JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist joined WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould Tuesday to talk about the city’s Coronavirus containment efforts and its effects on the city.See the above video or click here to watch the interview. 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)
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) New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.ALBANY – During a Coronavirus conference call update on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Illinois, Kentucky, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Minnesota are now on the state’s mandatory quarantine list.That brings the total number of states on that list to 34.In terms of quarantining when returning to New York, Governor Cuomo says, “If you refuse to fill out the form in the airport, it is illegal for you to leave the airport.”He says police give you the option to fill out the form, and if you don’t, they give you a summons to fill out when you get off the plane. Cuomo also says an additional 26 violations were handed out on Monday to businesses not complying with the COVID rules, 17 of which were in Manhattan.As of yesterday, there was an infection rate of .93% and 81 people were intubated, the lowest number of intubations since March 15, according to the governor.He also addressed the issues surrounding Major League Baseball.“If you’re having problems playing elsewhere, come play here,” Cuomo said.The governor says New York State could host any game that any team wants to play, citing the availability of testing and resources along with a low infection rate as the reasons.Cuomo mentioned the Blue Jays playing here in the Queen City as well, saying it’s “great for Buffalo, great for New York.”As part of his baseball proposal, players would have to fly private, then go right to a ‘quarantine hotel’ to be tested, and would have to submit to a mandatory quarantine in the hotel when not playing ball.
WNY News Now Stock Image.POLAND – A Randolph woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting two people at a Kennedy address on Friday night.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Carrie Congdon, 47, allegedly assaulted a person in the driveway of a Mud Creek Road residence just after 11:30 p.m.Deputies say Congdon then allegedly forced entry into the house and assault a second person while preventing them from calling 911.Through investigation, deputies believed that Congdon drove to the house while intoxicated. She is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and driving while intoxicated.Deputies say Congdon was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment. 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)
Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe is about to get caught between a man and woman in the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the new play starts performances on February 12, with an opening night set for February 27.According to the theater, Ode to Joy is a story of “love, heartbreak, addiction and illness.” Erbe stars as an artist named Adele and will be joined by Arliss Howard and Roxanna Hope as her lovers, Bill and Mala.A TV and stage mainstay for over 20 years, Erbe received a Tony nod for her role as Mary in 1991’s The Speed of Darkness. She’s most recently been seen off-Broadway in Natural Affection, Nikolai and the Others and as First Lady Pat Nixon in Douglas McGrath’s Checkers. A TV and film regular, Howard made his Broadway debut in the 2009 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Hope’s Broadway credits include Frost/Nixon and After The Fall.The design team for Ode to Joy, which is set for a limited run through March 30, includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger. View Comments Related Shows Ode to Joy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014
Idina Menzel View Comments Do you know what time it is? No, not Hammer Time. Not Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Not Time After Time. It’s time for the Lessons of the Week! Every Friday, Broadway.com brings you the craziest, weirdest and silliest things we’ve learned over the last seven days—and this week, Idina Menzel, Ramin Karimloo, Jarrod Spector and more stars really surprised us.Idina Menzel Loves Hairy GuysWell, this is a weird one. When we asked If/Then star Idina Menzel what she’d like to do with Tony host Hugh Jackman, she answered: “Rub his chest hair.” Um, we were hoping to see them sing “Let It Go” together, but this is way more interesting.Broadway Stars Have Gross TalentsThis week, we grilled the Tony nominees about their secret talents. A Gentleman’s Guide star Lauren Worsham can stick her tongue in her own nostril—not to be outdone by Inishmaan’s Sarah Greene, who can light cigarettes with her feet. Don’t you gals know any card tricks?Wanna Sing Like Queen Lesli? Here’s HowMatilda star Lesli Margherita has revealed her official “Singers Diet.” Aspiring actors, get a pen. The secret ingredients are… (drumroll please)… Dr. Pepper, Hot Tamales and Vitamin Water. That’s it, guys! You’ll be screeching at maggots in no time.Stro Still Has Her Baseball CapsBullets Over Broadway director Susan Stroman says she’s grown out of the signature baseball caps she wore circa 1993 to 2004, but don’t worry, she’s still got ‘em stashed in her closet. Stro, we’d pay top dollar for one of those at the BC/EFA flea market.Jarrod Spector Is NOT a 3rd-Rate FrankieA fan told Beautiful’s Jarrod Spector that he was her third favorite Frankie Valli. Guys, we’ve been through this before. They may be unnaturally talented, but Broadway stars have feelings, too. And in stage door emergencies, if you absolutely must, lie.Lindsay Lohan Missed Her CueGuess what? Lindsay Lohan wants to headline a show in the West End! She’s so serious about the idea, she slept through / forgot about / otherwise missed her mega-important interview with the Sunday Times about it. Good start, Lindsay. Good start.Brian J. Smith Likes the Older LadiesTony nominee Brian J. Smith could bring any gal (or guy) he wants to the awards on June 8—but like most eligible bachelors, he’s pining for five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury. Come on, who wouldn’t want to date the spunky octogenarian after seeing these moves?B’way Won’t Be Getting Smell-o-VisionSorry, looks like you’re going to have to dig out your old copy of Burlesque to get your Christina-Aguilera-in-a-musical fix. Alas, the Grammy winner won’t be belting Evita in Broadway 4D this year, and, also alas, we won’t get to find out what the streets of Buenos Aires smell like. Chorizo?James Snyder’s Dressing Room SmellsIf/Then star James Snyder has a public service announcement: He is not the stinky guy in the cast. His dressing room only smells funky because his storage bins are emitting a mysterious odor. Suuure, James, blame it on the bins. That’s what they all say.Ramin Karimloo Thinks He’s BoringThe Les Miz star should be putting on his Tony game face right about now, but he’s preoccupied with another competition: Is his Broadway.com vlog as interesting/awesome/exciting as the smelly James Snyder’s? You’re doing great, Ramin, just keep singing and taking your shirt off. Star Files
View Comments The West End is about to become the height of fashion! McQueen, which as previously reported made its world premiere in May at the St. James Theatre, will transfer to London’s West End, with Stephen Wight as the titular character. The role of Dahlia, which was originated by former Glee star Dianna Agron, will be played by Carly Bawden; Agron has filming commitments. Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the production will play a limited engagement August 13 through November 7 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening night is set for August 27.McQueen is a journey into the imagination and dream world of fashion icon Alexander McQueen. Set on a single London night, it steps into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night. A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.Reprising their roles as Isabella Blow and Arabella will be Tracy-Ann Oberman and Laura Rees, respectively. Michael Bertenshaw will be joining the cast as Mr Hitchcock. Further casting for the West End transfer will be announced later.The show will feature production design by David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, video design by Tim Bird, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by John Leonard and wigs designed by Linda McKnight.
Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 The rumors from March this year were true and Cirque du Soleil is set to move into the Lyric Theatre, which will soon be vacated by On the Town. Paramour, the organization’s first show created specifically for Broadway, will begin previews on April 16, 2016 and officially open on June 2 at the venue.Paramour will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling. Set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood, the event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, the production will feature a 38-member cast that blends the best in circus arts and will be announced shortly.Artistic guidance will be by Jean-François Bouchard, with Pascale Henrot as associate creative director and West Hyler as associate creative director and scene director. Set design will be by Jean Rabasse, with costume design by Philippe Guillotel, score by Bob & Bill, choreography by Daphné Mauger, lighting design by Patrice Besombes, props design by Anne‐Séguin Poirier, projection design by Olivier Simola and Christophe Waksmann, sound design by John Shivers. The acrobatics creative team includes Shana Carroll, Boris Verkhovsky and Pierre Masse.
Age: 22Hometown: Mesa, AZCurrent Role: A powerful Broadway debut as the charming and thoughtful Melchior in Deaf West Theatre’s revival of Spring Awakening, in which he is utlizing American Sign Language, which he studied at Columbia College Chicago with the aim of being an interpreter.Stage Cred: McKenzie sent a video to Deaf West for a job as an interpreter, but ended up with the leading role when Spring Awakening premiered in Los Angeles earlier this year. It’s his professional acting debut.”The first thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a cowboy. My family didn’t go to church too often, but I remember wanting to be a music minister. We went to the store after church one day and that’s what I told the cashier I wanted to be.””I did some theater when I was in high school, but this is the only professional theater I’ve done. Throughout this experience, I’ve become a big believer in things presenting themselves. At the moment, I’d like to do this for the rest of my life.””I saw the tour of Spring Awakening when I was 15, and I didn’t fully understand the significance of the story, but the lyrics were just so beautiful. I always thought I was more of a Wendla than a Melchior. [Laughs.] I connected to her so much.””My apartment is in Hell’s Kitchen and I’m living with two people I met on Craigslist. So far, I’m still alive [laughs]. They haven’t turned out to be serial killers or black market workers. My favorite thing to do is sit on my fire escape and listen to jazz.””I like to think that I was born in the 1920s because I like to be a moody person and lounge in my bed and listen to music and talk on the phone and pretend like there’s some romance in my life. I can’t smoke cigarettes, obviously, but I pretend.””My best friend asked me if I’d be the godfather to her son, and he’s very special to me. I told her I’m going to teach him sign language so that he and I can talk to each other while she’s there, and he can tell me all the ways his mother’s annoying him.” Spring Awakening View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Comments Hand to God What the devil?! Bob Saget will start performances as Pastor Greg in Hand to God on November 3. The Full House and Broadway alum replaces original star Marc Kudisch in Robert Askins’ comedy at the Main Stem’s Booth Theatre. Saget is scheduled to remain in the company of the demonic puppet until the production closes on January 3, 2016.Saget is best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and as the original host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Additional screen credits include The Aristocrats, Entourage and the upcoming Grandfathered and Fuller House. He made his Broadway debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the cast also includes Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles and Michael Oberholtzer.Still no word yet on casting for when Hand to God crosses the pond next year; the play will begin performances on February 5, 2016 at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre.
View Comments Daniel Radcliffe(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuse) Harry Potter star and stage alum Daniel Radcliffe will lead the Old Vic’s 50th anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The five-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will play Rosencrantz opposite Joshua McGuire as Guildenstern. David Leveaux will direct the U.K. staging, which begins performances on February 25, 2017.The Old Vic also announced the world premiere of Girl from the North Country, a new musical by The Seafarer playwright Conor McPherson and featuring classic Bob Dylan songs. The tuner, set in Minnesota during the Great Depression, will begin on July 12.As previously reported, the theater’s season will also include John Boyega in Jack Thorne’s new adaptation of Woyzeck, as well as the return of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. Additional casting for each of these productions will be announced later. The Old Vic’s production of King Lear, featuring Oscar winner Glenda Jackson and Harry Melling, begins performances on October 25.