A revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, potentially starring Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, is eyeing Broadway. According to The New York Times, the production may be helmed by Gregory Mosher and open in the fall at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Love Letters Love Letters originally opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. The play changed its cast every week and other notable names that appeared in that incarnation included Victor Garber, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve and Christopher Walken. The show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, with Lynn Redgrave, John Clark, Stockard Channing and more appearing in the production. View Comments Related Shows Huston won an Oscar for Prizzi’s Honor. Her many other notable films include Enemies, A Love Story and The Grifters. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 The play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, focuses on Melissa Gardner, an artist, and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who becomes a senator. Sitting beside one another, the actors read their characters’ correspondence with each other over almost 50 years.
Feb 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee today recommended that pharmaceutical companies use one new influenza strain, the B component, in next season’s flu vaccine.The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted to follow the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), which last week recommended replacing the influenza B strain in this year’s vaccine, which is from the Yamagata lineage, to one from the Victoria lineage, said Karen Reilly, an FDA spokeswoman. The WHO and the FDA panel recommended that the two influenza A strains for the Northern Hemisphere remain the same.Reilly told CIDRAP News that the votes on retaining the current influenza A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 strains were unanimous. However, the vote on changing the influenza B strain was 14 to 0 with one abstention.The flu vaccine is reformulated each year in an attempt to match ever-evolving virus strains. The WHO and FDA recommend the strains for the vaccine in February, allowing companies enough time to grow the viruses in chicken eggs and process them into vaccine doses. Most years the vaccine is protective, but last flu season all three strains in the vaccine were a poor match for circulating viruses, and the WHO and FDA recommended changing all three strains for this season.The influenza B component of this year’s flu vaccine was from the Yamagata lineage, but the proportion of strains from the Victoria lineage continues to increase and has become predominant in many countries, including the United States.The WHO and now the FDA committee recommend the following for next season’s vaccine:For the H1N1 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/59/2007For the H3N2 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/10/2007For the B component, a strain similar to B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, replacing B/Florida/4/2006Reilly said the committee discussed recommending the addition of a second B strain to the vaccine, but did not vote on the measure. Health officials in the United States have discussed including both lineages in the seasonal vaccine to address the unpredictable circulation of the influenza B strains, given that a vaccine against one lineage offers little protection against the other.Some of the committee members said there was not enough research yet to support adding a second B strain lineage, she said.See also:Feb 13 CIDRAP News story “WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine”Jan 16 CIDRAP News story “Experts consider 4-strain flu vaccine to fight B viruses”
The motto was always the same for the Daddios.“Confident, not cocky.”And as Chris Daddio emerged as one of the best high school players in Northern Virginia, his older brother Kyle made sure he didn’t lose sight of that mantra. The summer before Daddio started his career at Syracuse, Kyle brought him to summer league games to compete against Major League Lacrosse players and former college All-Americans.Daddio held his own, but learned a valuable lesson.“When I was playing around my friends, I was better than a lot of people so I was pretty confident,” Daddio said. “He’d bring me into his games and kind of knock me down a level. That was his way of telling me to stay at that confidence level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Get the experience, but make sure not to get too high on yourself.”This season, Daddio’s maintenance of that approach has never been more apparent.Since the Orange’s and Daddio’s season hit rock bottom in a 21-7 loss at Duke on March 23, he’s won 56.7 percent of his faceoffs as his turnaround has fueled SU’s. With renewed life at the X, the Orange has won seven of its last eight games and heads into the NCAA tournament as the No. 2 overall seed.But Daddio’s demeanor heading into his final NCAA tournament is identical to what it was no more than a month and a half ago, when the blame for Syracuse’s losses fell mostly on his shoulders.His levelheadedness has kept him humble throughout his comeback and persistent through a time when he was the most scrutinized player on the team.“That’s just the way I’ve always been,” Daddio said. “I’ve got to keep my composure. You never want to be the guy that’s bragging about the way he’s doing — especially the way I started off. I couldn’t say much.”As a senior at Loudoun Valley (Va.) High School in 2010, he won 88 percent at the X, tallied 71 points and earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors. He jumped at the first sign of interest from the Orange and became part of the second-ranked recruiting class in the country.Daddio joined a Syracuse faceoff unit that had won more than 50 percent of its faceoffs in seven of the previous eight seasons before his arrival.But since then, the Orange — with Daddio as its primary option at the X — has not reached that plateau.“He does put a lot of pressure on himself,” Kyle said. “In past years, he let that pressure affect him negatively.”Once the final horn sounded on Duke’s 16-10 victory over Syracuse in the national championship game last year, Daddio took a seat on the SU bench and watched the Blue Devils celebrate until he was one of the very last people left on the field.He only took four faceoffs that day — he lost all of them — but still felt responsible for Brendan Fowler’s 20-of-28 day at the X and Duke’s ensuing celebration.“I really just kind of let it dig into my skin and really frustrate me in the best way possible,” Daddio said. “The biggest part of our loss was because of faceoffs, and me not being able to even have much of a chance because of my struggle throughout the season was pretty tough on me.”For the first three years of his Syracuse career, Daddio failed to live up to the reputation he established as a top-flight recruit.Halfway through this season, it was more of the same.When Fowler lined up at the X for a national championship rematch on March 23, it was against SU freshman Joe DeMarco, who took the first faceoff of his collegiate career.After the Blue Devils blew out Syracuse, the Orange fell to 4-3 having lost its first three Atlantic Coast Conference games. SU was in danger of missing the conference tournament, and perhaps even the national tournament, if Daddio didn’t raise his level of play.“The amazing thing about Chris is he kept pushing,” senior defender Matt Harris said. “He kept doing the things he did every day and I think he knew at some point there was going to be a turnaround.”That turnaround started with Notre Dame, when Daddio was just a week removed from being benched against Duke.Daddio won the opening faceoff against UND, and the resurgence began. It led to a six-game winning streaking, including a double-overtime win against North Carolina — in which he won 18-of-26 faceoffs — that pushed SU into the ACC tournament.Still, his demeanor in postgame press conferences didn’t change. His expressions gave little indication to his success and he refused to admit satisfaction with himself.Yet on the field, there was a clear improvement. Whether it’s throwing his hand out farther as he goes for a clamp, adjusting his exits or developing his decision making with the ball, all of Daddio’s hard work with assistant coach Kevin Donahue has come together for Syracuse at the right time.“I’m amazed,” SU head coach John Desko said. “With all the emphasis on it and the faceoff being talked about so much, he’s been extremely resilient.”The ultimate test came in the ACC tournament semifinals on April 25 against none other than Fowler himself. The Duke faceoff specialist won 13-of-15 draws in the second and third quarters and more in the fourth as the Blue Devils built a four-goal lead.But as SU mounted a comeback, Daddio won the last three faceoffs, including two in the last 15 seconds to allow the Orange a miraculous last-second win.“I came out and just trusted my move,” Daddio said, “and knew that I didn’t really have a choice with the way I’ve played against him in the past.”With Bryant’s Kevin Massa and Maryland’s Charlie Raffa — two of the country’s premier faceoff specialists — in the Orange’s quarter of the NCAA tournament bracket, Daddio needs one more hot streak to help his team capture a national championship.Only then would he deviate from his demeanor and be satisfied with his comeback — and maybe crack a smile after a game.“I don’t really care about the stats, personally,” Daddio said. “I just care about getting my team the ball and giving them their chances. It’s nice to be doing a little bit better, but I’m not happy yet.“I won’t be happy until I get back what I lost last year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 8, 2014 at 1:30 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb