Chautauqua County Reports 32 New COVID-19 Cases; 24 Linked To Tanglewood

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon with 24 of those cases tied to Tanglewood Manor.Of the 32 new cases, 25 are located in Jamestown, four in Dunkirk, two in Fredonia, and one in Cherry Creek. This brings the total number of positive cases countywide to 904 with 149 cases currently active.The situation at Tanglewood Manor is currently managed by the New York State Department of Health with assistance with county health officials. All residents who had previously tested negative during this outbreak were re-tested on October 19.All of the new cases associated with the adult care facility were identified through this testing event. There are currently 11 active cases among employees of Tanglewood and 79 active cases among residents. There have been 13 recoveries associated with this outbreak. There still remains 18 people hospitalized in the county with 742 recoveries to date and 13 deaths.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Extra, Extra! Kara Lindsay is Leaving Newsies

first_img View Comments In addition to Lindsay and Cott, Newsies currently stars John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Kinky Boots’ Harvey Fierstein. Star Files Kara Lindsay Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Stop the presses! Original Newsies cast member Kara Lindsay has revealed via Twitter that she is to exit the Tony-winning musical and will play her final performance February 2. A spokesperson confirmed her departure. The actress who will take over the role of Katherine Plumber will be announced shortly. Lindsay wrote, “To all the wonderfully amazing Newsies Fansies…I wanted to let you know that Sunday, February 2nd will be my last show at Newsies. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support and love throughout these two years. The letters, the gifts, the tweets, and smiles have filled my heart with so much joy! It’s meant more to me than you will ever know. You are so very special. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.” Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies follows Jack Kelly (Corey Cott), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged boys, who dreams of a better life far from the hardships of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike. Newsieslast_img read more

Neil Patrick Harris Uncut! The Hedwig Star on Why He Doesn’t Want an Understudy

first_imgAfter nine seasons in a suit and tie on TV’s How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris is ready for a whole new look—one that includes fishnets, glitter and a giant blonde wig. The Emmy winner is going glam to star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the story of a transgender rock goddess searching for her place in the world. Broadway.com chatted with NPH on video at the Empire Hotel about his new gig, but his answers were so awesome, we just had to include the full transcript. Check out video highlights from the interview and read his uncut musings below! Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 View Comments See Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, beginning March 29 at the Belasco Theatre. How did you first fall in love with Hedwig? I first saw the show and it was confrontational. I didn’t see it and say, “Oh, someday I’ll play this role.” I saw it and I was like, “Holy ‘S,’ that’s like, intense!” And honestly, I never thought I would even wanna do that, just the drag element of it. That’s a lot of work. Heels and fishnets and tucking and boobs and tomatoes and makeup and glitter and wigs…it’s a lot. But now that I’m 40, I think those kind of challenges are great. And I’m excited to see what it will accomplish for me just in my own life, as Neil, to have that kind of physical freedom that you don’t ever get the chance to explore. I’m not a closet high heels wearer, so the only time I’ve ever been wearing them is in a rehearsal room. You can’t really live in that world, but I get to live in that world now for 20 weeks. Star Filescenter_img And you’re doing it all without an understudy! Yeah, no understudy. It just seems weird. They’re plastering my face around and it’s kind of a one-woman show, so I just feel bad. I feel an obligation to be doing all of them. Daniel Radcliffe did when he did his Broadway show! But I also would feel bad for a standby, it just seems like it would be so comparative. Plus, if Hedwig is singing terribly and sick, that’s kinda funny. I’ll have to make it work. I’m gonna be a monk in my outside life and getting rest and not drinking. I gotta take care of myself, ‘cause this is a big show. But I’ll be there. I may be sitting on a chair for half of it, but I’ll learn some chair dancing. It’ll be dirty! Related Shows You’ve done rock musicals before, but this is a serious rock show. What’s it like wailing your heart out? It’s gonna be crazy. We’re in rehearsals right now, so I’m learning just how much I’m able to wail. Stephen [Trask] and John [Cameron Mitchell] wrote these songs that sound like hardcore rock anthems, but have a lot to say in them. They’re lyrical in a really poetic way. When you get into that and you’re breathing through it and you’re just thinking about the words, it does affect your body. You suddenly feel more Iggy Pop-y and David Bowie than ever, which I think is coming from a real place, instead of from a “how am I supposed to look right now” place. And that carries you through. So I’m hoping it will be challenging, but also surprisingly easy once I’m in it. I’ll be like a Cirque du Soleil performer, just be in that world. Neil Patrick Harris Hedwig is a crazy demanding show, why did you want to make it your Broadway return? It seems like it’s such a left turn from what people have been seeing me do recently, which is an alpha-male womanizing dude on mainstream TV. So I wanted to do some theater just for me, physically, just to do something different, and Hedwig is such a complicated role in almost every way. Physically transformative, emotionally damaged, bizarrely funny and rock-and-roll in a way that I’ve never been. So it’s challenging me on a bunch of different levels, and I like challenges. And I really like the material, so I’m looking forward to it being a kick-ass night.last_img read more

