Shakespeare in the Park’s The Tempest Opens Tonight

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park presentation of The Tempest opens officially on June 16. The Michael Greif-helmed production features stage and screen favorites Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. To commemorate the big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast. It’s a drawing as dreams are made on.In addition to Waterson as Prospero and Ferguson as Trinculo, the portrait features Chris Perfetti as Arel, Louis Cancelmi as Caliban, Francesca Carpanini as Miranda, Rodney Richardson as Ferdinand, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Stephano, Charles Parnell as Alonso, Bernard White as Gonzalo, Cotter Smith as Antonio and Frank Harts as Sebastian.Congratulations to the cast of The Tempest! Stay dry! Or don’t? View Commentslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Opening of New Pipeline Investment Program

first_img November 01, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Opening of New Pipeline Investment Program Energy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has opened the new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) for applications, offering up to $24 million funding to make Pennsylvania’s natural gas available to its residents, manufacturers, and pad-ready sites, hastening the development of low-cost energy and creating new jobs.“Pennsylvania boasts tremendous natural gas resources, and it makes sense that our residents should benefit from the assets right under their feet,” said Governor Wolf. “Doing so will also have a significant impact on the economic well-being of the commonwealth by creating jobs and making low-cost natural gas more readily available.”Administered by the CFA and funded through the reallocation of two fiscal years of funding from a previously underutilized program, the PIPE program will offer grants of up to $1 million for pipeline project expenses including construction; acquisition of land, rights of way, and easements; land clearing and preparation; and engineering, design, and inspection costs. Applicants must provide matching funds equal to at least 50 percent of the total project cost.“Since day one Governor Wolf has advocated for the creation of this program, and today we’re finally able to celebrate its opening,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “Encouraging the construction of natural gas distribution pipelines projects by eligible applicants – ranging from hospitals and school districts to business parks and existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises – the Pipeline Investment Program will help Pennsylvania fully realize the benefits of its vast energy resources.”Applicants eligible for PIPE funding include:• Businesses – A corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, business trust or other CFA-approved commercial entity• Economic Development Organizations – A nonprofit corporation or association whose purpose is the enhancement of economic conditions in their community• Hospitals – An entity licensed to provide inpatient care and services under either the Public Welfare Code or the Health Care Facilities Act• Municipalities – Any city, township, borough, town, county, or home rule municipality• School DistrictsThe first PIPE approvals are anticipated for early 2017. For additional information on the Pipeline Investment Program, to review program guidelines, or to apply, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more