Garen Scribner Will Replace Robert Fairchild in An American in Paris

first_img Well, we already know that he’s got rhythm! Garen Scribner is set to step center stage in the Broadway production of An American in Paris as Jerry Mulligan. He currently serves as headliner Robert Fairchild’s alternate in the role. Fairchild will play his final performance on March 13 at the Palace Theatre; Scribner will begin on March 15.Following his Broadway bow, Scribner will also star in the previously announced national tour of the musical. Starring opposite him on the road will be Sara Esty, who currently plays the role of Lise Dassin at select performances on Broadway.Scribner is making his Broadway debut in An American in Paris. A former soloist with the San Francisco Ballet and artist of Nederlands Dans Theater I, he is a high school graduate of UNCSA.Dimitri Kleioris, a dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet who can be seen on the Starz series Flesh and Bone, will take over Scribner’s track as the alternate Jerry, going on for select performances beginning the week of March 15.Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.The cast currently includes Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen. Related Shows View Comments Garen Scribner center_img An American in Paris Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016last_img read more

REDjet can’t fly to the US just yet says federal authorities

first_imgAny hopes by Barbadians that they would soon be flying new low-cost carrier REDjet to the United States has been set-back by US flight regulators.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Tuesday that Barbados does not meet standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which means that no Barbados-based airline that does not already serve the US (currently just REDjet), can establish a route to the US. Redjet received operation approval from Barbadian flight regulators this week and is scheduled to start flying between Barbados and Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad in early May.The US FAA assigned Barbados a Category 2 safety rating, which means that Barbados does not comply with international safety standards set by ICAO (a United Nations technical agency), based on an assessment by Barbados’ civil aviation authority.An International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 2 rating means a country either lacks laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards, or that its civil aviation authority is deficient in one or more areas, such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping or inspection procedures, the FAA stated.However, FAA spokeswoman, Alison Duquette, stressed that the FAA’s assessment does not mean regulators think it is unsafe for airlines based elsewhere to serve Barbados.In speaking to the media on this issue, Minister of International Transport George Hutson acknowledged the problem but gave the assurance that by month-end major steps would be taken to help bring the island fully in line with the ICAO’s aviation safety oversight provisions.Minister Hutson pointed out that over the past few years the island “has been taking steps to satisfy the international requirements for aviation safety oversight” and that the island had satisfied seven out of nine required elements.“Of these … nine elements … Barbados has fully satisfied seven and is in the process of addressing the others. These elements addressed are the Civil Aviation System and increasing the required number of personnel to adequately staff the Civil Aviation Department,” he said on Tuesday evening.“In this regard the Government is working with the International Civil Aviation Organisation on a strategic study to inform on the structure, staffing and organisation of the entity to administer and direct civil aviation in Barbados.” Hutson said the exercise “is expected to begin by the end of April and is expected to be completed by the end of May”.“Following the recommendations from the ICAO, the necessary actions can be taken to satisfy the two outstanding requirements,” he stated.Caribbean 360 News Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 34 Views   no discussions LifestyleNewsTravel REDjet can’t fly to the US just yet says federal authorities by: – April 14, 2011 Sharelast_img read more