Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj Extends Off-Broadway

first_img Guards at the Taj The world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj has extended off-Broadway through July 12; the production had been set to shutter on June 28. Directed by Amy Morton and starring Tony nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed, the play officially opened on June 11 at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater.In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal—an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.The production features scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, with costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by David Weiner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick and fight direction by J. David Brimmer. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 12, 2015last_img read more

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Palmer disappointed by Rory no-show

first_imgFor the second year in succession, Arnold Palmer has expressed his disappointment that Rory McIlroy has decided not to play in the PGA Tour event bearing his name this week. Press Association McIlroy had considered adding Bay Hill to his schedule following his much-publicised struggles this year, but shot a closing 65 in the WGC-Cadillac Championship won by Woods and will play just once more at the Houston Open at the end of the month before the US Masters in April. center_img Twelve months ago, McIlroy had just been deposed as world number one by Luke Donald when the European pair were absent from the prestigious Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. McIlroy could again be knocked off the top of the rankings by defending champion Tiger Woods, but the 23-year-old has stuck with his original schedule. Palmer said: “I was kind of kidding when somebody said is he playing? And I said, well, if he doesn’t, I’m going to break his arm. But it was meant in jest, and it was strictly a passing remark. Frankly, I thought he was going to play, and I was as surprised as a lot of people when he decided he was not going to play. I’ve had conversations, brief conversations with him some time ago, not recently, about his playing.” last_img read more

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Six Nations 2019: Warren Gatland focusing on Wales’ bigger picture and making history against England

first_img“We didn’t speak about the record at all this week, but we will probably talk about it before England,” he said. “If this group of players achieve that, it’ll be something nobody can take away from them.”That’s the nice thing about records, once you’ve achieved it, it’s there for life … until someone else comes and breaks it, obviously!”We’ve got a chance, we’re at home, the stadium will be full, it’ll be some atmosphere at the Principality Stadium. There will definitely be no lack of motivation in trying to beat England and break that record.” Warren Gatland believes Wales’ opening Six Nations victories over France and Italy were useful preparation for this year’s Rugby World Cup, even if performances were below par.Gatland’s side were 16-0 down at halftime before storming back to win 24-19 in Paris last week and in Rome on Saturday the visitors were always ahead but less than convincing in defeating the Azzurri 26-15. Gatland made 10 changes to his XV from the triumph over France and conceded the side lacked cohesion and fluency as a result.But, seven months out from the World Cup in Japan, Gatland was satisfied to be heading back to Cardiff — and a date with England in two weeks — with two wins in the bag.”For us, there’s a bigger picture that we were looking at for the first two games,” Gatland told a news conference. “That was having the opportunity to get away for a week with a squad of 31 and replicating what might happen at the World Cup.”If that was a normal year, on reflection, maybe we wouldn’t have made so many changes. But we wanted to give everyone in the 31 an opportunity to be involved in the first two games.11 – @WelshRugbyUnion have now won 11 consecutive matches, equalling their best ever winning run (1907-1910). Momentum. pic.twitter.com/7Y42UdeI72— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 9, 2019″We didn’t play as well as we would have liked. Probably part of that is that we didn’t have the continuity that we would have if we hadn’t made so many changes.”There’s no regret. We’re two from two and we have a couple of weeks of training before England. It sets us up nicely for the England match. A lot of people will be writing us off, which is a good position to be in.”Hopefully we’ll go under the radar, have two good weeks of training and get ourselves mentally and physically right. You’re not always brilliant and we weren’t today. We will be a lot better against England.”Victory over Eddie Jones’ side would see Wales claim a national record 12th consecutive Test win, something Gatland hopes will act as an extra incentive for his players.last_img read more

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