Tim Minchin Says His Musical Version of Groundhog Day Will Have ‘Cool Tunes and Lots of Gags’

first_img View Comments Minchin added that the idea of a Groundhog Day musical is not new: Stephen Sondheim was reportedly working on a stage version of the movie “five or ten years ago”. “It got put on the backburner and he [Sondheim] is happy that we’re making a go of it,” he wrote. “We have Steve’s blessing—and it’s a blessing I value enormously.” Minchin revealed that they’re aiming for a summer workshop of the new musical and hope to have it ready for the stage in a couple of years. He mustn’t keep his audience waiting! Tony nominee Tim Minchin, the Australian musician and comedian who wrote the score for the stage version of Matilda, confirmed on his blog that he’s ready to do the same thing with the 1993 cult classic film Groundhog Day. As previously reported, Minchin will be collaborating with the movie’s original scriptwriter Danny Rubin and Matilda director Matthew Warchus. Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray in the film), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker. “Our version of Groundhog Day is going to be both instantly recognizable, and utterly different,” Minchin blogged. “The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theater, in my opinion. In fact, I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, dark, visually fascinating, and thematically rich, whilst still being a joyous romantic comedy with cool tunes and lots of gags.”last_img read more

June 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_imgJune 1, 2003 News and Notes Jeffrey A. Grebe, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota, presented at the Knowledge Network Fund Assembly 2003 on the topic of AS IS and Other Related Disclaimers. Frank S. Moseley, of Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Jose de Lasa of Abbott Laboratories, are recipients of the 2003 Exemplar Awards, presented by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. G. Mark Shalloway, of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Why Every Senior Needs to Consult an Elder Law Attorney, at the third annual Interdisciplinary Gerontology Conference, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Lloyd Monroe, of Coppins & Monroe, P.A., Tallahassee, has been named chair of the labor/employment committee of the Florida Defense Lawyer Association. Bruce D. Lamb, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., made three presentations to health care professionals in May. He spoke at the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers annual meeting in New Port Richey, about Practitioner Regulation and Confidentiality of Medical Records. He also presented Legal Issues in the Transportation of Children at the All Children’s Hospital Neonatal/Pediatric Transport conference in Clearwater, and was part of a three attorney panel making a presentation on Trying Your Case Before DOAH and the Uniform Rules at the Florida Bar’s Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Law Practice seminar in Tallahassee. Richard Milstein, of Akerman Senterfitt, has been awarded The Professional Advisor of the Year Award by Leave a Legacy, a program of the Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County. Suzanne Barto Hill, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., was named a member of the board of directors at the Downtown Orlando YMCA. Carlos J. Deupi, of Akerman Senterfitt, was a faculty speaker in Miami at a conference titled Selling Your Business for the Most Profit: How.. . When.. . and Why, co-sponsored by the Geneva Companies Investment Bank and Clemson University. He spoke about structuring, negotiating and closing merger acquisition transactions. Mark D. Hildreth, a shareholder with Abel Band, conducted a presentation on the topic of Bankruptcy and the Secured Creditor, at a National Business Institute seminar in Tampa. William Shepherd, of Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International in New Orleans. He presented on Business Ethics: Learn It in Class or Learn It in Prison. Dennis G. Kainen, of Weisberg and Kainen, Miami, was honored by the Ronald McDonald House of Miami as one of its “Twelve Good Men” for 2003 for his service to the community. Additionally his article, “When the IRS Comes Knocking,” was published in the American Bar Association’s journal Litigation. Manuel Dobrinsky, a partner of Freidin & Brown, P.A., Miami, has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. Christine Q. McLeod, a shareholder with Beusse Brownlee Bowdoin & Wolter, P.A., Orlando, presented Top Ten Misconceptions About Patents: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, as part of the University of Central Florida Technology Incubator Educational Series. Daniella Friedman, of Astigarraga Davis, addressed paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and other support staff providing information on advanced legal drafting. The seminar, held in Miami, covered topics ranging from Conquering Complex Legal Writing to Drafting Strategies for Specific Motions. Scott Murray, a partner of Ricci Leopold, West Palm Beach, was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Brett Alan Panter, of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami, spoke to doctors