Darren CrissFavorite Replacement (Male): Darren Criss, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Every year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our yearly Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Below are this year’s winners of Broadway’s most fan-friendly prize! The 16th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on May 19, 2015. Christian BorleFavorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle, Something Rotten! Sierra BoggessFavorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Sierra Boggess, It Shoulda Been You Rupert GrintFavorite Featured Actor in a Play: Rupert Grint, It’s Only a PlayFavorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Rupert Grint, It’s Only a Play Emma StoneFavorite Replacement (Female): Emma Stone, CabaretAWARD COUNT BY SHOWFinding Neverland – 4On the Twentieth Century – 3The Elephant Man – 2It’s Only a Play – 2Wicked – 2The Audience – 1Cabaret – 1The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 1Gigi – 1Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 1It Shoulda Been You – 1The King and I – 1Something Rotten! – 1You Can’t Take It With You – 1 Star Files The King and IFavorite Musical Revival: The King and I Kristin ChenowethFavorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth CenturyFavorite Funny Performance: Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth CenturyFavorite Diva Performance: Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century Kristin Chenoweth Bradley Cooper(Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeFavorite New Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Written by Simon Stephens) Darren Criss Vanessa HudgensFavorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Vanessa Hudgens, Gigi The Elephant ManFavorite Play Revival: The Elephant ManFavorite Leading Actor in a Play: Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man WickedFavorite Long-Running Show: WickedFavorite Tour: Wicked View Comments Helen MirrenFavorite Leading Actress in a Play: Helen Mirren, The Audience Finding NeverlandFavorite New Musical: Finding Neverland (Book by James Graham, Music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy)Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Matthew Morrison, Finding NeverlandFavorite Onstage Pair: Laura Michelle Kelly & Matthew Morrison, Finding NeverlandFavorite New Song: “Believe” from Finding Neverland (Music and Lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) Annaleigh AshfordFavorite Featured Actress in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You
The 22-year-old, who qualifies via his maternal grandmother, was handed a first senior call-up for Wednesday night’s friendly in Cyprus and is thrilled to be given a chance on the international stage. He started his career at Southampton’s renowned academy, where he was a year above England and Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but dropped down to Sky Bet League One when he was released by the Saints. Press Association Reeves has taken well to the task, scoring 10 times this season from midfield and catching the eye of Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill in the process. “My nan is from Fermanagh and a lot of my Mum’s side still live over there, so I always knew it was a chance for me to play for Northern Ireland,” he told Press Association Sport. “I was ecstatic when I got the call, so was my family and everyone at home too. “It would be unbelievable to play international football; it’s an incredible opportunity and it would be an honour to represent Northern Ireland.” Ironically, Reeves’ new international captain, Steven Davis, is one of the men who forced him out of St Mary’s when he was signed to bolster the club’s Premier League credentials in 2012. Reeves holds no grudges on that front, though, and is hoping his week away with the likes of Davis and Chris Brunt can help him become a better player. “I trained with ‘Davo’ a lot at Southampton and it’s good to know someone when you’re coming into a squad and meeting a lot of new people,” he said. “He’s an easy guy to get on with, everyone likes Steven. You can always improve and training with these players can only help. “Working with guys from different styles and different cultures is good, especially when they’re international players. “You need to learn from them and then take it back with you and improve.” MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves is eager to make the most of his “incredible opportunity” with Northern Ireland.
