News story: Get involved: share your ideas or join our movement for change

first_imgThe Social Mobility Commission aims to build a fairer society in which everyone can thrive. We will only succeed with the help of people who truly understand and care about fairness. If you are passionate about social mobility please join our movement for change.How to get involvedShare your ideas or experiencesIf you have an idea about how we can improve social mobility across the nation, please email us at [email protected] our movement for changeThe Commission runs campaigns to drive change on critical issues. Please sign up to our mailing list to learn about upcoming campaigns by emailing your name, job role and organisation (if relevant) to [email protected] are many ways you can support social mobility in your local area right now. You can volunteer, become a mentor for a young person, or ask your company to offer work experence to disadvantaged young people.Find local volunteering opportunitiesFind local mentoring opportunitiesYou can ask your employer to sign up to the Social Mobility Pledge or enter the 2019 Social Mobility Employer Index, UK Social Mobility Awards or Queen’s Awards.Look out for sector-based initiatives through your professonal bodies, regulators and networks, and regional initiatives through your local authority.Keep an eye on this page – we will be updating it later in the year with more opportunities to get involved with the work of the Social Mobility Commission.last_img read more

Michael Park, Laura Osnes, Sally Murphy & More to Star in Off-B’way Revival of The Threepenny Opera

first_img The Threepenny Opera Sally Murphy Related Shows View Comments Star Files Michael Park Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014 Beggars! And brothels! And Bertolt Brecht! The Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for its off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera. Emmy winner Michael Park, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Sally Murphy and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham are among those who have joined the star-studded cast. Directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, The Threepenny Opera will play a limited engagement at the Linda Gross Theater from March 12 through May 4. Opening night is set for April 7.Adapted by Marc Blitzstein, The Threepenny Opera will feature Park as Macheath, Osnes as Polly Peachum, Murphy as Jenny and Abraham as Mr. Peachum. In addition, the cast of the musical comedy will include Lilli Cooper as Lucy Brown, Rick Holmes as Tiger Brown and Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil as Mrs. Peachum. The show’s ensemble will feature John Kelly as Street Singer, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Timothy Doyle, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Christina Spina and John Watkins.Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s most popular collaboration, The Threepenny Opera is based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. The show centers on the scoundrel Macheath and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. In the tuner, Macheath, or Mack the Knife as he is known, marries the impressionable and innocent Polly Peachum, much to the displeasure of her father and mother. Throughout his marriage, and a series of arrests, he maintains a strong relationship with his mistress, Pirate Jenny.The Threepenny Opera will feature scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Clive Goodwin and musical direction by Gary Fagin.Roundabout Theater Company most recently mounted The Threepenny Opera, adapted by Wallace Shawn and directed by Scott Elliott, on Broadway in 2006. The cast included Alan Cumming as Macheath, Nellie McKay as Polly, Cyndi Lauper as Jenny, Jim Dale as Mr. Peachum and Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Peachum. The production, which included drag performers, was nominated for the Best Musical Revival Tony Award. Laura Osneslast_img read more

National Trails Day

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of the American Hiking SocietyThis Saturday, June 6 is National Trails Day. Coordinated by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is the single largest trail celebration in the country with events taking place in all 50 states. It’s designed to draw attention to and create awareness for the protection of the magnificent trail systems that exist throughout the United States.According the American Hiking Society, there are more 200,000 miles of recreational, multi-use trails criss crossing the country.To find a National Trails Day event near you, use this handy event locator provided by the American Hiking Society.last_img read more