WCT seeks pianist, stage manager
Washington Community Theatre is seeking a stage manager and rehearsal pianist for its production of the Broadway musical “Brigadoon.”
The musical will be staged under the direction of Barry N. Wood at Washington Park June 25-30, with auditions scheduled for March 18 and 19 and rehearsals beginning April 1.
The stage manager attends all rehearsals and works closely with the director. The rehearsal pianist works closely with the director and the vocal director at all rehearsals.
Anyone interested in either of the positions should call producer Patty Thompson at 724-225-0140.
Armstrong agrees to tell-all interview
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
According to a release posted on Oprah’s website on Tuesday, it’s the first interview with Armstrong since his athletic career crumbled under the weight of a massive report by USADA detailing allegations of drug use by the famous cyclist and teammates on his U.S. Postal Service teams.
It’s unclear if the interview at Armstrong’s home in Austin, Texas, has already been taped. Nicole Nichols, a spokeswoman for Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios, declined comment.
The show will air at 9 p.m. Jan. 17 on OWN and Oprah.com.
Armstrong has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, but The New York Times reported Friday he has told associates he is considering admitting the use of PEDS.
The newspaper report cited anonymous sources, and Armstrong attorney Tim Herman told the Associated Press that night that he had no knowledge of Armstrong considering a confession.
Earlier Tuesday, “60 Minutes Sports” reported the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency told the show a representative for Armstrong offered the agency a “donation” in excess of $150,000 several years before an investigation by the organization led to the loss of Armstrong’s Tour de France titles.
Herman denied such an offer was made.
Fox denies changing content in drama
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Fox’s entertainment chief said Tuesday that the network did not change the content of “The Following,” its upcoming drama about a serial killer, because of the Connecticut school shooting or other real-life acts of violence.
The drama, featuring Kevin Bacon chasing a grisly killer who recruits murderous disciples, is simultaneously the most stomach-churning and most anticipated new dramas on television’s docket. Debuting Jan. 21 on Fox, the Kevin Williamson-created series opens by showing the bloody aftermath of knifed prison guards, has a woman commit suicide by gouging her eye and piercing her skull with an ice pick, and shows a man set on fire at a coffee stand.
While Kevin Reilly, Fox entertainment chairman, initially said the series’ promotion wasn’t affected, a spokesman later noted that some ads for the show were softened immediately following the Connecticut shooting. Electronic billboards depicting a woman with an ice pick were changed to pictures of Bacon, said Fox’s Joe Earley.