Newly Engaged Phillipa Soo on Backstage Fun at Hamilton

first_img Newly engaged Phillipa Soo stopped by The Today Show on February 18 to chat about a musical you might just have heard of called Hamilton. How is she enjoying playing Eliza Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s gargantuan hit? “I’ve been with it for almost two years now. You’re kind of trying to find new ways in every night and for me it’s like those little backstage moments where you just kind of have a little fun backstage before you have to rush on.” The eyes of the world were on the company over the weekend when the company performed on the Grammy telecast. “It was nice that we were in our theater,” Soo revealed. “It felt like our own hometown version of the Grammys.” Check out the interview below. As if you didn’t know already, Hamilton is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Phillipa Soo Hamilton Star Files Related Showscenter_img from $149.00 View Comments Phillipa Soo last_img read more

Young brings physical style of play to Syracuse defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Among his teammates, Sean Young is referred to as the “Mean Canadian.”It’s a playful term that endears him to the rest of the Syracuse players, but is also derived from a very serious aspect of his game.The sophomore — who attended high school in Ontario — gets his nickname from a physical in-game persona more than a stoic off-field personality.“It’s a mentality of me and growing up,” Young said, with a noticeable cut marking the upper portion of his nose. “I just grew an attraction to those sports. Contact sports.”Young’s physical on-field approach has helped him, and the Orange defense, this season. He has collected 10 ground balls, and is tied for second on the team with seven caused turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd even though the former football player has had to make a conscious effort to scale back his physicality this season — with the refs having a tighter whistle — he’s been a defensive asset for a team that has played a lot of it.“It is important to have someone like that,” SU head coach John Desko said. “You don’t want guys cutting and running and scoring in close to the goal without being down to the ground after getting hit.“You want to make sure they pay a price for going in there.”When SU played Notre Dame on March 29, it was the Orange that almost paid the price. Young put Syracuse in a man-down position just minutes into the fourth quarter when he was called for an illegal body check while pouncing on a ground ball.Young said that officials are making more calls like that this season, and the Notre Dame mishap was just an untimely mistake.“I feel like I have to be smarter, because especially this year, they’re trying to clean up the game,” Young said. “I definitely have to be smarter about where I pick my opportunities to play physical and where not to.”Growing up, if he wasn’t playing one contact sport, he was playing another.At the Hill Academy in Ontario, Young was a safety and wide receiver on the football team. He said that even though football added various skills to his lacrosse game, the latter is different.But even with his football background, he knows he has to be smarter about how to use his aggression and physicality.“You know that you need to play defense,” SU defender Brandon Mullins said, who also played football in high school. “You know that you have to be mean sometimes. You got to be able to play physical and hit people when you need to.”On Tuesday, Syracuse will travel to Ithaca to face No. 2 Cornell. Dan Lintner — the Big Red’s top scoring attack — also went to Hill Academy, and may very well be guarded by Young.Although Lintner graduated before Young started playing lacrosse, he knows his game well enough to agree that the “Mean Canadian” fits Young well. He’s also well aware of the challenge his defensive capabilities present.“He’s a big guy, so he’s definitely got that to his advantage,” Lintner said. “I’m not really the biggest guy, so I’m definitely going to have some different sort of tactics to get around the size disadvantage.”Young’s size is certainly an advantage on defense, but also may be one of the reasons he’s had to dilute his in-game physicality to some extent this season.Even with the slight change in approach, Young has no qualms with filling a role that Desko and his teammates agreed is integral to the team.“If that’s my role,” Young said. “I’ll take it, sure. Whatever we need to do for the win.” Comments Published on April 7, 2014 at 12:30 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Martial could defy Man United and join a Premier League rival

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Martial joined United in 2015 and initially flourished, even scoring the winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final LIVING THE DREAM 2 Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club GOSSIP on his way Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Transfer news REAL DEAL 2 Martial has struggled for minutes under Jose Mourinho fear Anthony Martial is prepared to go against the wishes of Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, and remain in the Premier League.Having been linked with both Chelsea and Tottenham, this will be music to the ears of United’s rivals.It is understood United are willing to sell the wantaway forward, who has a year left on his current contract, but would prefer to see him move abroad.center_img ‘perfect fit” The 22-year-old has been linked with moves to Juventus and Bayern Munich.He started just 18 league games last season and failed to make France’s final 23-man squad for their victorious World Cup campaign.However, SunSport report that Martial will defy his bosses because he wants to remain in the Premier League.When Martial joined the club for £36m in 2015, the 19-year-old became British football’s most expensive teenager and initially flourished under manager Louis van Gaal. However, the forward has fallen out of favour under Mourinho, who is said to have doubts about his ability to focus and perform consistently.United could trigger a 12-month option on the contract he penned when he arrived from Monaco in 2015 for £36million, possibly rising to £57.6m, in order to increase his value in the market.Spurs are looking to increase their firepower up front and may offload Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente.Chelsea, meanwhile, are reportedly working on replacing Eden Hazard with Martial if the Belgian joins Real Madrid.In June, Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley was quoted as saying: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it (Martial) an important player.” Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move heading off three-way race Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Lamboley added: “It is a well-considered decision. He is under contract, United will have the last word and we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment.“We do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minaminolast_img read more