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) MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – The number of active COVID-19 cases and those in quarantine made a substantial jump on Tuesday.The Chautauqua County Department of Health says there are now 17 active cases, up 13.Officials say the cases involve a woman in her teens, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 30s, and 9 women all in their 20s.There are also 166 people under quarantine and/or isolation orders by the Public Health Director. “If you think you can’t get COVID-19, you are wrong,” said Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Public Health Director. “If you make good choices, you minimize your risk of getting the virus; you also minimize the risk of passing the virus on to others if you do get it. Please use common sense and good judgement.”Officials say not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.Since the outbreak began there have been 150 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 126 cases recovered, 7 deaths and more than 17,000 negative test results reported.COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person:between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) for 10 minutes or longer or who have had physical contact through touching, shaking hands, hugging, etc.;through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks;droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or be inhaled into the lungs; andby people who are not showing symptoms.
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),The best way to Unite a divided country, a country where over 75 million people legally voted for Trump, is to continue on with what your doing Reed. That’s a GREAT idea…….Even Pence in his letter to Nancy (last paragraph), said ” I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment…”Looks like Reed wants to keep those flames burning…. WNY News Now / Zoom Image.WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed and other Republicans introduced a concurrent resolution to “censure” President Donald Trump for allegedly attempting to unlawfully overturn the 2020 Presidential Election and for violating his oath of office on Jan. 6. Reed and his colleagues say lawmakers have two responsibilities in the wake of the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capital: Hold the president “accountable for his actions” … “Calm and heal the fever-pitch tensions in our country”Reed and his colleagues also believe that “forcing a time-consuming and divisive trial in the Senate” would undermine President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to govern at the beginning “and most critical time of his presidency.”Due to these concerns, Reed and his colleagues “support a bipartisan, bicameral censure that ensures that the Congress — the House and the Senate — can unite to hold the president accountable by putting it on the record that Congress condemns the president’s conduct and for violating his oath of office on Jan. 6, 2021.” The resolution that they have brought forward asks Congress to publicly state that Trump has “acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.” They also want Congress to “censure and condemn” Trump for “trying to unlawfully overturn the 2020 Presidential election and violating his oath of office.”They also believe Congress should “affirm that Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was duly elected as the 46th President of the United States on Nov. 3, 2020, was certified as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election by a Joint Session of Congress and he will be lawfully sworn in to office on Jan. 20, 2021.”“This is an important step to hold the President accountable. Congress must make clear that it rejects extremism and condemns the President’s actions. We will continue to push for congressional leaders to work with us on investigating the events surrounding this dark period in our history and make sure it never happens again with the public’s trust in our democratic institutions restored,” said Reed.
NBC Sets Premiere Date for Working the Engels, Starring Andrea Martin & Martin Short NBC has set the premiere date of new sitcom Working the Engels, which stars Andrea Martin and Martin Short. According to TVLine.com, we’ll be able to see the Tony winners first do their thing in the comedy series on July 10 at 9.30PM. Happy #WorldTheatreDay It’s World Theatre Day today so we’re highlighting two new international productions that we’re intrigued to see. Baz Luhrmann’s long-in-the-works Strictly Ballroom the Musical began performances at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia, March 25. And then there’s the X Factor parody tuner I Can’t Sing!, which had a starry opening night March 26 as scheduled at the London Palladium, despite initial preview delays. We need some air miles! See Sherie Rene Scott Sing For Free! In celebration of the release of Sherie Rene Scott’s new album, All Will Be Well: The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions on Sh-K-Boom Records, a special new 22-minute Lovestream concert is available online. Check it out below and hear the two-time Tony nominee sing four songs from the album: “5 Years Time,” “Oh Sean,” “I Am an Animal” and “Devotion.” Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments Andrea Martin Star Files Hedwig Does Good The Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch announced March 27 that it will donate a portion of the ticket price of every ticket sold to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest organization helping LGBTQ youth. The show, starring Neil Patrick Harris, begins performances this weekend at the Belasco Theatre.
