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  • Jamestown Police Update Protocols Amid Virus Outbreak

    first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police have updated their protocols amid the COVID-19, novel Coronavirus, outbreak.Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings, in a news release Friday, said effective immediately when calling for assistance all calls to dispatch will be screened in order to see if the caller is ill.Snellings says for non-emergency calls that can be handled over the phone; an officer will call back to take the report.Any call that requires an officer to response to a location, the officer will follow social distancing rules. Police are also encouraging the community to call ahead before visiting the police station.Snellings says there is no change to in-progress or emergency call procedures. 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

  • Warren County To Enter “Yellow Phase” Of PA Governor’s Reopening Plan

    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) MGN ImageWARREN – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that Warren County is one of 24 counties who will enter the Yellow Phase of his reopening plan next Friday.The Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions are as follows:Telework Must Continue Where FeasibleBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools Remain Closed for In-Person InstructionSocial Restrictions are as follows:Stay at Home Order for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More than 25 ProhibitedIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars Limited to Carry-Out and Delivery OnlyAll businesses must follow CDC and DOH guidance for social distancing and cleaningMonitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessarylast_img read more

  • Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Gets Girl Scout Cookie Donation

    first_imgImage by Chautauqua County Sheriff / Facebook.MAYVILLE – A local girl scout troop in Chautauqua County recently made a donation to first responders amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Image by Chautauqua County Sheriff / Facebook.In a post on Facebook, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Fredonia based Girl Scout Troop 20031 drooped off cookies at various Sheriff’s Office locations.“It is heartwarming to know that the members of Troop 20031 have kept us all in their thoughts – so nice seeing young people giving back to their community,” wrote the department in the post.Image by Chautauqua County Sheriff / Facebook.The department thanks scout Sydney and her mother for the deliveries. 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

  • Liza Minnelli Adorably Tries (and Fails) To Get In on the All-Star Oscars Selfie

    first_imgThe most fun thing about last night’s Oscars ceremony? Aside from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez’s sweet rhyming speech and John Travolta’s ridiculous Idina Menzel name flub, we’ve gotta give the prize to host Ellen DeGeneres’ all-star selfie. Watching Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and more mega-stars (oh, and also Lupita Nyongo’s brother) try to cram into the cell phone shot was seriously adorable. But what was even more seriously adorable is what was going on behind the photo—namely, 5’4” Tony winner Liza Minnelli standing on her tiptoes to try to reach her head past Brad Pitt’s. Come back to Broadway, Liza! We promise we’ll never, ever push you out of a selfie. View Commentslast_img read more

  • Kerry Ellis Will Defy Gravity Once More in West End’s Wicked

    first_imgWest End star and Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis will rock the green once more as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked. Ellis, who has played the role on both sides of the pond, will return for 12 weeks only beginning August 4. Willemijn Verkaik, who has also portrayed Elphaba both in New York and London (as well as the German and Dutch productions) will play her last West End performance on July 19 in order to address an ongoing back condition. As previously reported, current Wicked U.K. tour headliner Nikki Davis-Jones will take the stage at the Apollo Victoria Theatre beginning October 27. The London production of Wicked also currently stars Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible, Martyn Ellis as The Wizard, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, Sam Lupton as Boq and Paul Clarkson as Dr. Dillamond. Directed by Joe Mantello, the hit musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. View Comments “It is an absolute thrill for me to be returning to this amazing show and the incredible role of Elphaba that is so very special to me,” said Ellis in a statement. “I can’t wait to be green again and join this fantastic cast.” In addition to starring in Wicked on Broadway and in the West End (where she originally served as standby for Idina Menzel), Ellis has also appeared in the West End’s We Will Rock You, Les Miserables and Oliver!. She has collaborated with Queen member Brian May on two albums: Wicked in Rock and Anthems. Ellis won a Audience Choice Award in 2009 for Favorite Breakthrough Performance for her time in Wicked on the Great White Way.last_img read more

