Related Shows View Comments Rita Wilson, who as previously reported temporarily departed Broadway’s Fish in the Dark, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The actress, 58, told PEOPLE that last week, with her husband Tom Hanks by her side, “I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma.””I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery,” said Wilson. “Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion…I hope this will encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn’t ‘feel’ right.”We at Broadway.com wish Wilson all the best and a swift and speedy recovery.Glenne Headly continues in the role of Brenda in Fish in the Dark in Wilson’s absence. A spokesperson for Larry David’s comedy said in a statement: “Everyone at Fish in the Dark wishes Rita a speedy and healthy recovery, and looks forward to having her back on stage at the Cort on May 5.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 Fish in the Dark
:08 Man, ya’ll be missing it! Another great party was given Sunday by the Highland Park Tennis Club over at club president Fred Crawford’s Omega Psi Phi fraternity house in East Liberty. Food, drinks, the Steelers game on big, big, big screen TV, celebrity guest Judge Dwayne Woodruff (former Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion) and Charles “Buddy” Allie (World Masters Track Champion), and a special guest in from Houston (no you knucklehead…Houston, Texas, not Houston, Pa.), anyway, he was in town to see his son’s TCU team beat up on WVU. But get this, not only is he a two-time Olympian, but he currently holds “17” count ‘em…17 Masters Track world records and is considered the greatest Masters Track champion of all time.SPECIAL NOTE: If I keep kicking you the party updates, ya’ll might have to stop reading Brother Ash and Debbie Norrell. I’m just sayin’!:07 Just a question that I’ve never gotten an answer to. If Billie Jean was not Michael Jackson’s lover …then whose baby was it? I’m just askin’!:06 Ok, ok, you want some sports, hhheeerrreee we go. At the buzzer:•Pitt and WVU didn’t have scandal one, but look who’s rolling big time, yep…the Penn State Nittney Lions. I told you after the dust settles and if it’s not connected to you personally …NOBODY-CARES-AFTER-THE-FIRST-TOUCHDOWN!!! It’s just how we are.•Where is the boxing heavyweight division?•Speaking of Pitt…and I was, you play Notre Dame down to the wire, overcome all the bad calls, and miss a 33-yard field goal…c’mon man!!!•Pitt is it now, but will the hoop squad be it when it really matters? Stay tuned.•The Buddy Allie story is coming. Just be patient, will ya.•Huge karate tournament will be held at Valley High School in New Kensington Saturday from 12-6 p.m. Brought to you by the legend, Frank Calaguiri and the boys. The greatest black belts in the nation get it on and will feature the return of the great Jacquet Basemore to the ring. BE THERE!!!•I thought you said the Steelers had no offensive line. Well explain to me how they had their third consecutive 100-yard plus rushing day with a different back. And, oh yeah, beat the world champion New York Giants and “Eli” in the process. Huh!!!•No hockey…well, you know!•It’s Terry Smith and Gateway Gator Time!•Oliver Luck is the real deal and so is RGIII, but the baddest man in town might still be Peyton Manning…Keep watching.•Fred, it’s on. I got the “Lakers,” you got the “Heat!”•Yeah, the Steelers are for real. I told you three weeks ago it was just going to take time to gel—not to mention getting healthy and overcoming the constant bad calls and no calls. I mean James Harrison is being held on about every play and they’re just waiting to throw the flag on our D-backs for helmet to helmet hits. What helmet to helmet hits?There’s your sports…you guessed it…now shut up!:05 To the “Brother” that stopped me at the “Get out the Vote” rally at Hill House on Saturday and said he really liked “Overtime,” I am sorry I didn’t get your name, but you’re now “In the Locker Room.” You know who you are.:04 What about O.J.???:03 To the legend that is simply known as “Rocky” get well soon mmmaaannn!! You’re the greatest one-armed race car driving, Corvette machine owner, smack talker in Pittsburgh history.:02 Let me just say this, and this is on the “down low” for real. If there are now 43 million people on food stamps because of Obama…if ya’ll want to keep them stamps coming, ya better vote for the guy that hooked ya up! I’m just saying!:01 Thanks, Ed Gainey for the massive voter rally you gave at Kingsley last week. Great program, great speakers, great crowd and great food…great job!! And likewise to Luther Sewell and Tim Stevens (Talk Magazine, B-Pep) and the entire committee for the tremendous rally you put on at the Hill House Saturday. The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club showcasing their cars, the powerful speakers, the Allure Models and the amazing performances of Leonard Johnson and “The Project,” the amazing Yolanda Barber and whoever the M.C. was…that guy was great!!!:00 Double Overtime:Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 37th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet coming up on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the 3 Lakes Golf Club in Penn Hills, featuring top MVP honors going to former world heavyweight champion, Pittsburgh’s own Michael Moorer, Coach Terry Smith, Coach Harvey Smith and many others and starring the fabulous Yolanda Barber (recently seen on NBC’s The Voice) performing live. For ticket information, call The Champions at 412-628-4856.