Tony nominee Malcolm Gets is to replace Allan Corduner as Bob in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, joining the previously announced Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure. Corduner has left the show due to a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will play from May 7 through May 11 under the direction of John Doyle. The tuner features music by Marguerite Monnot and an English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman. View Comments Irma La Douce will be the first musical at Encores! not written on American soil. The show tells the tale of a Parisian lady of the evening (Bowles) and the law student (McClure) who falls in love with her. In addition to Gets, McClure and Bowles, the cast will include Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan with Caleb Teicher, Joseph Medeiros, Joseph Simeone and Manuel Stark. Gets received a Tony nod for his performance in Amour. His additional Broadway credits include Macbeth, The Story of My Life and The Molière Comedies. He returns to Encores! after appearing in The Boys from Syracuse and The Apple Tree.
Zach Braff Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Related Shows Bullets Over Broadway Reminder: DON’T FALL ASLEEP if you’re in the front row at Bullets Over Broadway! The Woody Allen tuner’s star Zach Braff stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to chat about his experience on the Great White Way, including his encounters with some of the “really wacky people” who buy rush tickets. One particularly worn-out audience member was sleeping in her front row seat. So what does Braff do? Buys her a Red Bull to wake her up at intermission. What happens next, he says, is a move taken directly from Weekend at Bernie’s. Come on, Zach. Sometimes it’s really tiring to strain your neck for that long if you’re in the front row. And sometimes you’re exhausted from getting up early to do the rush line. Check out the clip below! Star Files View Comments
Critics adored it After a pre-Broadway tryout at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, You Can’t Take It With You opened December 14, 1936 at the Booth Theatre—the very venue where Kaufman and Hart dreamed the play would run. The show received raves: “It’s a study in vertigo about a lovable family of hobby-horse writers,” Brooks Atkinson wrote in The New York Times. “You Can’t Take It With You is the best comedy these authors have written.” As the country struggled during the thick of the Great Depression, the kooky Sycamores proved to be the perfect escape for Broadway audiences. You Can’t Take It With You It put Jimmy Stewart & Ann Miller on the map Before he became a household name with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939, up-and-coming actor Jimmy Stewart was cast as Alice’s straight-laced boyfriend Tony Kirby—the small role was expanded to give the star more screen time. “I think he’s probably the best actor who’s ever hit the screen,” Capra remarked in Jimmy Stewart: A Biography. Fellow film newbie Ann Miller, who was cast as aspiring ballerina Essie, almost never worked in Hollywood again after mistaking Capra for an office boy! Luckily, she discovered her faux pas, Capra was cool with it, and the rest is history. …But the film almost didn’t happen Film directing legend Frank Capra saw You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway and knew what he wanted his next project to be. But there was only one problem: He was banned from Columbia Pictures after butting heads with mogul Harry Cohn. After scoffing at Harris’ outrageous asking price of $200,000 for the film rights, Cohn gave in as a peace offering to Capra. All together now: Awwww! View Comments The small screen loved the Sycamores First stage, then the big screen. What’s next? TV, of course! A 1979 small screen adaptation featured an all-star cast, including Emmy winner Jean Stapleton as Penny, Barry Bostwick as Anthony Kirby Jr., Oscar winner Art Carney as Grandpa Vanderhof and Blythe Danner as Alice. The play also spawned a short-lived ‘80s sitcom of the same name, and by the looks of its opening theme, it was absolutely amazing. The kooky family is back with a bang Eighty-two years after its premiere, You Can’t Take It With You is back on Broadway with an all-star cast, including Rose Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut. “It was really irresistible. It has so much heart and sentiment and intelligence behind it,” she told Broadway.com. What kinds of treats are we in for when we come for dinner at the Longacre Theatre? “There’s fireworks and love and Russians and pickled pigs’ feet,” says player Crystal Dickinson. “You name it, we got it!” The comedy made history You Can’t Take It With You marked a few firsts on Broadway. “Engaging a cast before a play is written is something entirely new,” Harris said in Broadway Theatre. The play’s first production ran for a whopping 838 performances, and was still running on Broadway when the film was released. This marked the first time in history a film adaptation and the original Broadway production on