Lessons of the Week! Kelli O’Hara, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

first_imgHappy Friday the 13th! While you’re off avoiding black cats, broken mirrors and ladders, take some time to catch up on the wackiest news from this week on the Great White Way. It’s been a wild ride for the past seven days, so there’s a lot to take in. From a forgetful genius to a totally committed lion, we’ve got you covered with the Lessons of the Week!Kelli O’Hara is Her Own PercussionThe Worm is so last season. While taking a seat on the Broadway.com couch with her King and I co-star Hoon Lee, Tony winner Kelli O’Hara revealed that whenever she feels afraid she clacks her teeth in lieu of whistling a happy tune. Think the entire ensemble of Stomp, but it’s Kelli O’Hara’s mouth. It’s very impressive…and cringe-worthy to those with gum sensitivity.Lin-Manuel Has Too Much On His MindWe know, we know. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius. He can make U.S. history cool. He can rhyme “askance” with “pants.” He can rattle off Camelot for Charlie Rose. However, the man behind Hamilton doesn’t know his Social Security Number. We totally understand. Nine digits is a lot to handle when entire scores are floating around in your head. At least he knows his name. What’s your name, man?David Alan Grier Is a Method LionThe Wiz Live! is just weeks away from easing on down the road to NBC, and Tony nominee David Alan Grier is already in costume. And, uh, we don’t think he’s taking it off any time soon. “I actually went to the Central Park Zoo and I was put in a cage with lions, just to get their movements,” he said recently. That seems like a good way to get in character as a lion, but not exactly cowardly.LuPone & Ebersole Will Make UpPatti LuPone’s been Christian Dior-ed from her head to her toes, and Christine Ebersole knows that the best kind of clothes for a protest pose is this ensemble of pantyhose. Now, after teaching us all about fashion on the Broadway stage, the Tony-winning duo will explore the world of cosmetics in War Paint, premiering in Chicago in June 2016. On that note, we’ll be in Chicago in June if you need us.Sierra Boggess Loved Being MiserableSome say Fantine’s life is miserables (you know, the job, the haircut, the prostitution, the death, etc.) But not Sierra! According to the School of Rock darling, that Les Miz role was “the greatest, most fun time” of her life. Well sure—you have all that downtime backstage between dying and coming back as a ghost! Just be careful; that mid-show break got a certain cosmetic stalwart in trouble.Matt Ryan Also Loved Being MiserableMove over, Sierra. You’re not the only one who enjoys singing and dying in a three-hour French epic. Before Thérèse Raquin star/heartthrob Matt Ryan was jumping into onstage rivers, he was slumming in Saint Michele, living on crumbs of humble piety in the West End around the age of 10. We’re thrilled he’s back on stage a couple decades later, looking dapper as ever.Jay Kuo Needs to Aim “Higher”Someone needs to update his vision board. At the opening night of his new musical Allegiance, composer Jay Kuo told us that when he was a kid, he’d listen to the Miss Saigon album constantly, hoping to one day meet Lea Salonga. Now, he’s writing songs about swinging higher for her. It’s like The Secret on steroids!Nina Arianda Is a Red Sock ThiefWhen we asked you to submit questions for Fool for Love stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell’s visit to Broadway.com HQ, we inadvertently got involved in some unexpected family drama. Arianda’s dad got in on the action by getting Rockwell to ask her if she stole his red socks. She did, and she’s not giving them back. Sorry, Nina’s dad. Will you settle for some red kinky boots instead?We’re on a Cake!Oh my gaw. BROADWAY.COM. WE’RE ON A CAKE! Lesli Margherita’s Looks Not Books spinoff Dames at Sea vlog has sailed away for good, but not before giving us a glimpse of the oh-so-nautical opening night party at Sardi’s (Lesli was even permitted inside!) And Ship Happens (and, by proxy, us) have officially made it by making an appearance at the base of the cake! Fame tastes so sweet.There’s a Psycho B’way Family ReunionThey don’t need a life that’s normal; that’s way too far away. And it’s probably better that way, because a life with investment bankers with serial killer tendencies is definitely not normal. Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano, after playing mother and daughter in Next to Normal, will appear in American Psycho on Broadway this spring. And no, Jenn, we don’t know who’s going to vlog for us yet 😉 View Comments Star Filescenter_img Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas begs Unai Emery to start four players in Europa League clash v Napoli

first_img Comment Advertisement Unai Emery’s Arsenal face Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsenal boss Unai Emery to start Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang together against Napoli.And the Gunners hero says Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey should also start the Europa League quarter-final clash.Arsenal welcome Italian outfit Napoli to the Emirates on Thursday evening, having progressed to the last-eight with a comeback victory over Ligue 1 side Rennes.And Nicholas is confident the Premier League club will prove too strong for Napoli, providing Emery gets his team selection right.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Our home form is excellent, so I am pretty confident when we play at home,’ Nicholas said..‘I have not been confident and never will be with this team defensively. They do not know how to defend.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Napoli are not brilliant. They had a draw at home at the weekend and are second in Serie A, but are not as strong as they used to be.‘Unai Emery – please just play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. He said how they are a strong combination but he is not playing them together. Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s defeatTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:46FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s defeathttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-reacts-arsenals-defeat-1900730/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I don’t get the decision to play Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan [both started Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Everton].‘Aubameyang, Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil must start together on Thursday, and if they do, Arsenal will win.’Chelsea are also in Europa League action on Thursday night, with the Blues travelling to the Czech Republic to face Slavia Prague.Nicholas believes Maurizio Sarri will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, adding to Sky Sports: ‘I think the manager is going after this and Sarri may want to win something, especially if he goes at the end of the season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I would play Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud. I would also play Callum Hudson-Odoi and those would be the three up front and I would tell them to go after it – I expect that to happen.‘They are still not the best at the back but I expect them to win comfortably.’Chelsea moved above London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham into third in the Premier League on Monday evening with a 2-0 victory over West Ham.Eden Hazard, who is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, scored both goals for the Blues.MORE: Liverpool assistant confirms the club’s interest in Wolves star Ruben Neves Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas begs Unai Emery to start four players in Europa League clash v Napoli Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Advertisementlast_img read more