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A Family Affair (musical)

A Family Affair is a musical with a book by James Goldman and William Goldman, lyrics by James Goldman and John Kander, and music by Kander crew socks wholesale. This was Kander’s first show, and his only one written without Fred Ebb.

In Chicago, Gerry Siegal and Sally Nathan, a young suburban Chicago couple, decide to marry. The bride’s Uncle Alfie (her guardian) wants an intimate wedding and wages a war of words with the groom’s entire family. The groom’s brassy Jewish mother Tillie commandeers the planning, steering it towards a large country club wedding (despite her husband’s scolding her for taking over). Caterers, dressmakers, band leaders wool defuzzer, rabbis, florists, photographers and a bossy wedding planner are pushed to the limit by the madcap preparations. The bride and groom, who have retained their sanity, realize that their families have almost destroyed the wedding. They announce their intention to have a quiet family affair.

The three collaborators on the show, William and James Goldman, and John Kander, had all been friends for a long time and shared an apartment in New York City. Although all three would enjoy great success, when the musical was written only William Goldman was doing well in his career. He later remembered:

They were older than I was, Kander and my brother, and they were the ones who were supposed to succeed and they weren’t I was. It terrified me and I wrote a musical with my brother and Kander, A Family Affair, which got on, which failed. I don’t know why I did it. Here were these two wonderful figures for me and I was doing well and they weren’t and I helped them in my own nutty way. Except it didn’t work out that way, since everything I tried for the theatre failed.

William Goldman says the idea for the musical was his. It was originally optioned by Leyland Heyward and when he dropped the option their agent, Richard Seff, talked his cousin Andrew into producing it. Money was raised by doing live auditions, according to Seff:

Jim couldn’t sing a note, Bill can’t really sing but John Kander can a little bit, so Kander would play and sing and Bill would sing with him and then I had to get up and sing with them too so here was the agent playing actor. There were thirty people, fifty people, and we’d raise the thousand dollars one night and two thousand the next and we put together the whole show that way.

The credits are shared by all three equally. “I would not say I was a major contributor to the lyrics, but we all decided the three of us would take the billing,” remembers William Goldman design your own football uniform.

Originally planned as a project for Gertrude Berg to be directed by Jerome Robbins, it opened in Philadelphia directed instead by Word Baker, who recently had staged The Fantasticks off-Broadway. With everything from the script to the score to the set in disarray, theatre producer Hal Prince was brought in to replace Baker and repair the damage. Poor box office prevented the out-of-town tryout from being extended and Prince, making his directorial debut, brought the show to New York City knowing it was better but still in need of serious work.

The Broadway production opened on January 27, 1962 at the Billy Rose Theatre, where it ran for 65 performances and five previews. The cast included neurotic comic Shelley Berman as Alfie, Eileen Heckart as Tillie, Rita Gardner as Sally, and Larry Kert as Gerry, with Morris Carnovsky, Cathryn Damon, Bibi Osterwald, and Linda Lavin in supporting roles.

According to Richard Seff:

We kept it alive, barely. It earned a living for those nine weeks but it never made any profit to speak of and to go on longer would have meant to take big losses so it was sensible to close it… When we first heard it, we thought it had great charm. But I think it would have been helped by a director who really understood big musicals and Wood Baker had just had the great success with Fantastiks, which was only a few people in a tiny, tiny theatre, and he did that one imaginatively, but this one he did not do imaginatively and it was very clunky. A lot depends on the director in a musical. He really can make fair material much better and a bad director can take excellent material and make it worse… Hal Prince took over the direction out of town. He helped it a lot. It got better. It just didn’t get good enough.

An original cast recording was released by United Artists Records.

Henry Charteris

Henry Charteris the younger (1565–1628) was a Scottish minister and Principal of Edinburgh University from 1599 to 1620.

He was the eldest son of Henry Charteris, Scottish printer, was educated at the university and graduated as M.A. in 1587. He was a student in the first class taught by Robert Rollock, which numbered four future professors, two of whom, Charteris and Patrick Sands, became principals. Ten years later, on the death of Rollock, Charteris was appointed Principal, having been recommended by Rollock on his deathbed.

To the principalship was then attached the professorship of divinity, and the salary, which had been four hundred, was increased in 1601 to six hundred marks. In 1617, when James VI and I visited Scotland, a disputation was held before him at Stirling Castle by the professors of the university hydration belt reviews, but Charteris declined to take part in it. Among the royal puns on this occasion, James is said to joked on Charteris, ‘His name agreeth very well unto nature running belt water, for charters contain much matter yet say nothing, but put great purposes in men’s mouths.’