~ GAME OVER ~ BILL NEAL :10 Listen, if you want some more Overtime for the next four years, you gotta VOTE…VOTE…VOTE!!! If Obama is out, I am out, too!:09 Laker haters, yeah, I’m talking to you, you can shut-up now. We got the first win on the way to the NBA championship in the can thanks to the help of the Detroit Pistons.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, paces the sideline in front of some of the defense during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)It was another classic Ravens vs. Steelers game. It came down to the team with the ball last and it was decided by a field goal. More than just a classic game between these two bitter rivals; it was a look at the past and possibly the future for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The black and gold got back to smash mouth football and while it may have been nail biting and nerve wracking, the result was a notch in the wincolumn. LeVeon Bell, the rookie sensation making only his third career start, brought back memories of the Steelers that used to run the ball successfully on a weekly basis. He bruised and battered the Ravens defense for 93 yards on only 19 carries. He showed an ability to find the holes and cut back through them for additional yards, something the other backs on this roster have been unable to do. It wasn’t just about Bell however; the offensive line really played up to expectations and protected Big Ben all day long. He was sacked a few times, but overall the line kept him safe and clean, something that is a major key to the team’s potential success. When you can hold Terrelle Suggs to 1 sack and 1 QB hit and the Ravens team to 3 sacks and 4 QB hits, you did your job. Not to mention the Steelers were able to pound the ball on the ground for 141 yards, the most they’ve had in almost a calendar year. To add to the “return” of the Steeler way, the defense played extremely well and aggressive. They failed to collect a turnover but they held the Ravens to field goals almost all game long. The most outstanding player on the field was far and away Lawrence Timmons as he boasted 17 tackles. That is an amazing feat that should not be overlooked. Troy Polamalu added 8 tackles and a little entertainment when he jumped over both the defensive and offensive lines trying to block a game tying extra point. The play resulted in a penalty but it was a true sign that Troy is back to his old form athletically. It’s safe to say that LaMarr Woodley is back to old form too. He added 4 tackles and collected his team leading 5th sack. He’s been far more disruptive this season than the last two. Smash mouth football, hard nosed defense and a low scoring win is reminiscent of the old Steelers. It’s also a hopeful glimpse into the re-born Steelers. The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time after the 0-4 start. Thus far they have come off of that off week with a resurgence and a display of young talent. LeVeon Bell is clearly a key on the offense, Jarvis Jones (who missed yesterday’s game) is a play maker on defense, Shamarko Thomas the Steelers rookie safety added 7 tackles against the Ravens and appears to be a true force, Vince Williams, the rookie inside linebacker is now a starter and added 3 tackles of his own and it cannot be overlooked that Markus Wheaton should be returning to the team to take his role as the 4th wide out again soon.The end result for the season is yet to be seen and there is a lot of football to be played but currently the team finds themselves on a two game winning streak and are within striking distance of the Ravens and Browns for second place in the division. One step at a time but things look a lot better in Pittsburgh than they did a mere 2 weeks ago.NEWS, NOTES and SUPERLATIVES:Game Ball: Lawrence Timmons-17 tackles, enough said.Play of the Game: Emmaunel Sanders kickoff return for a touchdown that wasn’t. It turned out it wasn’t a touchdown but Sanders obtained great field position and enabled Big Ben and the offense to push the ball into game winning field goal range. Questionable Coaching move: At the end of the first half the Ravens were content to let the Steelers run the clock out. Pittsburgh elected to throw the ball and Heath Miller fumbled inside the team’s own 50, enabling the Ravens to kick a field goal at the end of the half. Why not just run the ball and the clock along with it?Notes: Jarvis Jones didn’t play due to concussion symptoms suffered in the Jets game. Marcus Gilbert left the game due to injury. Mike Adams played a significant number of downs as a tight end.The Steelers ran 4 wildcat plays with LeVeon Bell in the QB position. 2-4, up next at OaklandMike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]