Four New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Saturday

first_img4 new cases today of a male and female in their teens, and two males in their 20s; WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday.The Chautauqua County Health Department released the following statistics:38 active cases, continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law including: 428 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored.  Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; To date: 129 recovered cases; 7 deaths; 174 total confirmed cases; and 17,925 negative test results.center_img 0 persons hospitalized* in Chautauqua County as of 7/9/20. The number of persons in Chautauqua County hospitals diagnosed with COVID-19, regardless of residency 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

Falconer Square Project Moving Forward

first_imgFile image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.FALCONER – A project that would redevelop a property in the Village of Falconer which was destroyed by multiple fires in recent years took another step forward this week.The Town of Ellicott Board have approved a new Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement allowing for advancement of the new Falconer Square project.The agreement gives developers the green light to increase the number of apartment units at the site from 53 to 55.The project is located in the middle of the village, at 13-37 West Main Street, the former site of a mixed-use structure that was destroyed by fires in 2017 and 2018. This new project features a 15,000 square foot mixed-use building and 4,000 square feet of townhomes. Construction plans were first approved last year.The Rochester based developer, Home Leasing, is applying for a state funding for the project, which village leaders previously supported in a letter.If the group can secure state funds, then a groundbreaking ceremony will likely happen this fall. 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

Nearly Nude Hedwig Star Neil Patrick Harris Runs Amok in NYC!

first_img View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Shows Star Files Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not…Neil Patrick Harris in a bandeau! Before he gets glam for Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch this spring, the How I Met Your Mother star took to the streets of Times Square to spread the word about the new production ala King Kong—at least that’s what it looks like happened on the new cover of Time Out New York. Oh, and did we mention he was practically naked? The Emmy winner is tackling the role of transgender rock goddess Hedwig Schmidt in the new revival of Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell’s cult musical, which Harris promises will be a “nasty and rugged and dangerous” ride. See him bare it all in Times Square, then catch him all dolled up in Hedwig beginning March 29 at the Belasco Theatre! Neil Patrick Harris Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

Curtain Up on Act One, Now Open on Broadway!

first_img wishes everyone at Act One a happy opening night. A moment like this only comes Once in a Lifetime! Act One Andrea Martin Tony Shalhoub View Comments Related Shows Santino Fontanacenter_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Act One, written and directed by James Lapine, celebrates its Broadway opening on April 17 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. The play brings to life the story of of Moss Hart, from childhood to Pulitzer-winning playwright and director. To commemorate the play’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of Moss Hart at various stages of his life and the people that affected his legendary career. The sketch, from left to right, features Tony winner Andrea Martin as Aunt Kate, Matthew Schechter and Tony nominees Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub as Moss Hart and Shalhoub once more as George S. Kaufman.last_img read more

Neil Patrick Harris is a Bloody Terrifying Magician in New Freak Show Promo

first_img View Comments We knew Neil Patrick Harris was into magic, but this is downright horrific. Take a look at this promo for the latest episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, titled “Magical Thinking,” which features our first look at the Tony winner’s performance in the FX Series. Harris plays Chester, a magician who appears to take over Elsa’s dwindling freak show. He also has a really creepy ventriloquist dummy and an apparent flair for the gory. Catch Harris and the whole host of Broadway vets in American Horror Story when it returns on January 7, 2015. The former Hedwig is set have a two episode arc, while his hubby, It Shoulda Been You’s David Burtka, has been tapped for the season finale.last_img read more

Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! Set for Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! will play the Public Theater this summer. The National Asian American Theatre Co. (NAATCO) production, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, will star Mia Katigbak as Bessie. Off-Broadway performances will run from July 6 through August 1 in the Shiva Theater. Opening night is set for July 13.Awake and Sing! follows a three-generation Jewish family in poverty during the Great Depression. It explores the dynamic between parents and children as they search for ways to thrive and survive. The show first played Broadway in 1935.In addition to Katigbak, the all-Asian American cast will include Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari and Henry Yuk.The production will feature sets by Anshuman Bhatia, costumes by Alexae Visel, lighting design by Gina Scherr and sound design by Toby Jaguar Algya. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 8, 2015 Awake and Singlast_img read more

Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp & More Set for The Homecoming

first_imgA crackling hotbed of visceral tension will soon hit the London stage! Founding member of Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Keith Allen and more will star in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming in the 50th anniversary year of modern classic. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will play a limited engagement November 14 through February 13, 2016 at the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. A gala night is scheduled for November 23.Along with Kemp as Teddy (The Bodyguard) and Allen (Smack Family Robinson) as Sam, the cast will include Gemma Chan (Humans) as Ruth, Ron Cook (The Ruling Class) as Max, John Macmillan (In The Red and Brown Water) as Joey and John Simm (The Hothouse) as Lenny.When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humor as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.The production will feature design by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound by George Dennis. View Commentslast_img read more

Which Steve Martin Movie Should Come to the Great White Way?

first_img Bright Star The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Welcome to Broadway, Steve Martin! No stranger to the realm of show tunes (he appeared in Little Shop of Horrors on the silver screen), the can’t-stop comedy man’s Bright Star will officially open at the Cort Theatre on March 24. With uproarious roles in films like The Jerk, Parenthood and Father of the Bride, there’s definitely room for a silly, splashy musical adaptation. (Yes, we left off Leap of Faith and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels because they were already silly, splashy Broadway shows.) Which Steve Martin movie should follow in the footsteps of American Psycho, School of Rock and many more screen-to-stage tuners? Producer Lisa Spychala is kicking off the challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”).STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Penelope Skinner’s Linda Set for MTC

first_img Linda Related Shows Penelope Skinner(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentscenter_img Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s Linda next year. The production, helmed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, will begin performances on February 3, 2017 at New York City Center – Stage I, where it will open officially on February 23.This marks a return to MTC for Skinner, whose play The Ruins of Civilization recently received its world premiere. The new play follows Linda Wilde, a senior executive who pitches a new concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age. As the potential for her success escalates, so do the stakes as she fights to maintain her carefully considered life, including her career, marriage and parenthood.Additional information, including cast and creative team, will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 2, 2017last_img read more Breaks Down the Performances at the 2016 Tony Awards

