Cate Blanchett & the Cast of The Present Are Poised for Their Broadway Debuts

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 The Present marks the Broadway debut of its entire cast, including Academy Award winner (and wearer of amazing power suits—see above) Cate Blanchett. Playwright and screenwriter (and Blanchett’s husband) Andrew Upton adapted Chekhov’s Platonov for the production, which is set to begin performances on December 17 and officially open on January 8, 2017. Set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s, The Present follows the widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett) as she celebrates her birthday with a slew of guests; over the course of the party, unresolved relationships and regret quickly rise to the surface. John Crowley directs the drama, which also stars Australian actor Richard Roxburgh, Anna Bamford, Andrew Buchanan, David Downer, Eamon Farren, Martin Jacobs, Brandon McClelland, Jacqueline McKenzie, Marshall Napier, Susan Prior, Chris Ryan and Toby Schmitz. Broadway.com captured hot shots of the cast and creative team as they get ready to begin performances on the Great White Way. Take a look and be sure to see the play at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre!center_img John Crowley, Richard Roxburgh, Andrew Upton & Cate Blanchett(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) The Presentlast_img read more

Four Tumwater Schools Recognized for Growth and Closing Achievement Gaps

first_imgFacebook150Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater School DistrictThe state recently recognized four Tumwater School District schools for growth, closing achievement gaps, and demonstrated achievement in specific areas during the 2018-19 school year.We celebrate and congratulate the staff and students at:East Olympia Elementary – growth for students who receive special education servicesMichael T. Simmons Elementary – growth for students identifying as AsianTumwater Hill Elementary – closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support schoolTumwater Middle School – growth for students identifying as Black and students who are English learnersTumwater’s Superintendent, Dr. Sean Dotson, states, “We are thankful for the ongoing commitment and hard work of our staff, teachers, and students that have resulted in these honors. Our staff continue to work together with a focus on helping all students grow. It is exciting to see Tumwater’s commitment to improving educational equity is making a difference.”Throughout the state, 391 schools are being recognized for closing gaps, showing growth, and demonstrating achievement according to new data released by the state. To learn more about the awards and see a list of recognized schools, visit the State Board of Education website.In a press release announcing the school awards, State Superintendent of Public Schools Chris Reykdal states, “Right now, the whole world is understanding the significance of our public schools. Public education provides each student with an opportunity for success; it’s the foundation of our democracy and our society. Next week, we are honoring our educators who are committed to continually improving outcomes for their students. Thank you for all of your amazing work.”last_img read more