which it was based were both out at the same time. But there was more exciting news: The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Kaufman & Hart had almost given up After George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s first two collaborations, Once in a Lifetime (a flop) and Merrily We Roll Along (also a flop), the pair of playwrights tried to adapt Dalton Trumbo’s political novel Washington Jitters into a play without success. Hart blamed himself. In an effort to cheer him up, Kaufman reminded him of an idea they’d had years before about an eccentric family “like nothing ever seen on land and sea,” recounts Broadway Theatre. Revivals, revivals, revivals The comedy has been revived on Broadway five times to date, featuring heavy hitters like Rosemary Harris, Patricia Conolly, Colleen Dewhurst, Jason Robards and James Coco. Fun fact: The 1983 revival featured some possible twerking at the curtain call. “The couples leap about, still in character, with such rowdiness you’d think they’d all been at a party rather than performing a play,” The New York Times noted. No word if James Earl Jones will shake it in the new production, but we’ve got our fingers crossed! The wacky Sycamore family is inviting you to dinner! You Can’t Take It With You has seen multiple incarnations, from stage, screen, smaller screen and back again, and now it’s back on Broadway in a new revival at the Longacre Theatre. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 madcap comedy explores the mayhem that ensues when a daughter’s boyfriend brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Directed by Scott Ellis and starring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford, the production opens at the Longacre Theatre on September 29. Read on for a little history about the award-winning comedy. The plot didn’t matter Kaufman and Hart got to work creating characters—among them, a wacky snake-collecting patriarch, and a fireworks-making father, a candy-making ballerina sister and Alice, the “sane” one. Three days later, before they’d even figured out the plot, the scribes sent a telegram to producer Sam Harris: “Dear Sam, We start work on new play tomorrow morning (stop) can you tie up at once Josephine Hull, George Tobias, Frank Conlan, Oscar Polk (stop) we are engaging Henry Travers here (stop) Moss and George.” Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015
The Nikos Stage lineup begins on July 1 with the world premiere of Legacy, a new play by Daniel Goldfarb and directed by Oliver Butler. The cast includes Eric Bogosian and Hecht as a renowned novelist and his wife who revisit the idea of starting a family after getting panned by The New York Times. Halley Feiffer and Greg Keller will also appear in the new play. Beginning July 22, WTF will present the world premiere of Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau and helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The play follows Blue, a gifted trumpeter who contemplates selling his Detroit jazz club to better his life. The Nikos Stage season will also include the world premiere of Unknown Soldier, a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book and lyrics by Daniel Goldstein. The Trip Cullman-helmed production will begin on July 30. Lila Neugebauer will also direct a double header of Mike Bartlett’s An Intervention alongside Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum Dreams beginning August 12. The Main Stage season kicks off on June 30 with the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner William Inge’s Off the Main Road. Sedgwick, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for The Closer, stars as a woman who seeks refuge from her husband, a former baseball player, by checking into a run-down resort outside of St. Louis with her teenage daughter. Evan Cabnet will direct. Broadway power couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson will leave the Big Apple and Eggfartopia to spend a summer in the Berkshires. The six-time Tony winner and Les Miserables star will headline a Main Stage production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten in July helmed by Gordon Edelstein. Also tapped for the summer 2015 season are Cynthia Nixon, Kyra Sedgwick, Jessica Hecht and more. Nixon will lead the American premiere of Kinship beginning July 15. The drama by Carey Perloff puts a fiery newspaper editor (Nixon), a reporter and an overly protective mother in a power struggle following a passionate entanglement. Jo Bonney will direct. McDonald and Swenson will appear in A Moon for the Misbegotten beginning August 5. The play tells the story of Josie (McDonald), who seduces her family’s landlord (Swenson) out of fear that she and her father will lose their property. View Comments
