Archie Musical Is Coming to Broadway

first_img View Comments Archie and the Riverdale gang are heading to Broadway! Writer and director Adam McKay will adapt the popular comic book series into a musical. The comedy video site Funny Or Die has teamed up with Archie Comics as a presenting partner. No word yet on casting or dates for a bow on the Great White Way.McKay has directed the Anchorman series, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, all of which he also co-wrote with Will Ferrell. He also directed Ferrell in the Tony-nommed You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.“Archie represents a bygone era of America,” McKay said in a statement. “And like all bygone eras, there are elements we miss and elements that should be bygone. This will be a musical that deals with both those realities in a bright, colorful and slightly demented way.” Archie, created by the late artist Bob Montana and writer Vic Bloom, follows a group of teenagers, including the titular redhead, the obsessive Betty Cooper, the absurdly wealthy Veronica Lodge and best friend Jughead Jones. The first issue was published in 1942.This would not be the first musical inspired by a comic: previous shows include Li’l Abner, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Addams Family. This also wouldn’t be the first musical inspired by a redhead comic strip icon.last_img read more

Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.While City strolled into the fourth round, Chelsea face an unwanted replay after being held to a 0-0 draw at Championship side Norwich.City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.Ashley Barnes blasted into the top corner after City defender John Stones sliced his attempted clearance.However, Burnley hadn’t won at City since 1973 and Argentina striker Aguero ensured that run continued.City, who last tasted defeat in domestic competition in their FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in April, were level in the 56th minute when Aguero fired home from Ilkay Gundogan’s pass.Aguero then finished off a superb backheeled pass from Gundogan in the 58th minute.Sane prodded home to put the result beyond doubt in the 71st minute and Bernardo Silva made it four in the 82nd minute.Hughes could face the sack after fourth tier Coventry rolled back the years with a memorable cup result at their Ricoh Arena,.With Stoke in the relegation zone, it was reported this week that the club’s hierarchy had considered dismissing Hughes and whether he can survive any longer must now be in doubt.Coventry have fallen on hard times since winning the FA Cup in a classic 1987 final against Tottenham and now reside in League Two — their first time at that level since the 1950s — after a spell having to play their home matches in Northampton due to a stadium row.Jordan Willis put the underdogs ahead in the 24th minute with his first goal in a year.Willis conceded a 52nd minute penalty with a foul on Ramadan Sobhi and Charlie Adam stepped up to equalise.But Coventry right-back Jack Grimmer weaved his way through Stoke’s defence and side-footed past Jack Butland in the 67th minute.– Bournemouth escape – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made nine changes at Carrow Road, with Eden Hazard rested and Alvaro Morata only used as a substitute for last season’s FA Cup runners-up.The result was a disjointed display from the Blues, who now face an extra match that will add to Conte’s frustration after his recent complaints about the draining effects of fixture congestion.The only flash-point in a tame tie saw Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger square up to a fan after the supporter threw away the ball when the defender tried to retrieve it.At the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe made eight changes as he prioritised Premier League survival and it needed a second half revival from his understudies to rescue a 2-2 draw against Wigan.Northern Ireland forward Will Grigg gave Wigan a fourth minute lead from close-range and there was worse to come for Howe in the 29th minute when Emerson Hyndman’s own goal doubled the visitors’ lead.Yet Lys Mousset reduced the deficit for Bournemouth in the 55th minute and League One leaders Wigan, who won the FA Cup in 2013, were denied a surprise win by Steve Cook’s goal two minutes into stoppage-time.Newcastle had been tipped as potential upset victims, but they swept away fourth tier leaders Luton with a 3-1 win at St James’ Park.West Bromwich Albion won for the first time in 21 games in all competitions, 2-0 at fourth tier Exeter giving boss Alan Pardew his first victory since replacing the sacked Tony Pulis.Salomon Rondon’s long-range drive put Albion ahead in the second minute and Jay Rodriguez added the second goal in the 25th minute.Watford avoided more cup misery against giant-killers Bristol City with a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road.City had also won at Vicarage Road in the League Cup this season, but Watford avoided another embarrassing loss thanks to goals from Andre Carrillo, Troy Deeney and Etienne Capoue.Southampton won 1-0 at Fulham, Huddersfield beat Bolton 2-1, Swansea drew 0-0 at Wolves and Leicester were held to a 0-0 draw at third tier Fleetwood. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

BAFFERT’S SKY KINGDOM SEEKS SECOND WIN IN SATURDAY’S MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP FOR OLDER HORSES AT 1 ½ MILES

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Bob Baffert’s Sky Kingdom heads a field of eight older horses as he seeks his second career win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, to be run at the marathon distance of a 1 ½ miles on Santa Anita’s main track.An impressive winner of the 2013 Tokyo City, Sky Kingdom pressed the early pace and went on to an emphatic 3 ¾ length win two years ago under Martin Garcia, who will be reunited with the Westrock Stables, LLC color bearer on Saturday. A winner of the American Flag Stakes five starts back at Los Alamitos on July 4, Sky Kingdom, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Empire Maker, comes off a pair of double digit defeats in the Grade II, 1 ¾ miles Las Vegas Marathon at Santa Anita Oct. 31, and in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Awesome Again Stakes Sept. 27.Sky Kingdom enters the Tokyo City fresh and will be taking a significant drop in class off of his last two starts. He has a win and two seconds at a mile and a half and is 18-5-2-2 overall with earnings of $412,122.Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Chilean-bred Bronzo comes off an even fifth place run, beaten 6 ½ lengths by America’s top rated older horse, Shared Belief, in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap and figures prominently in the Tokyo City. A Group I winner in his native Chile, Bronzo, a 6-year-old gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus, has faced top horses, including Shared Belief, California Chrome and Hoppertunity in his three stateside efforts to date.Owned by Don Alberto Stable, Bronzo layed mid-pack early in both the Big ‘Cap and the Grade II San Antonio Invitational on Feb. 7, but was far off the early pace in his U.S. debut, the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan 10. He is 23-11-1-4 overall with earnings of $323,002 and will be reunited with Gary Stevens, who rode him in both the San Pasqual and San Antonio.Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Rousing Sermon broke an eight-game losing streak with a hard fought nose win in a third condition allowance race at a flat mile on Feb. 20 and like many others in the Tokyo City lineup, will try 1 ½ miles for the first time on Saturday. Although he has yet to win a graded stakes, the 6-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit has amassed earnings of $816,042 from an overall mark of 32-6-7-7. A versatile sort, he can lay close early or come from off the pace.Up and coming Arlington House, who broke his maiden in front-running fashion for a $50,000 claiming tag on Jan. 16, comes off another gate to wire score in a one mile starter allowance Feb. 22 and could have theft on his mind with Tyler Baze up for trainer Jeff Bonde.A 4-year-old Canadian-bred gelding by Harlington, Arlington House is owned by Arndt, Corsair Holdings, Roger Layarte and Mersad Metanovic. He’ll be ridden for the first time by Tyler Baze, as Rafael Bejarano opts to stay with Rousing Sermon.The complete field for the Grade III Tokyo City Cup, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Helm, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Decisive Edge, Alex Solis, 118; Rousing Sermon, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 123; Arlington House, Tyler Baze, 118; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 118; Bailoutbobby, Elvis Trujillo, 118, and Sky Kingdom, Martin Garcia, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more