Little Shop of Horrors Will Open Its Doors for Extra Night at Encores! Off Center

first_img View Comments Little Shop of Horrors has a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The tuner follows a hapless florist shop worker who acquires an R&B-singing plant that feeds on human blood. An R&B girl’s trio, The Urchins, provides commentary on the action and will feature Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller. Encores! Off-Center is to remain “Somewhere That’s Green” a little longer! Little Shop of Horrors, which as previously announced will star the sci-fi musical’s original headliner Ellen Greene, is set to play an additional date at City Center this summer. Directed by Dick Scanlan and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, the cult fave will now play on both July 1 and July 2.center_img Little Shop is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 black comedy film by the same name and premiered off-off-Broadway in 1982 before moving off-Broadway to the Orpheum Theatre where it played 2,209 performances. It was revived on Broadway in 2003, playing 372 performances at the Virginia Theatre.last_img read more

Wearable payments poised for substantial growth

first_imgManufacturers, payment providers and consumers are increasingly focused on smart watches, fitness trackers and wristbands to make payments.A recent Tractica report concludes smartwatches and payment wristbands will continue to grow within the mobile payments sector, driving more than $500 billion in transactions by 2020 (2015 is expected to generate more than $3 billion in wearable transactions).If that prediction comes to fruition, wearable payments will represent approximately 20 percent of total mobile proximity transaction volume and 1 percent of the projected $50 trillion in total cashless retail transactions. This amounts to a compound annual growth of 177 percent in the next five years.“We believe payments are the killer app for the smartwatch, making it a ‘hard to leave behind’ device,” Aditya Kaul, research director for Tractica, said in a recent Mobile Commerce Daily article. continue reading » 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more