Month: January 2021

Cuomo Says Gyms Are Highly Problematic, Will Remain Closed To Combat COVID

first_imgShare: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) Image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo says gyms are highly problematic and will remain closed until the state feels they can open safely.Cuomo made the announcement Thursday during a COVID-19 press conference call update.The governor says health experts have listed gyms as high-risk places where residents can easily catch COVID-19.“These have been the nationally identified sources of increased infection,” said Cuomo. “We have some data here. We have experience here. We know gyms are highly problematic.” Gyms across the state have formed the New York State Fitness Association. Some of the members, along with New York State lawmakers, urged Cuomo on Thursday to reopen gyms.The state said it’s actively considering reopening proposals from gyms, however, until gyms get the OK to reopen, many will remain in financial limbo.last_img read more

15th COVID-19 Related Death, 17 New Cases Reported In Cattaraugus County

first_imgCDC Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The 15th COVID-19 related death and 17 new cases of the virus were reported in Cattaraugus County on Tuesday.The county’s Health Department says an 86-year-old man living in the southeast part of the county developed respiratory failure and, despite aggressive medical treatment, was unable to overcome his illness.He is the ninth patient in the county this month to die of COVID-19.Health leaders also reported 17 new cases of the virus, including a father and his three daughters living in the southwest part of the county. There are now 375 total cases, with 75 active.Since the outbreak started 285 people have recovered with more than 37,000 tests administered. 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

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Team Up to Perform Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’

first_img View Comments But now Gaga knows, anything goes! Music superstars Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have teamed up once again to serve up some American Songbook standards. The duo have just released Anything Goes as the first single from their upcoming album Cheek to Cheek, set to debut on September 23. Gaga channels her inner Reno Sweeney to knock out the Cole Porter classic—we can just picture her tapping away on a boat deck. Have a listen below, and if you haven’t already, also check out their take on Babes In Arms’ “The Lady Is a Tramp” from Bennett’s 2011 Duets II album. last_img read more

Nick Blaemire, Barrett Wilbert Weed & More Join Found Off-Broadway

first_img Barrett Wilbert Weed Related Shows Broadway alum Nick Blaemire will star in the world premiere of Found. The Atlantic Theater Company production will also feature Heathers star Barrett Wilbert Weed, Daniel Everidge, Betsy Morgan and Community’s Danny Pudi. The new musical features a book by Tony nominee Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and a score by Eli Bolin. Performances begin on September 18 at the Linda Gross Theater, where it will run through November 9. Opening night is set for October 14.Blaemire’s theater credits include Broadway’s Godspell and Cry-Baby, as well as Dogfight off-Broadway. He also wrote the music and lyrics for Glory Days. In addition to Heathers, Weed appeared off-Broadway in Bare and on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones. Everidge’s stage credits include Grease, Falling and Fat Camp. Morgan can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, having previously appeared on the Great White Way in A Little Night Music, The Little Mermaid and High Fidelity. Pudi, known for his performance as Abed on the Yahoo! and NBC series Community, makes his off-Broadway debut in Found.Additional cast members include Christina Anthony, Andrew Call, Orville Mendoza, Molly Pope and Sandy Rustin.Directed by Overtree, the musical is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart. It explores the surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been found in the real world by everyday people. The show follows Davy (Blaemire) and his two best friends who find themselves on a wild, comedic journey after he finds a revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else.Found will feature choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ken Travis, and projection design by Darrel Maloney. Star Files View Comments Found Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014last_img read more

Tony Shalhoub Joins Showtime’s Nurse Jackie

first_img View Comments Shalhoub was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in Act One, Golden Boy and Conversations with My Father. His additional Broadway credits include Lend Me a Tenor, The Heidi Chronicles and The Odd Couple. He took home Emmy Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2006 for Monk. Tony Shalhoub Star Filescenter_img Falco, who is also a Broadway vet, won an Emmy in 2010 for her performance as Jackie Peyton, a New York City nurse who struggles with drug addiction and several dramas in her professional and personal life. Additional theater names who have appeared in the series, which films in New York, include Bobby Cannavale, Laura Benanti, Marcy Harriell, Rebecca Naomi Jones, John Treacy Egan, Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin, Judith Ivey, Gregory Jbara and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub will join the cast of Nurse Jackie for the Showtime series’ seventh season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy winner will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor and friend of Jackie (played by Edie Falco). The show concluded its sixth season on June 29.last_img read more

