The Color Purple Star Cynthia Erivo on Meeting Oprah & the Movie That Always Makes Her Cry

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Star Files View Comments The Color Purple Related Shows Cynthia Erivo Age: “28 going 15.”Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: Making her Broadway debut and reprising her acclaimed London performance as Celie in the revival of The Color Purple.Stage and Screen Cred: Erivo’s breakout performance was in the West End production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, followed by the starring role in the U.K. tour of Sister Act. She went on to appear in Simon Cowell and Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing and take on the title role in Dessa Rose. Her other credits include Marine Parade, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain and Phyllida Lloyd’s acclaimed Henry IV. She received an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for her performance as Celie in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s 2013 production of The Color Purple.last_img read more

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U.K., Dutch transmission operators looking to link countries’ electric systems via offshore wind farms

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Bloomberg:The U.K.’s National Grid Plc and Dutch power transmission operator Tennet Holding BV are developing a plan to link the two countries’ power markets via giant wind farms at sea.The network managers want to use underwater cables to connect as much as 4 gigawatts of offshore wind farms to the power grids of both countries, a move that could open new markets to sell electricity and cut down on times when wind farms are shut off due to oversupply.Interconnectors will only become more important to Britain as its aging fleet of nuclear reactors shuts down, although a new reactor at Hinkley Point C will boost domestic capacity from 2025. National Grid and Tennet aim to identify a first project to lead the plan by the end of next year and be linked by 2029.National Grid has been aiming for 7.8 gigawatts of interconnections to Europe by 2024, enough to supply 25% of Britain’s electricity requirements. Brexit is a hurdle to overcome as Britain’s exit from the single market changes how electricity is bought and sold and makes agreements between nations more complicated.The U.K. is the largest market in the world for offshore wind farms, while the Netherlands is rapidly building up a pipeline of zero-subsidy projects. A link would help broaden the market for unsubsidized projects in the two countries to sell power where prices are highest.[Will Mathis]More: Britain and Netherlands plan to link offshore wind farms U.K., Dutch transmission operators looking to link countries’ electric systems via offshore wind farmslast_img read more

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