Month: January 2021

Woman Charged With DWAI Following Head-on Crash In Jamestown

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Cattaraugus County woman was charged for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs following a head-on collision in Jamestown this week.Jamestown Police say Patricia Raynor, 33, of Little Valley, was driving her sedan on East 2nd Street Wednesday night when she veered into oncoming traffic striking a U-Haul truck head-on.Police said Raynor was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for minor injuries resulting from the crash.Through investigation, officers charged Raynor with DWAI drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, and failure to keep right. It appears no one else was injured in the wreck. 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

London Odds & Ends: Hobbit Hunk to Old Vic & More

first_img View Comments Hobbit Hunk to Headline The Crucible The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage will star opposite newcomer Samantha Colley in the previously announced production of The Crucible at London’s Old Vic. The Daily Mail reports that Yaël Farber will direct Arthur Miller’s modern classic, which will run June 24 through September 13. Andrew Lippa Crosses the Pond to Swim With London’s Big Fish Life of the Party: A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, is to play at London’s Chocolate Factory. Accompanied by West End Stars Caroline O’Connor, Damian Humbley and Summer Strallen, Lippa will host a concert performance of his songs from some of his musicals including The Wild Party, The Addams Family and Big Fish. The show will run May 27 through June 14. Here’s a quick roundup of London stories today. Poirot Star David Suchet to Play Lady Bracknell Tony nominee David Suchet (Amadeus) will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will begin previews in the West End on June 24, 2015 and open on July 1 at a theater to be confirmed. Suchet is best known for his role as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot.center_img Bernadette Peters & Broadway’s Best Take London Big excitement in London’s “Theatreland” this weekend. The U.K. capital city’s version of the Tonys, the Oliver Awards, take place April 13 at the Royal Opera House. As previously reported, Bernadette Peters and ABBA will perform at the event, hosted by Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan. Send good vibes to Broadway favorites Gavin Creel, Jared Gertner and Kyle Scatliffe, who all received Best Actor in a Musical nods. Star Files Bernadette Peterslast_img read more

Lady Day , Starring Audra McDonald, Will Release Live Cast Album

first_img View Comments The live album will feature signature Holiday numbers performed by McDonald in the play, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.” Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of the legendary jazz singer through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. The Broadway production officially opened on April 13 and McDonald has been nominated for a Tony for her performance in the show. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Related Shows From a Philly bar to your own living room! PS Classics will record a live performance of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, during the week ending May 31. The two-disc set will be released on July 15.last_img read more

Josh Tower Will Step Into Motown as Broadway’s Newest Berry Gordy

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows Tower has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and Ragtime. His additional stage credits include Langston in Harlem, Murder Ballad, Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, Chess and Camelot. Motown The Musical View Commentscenter_img Hail to the beat! Motown the Musical will welcome Broadway alum Josh Tower to the cast as the show’s newest Berry Gordy. Tower will begin performances on June 17, taking over for Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Beginning June 15 (Dixon’s final performance), the tuner will play a new schedule, with two-show Saturdays and Sundays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. In addition to Dixon, Motown The Musical currently stars Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical is a journey through the history of the world’s most famous record label. With a score that includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue, the show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.last_img read more

Exclusive! Act One Star Tony Shalhoub’s Search For the Perfect Tony Tux

first_imgTony-nominated Act One star Tony Shalhoub is an awards show pro—he’s racked up three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for the hit TV series Monk, and two additional Tony nods for Golden Boy and Conversations with My Father. But that doesn’t make the hunt for a dapper tux to wear to the 2014 Tony Awards any less of a challenge! The stage and screen star took a trip to Enzo Custom Clothiers with his pal and honorary “fashion consultant” Harry Belafonte and photographer Bruce Glikas, where Shalhoub was fitted for a custom tuxedo by CEO Eli Sved. Look for Shalhoub in his new midnight blue tuxedo on June 8! Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 Tony Shalhoub View Comments Act Onelast_img read more

