Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Non-Stop

first_img View Comments Phillipa Soo & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Lin-Manuel Miranda took a bow in his masterpiece Hamilton for one last time on July 9, which also marked the conclusion of Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Philippa Soo’s runs in the blockbuster musical. As audiences—determined not to throw away their shot at catching the three original leads—flocked to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the show reached its highest gross yet and was the only production this week to surpass its potential. While they will be missed, the tuner will undoubtedly remain a usual suspect on the boards for some time. The Lion King still claimed the throne as the top-grossing show, and perennial hits Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon joined them in the top spots. Meanwhile, She Loves Me, following a live-streamed performance, ended its limited run with its biggest week at $712,072 and a capacity of 98.51%.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 10:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,255,572)2. Hamilton ($2,053,263)3. Wicked ($1,758,107)4. Aladdin ($1,591,362)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,322,710)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Jersey Boys ($489,255)4. Fully Committed ($395,188)3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($369,489)2. Fun Home ($320,261)1. An Act of God ($284,709)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.46%)2. Hamilton (101.75%)3. The Humans (99.02%)4. She Loves Me (98.51%)5. The Lion King (97.18%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (62.39%)4. An American in Paris (61.27%)3. Paramour (60.50%)2. Jersey Boys (58.45%)1. On Your Feet! (52.79%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

Ten Fugitives from Rio Favela Captured in Paraguay

first_img The operation was conducted after several days of armed confrontations that left 37 individuals killed. More than 2,600 Police and Army members seized Complexo do Alemão on November 28, 2010, with the support of armored vehicles and helicopters, and restored this drug trafficking stronghold back to the hands of the state. About 8,000 community police officers have been assigned to UPP in 179 poor neighborhoods, according to the police, which intends to setup other 40 stations by 2014. Since 2000, Rio de Janeiro has raced against time to ‘pacify’ the city’s poor neighborhoods that are controlled by drug traffickers and paramilitaries, before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Pacifying Police Units (UPP) are being setup in the occupied favelas, with officers trained to address problems within retaken communities. “We only have the names of the detainees and confiscated equipment,” Jorge Santos Figueiredo, Chief of the Federal Police of Mato Grosso do Sul, stated. At least five of the criminals are members of transnational gang Comando Vermelho (Red Command), the largest criminal organization in Brazil, which is mainly involved in international drug and weapons trafficking. The operation started six months ago with thorough intelligence work, which involved members of the Paraguayan Army and the counter drug department, who worked in conjunction with the Brazilian Federal Police, according to O Globo. By Dialogo May 23, 2013 The criminals were detained in the border town of Amambay, a marihuana-producing region, which is generally disputed between Paraguayan and Brazilian gangs that fight for control over the drug and weapons market. Additionally, the soccer Confederations Cup will be held in June and one month after that Pope Francis will visit the country. Ten alleged drug traffickers from the Complexo do Alemão favela in Rio de Janeiro, who escaped to Paraguay after the police occupied this shanty town in 2010, were captured by Paraguayan authorities, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported on May 21. A sophisticated arsenal of war rifles, automatic pistols, shotguns, and ammunition was confiscated by the police, according to the newspaper. last_img read more

Wilder caught ‘pants down’ with Man City ace’s wife

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Manchester City ace Riyad Mahrez is reportedly furious after heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder flirted with his ex-model wife Rita in a nightclub.Friends say the pair were “chatting intently” at Wilder’s VIP table in the trendy Manchester nightspot, popular among big-spending footballers and WAGS.“They were chatting intently, laughing and joking. You could see there was chemistry there and a real connection,” a source told The Sun. “But because of where it was, a lot of people noticed how well they seemed to be getting along.“It’s a club full of footballers and Wags, which even some of Riyad’s team-mates go to. Rita was actually on a night out with Riyad’s sisters who she really gets on with.“And they did not appear to be happy with what was going on. One even seemed to go and get Rita, to take her away from ­Deontay, who was of course trying to keep her with him.”Reports of the pair’s encounter at LIv’s nightclub quickly made their way back to the Algerian winger, who is a Muslim non-drinker who eschews the typical footballer lifestyle.Sources said he was “devastated” to hear how Wilder, the WBC champ and father-of-eight who is known for his freakish punching power, seemed to hit it off with Rita so quickly.According to the source, Wilder spotted Rita from across the club and had one of his entourage invite her over to the table to meet him.She knew who he was but wasn’t starstruck and soon the pair were enjoying an in depth conversation, in full view of Mahrez’s teammates and other revellers.  “Word soon got back to Riyad about what had happened. He knew about it by early the next morning. Riyad was shocked and a bit upset about it — and he couldn’t get his head around what was going on,” the source added.Rita – who married Mahrez, 28, in a secret but lavish ceremony in August 2015 – met the Wilder at the club in late August.The following day, Wilder, who scored a controversial draw against Manchester’s Tyson Fury in December, was spotted with Manchester United captain Paul Pogba.Mahrez became City’s record signer in July 2018 when they splashed £60 million on the Leicester City talisman, who helped the midlands club win their first PL title.He has two young children with Rita, after meeting her on London’s Oxford Street.Rita, from Kent, has 372,000 Instagram followers, including Wilder. She follows just 50 people on Instagram – including Wilder.Wilder, who is 6ft 7ins, is from Tuscaloon, Alabama, is engaged to US model Telli Swift – star of TV show WAGS Atlanta. She is the mother of one of his children.Undefeated Wilder has won 41 professional bouts and is set to rematch Fury next year. Tags: Deontay WilderMan CityManchester Citylast_img read more