A Night With Janis Joplin (55.32%) 2. First Date (54.65%) 1. Romeo and Juliet (37.94%) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Romeo and Juliet ($329,489) 4. A Night with Janis Joplin ($317,171) 3. The Winslow Boy ($284,831) 2. Macbeth ($276,033) 1. The Snow Geese ($150,473)  View Commentslast_img read more


first_imgBuilding 460, 928-269-5699The Department of Safety and Standardization provides support to all personnel on MCAS Yuma, ensuring safe and healthy conditions are provided on and off duty. The safety department is structured and staffed to provide support in Aviation Safety, Workplace Occupational Safety and Health, Traffic and Recreational Safety, and Explosives and Tactical Safety.Any safety concerns can be referred to the safety department for action. Support for inspections, briefs and safety training classes are available upon request. The safety department is open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 928-269-5699.last_img read more

Trek lays up OCLV 500 carbon fiber to lower the entry point on new…

first_imgUp front, the SL uses the same fork as the SLR, but one huge difference is the use of a standard bar and stem rather than the integrated unit found on the SLR. This is done in part to keep the cost down, but it also makes it easier to better fit more riders, and also allows for the use of clamp on aero bars. Love the Trek Madone SLR but can’t stomach the price tag? Now there’s hope with the new Madone SL. Built from the very same molds as the SLR, the SL model includes the use of a slightly heavier grade of carbon fiber which adds some weight, but helps lower the price – making Madone tech accessible to more riders than ever.The Madone SLR frame is a thing of beauty, and the SL is no different. After all, they literally come from the same molds. However, Trek builds the SL with OLCV 500 carbon fiber instead of the OCLV 700 found on the SLR. This is said to add about 100g to the weight of the frame, with a 56cm painted Madone SL frame said to weigh 1225g.Because the frame is the same, you’ll find Trek-specific features like their Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed unit which allows you to fine tune the rear end compliance by moving the integrated slider. It also uses the same proprietary seat mast assembly as the SLR. Two different builds will be offered with the SL 7 running Shimano Ultegra Di2 with Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 carbon wheels, and the SL 6 which runs Shimano Ultegra mechanical with hydraulic brakes and Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 carbon wheels. While the Madone SL 7 is close to the price of the Madone SLR 6, you’ll find the SL gets you a Di2 drivetrain, while the lighter SLR frame is equipped with mechanical. There’s also a frameset available if you want to build it yourself.All models are in stock and available now.PricingMadone SL 6 Disc $4,699.99Madone SL 7 Disc $6,499.99Madone SL Disc F/S $3,499.99trekbikes.com Like the SLR, you’ll find integrated lighting and computer mounts through the use of the Bontrager Blendr system. Elsewhere, the frame uses the same specifications as the SLR with flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru axles front and rear, internal cable routing, Duo Trap S compatibility, BB90 bottom bracket, and clearance for 28mm tires. Calling it their H1.5 fit, the bike is built with a performance geometry and KVF aero tube profile to be every bit as racy as the higher end versions.last_img read more

