View Comments The cast is now set for the New York premiere of Kimber Lee’s brownsville song (b-side for tray). Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will star in the LCT3 production. The play, directed by Patricia McGregor, will run from October 4 through November 16 at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Opening night is set for October 20. The play tells the story of the family of Tray (Best), a spirited 17-year-old whose life is cut short, as they navigate their grief and find hope together. brownsville song (b-side for tray) will feature sets by Andromache Chalfant, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Asa Wember and choreography by Paloma McGregor. Best’s previous New York stage credits include The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Box: A Black Comedy, Romeo N’ Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Geek!. Chomet has appeared previously in regional productions including Dirt Sticks, Othello, How to Be a Korean Woman, The Intelligent Homosexual, Elemeno Pea and Metamorphoses. Mitchell’s Broadway credits include Electra, having Our Stay, So Long on Lonely Street; off-Broadway, she has been seen in Cell, Rosmersholm and Gum. Myers returns off-Broadway after receiving an Obie earlier this year for An Octoroon; additional credits include Honky, Alondra Was Here and Phoebe in Winter. Whitaker is a series regular on Wally Kazam; she has also appeared on the small screen in Team UmiZoomi, Odd Squad and Sesame Street.
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 Apr 2020 10:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link367Shares Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal back in November (Picture: Getty)Arsenal flop Unai Emery insists he has not ruled out the prospect of an imminent return to England and the Premier League.Arsene Wenger’s successor was fired in November following a calamitous run of results which culminated in a shock Europa League defeat against Eintracth Frankfurt, played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.Emery, who led Arsenal to last season Europa League final where they were crushed 4-1 by Chelsea, was subsequently interviewed for the managerial job at Everton but was overlooked with the Toffees’ board opting for Carlo Ancelotti instead. Following his sudden and acrimonious departure from Arsenal, Emery has publicly criticised his former players and argued he inherited a team in something close to disaray upon his arrival in the summer of 2018.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd despite enduring a difficult relationship with Arsenal fans during his time in north London, the Spaniard insists he is ready to have another crack at management and although Spain remains his likeliest destination, England remains a possibility. Comment Advertisement Arsenal flop Unai Emery refuses to rule out Premier League return Arsenal have shown signs of significant improvement under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Eurosport’s ‘Confinados’ programme about his future, Emery said: ‘I am open to coaching.‘In Spain, in England, in Italy, in France, elsewhere… but if you ask me where I think I will be, I think I will be closer to the Spanish league.‘After four years if I have a good chance to return to Spain and I feel like it, I want to face it.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal“he first objective is to return next season, but if I can’t find anything that fits what I hope for or reaches my heart, I will wait.‘Everton was interested in me and I thought about it. I didn’t say no, we also had a three-hour interview.’MORE: Arsenal and Man Utd target Dayot Upamecano performs transfer U-turnMORE: Lukas Podolski explains his iconic reaction to Arsenal beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane
The Nigeria Football Federation said Tuesday that national coach Stephen Keshi has rescinded his resignation and negotiations continue between the two sides following the team’s win at the African Cup of Nations.Keshi and the Super Eagles, who beat Burkina Faso 1-0 Sunday to win the African Cup for the first time in 19 years, are due to return Tuesday to celebrations and a presidential gala in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Keshi’s resignation, which he publicly announced on a South African radio station Monday night, served as yet another major embarrassment for the country’s football regime, which has been surrounded by allegations of corruption and mismanagement for years.The federation issued a statement early Tuesday morning, labeled as being on behalf of Keshi, saying the coach had taken back his resignation letter.“While I have had cause to express my displeasure over some issues that happened in the course of our participation in the AFCON (African Cup of Nations) 2013, which my team won by the grace of God, especially concerning my relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation, I have since had opportunity to discuss the various issues with all concerned,” the statement quoted Keshi as saying. “I am therefore pleased to say that I have reconsidered my position and have decided to continue with my job.”The statement said Keshi thanked Nigeria’s Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi for “his swift and kind intervention.” Abdullahi did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday from The Associated Press.Keshi’s displeasure with the football federation had been hinted at for days. In an interview Monday with Metro FM, a radio station run by South Africa’s state broadcaster, Keshi said he turned in his resignation immediately following Nigeria’s win over Burkina Faso at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Keshi told Metro FM his decision step down stemmed from his anger over federation officials threatening to fire him just prior to Nigeria’s quarterfinal against Ivory Coast.The resignation threat means Keshi will now start negotiations with Nigerian officials over what it will take for him to stay on to coach the 52nd-ranked Super Eagles, whose win Sunday sent them into the first-round group with Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti at June’s Confederations Cup in Brazil.Keshi has previously said he has not received his salary payments on time from the federation, and has not been given his official accommodations or a staff car promised to him.Keshi was Nigeria captain when it won the African Cup of Nations in 1994. The former central defender was the first black African coach in more than 20 years to win the tournament. He earned his chance with Nigeria’s national team after spells in charge of Mali and Togo, and also as an assistant coach when Nigeria last made the final, in 2000.