Matthew James Thomas Looks Back on His Pippin Journey

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Matthew James Thomas will say farewell to his corner of the sky on March 30, when he departs the Tony-winning, circus-inspired revival of Pippin. As he leaves the big top behind, Thomas reflects on his “transformative, isolating and inspiring” year on Broadway. Star Files Pippin How do you feel now that you’re leaving? Excited, sad (of course) and like I’ve grown a few extra backbones. What will you miss most about the job? This life, so far, has left me with rather severe nostalgia. That feeling of the deep bone grind, that impossible last performance of the week when you already gave everything you had at the matinee performance and somehow you know you will find it again, from absolutely nowhere, because you have to…it’s the rules…your rules. I will deeply miss the audience as I have never really felt such a deep and intuitive connection with them. I’m the luckiest guy alive to share in the responsibility of a production. It is what I live for. I hope to “find it” again someday, and of course have no certainty. Pippin is an incredibly smart piece of work, and this version of the show, in particular, truly serves to carve out the most important statements that it makes. It will hurt to be away from such a profound piece of theater made up of such an inspirational, superhuman cast and crew. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Eat lots of protein… Love and listen as hard as you can. What was the hardest thing? The physical and mental exhaustion—and always being the guy saying, “Sorry, I can’t come out tonight.” What was the easiest thing about the job? Listening to it and working with some truly incredible people. I’d start naming names but I’d be here forever. Falling into the show in ways I would have never predicted. Every day was a new challenge. View Comments What was the highlight of your time at this job? Those moments in live theater when everything comes into alignment and when every element (including the audience) comes into an effortless being with each other. What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? One of the hardest things I’ve encountered whilst working on Pippin is the consistent irony, as a reflection from the core material of the show, within my own life. However, I learned a lot along the way, so I would say whatever you have to offer, whoever you are… Yeah, do that.center_img How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? Like a beanstalk—well at least it feels that way. I’m grateful most of all for the experience, the everyday and the accumulation of it all. To me it feels like the greatest gift of living. Why are you leaving? It’s just time. I need to regroup with my family and I sure would like to see my girlfriend [fellow Spider-Man alum Jennifer Damiano] some more. Also, I can’t live with the idea of the experience or my performance getting stale. I feel like I have given everything I had, to every single show, and I wouldn’t want it to be any other way. So I try to trust my instincts—I always find myself wanting to take risks and make myself available for new challenges and to give everything I have to the work that I’m doing, when I’m doing it. Job You’re Leaving: Pippin in Pippin Related Shows Employee name: Matthew James Thomas What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Transformative. Isolating. Inspiring. How did you feel when you first got the job? Thrilled, nervous and ready. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Matthew James Thomaslast_img read more

Cricket News IND Vs AUS: 5th ODI HIGHLIGHTS: Australia beat India by 35 runs to clinch series 3-2

first_img INNINGS BREAK: India restricts Australia for 272/9 in 50 overs.  Though Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t picked a wicket in 9 overs bowled so far, but he has been absolutely sensational with the ball today.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:45 (IST) Here we go.  Kuldeep hasn’t been able to handle the pressure here. Are we missing the duties of Ravichandran Ashwin in pressure games like these?  They have created history and would be a happy side. Winning a series after 2017 is good, but winning just before the World Cup makes good turn better. It has been a series to remember for men-in-yellow. For India, there are more than one thing to address. This remains to be seen how team India bounce back as they now play in the World Cup. With a month and a half of IPL coming up, it will be interesting to see if that stint helps.  Superb shot from Jadhav. Comes down the track and hammers for FOUR. The partnership now 46 off 66 deliveries. After 40 overs, it’s 178/6.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:11 (IST) India needs to send Usman Khawaja back to the pavilion or he will take the game away from India real soon. He is the highest run-getter in this series, and he is showing why. Finch and Khawaja are now just four away from another fifty run partnership. After 8 overs, it’s 46/0.  36 needed off 3 balls ALERT: Usman Khawaja brings his 8th ODI fifty.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:31 (IST) Mohammad Shami will start from the other end.  14:29 (IST) Both the seaming all-rounder OUT for same score – 20.  