Review: Norco Section Carbon Ultegra SL takes on bad roads with boss parts spec

first_imgThe blacked-out Praxis crank looks great and shifts well, though wasn’t quite up to Shimano-level-smooth. Norco added a nice touch with an integrated chain catcher for the small chainring. The 27.2mm seat post ended up being a couple centimeters too short for me, with about 300mm of usable length. For testing, I swapped it out with a longer Truvativ aluminum post I had sitting around, along with my road saddle of choice, the Selle SMP Avant. All I can guess is that short posts are being spec’ced to save weight, since this is the second bike in a row that I’ve tested with a too-short post (my saddle height is normally about 77.5cm from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle). [Editor’s Note: Norco contacted us after this review to let us know that some of the very early bikes were built with an incorrect post length, but that production models will have a longer 400mm post.] Ultegra hydraulic brakes handle the stopping duties, and work great when set up properly. While the rotors were straight enough from the factory, the pads needed to be opened up and the calipers realigned to eliminate noise.Rolling stock includes Novatec R3 Carbon Disc rims with Hutchinson Sector 32 tubeless-ready tires (set up with tubes from the factory). The big tires felt right at about 60psi for my ~195lb weight, and helped to take the edge off rough roads. While I didn’t test the bike using fenders, Norco claims that you can fit full-coverage fenders plus 32mm tires with no problem. Norco includes a whole mess of spare parts for you, including tubeless valves, a spare seat post binder assembly, brake parts, and more. The mechanic in me appreciates this immensely.My complete 55.5cm test bike weighed in at just over 19 lbs without pedals or bottle cages. Norco offers six sizes for the Section Carbon. I’m just a shade over 6 feet tall with long-ish legs, and typically sit somewhere between a 56 and 58cm bike from most manufacturers. In a perfect world, I need the head tube of the 58 with the top tube of the 56, and have owned more than one custom bike to accommodate this. With the Section Carbon, I opted for the 55.5cm frame, since I normally err on the smaller side with all-road or gravel bikes. The reach to the bars ended up perfect, but in order to get the bars up in a realistic place, I had to flip the stem.Out on the road, the Section Carbon tackled a mix of smooth roads, rough pavement, and even some beach paths strewn with wind-blown sand piles. I wouldn’t call the bike’s ride quality buttery smooth, but it’s consistent with my experience of deep-section carbon rims combined with large diameter carbon frame tubes and beefy front forks. That’s okay, because many customers want stiff bikes, and today’s big tires definitely help to take the edge off.  The Ultegra SL build we tested comes in at a competitive $4,449 – a fair price considering the carbon wheel spec and nice build all-around.Norco.com The bar choice was right on-point for me – the Easton EC70 SL with 6-degree flared drops. I like short-drop bars, and the 125mm compact drop was perfect, along with the compact reach and high hood positioning. It might not look traditional, but I find this type of setup to be very easy to ride and handle regardless of road surface condition. The Norco Super Griptacular Gel tape felt outstanding and rivals expensive aftermarket tape. All-road is an ever-expanding category, which could very well take the place of a traditional road bike for many people that don’t participate in road races and criteriums. The Section series from Norco fits right in, with clearance for 32mm tires (plus fenders), disc brakes, and many levels of parts spec. While steel and aluminum versions are available, we reviewed the top-end carbon model with Shimano Ultegra and Novatec carbon wheels.Norco Section Carbon Ultegra SL all road bike reviewNorco is serious about drop bar bikes, and have expanded their line-up to cover every imaginable type of surface. The Tactic is for road racing, the Valence covers endurance road and club riding, and the Search is a full-on adventure bike, with clearance for wide 650b tires.However, Norco felt that there was too much of a use gap between the Valence and Search, creating a new all-road line called Section. It has steel, aluminum, and carbon versions available, all ready for fenders and 700x32mm tires. We tested a top-end Section Carbon Ultegra SL model for several weeks.First impressions count for something, and the appearance of the bike garnered quite a few unsolicited compliments. The Ultegra SL build is almost entirely blacked-out, making your friends and Batman jealous.Drivetrain spec is Shimano Ultegra mechanical 2×11, using an 11-32 cassette and Praxis Zayante Carbon DM crank with 50/34 rings. While the gearing is a bit low for my flat Florida riding, it’s an appropriate spec for the majority of riding locations.One spec change I’d like to see is a move to the clutch-equipped Ultegra RX rear derailleur. No word as to why it wasn’t used, but my experience tells me it’s probably due to a timing or inventory issue, rather than a conscious choice to go clutch-less.last_img read more