Get Schooled By the Cast of Sex Tips on Opening Night

first_imgForget diamonds—a gay man is a girl’s best friend! Jason Michael Snow, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and Andrew Brewer had cause for celebration on February 9, when the raunchy new comedy Sex Tips For a Straight Woman From a Gay Man officially opened off-Broadway. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the onstage how-to guide by Matt Murphy welcomes audience members into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves, filter-free observations and insider advice from a gay man. After the show, the stars gathered for a sexy company photo. Check out this Hot Shot of the stars celebrating on the red carpet, then catch the show at 777 Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 23, 2018 Related Shows View Comments Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Manlast_img read more

Tony Winner ScarJo Is Expecting Her First Child

first_img View Comments The actress earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in A View From the Bridge. A four-time Golden Globe nominee, her film and TV credits include Lost in Translation, Hitchcock, Don Jon, Under the Skin, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point, The Nanny Diaries, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Other Boleyn Girl, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Avengers, The Prestige, The Island, Ghost World, Don Jon and 2014 Best Picture nominee Her. Dauriac is the former editor of the French magazine Clark. Broadway.com asked ScarJo if she wanted any “no-neck monsters” of her own during the run of the Tennessee Williams revival. Johansson replied, “If my no-neck monsters could be anything like the kids in the show, I’d be thrilled.”center_img Maggie the Cat is going to have a kitten! Tony winner Scarlett Johansson, who last appeared on Broadway as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, according to E! The couple confirmed their engagement six months ago.last_img read more

Bert Berns Bio-Musical Piece of My Heart to Play Off-Broadway

first_img Piece of My Heart Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014 Piece of My Heart features scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costumes by David Woolard, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Carl Casell, music supervision and orchestrations by Garry Sherman and music direction by Lon Hoyt. View Comments Berns, who died of a heart attack at age 38, wrote 51 pop chart singles in seven years and became one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. His hits which were recorded by such artists The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Otis Redding, include “Twist and Shout,” “Tell Him,” “I Want Candy,” “Hang On Sloopy,” “Cry, Baby” and many more. The musical features these songs and more along with a book by Daniel Goldfarb. The New York stage can’t get enough stories about songwriters (think Beautiful, Motown, and Jersey Boys), and now there’s a new one on its way. Piece of My Heart, which explores the life and songs of hitmaker Bert Berns will play The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center this summer. The bio-musical, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, will begin performances on June 25 and open on July 21. Related Showslast_img read more

Broadway Idiot Documentary Will Air on Showtime

first_img View Comments Broadway Idiot, directed by Doug Hamilton, follows Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden through the creation of American Idiot on Broadway. The film documents the behind-the-scenes world of the tuner, including footage from rehearsal, opening night and more. The documentary premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March of 2013. Take a look at the trailer here! Don’t have Showtime? Not to worry, because you can also now stream the documentary on Netflix! American Idiot uses hit Green Day songs, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” to tells the story of Johnny and Tunny, two jaded young men who try to escape their stifling suburban life, while their friend Will stays at home to work on his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. The original Broadway cast starred John Gallagher Jr. as Johnny, Michael Esper as Will, Mary Faber as Heather, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername, Christina Sajous as The Extraordinary Girl, Stark Sands as Tunny and Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy. Take a break from headbanging and set your DVRs, because Broadway Idiot is coming to the small screen! The documentary about the making of the Broadway musical American Idiot will receive its U.S. broadcast premiere on May 8 on Showtime.last_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Menzel to Sing Wicked at Radio City

