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first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Hamilton (Off-Broadway) The Public Theater’s production of Hamilton, created by and starring Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, only began previews off-Broadway on January 20, but it looks as if the founding father may already be eyeing a move uptown. The tuner’s producers, including Jeffrey Seller, aim to put the show on the fast track to open this spring on Broadway, The New York Post reports.Pre-opening buzz surrounding the musical has led to the assumption of a transfer down the line, though less assured is the timeline of the move. April 23 marks the Tony Awards eligibility deadline, and theater space is dwindling. One available house is the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where If/Then plays its final performance on March 22. The venue holds a great deal of nostalgia for both Miranda and Seller, as the two took home Tonys in 2008 for its previous tenant In the Heights (Miranda for composing, Seller for producing, naturally). Another option could be the Nederlander Theatre (where Seller brought Rent in 1996). The musical Honeymoon in Vegas is struggling to hit the box office jackpot there despite good reviews. However, no shutter date for the tuner has been announced.If not this season, 2015-16 would surely be on the table. The Public Theater’s 2013 production of Fun Home sat out a season before transferring to Broadway; preview performances will begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 27.A move this season could affect Hamilton’s previously announced extension at the Public through April 5; Seller reportedly has the right to cancel it to secure the show’s move before the cutoff date. Regardless of whether the production will stay at the Public or light up the Great White Way, the show will be short one star. Brian d’Arcy James, who plays King George, will take his final bow on March 1 to headline Something Rotten on Broadway (where he’ll remain British). A replacement for James has not yet been announced.Bringing Hamilton into the current season would likely put two Public Theater shows up against each other at the Tony Awards and effectively throw in a last minute wrench for the season’s other tuners (including Something Rotten, Doctor Zhivago and Finding Neverland) hoping to take home the big prize. Less certain is the Broadway landscape this time next year, but should Hamilton wait until then, it would be in the mix with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. Miranda and Lloyd Webber have a great deal of respect for each other; surely, the maestros of the two sides of the pond can keep things civil.You know, unlike the 18th century. Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more


first_imgThe living area in the apartment at 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane.Selling agent Simon Caulfield of Place Kangaroo Point said there was a clear trend emerging in Brisbane of downsizers favouring security and low maintenance luxury.“The last six people we’ve sold high-end properties to all came from large homes and they don’t feel they have the time, nor the patience, to invest in the upkeep,” Mr Caulfield said.A new, luxury townhouse development in Coorparoo is also catering to the ‘rich retiree’.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoJadecorp Property Group’s Finch Row will feature one detached four bedroom and 3.5 bathroom residence and 18 three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom row houses. Finch Row by Jadecorp Property Group at Coorparoo is appealing to downsizers.Jadecorp development director Maria Dracakis said the project was 50 per cent sold — mostly to downsizers.“It’s luxurious living without the stress,” she said.“You still get three bedrooms and a double lockup garage. Some have a rumpus room and a yard.“Most importantly we’re offering your own front gate and front door so people still feel like they’re visiting your home, but you don’t have all the maintenance and costs involved with being in your own home.”The downsizing trendtrend is only set to continue from July 1, 2018, when the federal government starts allowing ‘downsized contributions’ of up to $300,000 per individual who sells their eligible current or former family home after the age of 65. Baby Boomers are looking to downsize, but want to live luxuriously.Hutton & Hutton Real Estate director Peter Hutton has been selling homes to downsizers since 1994 and has noticed a significant change.Mr Hutton said the new generation of downsizers were focused on lifestyle and not sacrificing space, while prioritising security and low maintenance living.“Brisbane, and the world, has become more affluent and Baby Boomers in general who are downsizing are affluent and used to travelling overseas,” he said.“They actually don’t want to go much smaller in living space, but they want more luxuries than they’re used to.”Mt Hutton said an increasing number of downsizers were selling their homes in the suburbs and moving closer to Brisbane’s CBD.“They want that feeling of being at home, but on holiday at the same time,” he said.Knight Frank Australia head of residential research Michelle Ciesielski told The Courier-Mail that Brisbane’s premium market was benefiting from the growing demand from downsizers looking for easy-to-maintain homes.