Closing Time! Last Chance to Catch These 5 Phenomenal Broadway Shows

first_img Bullets Over Broadway Closing August 24 at the St. James Theatre If you haven’t seen Nick Cordero and those tapping gangsters dance like nobody’s business, it’s time to bite the bullet. Directed by Susan Stroman and featuring a book by original screenwriter Woody Allen, this musical sadly didn’t get much Tony love, but it does have tigers and hot dogs and divas, oh my, plus a score of toe-tapping ’20s hits. Click for tickets! Every time we say goodbye, we die, cry and wonder why a little. Why do these shows have to close? But alas, all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to say farewell to a few of our Broadway and off-Broadway favorites. You only have a few more weeks to catch Newsies, Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, Rocky and Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch before they say sayonara to the Big Apple. Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig Through August 17 at the Belasco Theatre Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not closing, we repeat, the musical is not closing, and we’re sure Andrew Rannells is going to be terrific. However, Tony-winning headliner Neil Patrick Harris is concluding his tour de force performance, and this is definitely worth noting. If you can snag this hot ticket, you’ve got a decent chance NPH will lick you, kiss you or spit at you. Have fun… Click for tickets! Rocky Closing August 17 at the Winter Garden Theatre Rocky might have come up short for a Best Musical nomination at the Tony Awards this season, but it’s the only show in town where the audience cheers for hunks of meat (well, except Naked Boys Singing). There’s also powerhouse performances by Andy Karl, Margo Seibert and Terence Archie, and a boxing arena transformation you have to see to believe. Click for tickets! Violet Closing August 10 at the American Airlines Theatre Grab your suitcase and your bus ticket, because it’s time to take one last road trip with Sutton Foster before Violet rides into the sunset. The Tony-nominated musical boasts a gorgeous score by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Bonus: Josh Henry and Colin Donnell in uniform. Click for tickets! Newsies Closing August 24 at the Nederlander Theatre After carrying the banner over 1,000 times on Broadway, the hit Disney musical Newsies will finally stop selling papes. We know, we’re crying too. But the good news is, you still have three weeks left to see Corey Cott and those adorable newsboys pirouetting, climbing on shiny scaffolding and overall seize-the-day-ing. Click for tickets! View Commentslast_img read more

Shut Up Sit Down & Eat Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments When a therapist fails to arrive on time for a group therapy session, four impatient Italian Americans decide to take their issues into their own hands. The play is considered a “plomedy”—that is, a cross between a play and stand-up comedy. The cast/writing team is comprised of Tina Giorgi, Joe Moffa, Chris Monty and Eric Tartaglione. Eve Brandstein will direct. Shut Up Sit Down & Eat Related Shows Take a journey of emotional dysfunction—Italian Style! Off-Broadway’s Shut Up Sit Down & Eat officially opens on October 26. Conceived by and starring four New York comedians, performances will run on Sundays through December 28 at the Snapple Theater Center. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014last_img read more

Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra & Elizabeth Franz Will Join A Month in the Country

first_img A Month in the Country Edwards (ER, Top Gun) will play Arkady with Sciorra (The Motherf**er with the Hat, The Sopranos) as Lizaveta and Tony winner Franz (Death of a Salesman) as Anna. Rounding out the company will be Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O’Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. View Comments A Month in the Country chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s (Schilling) young son.  But it is Natalya who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015center_img Related Shows The production will feature scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Bart Fasbender. Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and Elizabeth Franz will join the previously announced Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in A Month in the Country. Directed by Erica Schmidt, Dinklage’s wife, Ivan Turgenev’s play begins performances on January 9, 2015 at Classic Stage Company for a limited engagement through February 22. The production will officially open on January 29.last_img read more

Idina Menzel Sleighs (Get It?) On ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’

first_img Idina Menzel Star Files Related Shows If/Then star Idina Menzel stopped by Live with Kelly & Michael on December 12 to perform a yuletide classic from her new album, Holiday Wishes. Brace yourselves, because the Tony winner’s rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is full of riffs, modulations and a whole lotta belt. But really, would that little lamb and shepherd boy have it any other way? Menzel also sat down with Ripa and Strahan, who brought her back to her pre-Broadway days as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah singer. “I’m waiting for those videos to surface, actually, on one of these kind of shows,” the supernova said, “but there are none, thankfully.” Even if there were, she had the forethought to make herself borderline unrecognizable (thanks to some Stiff Sutff), just in case. Check out the clips below, and look out for fellow If/Then co-star Tamika Lawrence on backup! If/Then Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Tony Poll: Which 2015 Nomination Snub Upsets You the Most?

first_imgSometimes life is unfair—and although we’re psyched for the 2015 Tony nominees, a few shows and stars were definitely omitted from this year’s list. How dare the nominators ignore some of our favorite performances, plays and musicals of the year? From Finding Neverland to Hugh Jackman, we’re pissed, and we bet you are, too. Which 2015 snub is the most upsetting? Cast your vote below, but don’t worry—these stars could still take home a trophy at the Audience Choice Awards—nominate them now!  View Commentslast_img read more