Eve Ensler Celebrates the Opening of In the Body of the World at MTC

first_imgDiane Paulus, Eve Ensler (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/MTC) Eve Ensler celebrated the opening of her one woman show In the Body of the World at Manhattan Theater Club on February 6. The Vagina Monologues icon was joined by Diane Paulus, who directed the solo show based on Ensler’s memoir. The play focuses on her time women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a life changing diagnosis, a journey of self-discovery unfolds. Check out the photo tand then go see In the Body of the World. In the Body of the World Show Closed This production ended its run on March 25, 2018center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Other Sports NBA Suspends Season Over Coronavirus Fears After Utah Jazz Player Tests Positive

first_imgNew Delhi: Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The NBA’s move followed a dramatic last-minute postponement of Utah’s scheduled game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, league officials taking action after deliberating during the day how best to proceed in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.” The move came days after the Indian Wells tennis tournament in California became the first high-profile casualty of the crisis.Mounting concern over the possible spread of COVID-19 also prompted Canadian authorities to cancel the World Figure Skating Championships, which were due to take place in Montreal from March 16-22. The decision came after escalating anxiety about the potential for unchecked transmission of the virus among fans attending sporting events. Shortly after the NBA’s decision, the NHL said it would update the status of its season on Thursday.”The National Hockey League is aware of the NBA’s decision tonight to indefinitely suspend its season due to a player testing positive for the coronavirus,” the NHL said in a statement. “The NHL is continuing to consult with medical experts and is evaluating the options. We expect to have a further update (Thursday).” Pending league-wide action, the NHL’s San Jose Sharks said they would play the three home games remaining this month without fans after a ban on mass gatherings in Santa Clara County in California.The Santa Clara County edict also forced the postponement of a March 21 Major League Soccer game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City. The NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets said they would host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday behind closed doors after an order banning mass gatherings in Ohio, set to be the first major professional sports event to be played in an empty arena. The San Francisco Giants baseball team said a planned pre-season game against the Oakland Athletics on March 24 would be rescheduled.Washington State Under CrisisIn Washington state, authorities announced a ban on all gatherings of more than 250 people in three counties until at least the end of March, including the area which covers Seattle. ‘More aggressive position’ “It is clear that our state needs a more vigorous and more comprehensive and more aggressive position if we are going to slow the spread of this epidemic,” Washington governor Jay Inslee said. The MLS’s Seattle Sounders later said a game against FC Dallas on March 21 had been postponed.The NBA’s move followed a dramatic last-minute postponement of Utah’s scheduled game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. (Image credit: Getty Images)The Seattle Mariners baseball team said they would seek to reschedule the club’s opening home games of the 2020 season, which had been set for late March. Meanwhile, the wildly popular climax to the US college basketball season — “March Madness” — will be played in virtually fan-free arenas after the NCAA said only relatives and essential personnel would be allowed at games. “I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance,” National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) president Mark Emmert said.The NCAA took the unprecedented move after consulting public health officials. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a US Congressional panel in that the agency believed any large gatherings of people represented a risk of COVID-19 spreading. “We would recommend that there not be large crowds. If that means not having any people in the audience, as the NBA plays, so be it,” Fauci said. “Anything that has large crowd is something that would give the risk to spread.” Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker put the number of known US cases at around 1,300, with 36 dead.Also Read | As Coronavirus Forces Visa Restrictions And Lockdown In India, What Will Be The Fate Of IPL 2020?Golf’s US PGA Tour said Wednesday it has no plans to postpone its schedule, but added it has not ruled anything out either. The Players Championship tournament is set to start on Thursday. “The Players Championship will continue as scheduled, although we will absolutely continue to review recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and local health administrations,” the statement said. “Players in the field have been notified to be prepared to play round 1, as scheduled.” The Tour said it would provide a further update on Thursday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

McPhee still absent from Monday’s practice

first_img(Updated 6:20 p.m.)OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After being excused from the Ravens as he deals with a death in the family, defensive end Pernell McPhee was absent from practice for the second straight day Monday.With only seven other players absent due to injury reasons, the Ravens continue to look healthier as they continue preparations for their third preseason game of the summer on Thursday night.Offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf), linebackers Josh Bynes (back) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon), tight ends Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta (hand), wide receiver David Reed (knee), and defensive lineman Ryan McBean (ankle) didn’t work during Monday afternoon’s practice.Wide receiver Torrey Smith (ankle) practiced for the second straight day after missing Friday’s preseason game while recovering from a sprained ankle.Linebacker Sergio Kindle (shoulder) continued to sport a red mesh jersey — indicating no contact — after suffering a stinger against Detroit. Safety Sean Considine initially wasn’t wearing a red jersey at the start of practice but wore one in team drills for the second straight day.“The doctors say he got dinged [on Friday]; he says he didn’t,” coach John Harbaugh said. “So, we’re going with the doctors. We’re going with the ding, so he’s got the red jersey.”last_img read more