The Tony-nominated musical Frozen is getting ready to let it go in London’s West End! Disney Theatrical has announced production dates for the previously reported London transfer, with previews set to begin on October 30 and an opening night slated for November 11. Samantha Barks has been rumored to star as Elsa. Star Files Samantha Barks View Comments Adapted by the film’s screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee and featuring a score by the film’s Oscar-winning music makers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen centers on two sisters who are pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one of them, Elsa, struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other, Anna, embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all.The Broadway premiere of Frozen began previews on February 22, 2018 and opened on March 22 at the St. James Theatre, where it continues to play. The production is directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, with musical supervision/arrangements by Stephen Oremus.Confirmed casting for the London production is expected soon. Samantha Barks(Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) (Production art provided by Kate Morley PR)
ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — After convincing the Golden Globes to go vegan, Joaquin Phoenix hopes his recent tour of an American slaughterhouse will inspire more people to reconsider their diet.The day after winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards for Joker, in which his fiery acceptance speech about saving animals broke the Internet, the actor teamed up with Los Angeles Animal Save to visit Manning Beef, a local slaughterhouse.The outspoken vegan was personally shown around by company CEO Anthony Di Mara. The two butted head several times, mainly on semantics of saying “harvested” versus “murdered,” but eventually came to respect the other.“I never thought I’d find friendship in a slaughterhouse,” Phoenix remarked, “but meeting Anthony and opening my heart to his, I realize we might have more in common than we do differences.”The Joker star also revealed that an “act of kindness” from Di Mara led him to a cow and her newborn calf — whom he rescued and has since named Liberty and Indigo. Manning Beef has a policy against separating calves from their mothers, which Phoenix says “is an exception to the rule of most slaughterhouses.”The video tour documents the emotional rescue as Liberty is herded from her small pen and into a trailer as Phoenix trails behind – carrying her newborn. The two are then taken to their new home, a ranch called Farm Sanctuary, where they quickly begin romping around the enclosure.“My hope is, as we watch baby Indigo grow up with her mom Liberty at Farm Sanctuary, that we’ll always remember that friendships can emerge in the most unexpected places; and no matter our differences, kindness and compassion should rule everything around us,” concludes Phoenix.He also hopes his time at Manning Beef will open even more eyes and inspire meaningful change — and new vegans.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Shatford will start his post-secondary pathway in the Millwright/Machinist Program on Nelson’s Silver King Campus and then plans to enrol in the School of Business Administration for his second year at Selkirk College.“I hope to help the Saints get the BCIHL Championship back,” says Shatford. “I play a high energy, physical game and love to win. I can’t wait to suit up for the Saints this season and next.”Last season, Freed played in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL) for the Temiscaming Titans where he led his team in scoring with 44 goals and 56 assists in only 35 games.“Rylan is a player that we feel has an exceptional upside, he brings more than 180 games of junior A experience and with that a deep knowledge of what it takes to succeed,” says Heaven. “We expect Rylan to be able to help bolster the Saints offense, while increasing the level of compete within our group.”Freed will be begin his post-secondary in the School of Business Administration on the Castlegar Campus.“The reason I chose Selkirk College was mainly because the college was very welcoming, they were understanding with the program I was interested in taking and were interested in helping me with my future,” says Freed, who plays centre. “On the ice, I look forward to bringing some speed and offense along with a good two-way game because everything starts from your defensive zone.”The Saints made it to the BCIHL championship series this past spring, but were defeated by the Trinity Western University Spartans. Winners of four championships in a row between 2013 and 2016, the team is looking to return the provincial title to the West Kootenay this coming season. The Saints training camp starts in September. The Selkirk College Saints will welcome a pair of proven offensive threats when the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September.With the departure of offensive powerhouse Dallas Calvin, a priority on head coach Brent Heaven’s off-season to-do list is to find players to help fill the gap for the 2018-2019 season. The Saints’ coach will be looking to Nova Scotia native Josh Shatford and Saskatchewan native Rylan Freed to help carry the offensive weight in the upcoming season.“Josh is a highly skilled player with over 250 games of experience between junior A and the major junior level,” says Heaven. “He plays with an edge and has a strong hockey IQ, which helps his offensive flare. We feel that he will be able to step in and contribute at both ends of the ice immediately for the Saints.”Last season, Shatford played in the Sask West Hockey League (SWHL) where he scored 26 goals in 19 games, added 21 assists and compiled 95 penalty minutes.“I chose Selkirk College because I heard great things from guys who have played there,” says Shatford, who also spent time in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). “Selkirk College has a great and storied hockey program, and can offer me the training I was looking for in an awesome environment.”