Hamilton Dominates 2016 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

first_imgWickedFavorite Long-Running Show: WickedFavorite Tour: WickedFavorite Replacement (Female): Rachel Tucker Spring AwakeningFavorite Musical Revival: Spring Awakening 2016 winners (clockwise from top left): Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening and Rachel Tucker An Act of GodFavorite New Play: An Act of God, by David JaverbaumFavorite Leading Actor in a Play: Jim Parsons HamiltonFavorite New Musical: Hamilton: Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel MirandaFavorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Lin-Manuel MirandaFavorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Phillipa SooFavorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Jonathan GroffFavorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Renée Elise GoldsberryFavorite Funny Performance: Jonathan GroffFavorite Diva Performance: Jonathan GroffFavorite Onstage Pair: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Leslie Odom Jr.Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Daveed DiggsFavorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Phillipa SooFavorite New Song: “Satisfied” View Comments Lupita Nyong’oFavorite Leading Actress in a Play: Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsedcenter_img The CrucibleFavorite Play Revival: The Crucible John Gallagher Jr.Favorite Featured Actor in a Play: John Gallagher Jr., Long Day’s Journey Into Night Every year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our yearly Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. On the heels of receiving a history making 16 Tony Award nominations, Hamilton has broken another record for most awards ever with 11, surpassing previous record holders Spring Awakening (2007) and Hairspray (2003), both with seven wins. Other big winners included the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o for her Great White Way debut in Eclipsed.The 17th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on May 10. Below are this year’s winners of Broadway’s most fan-friendly prize! Alfie BoeFavorite Replacement (Male): Alfie Boe, Les MiserablesAWARD COUNT BY SHOWHamilton – 11Wicked – 3An Act of God – 2The Crucible – 1Eclipsed – 1Les Miserables – 1Long Day’s Journey – 1Noises Off – 1Spring Awakening – 1PERFORMERS WITH MULTIPLE WINSLin-Manuel Miranda – 4 (2 as writer)Jonathan Groff – 3Phillipa Soo – 2 Megan HiltyFavorite Featured Actress in a Play: Megan Hilty, Noises Offlast_img read more

UW overcomes weather, Lions

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald file photoIt was a long time coming for the men’s soccer team, but their performance against Penn State was worth the wait.Four second-half goals paved the way for Wisconsin’s first Big Ten win in two years. Despite winning by such a large margin, the Badgers found themselves in a battle for much of the game.Similar to three of Wisconsin’s Big Ten losses this season, UW was down a goal early in the game. In the 14th minute, Penn State midfielder Matheus Braga’s pass from the left side found sophomore Drew Cost inside the 18-yard box. Despite being surrounded by three Badgers, Cost turned and fired a shot past goalie Alex Horwath.“Our movement and our sharpness and our crispness, it wasn’t there in the first half,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “We weren’t executing as well.”For much of the first period of play, Wisconsin had trouble keeping the ball out of their zone. With gusts of wind blowing up to 35 miles per hour directly at Wisconsin’s side, the Badgers also had trouble getting any scoring chances in the first half.“In the first half, we couldn’t play,” senior forward Victor Diaz said. “All the balls were coming back to us; it was crazy.”Wisconsin ended the first half only down by a goal, placing them in prime position for a second-half comeback.With the wind at their backs, the Badgers had the luxury the Nittany Lions enjoyed in the first half. The scoring started for Wisconsin in the 55th minute, when Zack Lambo’s corner kick found an open Taylor Waspi. Waspi headed the ball past goalie Liam Fitzwater to tie the game.“In the second half, I thought Lambo served a couple of great balls, and obviously Taylor Waspi did what he does best,” Rohrman said. “He got on the end of it and started the scoring for us.”With 27 minutes left in the game, Wisconsin was on the attack again. Thirty yards from the goal, Diaz saw junior Eric Conklin slip past the defense and was able to hit Conklin in stride. Moments later, Conklin drilled a shot past Fitzwater to put Wisconsin ahead.“I thought Victor’s awareness to find him and Conklin’s composure in hitting that first timer was great,” Rohrman said. “I thought we did a good job of executing.”Less than five minutes later, the Badgers tacked on an insurance goal when Diaz found another open teammate. Diaz’s cross-pass connected with junior Scott Lorenz, who was positioned at the 6-yard box. Lorenz’s toe-poke right in front of the net easily found its way past Fitzwater.“The third goal was tremendous as well,” Rohrman said. “We challenged our players to do better in all phases of the game, and they did so in the second half.”Wisconsin’s fourth goal in 15 minutes came when Aaron Nichols served the ball to junior Brandon Miller. Miller’s header put away any doubts of a Penn State comeback. With his pass to Nichols, Diaz recorded his third assist of the game.“The second half, we just kept going and going,” Diaz said. “That’s what we had to do, and we did it well.”There was no better time for the team to earn its first Big Ten victory than on Senior Day, when Andy Miller, Kenny Dix, Diaz and Lambo were honored for their efforts at Wisconsin.“It was a great feeling,” Diaz said. “After four years of being here, it was a great recognition for all the effort and everything we’ve put into this program.”With such a comfortable lead, Rohrman was able to take time in the second half to substitute each senior out to a round of applause.“You wish you could do that every year,” Rohrman said. “Those guys have meant a lot to our program over the last four years.”last_img read more

