Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser & More Will Star in Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The production will feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Russell Champa, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by David Van Tieghem. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 23, 2014 Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway vet Larry Pine (Casa Valentina) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in the previously announced New York premiere of Billy & Ray. Mike Bencivenga’s new play, directed by the legendary Garry Marshall, will begin previews on October 1. Opening night is set for October 20 at the Vineyard Theatre. Rounding out the cast are Sophie von Haselberg (The Cat and the Canary) as Wilder’s long-suffering secretary and Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys) as a beleaguered studio chief.center_img Related Shows Billy & Ray Billy & Ray charts the birth of the film noir genre. The comedy follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt the novel Double Indemnity for the silver screen.  Set in 1940s Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.last_img read more

OUSA will look at legal sale of cannabis

first_imgOtago Daily Times 23 August 2019Family First Comment: University to become pot shop.“The Otago University Students’ Association is a step closer to eventually selling marijuana, after students voted to investigate the idea should the drug become legal.” Dopey idea.The Otago University Students’ Association is a step closer to eventually selling marijuana, after students voted to investigate the idea should the drug become legal.A members-only OUSA general meeting was held on Thursday afternoon and was attended by about 120 people.More than 70 members of the association voted to investigate the idea, while 34 voted against, and 11 abstained.OUSA spokesman James Heath said the investigation was only in the early stages, and stressed the OUSA did not have an official position on whether it should sell cannabis or not.“It was made quite explicit that this was the start of a long process,” Mr Heath said.A spokeswoman said the association could not comment on the channels it would be exploring, saying it would depend on what happened nationally.Students also voted to accept several changes to their executive structure and a new constitution, which had taken months to prepare.The vast majority of students supported the changes, only eight voting against them and three abstaining.https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/university-of-otago/ousa-will-look-legal-sale-cannabislast_img read more