from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists on the topic of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: The Number One Malpractice Liability Risk in Cardiac Surgery. The program was the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Continuing Medical Education Seminar. Norman Leopold, a partner of Leopold, Korn & Leopold, P.A., has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. David M. Caldevilla, shareholder at de la Parte and Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, was appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to serve as hearing officer to preside over administrative hearings concerning water and wastewater franchise matters. He has also been appointed co-chair of Bay Area Legal Services’ 2003 Phonathon Committee. Harvey E. Oyer III, of Gunster Yoakley, West Palm Beach, participated in the Liberty Fund colloquium Environmental Problems, Human Nature, and Liberty. Terry Delahunty, of Foley & Lardner, Orlando, was appointed co-chair for the City of Orlando’s Working Committee on Homelessness. Robert C. Brighton, Jr., and Theresa Van Vliet, partners with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., participated in a one-day program for accountants and attorneys with clients in the financial services and/or health care industry. The seminar, Counseling Business Clients Regarding Privacy: A Guide for Attorneys and Accountants, was held in Miami. Brighton moderated a panel on The Impact of Privacy Considerations on Financial Institutions and Vliet spoke on Money Laundering and Privacy in the Age of the Internet and International Terrorism. Brighton also was elected to serve on the Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Mitchell B. Kirschner, a partner with Hodgson Russ, LLP, has been elected chair of the board of Hebrew College South. Mike Eiglarsh, a partner with Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Miami, and Brian Tannen-baum, of Tannenbaum, Planas and Weiss, LLP, presented the third annual What Every Civil Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law seminar, sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee. Laurie Stilwell Cohen, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wellington Village Council. J. Bert Grandoff was elected president-elect of the American College of Construction Lawyers at its meeting in Carlsbad, California. Tom Scarritt, president of Scarritt Law Group, Tampa, participated in the American Arbitration Asso-ciation’s Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar to teach lawyers, arbitrators, and mediators about What Trial Lawyers Hate About Mediators. He represented the perspective of the personal injury/commercial lawyer on a panel of trial lawyers addressing the issue in Tampa. Don Fitzgerald, senior vice president and division counsel of OSI Portfolio Services, Inc., in Duluth, Georgia, gave a seminar at the Annual Debt Buyers Conference in Las Vegas. His topic was contractual issues in the purchase and sale of distressed debt portfolios. Peter L. Fitzgerald, professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland during the 2003-04 academic year. Michael McAuliffe, of Rosenberg & McAuliffe, PL, West Palm Beach, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Ann Marie Estevez, of Morgan Lewis, Miami, has authored the 2003 edition of Public Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a compliance and litigation manual. Richard Bernstein, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, has been named to the international board of trustees of Tel Aviv University’s Law School. Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, a shareholder with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of Meritas, a worldwide alliance of law firms. Quarles & Brady LLP has been awarded a 2003 Family Friendly Workplace Award from The Naples Alliance for Children. Peter Reinert, a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, was elected president of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. Glen J. Torcivia, of the Law Offices of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Establishing a Health Care Delivery System to the Winter Park Health Foundation. Ernest A. Cox, of Gunster Yoakley, has been named to serve on The Rural Lands Stewardship Council in Florida. Edmund S. Whit-son III, of Carlton Fields, Tampa, has been elected to the Child Abuse Council, a nonprofit agency that provides consultation, education, and direct service programs in the areas of child abuse and neglect. Joseph G. Jarret has been appointed county attorney for Polk County. He also has published Making the Grade in School Risk Management in Public Risk Journal, and Code Enforcement Officer Liability in Public Perspective Magazine. Christopher M. Shulman, of Tampa, spoke at the Mid-Florida Society for Human Resource Managers Membership meeting, where he presented Alternative Dispute Resolution for Human Resources Professionals. Joe Adams and Michael Whitt, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., lectured on issues related to fair housing at a forum sponsored by the Lee County Office of Equal Opportunity. Adams spoke on the Housing for Older Persons Act and Whitt spoke on Reasonable Accommodation Issues of the Fair Housing Act of 1988. David