Ana Gasteyer to Play the Principal in Grease: Live

first_imgWell, this is Wicked news! Former Elphie Ana Gasteyer will take on the role of the Principal in Grease: Live. Starring the previously announced Great White Way alums Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and more, the musical is scheduled to hit the small screen on January 31, 2016.Along with Wicked, Gasteyer has also been seen on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and The Royal Family. An SNL alum, her additional screen credits include Lady Dynamite, The Group, Rapture-Palooza, Mean Girls, The Goldbergs, The Good Wife, Suburgatory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, The Mindy Project and Law & Order.The popular tuner, which features a score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, follows teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. The show premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has been revived on the Great White Way twice since. The 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.Hamilton’s Thomas Kail will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction, with DWTS’ Alex Rudzinski as the live television director. The cast is set to also include Julianne Hough as Sandy, Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine, along with Cindrella alums Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen as Marty and Frenchy, respectively.Robert Cary and Buyer & Cellar scribe Jonathan Tolins will pen a new script for television. The pair contributed additional book material to the recent revival of On the Town. View Commentslast_img read more

MLAX : In 2nd game since return from suspension, Syracuse midfielder Drew scores 2 goals

first_img Published on March 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Sprinting down the right alley, Kevin Drew had an open look at the goal.He closed in, wound up and took a hard shot into lower half of the net for a score.It was his second of the day. His return to action following suspension was complete.‘It feels good to get back and play some lacrosse,’ Drew said. ‘It’s been a long time, I think Maryland was the last real game I played last season. So just to get back out there and back into it feels great.’His suspension from the team due to an arrest for driving while intoxicated in the fall kept him out for Syracuse’s two scrimmages and first two games of the season ended last week against Virginia. Drew has put a lot behind him after a tumultuous year, but a strong game was still unchecked on his list of needed accomplishments going into Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior midfielder finally put together a complete performance Saturday in the Orange’s (3-1, 1-0 Big East) 9-8 win over St. John’s (2-2, 0-1) at DaSilva Memorial Field. Drew finished the game with two goals, but also played well on defense to help keep the Red Storm’s scorers from getting open looks at the goal. On a day when Syracuse’s offense was sloppy and took numerous ill-advised shots, Drew came through in exclamatory fashion and provided a much-needed spark for the Orange.When Drew returned to action following his suspension last week against the Cavaliers, he still hadn’t gotten all of his jitters out of the way. Against St. John’s, though, Drew played with confidence.Head coach John Desko said his conditioning is still catching up. Now, the head coach said, it’s all about getting into midseason form.‘I thought Kevin did a good job. He was on the field quite a bit, and especially after missing the first couple of games and scrimmages, he’s missed four contests,’ Desko said. ‘I think he’s still catching up with his conditioning and that showed. But he really gutted it out and played a good game for us.’Drew’s first goal of the day came with just six seconds left in the first quarter to put the Orange up 2-1. After a St. John’s turnover, SU defender Brian Megill found Drew breaking up the field and fed him a pass for a transition goal.His second score of the day came at a critical time for the Orange.The Red Storm was executing its game plan to near perfection and found itself in position to pull the upset. St. John’s goaltender Jeff Lowman was a force between the pipes, making save after save as the Orange’s shooters refused to change the plane on their shots. And while SU’s offense went stagnant, the Red Storm’s was rolling.After Drew’s first goal, St. John’s scored three unanswered goal to take back the lead and go up 4-2. Then about seven minutes into the second quarter, Drew raced toward the cage with no defender in his way.Drew managed to sneak a shot past Lowman to stop the bleeding for Syracuse. It was Drew’s day to provide a standout performance for the Orange.‘Our goal is to win every Big East game every year,’ Drew said. ‘So someone has to step up every game, so it’s different people every time.’Drew’s typically a defensive midfielder, so the senior is rarely a scoring threat for SU. Last season, he finished with six goals and has scored 13 goals combined in his first three seasons with the Orange.SU midfielder Bobby Eilers said when he wants to, Drew can play offense just as well as he can play defense. He displayed that ability on Saturday, as well, especially late in the game.SJU midfielder Terence Leach, who had three goals on the day, had a good look at the cage to tie the score up at nine. But Drew kept him from getting close to the net, and Leach never managed to score his fourth goal of the game.Drew’s shots on goal were on the money. He played shutdown defense. And most of all, Drew finally put a stamp on his return to lacrosse.‘Kevin Drew can do that every game if he wants,’ Eilers said. ‘He’s super fast, a good shooter. Hopefully, he saw that he can do that and he’ll be doing that a lot more for us.’[email protected] center_img Commentslast_img read more