Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 View Comments Nathan Lane Nathan Lane has returned to Broadway’s It’s Only a Play and he stopped by Late Night on March 30 to chat about his star turn as James Wicker in the Terrence McNally comedy. Host Seth Meyers asked: “Is it fun to be back?” Without missing a beat the two-time Tony winner replied: “it’s more than fun, it’s contractual.” It’s Only a Play is about a show opening to horrible reviews, which led to a discussion about Lane’s flops, or “missed opportunities,” as he labeled them (and his love of jello shots). Check out the interview below and then Lane in person at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre through June 7. It’s Only a Play Star Files Related Shows
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood played down talk of any bad blood between him and Sandro after the midfielder was dropped for Saturday’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Fulham. “I don’t care about the tweet,” the Spurs head coach said after the victory. “I don’t go on Twitter. He can tweet what he wants. “I like Sandro’s qualities, but in my eyes it wasn’t right to put him in the squad – other people are ahead of him. “I think Nacer Chadli’s done well in there and I think Paulinho’s done well in there. “At the end of the day you always get an honest opinion from me and he’s right what he’s tweeting – he’s not telling any lies. “He’s not injured, and he’s fit to play, but he’s not selected because he’s not up to it at the moment ahead of other people.” Sherwood stressed the 25-year-old remained in his plans, and could work his way back into the squad before the end of the season. Speaking about upcoming matches against West Ham and Stoke, Sherwood said: “We might look for some different qualities in there. “But for today’s game he’s not in the squad and he’s not selected. Sandro did not make the matchday squad for the London derby and tweeted on the morning of the match to clarify that he was not injured, posting: ” Good morning guys, just to let you know that I’m not injured! Hope that we can win the game today.” The tweet was seen as a swipe at his manager, but under-pressure Sherwood insisted he had no problem with the Brazilian. “I really don’t have a problem with him. He’s a good lad. I don’t have any problem with anything he’s got to say. He’s not being disrespectful to me, I don’t think.” Sherwood was also left playing down a heated discussion between Spurs coach Tony Parks and defender Danny Rose towards the end of the match. Asked about the incident afterwards, Sherwood said: “It was an altercation regarding who was marking who. I think they made a substitution and Danny was a little bit unclear on who he had to mark because the player he was assigned to had already gone off. “It was a little miscommunication. Tony told him, he was told, and that was it. “I’m all for that, because it shows they both care and they both want the same. They’re shaking hands in there and there’s not a problem with that.” Spurs looked on course for a routine victory when Paulinho converted Christian Eriksen’s cross before the break, but were pegged back immediately by Steve Sidwell’s composed finish. Harry Kane restored Tottenham’s lead early in the second half before another Eriksen set-piece presented captain Younes Kaboul with an easy finish for the third. There was a late scare when Fulham earned a penalty from an Eriksen handball, but Hugo Lloris beat away Sidwell’s spot-kick. The triumph kept alive Spurs’ hopes of European football next season, but was unlikely to dampen any rumours regarding Sherwood’s position as manager. When asked about his future, he said: “It’s been five-and-a-half months since I’ve been in the job and it’s never gone away. I’m always fending off the same questions. “It’s not ideal, but it’s an environment that’s been created and it’s a great honour to manage this football club. I just have to be professional and try and prepare them to win football matches as best as I possibly can.” For Fulham, the defeat halted any momentum built up by back-to-back wins against relegation rivals Aston Villa and Norwich, as they remain in the Premier League relegation zone. Manager Felix Magath was left bemoaning the qualities of Spurs goalkeeper Lloris, who also pulled off a fine reflex save from a Hugo Rodallega header to add to his penalty heroics, and his side’s poor defending from set-pieces. Magath said: “Tottenham played very well and they have a good goalkeeper who saved two or three very good chances against us. “We didn’t play badly, but the thing that was not so good was that they got two goals from free-kicks. “That is too easy. I told the boys we have to work on it, because if we make it better in the next games I think we are able to stay up and win our home games.” Magath admits he had not expected his side to take anything from the match at White Hart Lane, and believes the games at Craven Cottage against Hull and Crystal Palace will decide their fate. “It would be better if we got one or three points today, but we are not expecting to win here at Tottenham,” said the German. “So we are relying on our home games, and that might be enough to stay in the league.” Press Association
