Hamilton Wins Big at OBIEs; Complete List of Honorees Announced

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway-bound Hamilton continued its off-Broadway awards sweep at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards on May 18, picking up the night’s big prize, Best New American Theatre Work. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater. As previously reported, Signature Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The ceremony at Webster Hall was hosted by OITNB’s OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria and presenters included Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, Tommy Tune, T.R. Knight, Tony Kushner and LaChanze.A complete list of awards follows:Best New American Theatre Work (includes $1,000 check)Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, direction by Thomas Kail, arrangements/orchestrations/music direction by Alex LacamoirePerformanceUsman Ally, The Invisible HandFirdous Bamji, Indian InkBrooke Bloom, You Got Older Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy April Matthis, Sustained Excellence of PerformanceJohn Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine & The Iceman ComethPlaywritingAyad Akhtar, The Invisible HandClare Barron, You Got OlderSuzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & IIIDirectionTrip Cullman, Punk RockAnne Kauffman, Sustained Excellence of DirectionDarko Tresnjak, The KillerDesignAbigail DeVille, Prophetika: An OratorioChristine Jones, Sustained Excellence of Set DesignBen Stanton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignJaphy Weideman, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignSpecial CitationsKate Benson (writer) and Lee Sunday Evans (director), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great LakesBootycandy, writer/director Robert O’Hara, actors Philip James Brannon, Jessica Frances Dukes, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas, Lance Coadie WilliamsCatch (performance series), Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons, Jeff LarsonBridget Everett, Rock BottomBush Moukarzel and Dead Centre, LippyAndrew Schneider, YouarenowhereOBIE Grants ($2,500 to each theater)Horse Trade Theater Group / The Fire This Time FestivalJACK (Arts Center)The Ross Wetzsteon Award (includes $1,000 check)Ars NovaSustained Achievement AwardJames Houghtoncenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

NAFCU details NCUA PPP rules in new alert to CUs

first_img continue reading » NCUA headquarters Earlier this month, the NCUA Board approved an interim final rule to make conforming amendments to capital adequacy rules consistent with the CARES Act. Under the rule, paycheck protection program loans will receive a zero percent risk weighting under the NCUA’s risk-based net worth requirement. NAFCU outlines what credit unions should know regarding the rule in a new Final Regulation Alert.NAFCU has previously urged the agency to grant additional capital flexibility, as well as place a moratorium on exams, and more, and will continue to advocate for additional relief and guidance.In the alert, NAFCU highlights that the rule:provides that if a PPP loan is pledged as collateral for a non-recourse loan that is provided as part of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF), the pledged loan can be excluded from a credit union’s calculation of total assets for the purposes of calculating its net worth ratio; andcenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Transfer applications up slightly

first_imgThe USC Office of Admission has seen a small increase in the number of transfer applications received this year, though officials say the jump is not dramatic.According to Tim Brunold, director of undergraduate admission, the number of transfer applications is up about 3 to 5 percent.Brunold said the increase of California applicants is not drastically different than the overall increase in applications, though he suspects the slight increase can be attributed to the current turmoil in higher education.“It’s probably been a 200 application increase from California, which would be proportional to that overall increase,” Brunold said.With the recent budget cuts to California higher education, state community colleges and University of California schools have had to cut back on the number of courses offered to its students, raising a possible explanation for the increase in transfer applications.“I wouldn’t say that the increase has been dramatic,” Brunold said. “It’s not as if we are seeing a huge percentage increase from a certain type of school, but there definitely has been a reasonable size increase from the UCs. Last year we got about 400 from the UC system, and this year we have about 450 — an increase that is more than coincidental.”According to preliminary data, the quality of the transfer applicant pool has also stayed at a high level, a trend that the admission office said it sees every year.“We do ask for students to self-report what their GPA is, and that number is at the same high quality it has been in past years,” Brunold said. “Those patterns look similar, which is a very positive thing for us.”For Kevin Khakshouri, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development, his transfer from Santa Monica College to USC brought with it a change in work ethic.“You have to do a lot more reading; it’s basically more work,” Khakshouri said of his transition to USC. “I could get by without doing the reading, whereas at ’SC I can’t wait till the last minute. I have to stay consistent.”For USC, the recent transfer applicant pool is indicative of the increasing caliber of students looking to transfer.“Our transfer applicants are very high quality. Last year the average transfer had a 3.65 GPA. Every indication so far is that the quality has stayed the same. It certainly has not gone down,” Brunold said. “It’s getting to the point where the typical rate of transfer admission is similar to freshman admits.”last_img read more