Graffiti Meets Aluminum and Carbon — The Artistic Collaboration Of Kinesis, Morvélo, & Aroe

first_imgOver the course of the Aithein’s development Morvélo had been testing an unpainted/unbranded frameset. Their creative minds started to ponder to possibilities — what could be done with this blank canvas of a frame? A conversation with the artists Aroe began, and the results speak for themselves.1193g of aluminum alloy frame, 330g of carbon fork, and a set of Reynolds Attack rims (380g each), all given the artist’s special treatment. Cycling is an art form and at times this is the literal truth. In this case the art is a collaboration between UK bike manufacturer Kinesis, clothing company Morvélo Bicycle Apparel, and renown graffiti artist Aroe. Kinesis’ Aithein frame and fork, plus a set of Reynolds Attack rims, were all handed over to the street-artist as a blank canvas. See more of the stunning results, next… “Graffiti has given me many things: My best friends, crew loyalty, a sense of accomplishment, a creative outlet, a destructive outlet, massive opportunities for traveling/painting the world, adventures, beef, fights, laughter, tears, love, hate, understanding, diplomacy and above all, a sense of knowing that if I want something – there’s nothing that will stop me from achieving my goal.” – Aroelast_img read more

Sneak Peek: C-Bear’s Parlee vs. Alchemy Custom Road Bikes

first_imgA few weeks ago, we announced a custom bike build off sponsored by C-Bear, pitting Parlee against Alchemy to build the sickest road bike, then having Signature Cycles and Nie Brothers Cycles complete the builds. Here’s your first (and likely only) sneak peek at what they’ve been up to.Both builders had to really kick it into high gear to get the bikes ready for a public debut at Interbike, and both took a bit different approach using their latest high-end road frames. Here’s what Ard Kessels, owner of Sprocket Scientist (C-Bear’s US importer) would say for now:Both companies had to expedite the build of the frame to make it in time for the show.Parlee and Signature indicated that the timing is the only thing they did different from any of their other customer’s buildsThe Alchemy/Nie Brothers total cost with everything fully customized is lower than some of the top end bikes bought from a big brand catalogueAlchemy will preview their build for dealers on Wednesday at their off site location in Vegas, C-Bear will do the same for the Parlee at the Belgian House.C-Bear got to give input in the artwork of the Parlee. Alchemy did not show us one single drawing, only confirmed the geometry and placement of the C-Bear logo’s. Both approaches were OK and appreciated by us.What does all this have to do with anything? Well, for one, it’s just cool to see two awesome builders trying to one up each other. Second, you’ll get to vote for the winner exclusively here on Bikerumor in a few weeks, and everyone that votes is entered to win a complete ceramic bearing bottom bracket package from C-Bear!Check the Alchemy after the break… Other than being custom built, the only things the bike will have in common (that we know of) is that both are built around the new Dura-Ace 9000/9070 and will be heavily loaded with ENVE parts.While Alchemy’s not showing off anything about the paint, they have let on that it cost about $1,500 and that the complete bike should come in around $12,250. Yes, that’s expensive, but it’s still less than some of the high end models from the big brands but is full custom.Stay tuned…last_img read more

Could this be an All-New Specialized Gravel Grinder Road Bike? *Updated with New Close…

first_imgPhoto on Instagram.com/chrisriekertIn the first pic we spotted, there simply wasn’t much to go on, leading to an assumption the Roubaix was getting a refresh. Now, however, it appears the bike being pinned across Northern California’s dirt backroads may be something else entirely (we’re, um, hearing rumors from others to corroborate, too).While Instagram’s lovely image sizing is keeping the details hidden behind pixelation, there are a few things worth pointing out (links in captions in case you want to follow the riders along). We already noted the thru axles, revised Zertz location on the fork and slightly angular tube profiles on the beefy front end. But as things move back, the frame gets thinner and sleeker, likely to eat up ruts, washboards and rocks as you pound the non-pavement. It even looks like there’s some manner of suspension or road dropper post stuck in there…*Update* Head to the bottom of the post for a close up of the new bike and possibly wheels!Photo at Instagram.com/bokanevNote the Zertz inserts as more of a tacked on item rather than fully integrated into the lines of the frame and fork, very different from the Roubaix. And take a look at that seatpost. Short travel dropper? Suspension post? What’s interesting is the moving parts look like they’re contained in a bulge above the seat collar, suggesting whatever it is, it’s not moving very far, and it could also likely mean a 27.2 post diameter…so lower end models that won’t see the dropper/susp post spec will still get a thinner post for better compliance.Photo on Instagram.com/bklyn1834Since the Roubaix received a complete redo in 2012 (as a 2013 model), we’re inclined to believe this is a dedicated gravel road bike. That’s not to say it couldn’t be a new Roubaix, but one particular frame detail suggests this is a more race-oriented design: The seat tube gets cut out to allow the rear wheel to tuck in tighter. That’s contrary to most gravel bike’s (and the Roubaix’s) slightly longer stays to improve stability.See anything we missed? Leave it in the comments!*Update*Photo Credit: Grasshopper Adventure SeriesThis is the first clear image of the new bike and it’s revealing. While this is all conjecture at this point, it does appear that there is some sort of suspension. What is interesting, is that this is not the first we’ve heard of this concept. Manufacturer Thomson, who has admitted they were beat badly to the Mtn bike dropper post market, is currently in the finishing stages of developing a road dropper poster.According to an interview last year with Spokesperson Dave Parrett, the Thomson post will have a “Pavé” feature, that drops the saddle by 5mm and ads a bit of suspension to take the edge of off rough roads. Based off that line of reasoning and the lever which is clearly visible by the stem, and  would provide easy access when riding on the tops of the bar, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Specialized launch something along similar lines.Of additional interested to the gravel/adventure rider, is the inclusion of fender/rack mounts above the rear axle, and some new wide carbon rims.last_img read more

2013 Ritchey Logic Components Surface – Full Carbon C260 Stem, Streem Saddle, 29er Tires…

first_imgThe 110 weighs in at 125g, meaning the alloy C260 stems could actually be a bit lighter, and they already claim to be massively strong, meaning this one’s for the absolute crushers.Along those lines, the new Trail group (full component specs at the link) uses a 220º opening on the stem, making it so you don’t have to remove your shifters/brake levers to slide a bar in. The thinner part of mountain bike handlebars should fit into the opening, then slide over to the 31.8 center clamping section. Actual weights for the components are:Trail seatpost – 262g – and Trail stem – 132g for 90mm lengthClockwise from top left:Trail Carbon Riser – 199gTrail Carbon Flat – 191gTrail Alloy Flat – 244gTrail Alloy Riser – 293g The Z-Max Evolution tires get a 29×2.1 size. Weights are said to be pretty good, but weren’t available.The WCS Paradigm pedal (left) takes the existing Pro level pedal and chisels down the body a bit to save 8g to 15g per pedal. Body is forged alloy and they both use a chromoly spindle with bushing/needle/cartridge bearing internals.I rode a pair in Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Dream cyclocross race this week using Shimano SPD cleats and they worked pretty well…Ritchey recommends using their cleats, and we’ll be getting a pair of these in for testing. At $159.99 for the WCS, they’re pretty darn competitive for the weight. For 2013, the entire Ritchey SuperLogic group, their top of the line spread, gets a new matte black finish with subdued logos. It’s shown above on an existing handlebar and the all-new SuperLogic C260 stem.If you recall, the C260 stems use a 260º wrap around the handlebar, with a smaller faceplate and bolts that thread in from the stem side. This creates a much stronger grasp of the handlebar. The WCS C260 stem uses a carbon wrap over an alloy base, but this SuperLogic model has a full carbon body with alloy faceplate. Ritchey’s marketing director Sean Coffey says it’s on par with the stiffness of Cavendish’s wildly oversized PRO stem.center_img They also wanted to show off the new seatpost heads that are swappable between standard saddle rail clamps and Monolink. Good news for anyone that doesn’t want to commit to an expensive seatpost for a niche saddle design.UPDATED: The Streem becomes adds a dedicated TT/Triathlon saddle at the WCS level, no longer looking like in addition to the traditional road seats. The Streem TT gets a larger padding section at the front and is shaped for riding in an aero tuck.last_img read more