The win leaves defending champions Chelsea third on 32 points, eight behind pacesetters Manchester City, after six wins in their past seven Premier League matches.“I am happy, but you know very well that there is a team in this league that is doing extraordinary things and it’s Manchester City,” said Conte. “Otherwise, I think we are staying up there with the other teams.”Chelsea host Atletico on Tuesday in their last Champions League group match knowing that a win will guarantee them top spot in Group C ahead of Serie A side Roma, and a Hazard display against the Spaniards similar to Saturday’s would go a long way to securing Chelsea first place.“Eden enjoys playing our type of football,” said Conte.“He is an important player for us. We can change our system around him. He can play as a second striker or he can play as a number 10 when we play 3-4-3.” He insisted his side had come up against a team that will finish in the top three this season.“Chelsea have a lot of good things,” he said. “They have to compete for the title. It is obvious that they are one of the teams that will be there in the top three, but we began well and it was a pity that we couldn’t keep the lead for a while.“It’s not a problem of confidence with my team, it’s a problem of the level of the Premier League. You could see the team working really hard even at the end. We finished with two corners and we were still trying.”Share on: WhatsApp Antonio Conte admits defending the Premier league title won’t be easyLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea’s reach despite an impressive recent run of results ahead of their midweek Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.The Blues fought back from a goal down on Saturday to beat Newcastle 3-1 courtesy of two goals from the impressive Eden Hazard either side of a headed effort from Alvaro Morata. Conte said it would be special to see Hazard in action for Belgium against England at the World Cup next year, joking that he would have to ask his Chelsea team-mates Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater to treat him gently.“Gary knows very well Eden’s skill and for this reason, he must pay great attention. Every day to have a training session with this type of player and this skill makes you stronger.”Despite a bright start for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez’s side slumped to their fifth defeat in six league games, a run that has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table.Benitez, who won the Europa League with Chelsea is his spell as interim manager at Stamford Bridge four years ago, was in combative mood afterwards.
Please see a note from Sheriff Gregory Tony below. pic.twitter.com/0Q1BQR8Gia— Sheriff Gregory Tony 2020 (@sherifftony2020) May 3, 2020 Broward County Mayor Dale Holness on Thursday endorsed Gregory Tony for sheriff.Holness said in a statement that Tony, who has served as sheriff since January 2019, “has held bad actors accountable and put together the most diverse command staff we’ve ever seen. Sheriff Tony has truly proven himself more than deserving of the support of our community.”Tony will run against his predecessor Scott Israel, along with retired Broward Sheriff’s Col. Al Pollock, among other candidates in the Democratic primary.Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tony last year to replace Israel, whom he suspended over questions regarding Israel’s handling of the 2018 Parkland school shooting.Meanwhile, Tony has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for not disclosing on a 2005 job application with the Coral Springs Police Department that he shot and killed an 18-year-old man in 1993 when he was a teenager.The 41-year-old sheriff, who was ultimately not found guilty of wrongdoing in the shooting, says it was self-defense.He also wrote on the Coral Springs application that he had never used hallucinogens, although he admitted to using LSD in 1995 on a previous application for the Tallahassee Police Department. Tony also excluded from the Coral Springs application that he was at one point accused of passing a bad check as a student at Florida State University. Although that charge was dismissed, Tony ended up writing an apology letter for leaving it off his job application when it turned up in a subsequent background check.The Coral Springs Police Department hired Tony 15 years ago, launching his law enforcement career.Then-Police Chief Duncan Foster recently told the South Florida Sun Suntinel that he would not have hired Tony if the 1993 killing had been disclosed.Tony served with the Coral Springs Police Department until 2016, when he left there to develop a company that specializes in active shooter training. He has dismissed the matter from the killing as a political smear campaign.He said in a statement, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the mayor for the county I represent.”Last week, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, which previously voted “no confidence” in Tony and Israel, endorsed Pollock.