first_imgSheldon Harnick(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year’s recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The honor will be presented at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 12 at the Beacon Theatre.Harnick has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, three gold records and a platinum record. His collaboration with composer Jerry Bock produced such classics as She Loves Me and Fiddler on the Roof, revivals of which are currently running on Broadway. Other credits include Fiorello!, Tenderloin, The Apple Tree, The Rothschilds, A Christmas Carol, Rex, A Wonderful Life and The Phantom Tollbooth.Mason was the Founding Artistic Director of the Circle Repertory Company. On Broadway, Mason directed 12 plays that earned him five Tony nominations for Best Director: Knock Knock, Talley’s Folly, Fifth of July, Angels Fall and As Is.last_img read more

first_img “It’s a race I’d like to win. I think we may have won it, but not recently. We’ve been second and third in it,” Mullins told At The Races. “I think the ground will be getting drier and suiting him and we are looking forward to it.” It is a race the champion trainer loves to win, but he has drawn a blank since Florida Pearl was successful in 2002, despite having several horses placed. He has the favourite this year in Sir Des Champs, who has shown himself to be the best staying chaser in Ireland by winning the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in February as well as finishing second to Bobs Worth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Press Associationcenter_img Willie Mullins hopes Sir Des Champs can end his long losing spell in the Bet Online With The Punchestown Gold Cup by winning the Grade One feature on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgSaturday’s contest between the University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s basketball team (10-10, 2-7 Big Ten) and the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers proved to be a four-quarter battle between two struggling squads. After holding the lead throughout most of the second half, the Badgers saw their double-digit advantage evaporate in dramatic fashion, falling at the buzzer by the narrowest of margins, 72–71.Wisconsin has struggled to find consistent results in Big Ten play this year and needed to turn a win on the road against Minnesota into some late-season conference momentum. With that win fresh in the minds of Wisconsin, this home game against Nebraska meant a lot for the remainder of the year.Women’s Basketball: Badgers snap losing streak, win in MinnesotaThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team played a solid four quarters away from the Kohl Center Wednesday night to Read…As in Minneapolis a few days prior, the Badgers started slow Saturday morning. Trailing at the end of the first quarter and being propelled largely by forward Imani Lewis, the leader of a Wisconsin team tried to find an identity on offense. Lewis contributed a team-high 21 points and six rebounds, while Suzanne Gilreath added 11 points off the bench for the Badgers.The Badgers capitalized on poor shooting by the Cornhuskers in the early phases of the second half, outscoring Nebraska by 12 points in the third quarter to take a 57–47 lead into the final frame. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, the offensive production would wane down the stretch and the defensive intensity suffered as a consequence, allowing Nebraska to claw its way back.Nebraska (15-5, 5-4) battled through the late-game adversity and caught the Badgers giving away a win at home. Coming from behind on the road in a conference as perennially competitive as the Big Ten serves to emphasize the importance of closing out every game. Wisconsin let their defense slide only slightly and paid the ultimate price late in the game.Women’s Basketball: Badgers scuffle against Georgia Tech, bounce back to beat North Dakota StateThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (6-3) was handed its third loss of the 2019-20 season Thursday, falling to Read…The Badgers now head to Indiana to face the nationally-ranked Hoosiers, another team struggling late in the year and looking to turn things around come March. To maximize the remainder of the season from this game forward, Wisconsin must maintain the offensive tenacity and defensive intensity that earned them their victories. They must then eliminate the sloppy turnovers and stagnant ball movement which have contributed to their defeats. Wisconsin will travel to Bloomington to face Indiana Thursday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.last_img read more