19:28 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Kedar Jadhav OUT for 44. Tried to up the scoring rate, but couldn’t clear the rope. India is all at sea now.  20:54 (IST) 17:15 (IST) 14:44 (IST) 15:56 (IST) 21:08 (IST) Another FOUR. The ones who left the stadium 1 hour back would be kicking themselves. What a comeback. Pressure on Australia.  Rishabh Pant misses a catch. Handscomb was on 40 then.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:02 (IST) Khawaja is making batting look easy. Just wow. Australian team management will be happy to see this.  The match starts in 15 minutes, how excited are you to witness the decider?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:25 (IST) The series after first four ODIs in level 2-2, Can Australia create historty?  50 run partnership between Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:20 (IST) 20:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kedar Jadhav is the only hope left for India now in the run chase where India require 112 runs in 84 balls. Bhuvneshwar meanwhile ticking single here and there. After 36 overs, it’s 161/6.  100 up for India as Virat introduces Kedar Jadhav into the attack.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:59 (IST) Jadhav is doing a good thing here. He is seeing spinners and waiting for the pacers to come in. Lyon in his last over conceded just no run. After 38 overs, it’s 163/6.  20:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.  15:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In First SIX of the innings.  20:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:44 (IST) 19:57 (IST) 20:49 (IST) 20:07 (IST) 21:03 (IST) Kuldeep expensive in his third over went for 10 runs including a couple of fours. After 16 overs, it’s 87/1.  WICKET: Fourth wicket down for India. Vijay Shankar’s small cameo comes to an end. Departs for 16.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:56 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: A wonderful inning comes to an end. Bhuvneshwar Kumar tried to chip the ball over mid-off fielder but couldn’t time and went straight into the hands-off Aaron Finch. OUT for 46.  Two drop catches by Australians, first by Carey – then Maxwell. Fate with India? After 27 overs, it’s 131/4.  21:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In India has all at sea and has fallen. Australia just minutes away from winning their first limited-overs bilateral series after 2017. After 48 overs, it’s 228/8. India needs 45 runs off 12 balls.  19:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Finally a wicket. The Australian skipper departs after yet another start. Jadeja is another bowler when ball grips. OUT for 27 (43).  13:16 (IST) Kuldeep has taken 9 wickets in this series as of now. However, what will stand out is how he bowls today when pressure is building up.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:14 (IST) Usman Khawaja is looking good. He is currently dealing in boundaries. Two boundaries for him as Australia are 9 for no loss after 2 overs.  15:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The fightback has been the feature of Indian Cricket. However, the same hasn’t been seen from India in the last three games now. The way Australia is dominating, India surely needs to ask a few questions to themselves. After 23 overs, it’s 121/1. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan come to this crease.  Alex Carey is the new batsman in. With six overs still to go, it will be interesting to see if Australian batsmen can add 60 more runs. After 44 overs, 224/5.  Glenn Maxwell comes to the middle.  What a beauty of delivery by Adam Zampa? Another wicket. Jadeja OUT.  14:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:42 (IST) 150 up for INDIA.  WICKET: Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks his second. Another batsman departs after getting a start. Sixth wicket down for Australia. Stoinis OUT for 20.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli and team management have made two changes. Mohammad Shami replaces Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja comes into the playing eleven ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal.  Momentum and luck shift India’s way.  Just a bit of width offered from Bhuveneshwar Kumar, and Finch charged on to it – FOUR.  WICKET: Turner tried to emulate the first ball effort, but he didn’t judge the ball nicely. In the end, the bowler had the last laugh. Turner OUT for 20.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Absolutely sensational from Australian opener. came into the series with no century under his belt, and ends with two. He has single-handedly helped Australia to be in the position they are right now.After 33 overs, it’s 175/2.  Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes to the crease and starts off with a boundary.  21:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are off to a decent start. After 4 overs, it’s 14/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:54 (IST) 17:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Usman Khawaja hits the second ton. Both centuries have come against INDIA.  19:09 (IST) 19:14 (IST) It’s a 30 minutes break. Do join us for the second and final innings of this series.  14:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:35 (IST) 21:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The game is expected to be a crackerjack of an encounter. The spectators are coming in and wouldn’t take long to fill this stadium.  17:07 (IST) 15:33 (IST) WICKET: Ninth wicket in form of a runout.  