first_img1. THE COLOR PURPLE”Mysterious Ways”/”I’m Here”When most shows do a medley, there’s an ebb and flow to the energy levels to balance things out. But The Color Purple didn’t go that route: Instead, they plateaued at a high, rapturous bar from the beginning. It was great to see Danielle Brooks and Heather Headley take solos they don’t get in the show, but once the cast parted ways and Cynthia Erivo took center stage, this moment secured its spot as a memorable performance for years to come—up there with Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You.” Few filmed performances can capture the magic of live theater, but Erivo’s voice managed to reach out beyond the Beacon Theatre rafters and through our screens. 7. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”Sunrise, Sunset”/”The Bottle Dance”Danny Burstein is the ultimate charmer, and every broadcast should feature him yidle-diddle-didling. The Tony nominee led the cast in one of the most moving scenes of the musical, starting with a subdued “Sunrise, Sunset” to contrast the upbeat wedding dance. We’re glad Hofesh Shechter’s choreography got the spotlight treatment it deserves, and the sweeping camera angles added a dynamic you can’t even get at a Broadway theater. (However, how do you do the bottle dance scene…without doing the bottle dance?) 6. SCHOOL OF ROCK”You’re In the Band”You also have to love a show that has some sardonic self awareness on the night of the Hamiltonys; toward the end of School of Rock’s performance, Alex Brightman (as Dewey) says, “We’re not here to win. We’re here to rock.” And rock they did. Brightman’s energy was non-stop, and you could see the kids playing off of that. Special shoutout to Evie Dolan, who was serving her signature bassist duck lips. This number, with a plethora of pint-sized rockers, was also a fitting way to follow Corden’s opener. 2. WAITRESS”Opening Up”/”She Used to Be Mine”We’ve seen plenty of composers join their cast during the performance (including Gloria Estefan for On Your Feet! and Carole King for Beautiful,) but this was the most ingenious use of that tactic we’ve seen. Following a group performance of “Opening Up,” Sara Bareilles rolled in at the piano to slow things down with the runaway hit “She Used to Be Mine.” We were initially skeptical that Bareilles’ appearance overshadowed the actual cast, but the song’s performer transitioned beautifully from writer to star as Mueller came in to finish out the torch song with a building intensity. 4. HAMILTON”History Has Its Eyes On You”/”Battle of Yorktown”Props to Hamilton for performing a number most audiences haven’t had the chance to see on stage yet, but we have to admit: It was not the most inclusive choice. While these two numbers were a great vehicle for nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Christopher Jackson, we didn’t really get much of Leslie Odom Jr. or any of the incredible women who are such a vital part of the show. That said, the decision to go for a relatively somber moment was welcomed, and we got plenty of Schuyler Sisters once the musical won. 3. OPENING NUMBERThis was the strongest opening number since Neil Patrick Harris and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Bigger.” This year’s tune, penned by David Javerbaum and Gary Barlow, wasn’t quite as catchy, but it successfully captured how uplifting the Tonys—and theater—can be. Following a Hamilton sendup (because we were always going to have one), Corden showed off his versatility by taking on a variety of roles and tunes. He also riffed on 2013’s “We were that kid” as 20 kids transformed into the 20 nominated performers from musicals. We probably could have gone without people tap dancing on Antoinette Perry’s face, though… 5. SHUFFLE ALONG”Broadway Blues”Shuffle Along features a stripped back design, relying on the cast’s raw energy (and sure, a quick change here and there) to captivate its audience. The subdued nature allowed the cast to showcase the musical’s most memorable component: Savion Glover’s electrifying choreography. We got plenty of tapping amidst high notes from Audra McDonald, and the opening number was a good way to introduce both the stars and—thanks to Brian Stokes Mitchell’s velvety narration—the show’s intricate concept. ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Waitress,’ James Corden & ‘Hamilton’ at the Tony Awards(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)center_img The curtain has come down on the 2016 Tony Awards, and what a show it was! In addition to tearful speeches (and sonnets), Glenn Close as Hillary Clinton and a fan video from the Obamas, countless performers took the stage to give us a taste of what Broadway has to offer. Take a look below as we go through each of the musical performances, beginning with our top picks. Which was your favorite? Let us know in our poll! 8. SHE LOVES ME”Ilona”/”She Loves Me”/”Ice Cream”This medley didn’t quite have a through-line, but it was still an effective way to highlight the quartet of talented stars, starting with Jane Krakowski and a mustached Gavin Creel. If there were an award for best drop splits and floor dragging, these two would be a lock. Zachary Levi nailed the title number, and Laura Benanti’s ability to pair her soprano with comedic timing shined. This performance also managed to show off the playfulness of the revival’s box set, even digitally. 9. ON YOUR FEET!MegamixIf your show’s songs are by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Gloria is game to perform on the Tonys, just let your performance slot be a full out concert. That’s exactly what happened here as Gloria and the cast delivered an energetic megamix featuring “Rhythm’s Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Turn the Beat Around” and more. While the show tells the story of the Estefans’ lives, this performance was pure celebration of their tunes, complete with dancing children and a rapping Josh Segarra. 10. SPRING AWAKENING”Mama Who Bore Me”/”The Bitch of Living”Despite the eyebrow-raising methods that got them their, we’re thrilled Spring Awakening had a chance to perform on the Tony Awards. The revival performed a medley similar to the original production’s 2007 performance, however, like the Hamilton performance, we did miss the female performers in the spotlight (though Katie Boeck and Sandra Mae Frank were once again wonderful together). But ultimately, deaf talent got the visibility it deserves, and props for the camera crew for keeping ASL in every shot. 11. BRIGHT STAR”If You Knew My Story”Carmen Cusack sounded superb, and we were thrilled to see her take the stage on Broadway’s biggest night to celebrate her Great White Way debut. However, “If You Knew My Story” loses its effect out of context. The song sets the mood when the tale unfolds, but viewers won’t get to hear that story here, and shots of the supporting cast, as talented and dashing as they are, don’t provide much intrigue. And unlike Estefan and Bareilles, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell taking part did not elevate what was already a solid performance.SHOUTOUT: COMMERCIAL BUMPERSWhile not full performances, we thoroughly enjoyed each and every commercial bumper outside the Beacon Theatre. It was a cute nod to Hamilton’s #Ham4Ham shows, and it was a great way to add some standards to the night from the people who made Broadway’s biggest night shine. View Commentslast_img read more