Odds & Ends: Viola Davis’ Dream Broadway Role & More

first_imgViola Davis(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Viola Davis’ Dream B’way RoleTwo-time Tony winner Viola Davis is currently killing it on the small screen in How to Get Away With Murder, but that doesn’t mean that she’s given up on theater. “I’d do Nora in A Doll’s House on Broadway,” Davis told Vulture. “Are you kidding me? I would love to do that. It’s a beautiful role. It’s tremendous. Hedda Gabler. Anything that’s tremendous and big and bold.” We hope to see her back on the Great White Way soon!Sydney Lucas Tapped for AMC SeriesSydney Lucas, who was Tony nominated for her Broadway debut in Fun Home, has been enlisted to star opposite Sam Neill in AMC’s The Son. According to TV Line, the 10-episode drama series is based on Philipp Meyer’s novel and will follow a family witnessing the birth of the Lone Star State. Lucas is set to play Neill’s stubborn tomboy granddaughter.Brian D’Arcy James’ Latest FilmFresh off triumphantly standing on the Oscar stage, Something Rotten!’s Brian D’Arcy James, along with Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber and more have been tapped for Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye. Deadline reports that the biopic will explore J.D. Salinger, played by Nicholas Hoult, before he pens The Catcher in the Rye. Tony nominee Hope Davis, Zoey Deutch and Laura Dern will also feature in the movie.Kendrick & Colbert Geek Out Over SondheimWill Anna Kendrick just come and do a Broadway musical again already? The Into the Woods and Pitch Perfect screen star stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 10 and the result was all we could have wished it to be. The duo sang “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, geeked out over Stephen Sondheim and talked her childhood Main Stem turn. Check it out below. View Commentscenter_img P.S. The annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is scheduled to celebrate its festive 30th edition on April 25 at the Minskoff Theatre. Participants will be announced later.last_img read more

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Department of Labor gives unemployment update; how you can speed up processing on your claim

first_imgWhile many people are facing unprocessed claims, Reardon says one of the most common reasons applications are labeled as “partially complete” is because the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is either missing or incorrect. Correcting those errors requires a call from a NYSDOL representative, which Reardon says can lead to significant delays on claims. (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Labor announced they have delivered more than three billion dollars to more than one million residents in the last six weeks. New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon says they are operating seven days a week to keep up with the hundreds of thousands of calls they are receiving daily. If you are still experiencing an unprocessed claim, NYSDOL is asking you to not call in. Reardon says a NYSDOL representative will reach out if they need any additional information. If you experience a denied claim and would like to appeal, head over to this related article about pro bono legal assistance.center_img That directive was sent out to 320,000 New York State businesses. Reardon also recommends a few ways to ensure you receive your benefits as fast as possible. File your claim online, be sure to fill out the information completely, and use direct deposit if possible. If you receive benefits through a KeyBank debit card, you can switch to direct deposit by visiting www.labor.ny.gov. Click on “unemployment services”, then “update personal information”, and lastly selecting “register for direct deposit”. “I’m issuing a directive reminding all businesses in New York State, they have a legal obligation to provide their workers with the information they need to apply for unemployment insurance, including the business FEIN,” said Reardon. last_img read more

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