Tickets Now On Sale for Husband & Wife Drama Annapurna, Starring Real-Life Couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

first_img Offerman currently plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and his film and TV credits include Axe Cop, 21 Jump Street, Childrens Hospital, We’re the Millers and Sin City. Annapurna marks his off-Broadway debut. Annapurna Art imitates life! Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Sharr White’s drama Annapurna, starring real-life couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace). Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, the New Group production will begin performances April 13 off-Broadway. The show is slated to play a limited engagement at Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre through June 1. Offerman and Mullally will reprise their roles in the new play after starring in the two-person drama at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in April 2013. The production tells the story of Emma (Mullally), who walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Offerman) in the middle of the night. Now hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked up to an oxygen tank and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the best and worst of their former bond. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 1, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Mullally last appeared on Broadway in Young Frankenstein. Her additional Broadway credits include Grease and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Perhaps best known as Karen on Will & Grace, her other film and TV credits include Childrens Hospital, Bee Movie, The Kings of Summer and Bob’s Burgers.last_img read more

Waitsfield’s Liz Lovely discusses success in tough times on NPR

first_imgLiz Lovely, Inc. received national exposure when company co-founders Liz and Dan Holtz were featured on The Story, a nationally syndicated program on National Public Radio, on Thursday, March 5th. The show was one in an on-going series called What s Working? Who s Working? that focuses on people and companies that are thriving despite the downturn in the economy.During the 30-minute interview, host Dick Gordon cited pundits who have said survival is the measure of success in 2009. Liz responded, People are saying that to us this year and we re thinking, that was our story last year. Liz and Dan elaborated to listeners on how they turned their embattled business around in 2008 despite a failed West Coast expansion and unserviceable debts for new equipment.Mr. Gordon s asked them about the resuscitation of the business to which the founders credited creative solutions like new products, such as Gluten Free cookies, an e-commerce website, and shipping directly to retailers rather than focusing on a big distributor. Through the process of almost going out of business we actually learned how to write a business plan, Dan said. For the first time in a few years, the business is actually on track to grow significantly this year.Liz and Dan were also very candid about their marriage and how the challenges in their business affected their 15 year relationship. Mr. Gordon skillfully maneuvered the interview into very personal territory for the couple, which may have contributed significantly to listener appeal.According to Andy Campbell, Marketing Coordinator, We received a number of positive emails and calls from listeners, especially people who were inspired by Liz and Dan s personal struggles while trying to stay in business. The Story with Dick Gordon debuted in February 2006 and has grown from a weekly local broadcast to a daily national broadcast airing in more than 60 cities across the country. The audio from the show can be found at www.thestory.org(link is external) and at www.lizlovely.com(link is external).Liz Lovely, Inc. bakes and distributes Certified Organic and Certified Vegan cookies and dark chocolate products to leading natural foods retailers throughout the country. They also recently launched a line of Gluten Free cookies with three more flavors slated for an April release. Liz Lovely makes its products and eco-friendly gift samplers available for consumers, corporate gifts, and events directly from their website. The company s socially responsible mission is summed up in their tagline, Baking a DifferenceTM. Liz Lovely was founded in 2003 by high school sweethearts Liz and Dan Holtz and is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. For more about Liz Lovely, visit www.lizlovely.com(link is external).Waitsfield, Vermont (March 10th, 2009)last_img read more

Supportive dads increase breast milk success, Waikato University study shows

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 July 2018Family First Comment: “First-time mum Dena Baxter said breastfeeding wasn’t easy to begin with and an encouraging partner made it easier. She can see how mums turn to formula without enough support.”Yep#DadsMatterDoting dads who chip in around the house could help to boost breast milk production in mothers, new research shows.Those who feel supported by their partners have better milk production and more success in exclusively breast feeding, University of Waikato masters student Angga Rahadian’s​ research found.Happy mums are the most important thing when it comes to feeding, with stress known to dry up the breast milk, Rahadian said.While Rahadian, originally from Jakarta, based her research around Indonesian parents, her supervisor Dr Polly Atatoa Carr said it’s applicable to New Zealanders.The research comes amid dropping breastfeeding rates in New Zealand.Last year research found only 16 per cent of New Zealand mums were exclusively breastfeeding for the six month period recommended by the World Health Organisation.Yet few breastfeeding campaigns target fathers, Atatoa Carr said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105159892/Supportive-dads-increase-breast-milk-success-Waikato-University-study-shows?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more