PNG kickboxers invited to register under WKF

first_imgWKF World secretary general and Oceania president Robert Wilesmith has invited kickboxers in all provinces across PNG and surrounding Oceania countries.Wilesmith invited kickboxers to get registered and join the WKF to get global exposure by getting their names in the WKF World Rankings.“By being registered under WKF, all the global Promoters around the world will see who the PNG fighters are as Promoters cannot guess who is in PNG.“The PNGKBA cannot create a pathway for PNG fighters to fight for World Titles unlike the WKF,” he said.Wilesmith added that the fighters need to enter the International WKF Rankings, and also compete at the WKF Amateur World Championships in Andria Italy on November  14-19,  2016.Anyone that wishes to register as a fighter, an official, a promoter or a trainer can contact the WKF Australia Oceania head office president Robert Wilesmith on email: [email protected]last_img

EXCLUSIVE Tanya Whitehead of Great Ormond Street to discuss benefits on a

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Tanya Whitehead (pictured), HR business partner at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC), will discuss how to create an engaging benefits proposition on a limited budget at Employee Benefits Live 2018.The session, titled ‘Strategies for motivating and retaining staff on a limited budget’, will form part of the benefits on a budget conference stream on Wednesday 3 October 2018.Whitehead will speak broadly about some of the key challenges organisations within the charity sector encounter in terms of attracting, engaging and motivating staff; in particular, highlighting the unique difficulties that could arise from having a restricted benefits budget. She will additionally draw parallels to how this situation could relate to large businesses that might have rules around budgeting.The talk will cover the more personalised story of how GOSHCC approaches its benefits strategy. Whitehead will explain how the charity copes with financial challenges by taking an innovative and creative stance towards its benefits proposition in order to engage employees.She said: “We do lots of things around our benefits that maybe are a bit more creative because we don’t have large budgets to spend. I’ll be sharing some tips around that and how we can help our staff engage a bit more in the purpose that we’re here to serve. That’s really a part of what we do, people really want to work at the charity to make a difference for the hospital and the patients and the children that attend there, how motivated staff feel about the charity’s cause.”The session will also explore how to gather feedback in order to monitor employee engagement. For example, GOSHCC uses staff surveys and staff representative groups.“I’d like [delegates] to come away with an idea of some things that they can do to explore engagement within their organisations, and then support increasing engagement in their organisations,” Whitehead added. “I would like to tell the story of what it’s like at GOSHCC and the things that we do here, and then [delegates] can get an insight into what it’s like to work for [a] charity and the challenges that we face, but also the opportunities we’ve got at GOSHCC as well.”Employee Benefits Live 2018 will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018 at ExCeL London.For more information or to register for the show…last_img read more