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Will Play Off-Broadway

first_img Lennon: Through a Glass Onion View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015 Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show will weave together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Imagine,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” Lennon: Through a Glass Onion will bring the life and works of the legendary John Lennon to the off-Broadway stage. The show, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta has previously performed at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. The limited engagement will play the Union Square Theatre from October 3 through February 22, 2015. Opening night is set for October 15. Waters, a London-born Australian actor, has appeared on stage in shows including My Fair Lady, They’re Playing Our Song, Oliver!, The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His screen credits include All Saints and Breaker Morant. D’Arrietta has performed as Tom Waits in Belly of a Drunken Piano and Tom Waits for No Man.last_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Can’t Wait for Side Show to Return to B’way

first_img View Comments 2. On the Town—15% Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? Beginning September 20, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony Yazbeck and Clyde Alves will don their sailor whites at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) in the classic musical by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. We here at support the troops, especially when they’re singing “New York, New York.” 1. Side Show—22% As it turns out, we all (well, 29% of you) love them as they are! Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, who starred as conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton in the reimagined production in San Diego and Washington D.C., reprise their performances on the Great White Way beginning October 28. When the show last played Broadway in 1997, the production (starring Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner) had an infamously short run. Here’s hoping that this time, Daisy and Violet stick to their promise and never leave us. At least not for a while. It’s not even Labor Day weekend, but we’re already geared up for another season on the Great White Way. The fall lineup has it all: stars of stage and screen to plenty of fresh faces, straight plays to toe-tapping tuners and new works to returning classics. We asked you which upcoming production you were most excited to see on Broadway this fall. The votes are in, and here’s what you had to say. Make sure you get your tickets soon! 3. It’s Only a Play—10% Tony winners Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Stockard Channing. Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham. Emmy winner Megan Mullally. Harry Potter fave Rupert Grint. All that plus newcomer Micah Stock. What do you think that casting meeting was like? These stars will lead Terrence McNally’s comedic salute to showbiz beginning August 28.last_img read more

Al Pacino Aiming to Return to New York Stage in New David Mamet Play

first_imgStage and screen legend Al Pacino is eyeing a return to the New York stage. The Tony and Oscar winner told the Daily Mail that he’d like to appear in a new play, perhaps by David Mamet, in New York before headlining Salome in London in 2016. Pacino won Tony Awards for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and received an additional nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His other Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His many film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Serpico, Scarface, Angels in America, Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, The Insider and Donnie Brasco.  Pacino previously starred in concert readings of Salome, first opposite Marisa Tomei at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2002 before the show transferred to Broadway, and then in Los Angeles in 2006 opposite Jessica Chastain. Pacino revealed that the London incarnation will be a full production: “There will be make-up, sets, costumes…and decadence. It will be a whole different thing to what we did in America.”center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Frankie Keane & Vinnie Favale’s Hereafter Musical Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Hereafter Musical follows three women who have come together at the home of world renowned psychic Jason Richards, desperate to make contact with their loved ones who have passed. Unbeknownst to them, the spirits materialize during the reading, and they, like the living, also have a great deal of difficulty moving on. Keane will also appear in the cast alongside Deborah Tranelli, Pierce Cravens, Michele Cabilian, Paul Blankenship, Eileen Faxas, Carolyn Mignini, Courtney Capek, Tanisha Gary, Kissy Simmons, Margaret Kelly and Alan Kalter. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Hereafter Musical, a new show by Frankie Keane and Vinnie Favale, officially opens off-Broadway on October 25. Directed by Terry Berliner, the tuner is playing at the Snapple Theater Center. Hereafter Musicallast_img read more

B’way’s School of Rock Launches Search for Kid Band

first_img Related Shows Do you want to join the most famous kid band ever? Broadway’s School of Rock is launching a coast-to-coast search for its pint-sized rock stars. An open casting call will take place on January 24 at the Winter Garden Theatre, on the stage where the show will begin previews on November 2 and officially open on December 6. Hopefuls, aged 9-15, should bring a picture and resume (if available) and a pop/rock song he/she loves to sing. (An accompanist will be provided.) Hopefuls that play guitar, bass, or cello are encouraged to bring along their instruments and be prepared to rock out! Hopefuls that play the piano should prepare a rocking tune, and hopefuls that play the drums are encouraged to bring along their sticks. View Comments In School of Rock—The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. School of Rock – The Musicalcenter_img Based on the hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock will feature music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock—The Musical will be directed by Les Miz’s Laurence Connor. Check out’s exclusive interview with Lloyd Webber about School of Rock below. There will also be an open casting call for the lead adult role of Dewey (late 20’s to 30’s: “an original guy with a high pop/rock voice”) in L.A. on January 18. Dewey hopefuls should bring a picture and resume (if available), and those who play guitar or bass are encouraged to bring along their instruments and be prepared to rock out! Additional open casting calls for young performers for the tuner’s world premiere will take place in L.A. on January 17 at Screenland Studios and Chicago on January 24 at Actor’s Equity Association. Find out more information here. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019last_img read more