Beginning March 11, 2015, Michael Urie will reprise his acclaimed performance in the U.K. premiere of Buyer and Cellar. The comedy, written by Jonathan Tolins, follows a struggling Los Angeles actor who also works in a personal shopping mall…located in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s California home. Urie originated the role in New York, and is currently performing in the show across North America. The show will end its run on May 2. The Menier Chocolate Factory’s winter season will kick off this November with the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Assassins. Following the new production, Michael Urie will bring Babs’ Malibu mall across the pond for the U.K. premiere of Buyer and Cellar. Featuring a score by Sondheim and a book by Weidman, Assassins is a revue-style musical that examines the people throughout American history who have attempted, whether successfully or not, to assassinate the president of the United States. The new production, which will run from November 21 through March 7, 2015, will be directed by Jamie Lloyd. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date. View Comments Additionally, for one night only, Dame Joan Plowright will sit down with director Richard Digby Day to discuss her career in London and on Broadway, as well as the establishment of the National Theatre alongside her husband, Laurence Olivier. An Evening with Joan Plowright will take place on September 14.
Kingsford Terrace luxury retirement community in Corinda is getting ready to start construction on stage two.STAGE two of the Kingsford Terrace retirement village in Corinda is gearing up for construction to start on the 3ha site.Queensland construction company McNab has been awarded the second stage and is working with O’Neill Architecture to finalise design works and get ready to make the first dig in the coming months.McNab construction manager Mark Jewell said the company was seeing a growing need for quality retirement living and aged care facilities throughout Brisbane.“Residents moving into high quality retirement living are typically seeking to downsize from the family home and free up time and effort to pursue personal interests rather than maintain a large home and yard,” Mr Jewell said.“We can see why retirement projects like this are so popular with residents, as they get the very best when it comes to apartment design and quality, community and leisure facilities, as well as a safe and caring environment.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoKingsford Terrace retirement community in CorindaBeing developed by BlueSky Private Real Estate and operated by Aura, stage two will include 53 luxury studio, two and three-bedroom independent living apartments, across five storeys.Mr Jewell said McNab were delivering more than just a building to the project.“Our role is more than just delivering a high quality building on time, it’s also about ensuring the handover and moving-in process for residents is a happy and relaxed experience,” he said.Kingsford Terrace’s stage one apartments “Litchfield” are available now with the second stage “Duporth” due for completion mid next year.Along with the second stag, construction will also start on the community facilities to include a heated pool, gym, beauty and hair salon and allied health.Located in Corinda, the community is close to shops, entertainment, medical services and sporting clubs. read more