Film star Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut later this year in Misery, and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker will co-host the 2015 Tony Award nominations on April 28. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30AM ET.As previously reported, the 69th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7. An emcee for the festivities will be announced soon. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Broadway productions must officially open by April 23 to be considered eligible for a 2015 Tony Award nomination.Willis’ extensive film career includes memorable roles in movies such as The Sixth Sense, the Die Hard series, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element. He took home an Emmy and Golden Globe for his performance in the 1985 drama series Moonlighting. Parker most recently appeared on Broadway in The Snow Geese. In addition to Proof, the Emmy winner earned Tony nominations for Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss. She will soon return to the stage in Heisenberg. This isn’t the first time Willis and Parker have teamed up—they appeared together on screen in Red and Red 2. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Misery Mary-Louise Parker
Suzan-Lori Parks(Photo by Tammy Shell) View Comments Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright of the Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. She penned the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002, making Parks the first African American woman to receive the award. The Signature’s one-year program produces a series of plays from the body of work of one accomplished writer.Parks is currently writing an adaptation of the 1972 reggae film The Harder They Come for a live stage musical. The movie starred Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Cliff and propelled the spread of the Jamaican musical genre. Director Perry Henzell oversaw the book for a 2005 production of The Harder They Come, which was staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East. The tuner moved on to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End in 2008.A MacArthur “Genius” Award and Gish Prize recipient, Parks’ new play Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) made its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York, followed by a celebrated run at the A.R.T in Cambridge, and is opening in spring of 2016 at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. The play was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was awarded the 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History as well as the 2014 Horton Foote Prize. Parks’ work on The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess was honored with the 2012 Tony Award. Her numerous plays include The Book of Grace, In The Blood (2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Venus (1996 OBIE Award), 365 Days/365 Plays, and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, among others.Her first feature-length screenplay was Girl 6, written for Spike Lee. She’s also penned screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster, as well as adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God which premiered on ABC’s Oprah Winfrey Presents. Parks is the Master Writer Chair at the Public Theater, and she serves as a professor in dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on July 7.A Tony nominee for Sweet Charity, Don Juan, Show Boat, High Society and Into the Woods, McMartin is best known for creating the role of Ben Stone Follies in 1971. His recent Broadway credits included All the Way and Grey Gardens.McMartin was born on November 18, 1929, in Warsaw, Indiana. He initially went to school for journalism but went on to pursue acting in New York. On his 30th birthday, McMartin celebrated the opening night of his off-Broadway debut in Little Mary Sunshine; his performance won him a Theatre World Award.In 1961, McMartin made his Broadway debut in The Conquering Hero. He also performed in Blood Sweat and Stanley Poole before originating the role of Oscar in Sweet Charity in 1966. Three years later, he reprised his performance for the film adaptation.Follies marked the start of McMartin’s Stephen Sondheim repertoire; in 1991, he played Frederik Egerman in A Little Night Music at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (now the Ricardo Montalban Theatre) in Los Angeles. He later played the Narrator and Mysterious Man in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, earning a Tony nod for Best Actor in a Musical.McMartin’s numerous additional Broadway credits include Children From Their Games, Love for Love, Solomon’s Child, Is He Dead?, A Free Man of Color and Anything Goes. In 1973, he starred as Anton Schill in Friedrich Duerrenmatt’s The Visit. He played the same role in the musical adaptation at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 2009, opposite Chita Rivera. “Your sweet and gifted spirit will be missed,” Rivera wrote in McMartin’s online guest book following his death. “I’m so blessed our lives crossed.”McMartin is survived by his brother Jim, his partner Charlotte Moore (founder of the Irish Repertory Theatre) and his two daughters, Susan and Kathleen, from his previous marriage to Cynthia Baer (whom he had met when she was a producer on Little Mary Sunshine.) View Comments John McMartin(Photo: Bruce Glikas)