Forest Whitaker Starts Previews in Hughie on Broadway

first_imgForest Whitaker Hughie Related Shows The Broadway debut of the season? Forest Whitaker will begin performances opposite Frank Wood in Hughie on February 8. Directed by Michael Grandage, Eugene O’Neill’s classic is scheduled to officially open on February 25 at the Booth Theatre.Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Whitaker plays Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk (Wood) with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie.The two-hander premiered on Broadway in 1964 with Jason Robards in the role of “Erie” Smith; it was last seen on the Great White Way in 1996 in a production directed by and starring Al Pacino.The limited engagement will run through June 12.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

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Azumah Nelson launches Biography

first_imgGhana’s boxing icon Professor Azumah Nelson will launch his long-awaited biography titled “The Professor- the life of Azumah Nelson” on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at Alisa Hotel, Ridge at 6pm prompt.The event will bring together the country’s crème de la crème including former presidents, politicians, businessmen and women, sports personalities, foreign missions, corporate Ghana, academia and many others.The event comes on the heels of a successful launch of the 278 paged book in Australia last month. “The Professor-The Life of Azumah Nelson” chronicles the life of Africa’s greatest boxer and Hall of famer; his best and worst moments, achievements and disappointments among other chilling stories which made him the shining example in Africa.The level of interest by the story of the man who has established international reputation for his contribution to the success of World boxing has been immense and will unmask some of the ‘hidden’ truth behind his tremendous career.“Almost every Ghanaian knows my story but not the full story. The book will reveal the real Azumah Nelson and what I went through to attain the international recognition,” Azumah has said ahead of the launch.Part of the proceeds from the book launch will go into the first phase of the Azumah Nelson Foundation Complex, a multi-purpose sports academy to be established at Akuse. Already the Foundation is, with support from US-based organization “Building Bridges Foundation”, constructing a 6-unit classroom block for an adopted school in Anum Apapam in the Eastern region. The legendary Ghanaian boxer had a glittering career in the ring as an amateur and professional, and took the featherweight world title for the first time in 1984.He had a high-profile rivalry with Australia’s Jeff Fenech and is considered the greatest boxer to come out of Africa.The Azumah Nelson Foundation acknowledges Geo-Drill Ghana and Alisa Hotel for their contribution to this grand launch. After the launch, the book will be sold at Zenith Bank branches across the country. For more information visit www.azumahnelsonfoundation.org.gh or email: [email protected]last_img read more

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