“Demand for truly exceptional properties in sought-after positions have outweighed the supply coming to the Brisbane market, including new builds,” she said.“Retirees continue to downsize and look for properties that offer high security while they travel abroad and low maintenance living with an array of amenities, including technology.”YOU’RE A LUXURY DOWNSIZER IF …•Your children have flown the coop and you know deep down, it’s time to make a move•Your next home must have the following — heated bathroom flooring, ‘his’ and ‘her’ walk-in robes, a big master bedroom, a kitchen with a butler’s pantry and, of course, a wine cabinet•You want to reduce costs by selling the home you live in, buying a new home that doesn’t compromise on luxury and still having some cash leftover to put in superannuation•You’re tired of ongoing home maintenance, like mowing the lawn on the weekend, and you want to be close to everything, because this is your time for fun. You want your next place to feel like you’re holidaying at home•Security is paramount. You want to travel the world, so you need something you can lock up and leave.•There’s things about your home that you love, and there’s things about your home that you’re over. In your next home, it’s only going to be about what you love(Source: Hutton & Hutton Real Estate) Baby Boomers are downsizing in droves, but they want luxury, not the simple life.THEY have time on their side and money to burn.The golden generation of retirees has created a new housing market — downsizers who don’t want the simple life.Baby Boomers are flocking to inner Brisbane to downsize from their high-maintenance, multimillion-dollar homes to luxury, house-size apartments and townhomes.They still want it all — but without the stress.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERETake the recent sale of one of Brisbane’s most luxurious sky homes for $4.21 million to a cashed-up couple from country New South Wales.The owner-occupiers from Wagga Wagga plan to retire in the penthouse, which is on the top floor of the Abian residential tower, overlooking the Botanical Gardens and the Brisbane River.center_img Downsizers recently bought this apartment at 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane.Not what you’d consider your average downsizer property, the Abian penthouse at 4102/140 Alice Street has four bedrooms and three bedrooms, including a separate wing that could be used as guest living quarters or a teenage retreat.The kitchen has Calcutta marble bench tops, two-pac cabinetry, Miele appliances including gas and induction cooktops, a built-in wine fridge, double integrated fridges and a butler’s pantry.BRISBANE’S TOP 5 GROWTH SUBURBS One of the bedrooms in the apartment at 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane.The master bedroom has an ensuite with built-in bath, shower, toilet and bidet, as well as ‘his and hers’ walk-in robes.Other features include floor-to-ceiling glass, custom joinery, a library, a media room and a four-car garage.INSIDE THE ROYAL AUSSIE HOLIDAY HOUSElast_img read more


first_img0Shares0000‘No problems with Mourinho’: Paul Pogba with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFPARIS, France, Apr 22 – Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several occasions.Pogba, who has even been linked with a summer move away from Old Trafford, said that he always accepts Mourinho’s decisions and that the best response he can make to being snubbed is to improve on the pitch. “I have no problem with Mourinho,” Pogba told Canal+ on Sunday.“I also believe that he has no problem with me. He is the coach, he makes the decisions. Me, I am a player, I accept it and I have to respond on the pitch, that’s all.”Midfield star Pogba revealed that Mourinho never explains why he is getting dropped or substituted in a match.“No, it all depends on the coach. There are some who like to talk to the players. Mourinho, when he makes a choice, you have to accept it.”Pogba has been in and out of the United team as Mourinho sought to chase down rivals Manchester City, who ran away with the Premier League title.Eyebrows were raised when he started both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla on the bench, and could not prevent United from being eliminated when he did come on.He was then widely criticised for a lacklustre display in a 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion which handed the title to City — the latest in a long line of disappointing efforts from the former Juventus star since his move to United two years ago.There was even talk that Mourinho has told United to put Pogba up for sale, just days after City manager Pep Guardiola said he had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder by his agent in January.But Pogba said he understood Mourinho’s decision to tinker with his line-up.“There is a system. Sometimes, if you have to defend, you must defend. Mourinho has made me captain, he gave me the keys, the responsibilities at a great club like Manchester United,” added Pogba.“For the time being, I am at Manchester United and I am only thinking about the present. We are in the FA Cup final, I have a World Cup to come.“Transfers, all that sort of thing, are not on my mind.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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