Jonathan Groff & Lucy Liu to Announce 2014 Tony Nominations

first_img As previously reported, the 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 8, hosted by Hugh Jackman. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Broadway productions must officially open by April 24 to be considered eligible for a 2014 Tony Award nomination. Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and Emmy nominee Lucy Liu will co-host the Tony Award nominations announcement on April 29 at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30AM ET on CBS This Morning and in their entirety at TonyAwards.com. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Also attending with Looking and Frozen star Groff and Elementary star Liu, will be William Ivey Long, Chairman of the American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, Nick Scandalios, Chairman of The Broadway League and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. Jonathan Grofflast_img read more

Sri Lanka on top despite late drama in Dubai

first_imgSRI LANKA 1st innings 482 (D. Karunaratne 196, D. Chandimal 62, D. Perera 58, N. Dickwella 52; Y. Shah 6-184)Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight: 51-0)Shan Masood b Gamage 16Sami Aslam lbw b D. Perera 39Azhar Ali lbw b Herath 59Asad Shafiq c K. Mendis b Lakmal 12Babar Azam c Samarawickreme b Herath 8Haris Sohail lbw b D. Perera 56Sarfraz Ahmed c K. Mendis b D. Perera 14Mohammad Amir lbw b Herath 7Yasir Shah b Lakmal 24Wahab Riaz c Samarawickreme b Gamage 16Mohammad Abbas not out 1Extras (b-4 lb-2 nb-4) 10Total (all out, 90.3 overs) 262Fall of wickets: 1-61 S. Masood,2-65 S. Aslam,3-92 A. Shafiq,4-109 B. Azam,5-180 Az. Ali,6-199 S. Ahmed,7-214 M. Amir,8-220 H. Sohail,9-250 W. Riaz,10-262 Y. ShahBowling: Suranga Lakmal 17.3 – 5 – 41 – 2, Nuwan Pradeep 9 – 2 – 21 – 0,Lahiru Gamage 15 – 2 – 38 – 2(nb-4),Dilruwan Perera 26 – 3 – 72 – 3,Rangana Herath 23 – 3 – 84 – 3.SRI LANKA 2nd inningsDimuth Karunaratne b Riaz 7Kaushal Silva c S. Ahmed b Abbas 3Sadheera Samarawickreme c S. Ahmed b Riaz 13Kusal Mendis not out 8Suranga Lakmal lbw b Shah 1Dinesh Chandimal lbw b Riaz 0Extras (lb-1 nb-1) 2Total (for 5 wickets, 14.3 overs) 34Fall of wickets: 1-3 K. Silva,2-22 D. Karunaratne,3-26 S. Samarawickreme,4-33 S. Lakmal,5-34 D. ChandimalTo bat: N. Dickwella, D. Perera, R. Herath, L. Gamage, N. PradeepBowling: Mohammad Abbas 4 – 2 – 6 – 1,Yasir Shah 7 – 2 – 17 – 1,Wahab Riaz 3.3 – 0 – 10 – 3(nb-1). PAKISTAN hit back with five late wickets on a dramatic third day of the second Test after capitulating with the bat but Sri Lanka hold a healthy lead as they scent a series victory in Dubai.Sri Lanka claimed a first-innings lead of 220 after Pakistan collapsed from 180-4 to 262 all out, spinners Rangana Herath (3-84) and Dilruwan Perera (3-72) taking three wickets apiece.Azhar Ali (59) and Haris Sohail (56) made half-centuries, but Pakistan’s innings fell to pieces before Wahab Riaz (3-10) did the bulk of the damage as Sri Lanka slumped to 34-5 at stumps on a day in which 15 wickets fell.Despite such a woeful start to their second innings, the tourists will fancy the chances of sealing a 2-0 whitewash when they resume on day four with a lead of 254 after seeing Pakistan struggle so badly with the bat on Sunday.Debutant Lahiru Gamage (2-38) struck in the sixth over of the day to end an opening stand of 61, getting one to nip back in and bowl Shan Masood for his first Test wicket.Sami Aslam (39) was on his way when he was trapped leg before by Dilruwan in the next over and Pakistan were in trouble on 115-4 at tea after Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam fell cheaply.Sohail smashed his second ball from Herath for six over long-on and hit the spinner over the ropes for a second time, while Azhar played a composed knock at the other end and both players passed 50 in a much needed stand of 71.It was no surprise that it was the ever-reliable Herath who got the breakthrough, Azhar sent on his way after Sri Lanka reviewed when he was hit plumb in front and that sparked a collapse.Yasir Shah (24) produced a couple of lusty blows before he was cleaned up by Suranga Lakmal (2-41) and Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 82 runs before giving themselves hope in a stunning final session.Dimuth Karunaratne played on to a Wahab delivery, just as he did on 196 in the first innings, after Mohammad Abbas set the tone by snaring Kaushal Silva caught behind.Sadeera Samarawickrama and nightwatchman Lakmal also departed before Wahab got skipper Dinesh Chandimal lbw with what proved to be the last ball of an eventful day.(Omnisport)last_img read more