W. Singer, of Singer, Farbman & Associates, has been nominated for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 2003 Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also been elected vice president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2003. Marlon A. Hill, of delancyhill, P.A., Miami, was appointed by the City of Miami Commission and the board of the Miami Parking Authority, to serve on the board of the city’s off-street parking agency. June 1, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Deer Park Man Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Deer Park man has been indicted on upgraded charges after allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 25-year-old passenger on the Long Island Expressway in Melville three months ago, Suffolk County prosecutors said.Daniel Moreira will be arraigned Friday before Judge Fernando Camacho on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and speeding. He was initially arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He is free on $5,000 bail.“Though police at the scene described the defendant as smelling of alcohol, having bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech, Moreira claimed to have had one beer, that he was traveling alone and that the crash occurred at Exit 60,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Prosecutors said Moreira’s blood-alcohol content was 0.20, more than double the legal limit, after the crash. Police have said that the 27-year-old suspect was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound on the LIE when his vehicle rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck near Exit 49 at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 9. The vehicle came to a rest after hitting a barrier.His passenger, Ismelda Rodriguez, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.Moreira was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.The driver of the Tacoma, 60-year-old Terry Doughan of Kings Park, was not injured.last_img read more

It’s the size of a garage, but first-home buyers are loving it

first_imgMulti-rooms are the way of the future for affordable housing. Picture: Nigel Hallett. Very carefully planned spaces in the home Picture: Nigel Hallett.The most micro home at ENVI, known as the ‘Pico Pod’, measures 61sq m of internal space on a 38sq m lot — about the size of a standard double garage. The home features one bedroom and two bathrooms, sold as a house-and-land package for just over $300,000 to a first homebuyer.Ms Degenhart is also the visionary behind a similar urban micro-lot development next door, known as the Garden Terraces, which is being constructed by Greenstreet Homes and features lots ranging from 42sq m. Pimp my garden shed Darius Boyd lists first ever home The micro home is the size of a double garage. Picture: Nigel Hallett.After looking at 50 properties to purchase, Ms Ramirez Vidal, a Gold Coast Griffith University lecturer, decided on a micro home due to her work commitments.With the ability to alter the design aspect of the property, she said her micro home was the perfect investment for a first homebuyer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It’s two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and I’ve added a mezzanine to it,” she said.“In everyone’s mind it’s small, but there’s so much storage in here.”She said her house was also close to public transport and shops. Gold Coast’s new micro homes are aimed at first homebuyers for around $300K. Pictured is Alejandra Ramirez Vidal at her new home in Southport. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTTHEY are known as “micro homes” — the size of a garage, with an affordable price tag.New to the Gold Coast, first homebuyers are increasingly taking advantage of ‘micro homes’ on small size lots, priced from $300,000.Located at Southport, ENVI Micro Urban Village features nine homes on 10 of the smallest freehold lots in the country.Homeowner Alejandra Ramirez Vidal, 28, said her low maintenance property was the size of a garage. MORE: Loft living on the coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett.ENVI Micro Urban Village is positioned to be a catalyst for other micro-lot developments insoutheast Queensland with the brainchild of architect Amy Degenhart, of degenhart SHEDD, and her original business partner planner Planning Institute of Australia Nicole Bennetts.The homes have been developed on a site totalling 673sq m, on the corner of Meron and Lenneberg streets, which formerly housed a single home. Take a look at the Gold Coast’s new micro homes, aimed at first homebuyers for around $300K. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT Crunch time for election promises Looks surprisingly spacious inside. Picture: Nigel Hallett. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Ms Degenhart said: “There is a strong, and growing, appetite for this type of urban living, but there are few projects in Australia that deliver it and it is particularly rare on the Gold Coast”.“We want to showcase the fact that projects which are architecturally curated can offer more for less — you just need the right vision, community engagement, collaboration, clever design and passion to make it happen,” she said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more