Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League spoke at Harvard on Oct. 4. At the annual Dunlop Lecture at the Graduate School of Design, presented by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard and the National Housing Endowment, Morial, who is the former mayor of New Orleans, spoke about the need for innovation in urban and low-income housing in a talk titled “Promoting Innovative Housing Policy and Practice: Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future.”
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Related Shows The Illusionists Nina Arianda National Theatre’s John & Treasure Island Heading to a Movie Theater Near You Can’t get to London to see the U.K.’s National Theatre’s upcoming productions of John and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island? Never fear, both will broadcast to movie theaters around the world. Conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, John will air on December 9 and have many encore dates in U.S. cities. Meanwhile, Treasure Island will broadcast around the world on January 22, 2015 and again have many encore dates across America. Broadway’s Magic Men Unveiled for The Illusionists As we previously reported, The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible, will debut on Broadway this fall. The show will feature seven stimulating stars, each a master in their own field, including The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin; The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry; The Trickster, Jeff Hobson; The Escapologist, Andrew Basso; The Inventor, Kevin James; The Warrior, Aaron Crow and The Futurist, Adam Trent. View Comments Lou Diamond Phillips to Reprise His Performance in The King and I Lou Diamond Phillips, who was Tony nominated for his role in the 1996 Great White Way revival of The King and I, will star in the musical in Australia. Deadline reports that he will replace Jason Scott Lee, who tore a calf muscle during the run in Melbourne. A new revival, headlined by Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, will bow on Broadway next spring. TV’s Frozen Finds Its Anna and Kristoff Well we now know who’ll play Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff on TV, if not on Broadway. According to TV Line, Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster have landed the roles on season four of Once Upon a Time. As previously reported, the ABC American fairy tale drama series takes place in the seaside town of Storybrooke Maine, which is populated with much loved fairy tale characters. New Cast Announced for My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral will be welcoming some new cast members from July 5. Along with the previously announced Gabe Bowling, BJ Gruber will be playing best man Mario in Wedding and Christopher Abbott will be making his off-Broadway debut as Peter Pinnunziato in Funeral. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Star Files WTF Updates for Fool for Love & Cynthia Nixon Updates from the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, which now stars Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda, will begin performances on July 23 and have scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ryan Rumery and fight direction by David Leong. Also added to the slate are Tony winner Cynthia Nixon and Penny Fuller, who will feature in a reading of Carey Perloff’s newest play, Kinship, on June 9.
Legon Cities FC goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, says he is impressed by the output of Kotoko forward, Sogne Yacouba, and he believes that the Burkinabe possesses qualities similar to former league goal king Eric Bekoe.Yacouba was at the heart of Asante Kotoko’s 3-1 victory over Legon Cities last Friday in Week 2 of the league with two assists.The Burkinabe player set up Augustine Okrah’s leveller and Kotoko’s 3rd goal of the match with a cross for Emmanuel Gyamfi and he got rave reviews from his coach, Maxwell Konadu, after the match.Dauda followed Konadu’s lead to praise Yacouba and revealed that he was strongly tested by the player during the match and that the forward had what it took to lead Kotoko to big things this season.“I have been watching Sogne Yacouba and I can say that he is a clever player. He is just like Eric Bekoe. Bekoe could turn very well and he could shoot from either the left or the right and Yacouba is just like that.He also has the power and whenever he got the ball during the match, I needed to be on my guard because any loss of concentration on my part would have resulted in a goal.He is a good player and he has the skills to help the team. If Asante Kotoko wants to take part in the continental competitions again, then they will have to keep him.”