  • This Is Our Youth Star Michael Cera on What He’d Tell His Teenage Self

    first_img See Michael Cera in This Is Our Youth at the Cort Theatre. Speaking of your co-star Kieran Culkin, he’s a veteran of Lonergan’s plays and movies. Has he been helpful? Kieran’s approach is really helpful to the overall process for me. It’s very alive. He likes to be reactive, and that’s a really nice thing when you’re doing a scene. Especially when you’re doing a play for a long time you get to learn new things every night if you know your character and are able to forget about it and focus on the person that you’re supposedly interacting with, you know? That’s what comes alive, hopefully. So you’re a fan of Kenny’s work—when did you first read the play? I read it a few years ago. Kieran [Culkin] handed it to me, actually. Warren is a troubled kid trying to find himself, but at his age, you were already a movie star. What do you draw upon to play this character? I don’t I draw upon anything personally from my life, just an understanding of the character: Who he is, some traits of his that I recognize in myself. There’s a huge amount in the script to draw from. Just spending time with Kenny [Lonergan, playwright] and talking to him about the roles. I think the main thing I kind of didn’t take from it the first time I read it, about Warren, was that he is really a survivor, a fighter. Thanks to his work in TV (Arrested Development) and movies (Superbad), Michael Cera has built a reputation as a shy, sly and superb comic actor. Now, he’s teaming up to play another not-so-smooth teen in This Is Our Youth alongside Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. The trio, who are all making their debuts in the first Broadway mounting of Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 dark comedy, plays a group of misguided Upper East Siders who grapple with growing up over a turbulent March weekend in 1982. Cera, who barely leaves the stage and is constantly fidgeting and knocking things over in This Is Our Youth, seemed much more composed and focused during a recent interview with Below, Cera talks about growing out of his “uncomfortable” phase, what he’d like to go back and tell his teenage self and the one love he can’t pursue in New York. That’s understandable, especially when you’re working as much as you are. I know what you mean, with never being around all the time. It’s a weird nomadic lifestyle. Related Shows What will it take for you to feel like you’re a New Yorker? I guess living here long enough to forget that you’ve lived anywhere else, and that’s a long way away. What do you like about driving? It’s a real feeling of freedom and relaxation for me, when you have a very simple goal of arriving somewhere. And everything you do on the road, you’re in service to that goal. I know that you love driving—you drove to Chicago when the play was there. How are you adjusting to New York City driving? Oh, man. I don’t do any driving in the city, really, except in Brooklyn. If I’m going to see a friend and they’re on the other side of Brooklyn, it’s easier to get in the car. But otherwise all I do is get up at 9:00 in the morning once during the week and move my car to the other side of the street. [Laughs.] That’s basically it. You’ve said you didn’t always enjoy being an actor. Do you feel more comfortable now? Yeah, basically we’re talking about the difference between being 19 and being 26. It’s probably just like anything, you change all the time as a person. A few years go by and your feelings change. What I was referring to was a really uncomfortable period for me, where a lot of stuff was coming at me that I had no equipment to deal with. You could even do a ‘70s jukebox musical, I don’t think they’ve done that before. They did a Queen musical. Maybe you could do a K-Tel records musical. Like a mash-up. There’s an audience for that. You’ve lived in Brooklyn for a year now, do you consider yourself a New Yorker? Not really. I don’t feel like I’m from here. What is it about Kenneth Lonergan’s writing that resonates with you? I think he can make you feel something that is very specific and very nuanced and can be felt a lot of different ways by a lot of different people. It lands even if it’s not your situation. The truth of the characters and their situations and their feelings, all of that really comes through I think in his writing and that’s a very unusual thing to come across. View Comments What drew you to it? Aside from Kenny’s writing, how fun it is to play the scenes. There’s something about the feeling of his writing that resonates in a way that nothing else does for me. It’s not something that you come by often or ever. This Is Our Youth You sang “These Eyes” in Superbad and sounded pretty good. I’d pay to see you sing a few tunes, have you ever thought of doing a musical? I think that would be a strange production. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 If you could go back and tell your younger self something, what would it be? Relax! [Laughs.]last_img read more

  • Oo La La! Get a First Glimpse of Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi

    first_img Gigi View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Pop the champagne, because People magazine has released an exclusive first look of Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi! The High School Musical favorite is taking on the title role in the Broadway-bound musical opposite Howard McGillin and Corey Cott at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “I’ve been waiting for the right role to come along, and [Gigi] appeared to me when I was least expecting it,” Hudgens told People. “It’s been a lot of fun prepping for Gigi, allowing myself to be as free as possible. I love this character, the music and play so much.” The re-imagined new production, written by Heidi Thomas and directed by Eric Schaeffer, begins performances January 16, 2015. Check out this sexy photo by Matthew Murphy, then see Gigi at the Kennedy Center this winter!last_img read more

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Extends Run Off-Broadway

    first_img Related Shows Hamilton (Off-Broadway) Lin-Manuel Miranda The founding father’s going to stick around downtown just a little while longer! The Public Theater production of Hamilton, created by and starring Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, has extended its run for the third time. The production will now play through May 3; it had previously been set to close on April 5. The news comes hot off the heels of speculation that the tuner’s producers were aiming to end the off-Broadway run early in order to fast track it onto the Great White Way this spring. It is now likely that should the production transfer to Broadway, it would not be until the 2015-16 season.Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Miranda, is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.In addition to Miranda, the musical stars Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and Brian d’Arcy James as King George, who will bow out on March 1 for Broadway’s Something Rotten. No official announcement has been made regarding d’Arcy James’ replacement.The cast also includes Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, along with Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Okieriete Onaodowan and Voltaire Wade-Greene. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Star Fileslast_img read more

  • Bullets Over Broadway Musical Will Launch National Tour

    first_img View Comments Gee, baby, ain’t they good to us? The national tour of the musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath, will launch in Cleveland, OH on October 6, 2015. The tour plans to visit over 25 cities in North America. Casting and official dates will be announced shortly.Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on the Great White Way. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” and “There’s a New Day Comin’!”Following his work on the Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway, originally directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, the tour is helmed by director Jeff Whiting. The creative team also includes scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, lighting design by Carolyn Wong and sound design by Shannon Slaton. The tour features six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long’s original Broadway costumes.The original production of Bullets Over Broadway premiered on the Great White Way last season at the St. James Theatre with performances beginning on March 11, 2014 and an official opening on April 10, 2014. The production received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.Can’t wait for Bullets Over Broadway to visit your city? Click below to see highlights from the Broadway production!last_img read more

  • Fran Kranz Will Join Al Pacino in China Doll; B’way Dates & Theater Set

    first_img View Comments Related Shows Fran Kranz will star opposite the previously reported Al Pacino in China Doll. Directed by Pam MacKinnon and penned by David Mamet, the production will begin performances on October 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially open on November 19.Franz’s Broadway credits include You Can’t Take It With You and Death of a Salesman.”China Doll is a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancé, and an airplane,” Mamet has been quoted as saying. “The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semiretirement, and enjoy himself. He’s in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…The characters are Mickey Ross, a billionaire; Carson, the assistant, and a telephone. I wrote it for Al. It is better than oral sex.”The production will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Russell H. Champa and costume design by Jess Goldstein. China Doll Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img read more