Photo from IFC websiteThe Interfraternity Council sent out a letter Thursday to the USC community expressing its disagreement with the Academic Senate’s resolution from 2015 to defer Greek recruitment to spring.The letter said that the IFC leadership met with USC administrators on Sept. 13 who again asked to push Greek recruitment to the spring semester, citing mental health concerns among first-year students.“While we take these concerns to heart, the Interfraternity Council does not believe that the administration’s recruitment eligibility proposal will combat issues of academic stress,” the letter read.The letter explained that research suggested that anxiety and stress from first-year students typically stemmed from a sense of loneliness, and that deferring fraternity and sorority recruitment to the spring would remove a support system already in place by the organizations.“I don’t think it’s USC who should make a decision whether [first-year students] should join Greek life or not,” said Alexander Lorenzo Cuoci, president of the IFC.Cuoci said that while he rushed during his spring semester freshman year, he understands that students come to USC ready to join Greek organizations. He said that the IFC is willing to have proactive conversations to offer viable solutions for the issues listed by administrators.In the letter, the IFC leadership said they take responsibility for issues in the community and will work to create a safe environment for first-year students.Cuoci added that Greek organization members will be emailing President C. L. Max Nikias, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Provost Michael Quick urging them to reconsider their decision.“This [letter] is the last push to make sure that our voices are heard and that the administration is not just making decisions without hearing our voice,” Cuoci said.Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry responded to the letter with a statement emailed to the Daily Trojan following the time of publication.Carry requested the statement be published in its entirety:“To be clear, the proposal is not deferred recruitment. The University is accepting input on policy to require a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and completion of 12 units of course work at USC before going through the rigorous recruitment and new-members education process of joining a Greek-letter organization. In other words, allow first-year students one semester (90 days) to get adjusted to college academics and social life before going through the rigors of a 15-week new member education process. Under this policy, Greek-letter organizations would still be permitted to welcome new members in the fall semester that have at least a 2.5 GPA and completed 12 units at USC – sophomores, juniors, seniors, and spring admits who are in their second semester. In the following spring Greek-letter organizations would be able to recruit first-year students that have completed a semester at USC. We are examining implications of this policy for transfer students. I ask: “What is so unreasonable about giving first-year students 90 days to adjust to college life?” USC is not the first school in the country to prioritize the health, wellness and safety of new students by allowing them time to adjust to college life, many of our peers and aspirant institutions have similar policies. For the past two weeks I have been sincerely listening to leaders of Greek councils and organizations on this matter and I will do so until a decision is finalized. The first year of college is the toughest. We owe our new students every opportunity to be successful in and outside the classroom. When there are opportunities to consider changes that may improve the quality of the student experience, reduce stress and anxiety, and give students the time they need to adjust to college life, I will examine it. USC remains committed to prioritizing student health and wellbeing.”
Manchester United legend Gary Neville joined talkSPORT as a guest co-host for a very special Drivetime show on Tuesday.Our Twitter feeds were inundated with questions for the former England full-back, and, as you can see, he pulled no punches with his answers, including his views on England’s ‘golden generation’ and his rivalry with a certain Arsenal hero.Check out our Twitter Q&A with Gary Neville above!SHOULD ENGLAND HAVE WON EURO 96?“Yes. There are two tournaments that stand out and think, ‘what could have been’.“Euro 96 we were good enough to win the tournament and, in 2004, we were ready to beat Portugal.“Wayne Rooney going off, when they couldn’t handle him, didn’t help. They are the two tournaments that I thought we had a strong team.WHO WAS THE BEST WINGER YOU PLAYED AGAINST?“Marc Overmars was a tough opponent. It was tough though because Emmanuel Petit kept dropping balls over my head.“The worst thing for a defender is when you go tight and they spin in behind you, if you drop off they pick up to head and dribble past you, similar to Arjen Robben, Luis Figo or Franck Ribery. You are on a fine line as a defender.“Alessandro Del Piero, who wasn’t a traditional left winger, he played in a little pocket where you didn’t know whether to go inside with him and then you’d see the full back flying outside you.“Robert Pires was like that too. He wouldn’t destroy you with pace but he’d make you think. They were tough games. The ones with pace and the ones that run in behind you are the ones to worry about.“I would say Overmars [was the toughest] because those tussles between Arsenal and Man United in the last 90s, they were the best domestic team I ever played against.“That 1998 Arsenal team had everything pace, power, strength, great defenders, a good goalkeeper and good finishers. That was a complete team.”