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

Blue Hill woman to walk marathon

first_imgBOSTON — Blue Hill resident Marybeth Judy will walk in the upcoming Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Sept. 27.She will walk the 26.2-mile course among an expected turnout of 8,500 walkers.The Jimmy Fund Walk is the nation’s largest single-day fundraiser. This year’s goal is to raise more than $8.2 million for the Jimmy Fund for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.“The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai unites thousands of people young and old — from adults, children, parents, neighbors, colleagues, cancer patients, to cancer survivors — who share a unified goal to cure cancer,” said Zack Blackburn, assistant vice president of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Their dedication and commitment enables Dana-Farber to make progress on cancer care and research.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe event has raised more than $100 million in its 27-year history.Since 1989, the Boston Athletic Association has supported the walk, and since 2002, Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor.Walkers can choose from four routes along the historic course: Hopkinton 26.2-mile, rolling start: 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.; Wellesley 13.1-mile, rolling start: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Boston College five-mile, rolling start: 10 a.m. to noon; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute three-mile, official start: 1:45 p.m., which will include patients and their families.Those unable to participate on event day can become “Virtual Walkers” and fundraise for the event online. The walk finishes at Copley Square in Boston, where walkers can celebrate and enjoy complimentary food, beverages, a speaking program and live entertainment.All walkers must raise a minimum of $300, and walkers 12 years and younger have a fundraising minimum of $100.Pacesetters are fundraisers who raise $1,500 or more.To register for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to support a walker or to volunteer, visit JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the discount code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee.last_img read more

My family received death threats after Salah incident: Ramos

first_imgLondon, Sep 9: Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has revealed that his family received “death threats” in the aftermath of the Champions League final against Liverpool where he fouled Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.Ramos, 32, was jeered throughout Spain’s 2-1 victory over England at Wembley in a UEFA Nations League game.In the Champions League final, which Real won 3-1 in May to claim their third successive crown, Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury midway through the first half following a challenge by Ramos.”One tries to evade (the boos). In the end you feel it, but I stay out of everything. It doesn’t affect my game,” Ramos was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Saturday.”I would have liked another reception because people only remember the action of the final, and nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received.”It is a very sensitive issue that people maybe take as a joke about and (that’s why they) whistle in a great stadium like this. My conscience is very clear. I already explained (what happened), and I do not have to give more explanations.”Ramos has time and again denied trying to intentionally hurt Salah.”You never expect a reception that is not good because, as I said the other day if these [English] fans have something good, it is that they have always been with the great players. It has not been like that, but I am very calm, with my conscience very clear in that aspect.”As I said before, I have never tried to hurt a colleague. There are people who may have misunderstood it, but these are football things. It will not change anything in my game or in me.”Meanwhile, he was effusive in his praise for Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who made a string of saves to keep England and especially Marcus Rashford at bay.”He is a great goalkeeper. We have always said it,” Ramos said. “The big games are those that mark the great players. After a World Cup with many doubts, he deserved (a performance such as this).”He is a great goalkeeper, and today he has (had) a great game, he has made some interventions that have marked the result of the game. Hopefully, it is also a beginning, and that will help him to gain confidence because he is a key player for us,” Ramos added. IANSlast_img read more