Al Roker Returns to Broadway as Old Joe in Waitress

first_img Al Roker Waitress Al Roker begins his second shift in the Broadway musical Waitress on November 1. The beloved weather forecaster and journalist will play Old Joe in the hit show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a limited run through November 24.When Roker first played Old Joe a year ago, it marked his first official Broadway gig. He previously appeared as a one-night mystery guest during the 2003 special theatrical event The Play What I Wrote. Currently serving as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today, Roker also appears occasionally as a co-anchor on NBC Nightly News.Waitress features a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Sara Bareilles, direction by Diane Paulus, choreography by Lorin Latarro and music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo. Al Roker takes his first bow in “Waitress” in 2018(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Related Showscenter_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 View Commentslast_img read more

Foster Care Numbers Peaking at 3,000

first_imgLawton: “Too often by the time we legally intervened with a family there was a long history of multiple, multiple prior investigations where perhaps intervention should have been sooner. So we did our own evaluation, went region to region really looking at the decision-making that was occurring at intake, we were looking at national rates of screening and kind of comparing ourselves to typically what the rest of the country’s doing and found we were out of alignment, so we’ve been making adjustments to really get back into the realm we should be in, insuring we are serving the right population.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The number of Alaskan children in the state’s foster care system has hit an all-time high of 2,929. Christy Lawton, Director of the Office of Children’s Services, says that doesn’t mean family conditions are getting worse; it likely reflects an increased focus in state services… Lawton says there’s currently just under 1,600 licensed foster homes for those children, but she’s hoping the numbers will level out. Lawton: “I don’t think that the growth is going to continue at the rate we have seen. I think we’re going to see some leveling off and there are a number of efforts we’ve been working on ensuring that we are exiting more kids than are entering on any given day.” Lawton says OCS will always respond to a crisis, but staff and children suffer when the agency is constantly overloaded and operating in crisis mode. She’s asking the community to surround and support families who may be in need.last_img read more