On 20 March 1620 Charteris resigned his office, having been called to be minister of North Leith. On 19 April 1627 he was recalled to fill the chair of professor of divinity wool defuzzer, with a salary of a thousand merks and a house. He died in July 1628. He wrote only a revision of the Latin life by Robertson, one of the ministers of Edinburgh, of Principal Rollock, published by the Wodrow Society in 1826 waist water bottle holder.

Montenegro women’s national handball team

The Montenegro national handball team represents Montenegro in international handball competitions. Team was formed in 2006, and started playing in IHF and EHF competitions during the same year.
Montenegro played their first official match in November 2006 in Cheb and won against Bulgaria (32:28).
Women’s handball team is among most successful national teams of Montenegro. They won Montenegro’s first ever Olympic medal in 2012 by reaching the final. Same year, Montenegro was a champion of Europe.

With the strong tradition in women’s handball, Montenegrin team is formed at 2006, soon after independence. Strong base of Montenegrin team was ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica, a club with numerous European trophies, which produced many famous Montenegrin players.

Montenegrin women’s team started playing in official competitions since 2006. First games they played on qualifying tournament for World Championship 2007 in Cheb, but finished at the second place with four wins and one defeat. Year later, Montenegro didn’t succeed to qualify for European Championship 2008, after defeat in playoffs against Croatia. Same result Montenegro made at qualifiers for World Championship 2009, with defeats in the playoff against Sweden.
First significant success, Montenegro made at 2010. After qualifiers without any defeat, the team participated on European Championship 2010. At the end, Montenegro finished as a sixt-placed team and Montenegrin-side Bojana Popović was the third scorer of Championship with 46 goals.
For the first time, Montenegro played on World Championship at 2011. After passed group stage, Montenegrin team was eliminated by Spain in Round of 16.

Best year in the history of Montenegrin team was 2012 wholesale soccer jerseys free shipping. In August, Montenegro won silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In December, Montenegro became champion of Europe at European Championship 2012 in Belgrade.
At Summer Olympics 2012, Montenegro passed group with two defeats, but in elimination matches won against France and Spain. On final match, Montenegrin team was defeated by Norway (23:26). With the second place on tournament in London, women’s handball team won the first Olympic medal for Montenegro since independence. Montenegrin players Bojana Popović and Katarina Bulatović were elected in the All-star Olympic Games team by IHF football shirts sale online. Two players were top-scorers of Olympic tournament – Bulatović with 53 goals and Popović with 46.
At 2012 European Women’s Handball Championship in Serbia, Montenegro won its’ first title on one of mayor handball championships. The team made score 5-0-1 in two group phases. In semifinals, in front of 13,000 spectators, Montenegro defeated home-side Serbia (27:26). In the big final, Montenegro again met Norway and won gold medal with win 34:31. Montenegrin players Katarina Bulatović and Jovanka Radičević were in All-star team. With 56 goals, Katarina Bulatović was the top-scorer of championship.
Both medals, in London and in Belgrade, Montenegro won with head coach Dragan Adžić.

After two successes in 2012, Montenegro was among main favourites before 2013 World Women’s Handball Championship. But, after good performance in the group-phase, Montenegrin team was eliminated by Denmark in Round of 16.
Montenegro made significant result on 2014 European Women’s Handball Championship. After good performances in both groups, the team played in semifinals, but defeated against Spain. At the end, Montenegro finished as a fourth-placed team.
Best result on World Championship Montenegro made at 2015. After great performances in groups, with notable win against Hungary (32:15), Montenegro eliminated Angola in Round of 16. But, on quarterfinals, Norway defeated Montenegro (26:15). That was the first performance of Montenegro in the quarterfinals of World Championship.
At their second participation on Summer Olympics, Montenegro disappointed in Rio de Janeiro 2016. With five defeats on group stage, Montenegro finished as a last-placed team without any point.
After result from Olympic Games 2016, Dragan Adžić, who led Montenegro during six years wool defuzzer, resigned from head coach position.

During the past, Montenegro participated at two editions of Summer Olympics (2012, 2016).
In London 2012, women’s handball team won first olympic medal for Montenegro since independence.

Montenegro participated on three World Championships.
After failed to qualify for championships 2007 and 2009, they participated on three consecutive tournaments (2011, 2013, 2015). Best result Montenegro made at 2015, when they played in the quarterfinals.

Montenegro has participated in four European Championships.
After failed to qualify for European Championship 2008, they participated on tournaments 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Montenegro was European champion 2012 and semifinalist from 2014.

The following is the Montenegrin roster in the women’s handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. view · talk

Head coach: Dragan Adžić

Since independence, Montenegro was led by three different coaches. During the first years, head coach was Nikola Petrović. After him, Montenegro was led by Gyula Zsiga and then by Dragan Adžić, who was most successful head coach of Montenegrin team.

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