first_img View Comments 3. “The Wizard and I,” Wicked — 7% Guys. “Defying Gravity” and “The Wizard and I?” How about “No Good Deed,” “I’m Not That Girl” and “Something Bad” while we’re at it? We kid; fanzels love their Wicked, and there’s nothing wrong with that! This song may not scream “one-night-only concert” material like the two choices above, but it’s a powerhouse vehicle nonetheless, and Menzel sounds just so darn good singing it. She’s delivering a Tony-nominated performance eight times a week in If/Then. She’s appearing on magazine covers like it’s no big deal. She’s saving the world. So, what does Tony winner Idina Menzel do in her downtime? Just what we all would: make her Radio City Music Hall debut in a one-night-only concert. The show is sure to have a stellar setlist, so we asked fans to choose the one song they think Menzel must sing live on June 16. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say! Spoiler alert: Tony-winning performances and Oscar-winning tunes are very popular choices! Idina Menzel 2. “Let It Go,” Frozen— 20% The number of times we’ve heard this song in the past month never bothered us, anyway. We’ve come across countless covers of the Frozen pop anthem, from Mr. Jeremy Jordan, to a couple dozen international beltresses to everything in between, but let’s face it: no one beats the Frozen queen herself. What we would give to hear Menzel perform the Oscar-winning, Billboard-topping, bath time favorite live! 1. “Defying Gravity,” Wicked— 27% A surprise victory! OK, not at all. But hey, that’s fine. Menzel won a Tony for her performance as the greenified, misunderstood witch Elphaba in Wicked, and the act one finale has become a musical theater staple, so it makes sense that fans want to see her perform the showstopper live at Radio City. However, which version should Menzel sing? How it appears in the show? Her acoustic solo version? As long as she’s belting her face off, it doesn’t matter to us. Star Fileslast_img read more

Harry Potter’s Tom Felton Says He Wants to Come to Broadway

first_img So, what kind of shows does he have in mind for his Broadway or West End debut? “I was in love with Blood Brothers…Jersey Boys, a lot of musicals.” Oh, good, so he does sing! Hey, we still think he’d be great finding his corner of the sky in Pippin. Oh, did we mention that the Broadway.com team actually doubles as casting directors and prophets? Harry Potter bad boy Tom Felton revealed that he wants to sing on stage…eventually. “It’s definitely a dream of mine to be on Broadway and the West End as well,” the English actor told Buzzfeed. We’re right there with you, Felton! “For me, it’s tough commitment wise,” Felton admitted about his stage aspirations, “because you have to commit for such a long time…hopefully when the right opportunity comes, I’ll jump at the chance.” View Comments Last week, Broadway.com reported that Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut in It’s Only a Play. With Harry Potter headliner Daniel Radcliffe currently on the Great White Way in The Cripple of Inishmaan and his right-hand man in the wings, we dream-cast some of our other favorite Harry Potter alums, including Draco Malfoy himself.last_img read more

Kyle Beltran & Adam Chanler-Berat Will Star in The Fortress of Solitude

first_img The Fortress of Solitude Joining Beltran and Chanler-Berat are Ken Barnett as Abraham Edbus, André de Shields as Senior, Carla Duren as Marilla, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Lala and Abby, Jahi Kearse as Raf, Henry, Desmond and Jared, Kevin Mambo as Junior, David Rossmer as Arthur, Conor Ryan as Radio Guy, Mike and Gabe, Kristen Sieh as Rachel Edbus, Brian Tyree Henry as Robert and Alison Whitehurst as Skater Girl and Liza. Additional cast members include Malaiyka Reid, Noah Ricketts, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams. Beltran appeared on Broadway and on tour in In the Heights; his off-Broadway credits include Choir Boy, The Netflix Plays and 10 Things to Do Before I Die. Chanler-Berat Broadway credits include Peter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal, both of which he appeared in off-Broadway as well, in addition to Rent and Fly by Night. Both Beltran and Chanler-Berat appeared in The Fortress of Solitude at the Dallas Theater Center. Star Files The production will feature scenic design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Robert Kaplowitz and projection design by Jeff Sugg. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 16, 2014 Adam Chanler-Berat Kyle Beltran and Adam Chanler-Berat will star in the Public Theater’s The Fortress of Solitude as Mingus and Dylan, respectively. The new musical, with a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, will run off-Broadway at the Public’s Newman Theater from September 30 through November 2. Opening night is set for October 22. Daniel Aukin directs. Related Shows Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude is a coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond. It tells the story of two teenagers obsessed with superheroes who believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. View Commentslast_img read more