8 boundaries already, and we just saw the sixth over. The duo is looking for big here. After 6 overs, it’s 38/0.  13:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:05 (IST) Bhuvneshwar Kumar is once again showing his class. Sticking a partnership with Jadhav. FOUR after 26 BALLS. Another 170 needed off 174 deliveries. For India, Rohit Sharma will be key if India is eyeing for a win. For Australia, one wicket would make them sail towards a win. After 21 overs, 103/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:27 (IST) 16:29 (IST) RESULT: Australia beat India by 35 runs to clinch series 3-2.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Superb catch by Pant. Carey OUT for 3.  15:25 (IST) 18:04 (IST) TOSS: Aaron Finch wins toss, opts to bat first Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50 plus partnership for Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. there third in this series.  13:29 (IST) 15:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:11 (IST) Bumrah replaces Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. He coming at this stage clears one thing, India is desperately in need of a wicket.  Except for the wicket of Turner, Kuldeep has had one of the worst days on the field. Going by his set standards, he has gone for a lot many runs. After 42 overs, it’s 217/5.  16:26 (IST) Okay, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja are out in the middle. Indian players come out as we are set to witness India’s last International game before the World Cup.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:30 (IST) The way India is played in the last game has impacted their performance in this game. It is becoming difficult for the team to break this solid partnership. On the other hand, Australia is showing its class. After 13 overs, it’s 67/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:05 (IST) 14:20 (IST) Kuldeep Yadav trying to keep the loss margin down. Hits a FOUR.  Australia nears 200 total, with another 11 overs to go, this remains to be seen where can they finish. After 39 overs, it’s 199/4.  16:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:54 (IST) 16:14 (IST) 15:42 (IST) Vijay Shankar replaces Rishabh Pant to the crease.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:36 (IST) ALERT: Peter Handscomb brings his fourth ODI fifty.  15:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:03 (IST) Australia just six balls away now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Just see the celebration from VIRAT KOHLI. Khawaja departs after well-made century.  13:32 (IST) India has already tried three seam bowlers. This remains to be seen when spinner will be introduced as it is expected that wicket will assist the spinners.  Khawaja and Finch are replicating their Ranchi display here. On one hand, Khawaja is dealing in boundaries, and Aaron Finch is playing cautiously to let first few overs go, After 4 overs, it’s 28 for no loss.  Second six for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. What a shot from number seven batsman? Absolutely sensational. After 45 overs, it’s 214/6.  17:09 (IST) 18:33 (IST) 16:06 (IST) WICKET: Well-settled Peter Handscomb departs after fifty. He was looking to nip past the wicket-keeper but Pant was quick on to it and grabs it comfortably in the end. OUT for 52.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Feroz Shah Kotla wicket is known to assist bowlers and we have always witnessed low scoring encounters here. However, what we are seeing for Australia today, this is nothing short of sensational. As Khawaja near his second ODI ton, the pressure looms on India to break this partnership. After 28 overs, Australia sees themselves 157/1.  16:38 (IST) 13:48 (IST) 19:15 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 200 up for INDIA 15:39 (IST) Australia has made two changes. Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Lyon come in for Shaun Marsh and Jason Behrendorff.  18:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In With that six over Kuldeep Yadav’s head, the partnership between two comes to 68. Can he get his second ODI ton today? After 26 overs, it’s 145/1.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:09 (IST) Eight boundaries and one mighty six already for Usman Khawaja. The left-hander is taking the game away from India.  15:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rebuilding phase continues for Australia and if one sees on a larger picture, that has been the case for Australia from a long time. They start well, but on most of the occasions, they struggle to make start into a big score. After 37 overs, it’s 188/4.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:32 (IST) 16:54 (IST) 127 more off 108 balls. If India will look back into the game, they will see if they have so many things to look back on. Not best of days on the field. A lot to reflect before the World Cup. After 32 overs, it’s 146/6. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Another wicket. Australians are just denting India’s lower order. Mohammad Shami OUT for 3.  100 up for INDIA.  WICKET: As Shikhar, as Virat Kohli. Both Delhi boys depart in a similar fashion. OUT for 20.  Usman Khawaja is now just three runs away to reach his second ODI ton.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:15 (IST) Lights on already. Very overcast, says our correspondent Siddharth.  Consecutive boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan, utilizing all his experience of Feroz Shah Kotla. He has played all his domestic games here and would look to score big. After 2 overs, it’s 11/0.  16:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:27 (IST) 14:23 (IST) Good stop from Shami, but Khawaja and Peter Handscomb still managed to get 3 runs on the first ball from Jadeja. Six runs came off the 21st overs, it’s 111/1.  OUT or NOT OUT?  16:04 (IST) WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Shikhar departs for 12. India lost their first wicket.  Usman Khawaja takes strike. Virat Kohli goes to his favorite aide Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the innings.  13:30 (IST) What an over this has been from Adam Zampa. Double wicket maiden. Australia on top. After 29 overs, it’s 133/6. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:50 (IST) Rohit is continuing his form of the last game. He missed century in Mohali, will try to get in the triple figure before India puts to colored jersey back in the wardrobe. After 11 overs, it’s 57/1.  19:48 (IST) The wicket is expected to assist spinners and will slow as the game moves. With this, India needs to restrict the opposition for a low score if they wish to chase and win.  Spinner introduced into the attack for the first time in this game.  Brilliant first three balls by Bumrah.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:22 (IST) 16:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us. We hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Hope to see you all join for the Indian Premier League which is scheduled to start on March 23. The first game of the tournament will be played between CSK and RCB.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In India had lost six wickets for 132 when almost everyone thought they are out of the game. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with Kedar Jadhav is keeping the hopes alive for India. After 44 overs, it’s 204/6.  13:59 (IST) Comes onto 99.  The middle-order was exposed once again. Once again India is dependent on one of the top three to do the job for them. However, doesn’t happen always. Rohit departs after scoring 50.  14:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:57 (IST) WICKET: Who would have expected a wicket in that way? Unlucky. Pat Cummins OUT for 15.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:16 (IST) 13:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Even though Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar may take India close to the total, but one from the top-order had to fire and stay till the end. After 33 overs, it’s 149/6.  13:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Peter Handscomb has started from where he left in the last match. He is looking solid for a big score here. After 18 overs, it’s 94/1.  Kedar Jadhav is key for India. He is well-settled, he has done it with MS Dhoni in the first ODI. But will he be able to do it again? After 42 overs, it’s 191/6.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Jadeja picks his second. Maxwell OUT for 1. The second straight catch for Virat Kohli.  20:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What a ball to start the proceedings with. Late outswing, Aaron Finch had no idea whatsoever.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli playing an anchor’s innings here. Rohit hitting the loose ball. This should a cracker. After 8.2 overs, it’s 38/1.  12:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Usman Khawaja off the mark with a boundary. First runs for Australia.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In A total which could have been somewhere near 300 has been brought down to 241 in 47 overs. This is a pure class from India.  13:09 (IST) 10 overs still to go. Where can Australia finish?  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:50 (IST) Ashton Turner trying to emulate his Mohali effort. But with 14 off 14, can he up the scoring rate and help Australia to finish on high? – We’ll find out. After 41 overs, it’s 203/4.  200 up for AUSTRALIA Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Another wicket. Beautifully bowled by Nathan Lyon. Just a slight turn, plays on the front and has to depart. India loses their third wicket.  After 17.5 overs, it’s 91/3.  13:17 (IST) 13:38 (IST) Just where he left – starts off with a boundary – Ashton Turner.  After one-fifth of the overs, Australian openers have set yet another solid start for the middle over to come. After 10 overs, it’s 52/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: They have created history and would be a happy side. Winning a series after 2017 is good, but winning just before the World Cup makes good turn better. It has been a series to remember for men-in-yellow. For India, there are more than one thing to address. This remains to be seen how team India bounce back as they now play in the World Cup. With a month and a half of IPL coming up, it will be interesting to see if that stint helps. SCORECARD Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Time for DRINKS. 17:05 (IST) 18:40 (IST) 14:34 (IST) 20:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:23 (IST) 14:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:45 (IST) Another single down to the leg side, and 50 up him. His 41st ODI fifty.  Superb ball to start the last over by Jasprit Bumrah.  Hello and a warm welcome to the fifth and final ODI between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. 20:01 (IST)last_img read more