Western New York’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Continues Uptick

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 Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – More than two-dozen cases of COVID-19 were reported between Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties over the weekend, this as the virus’ infection rate continues to rise in the region.New York State Health leaders on Sunday announced that the region’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached 4.8%, the highest rate of all 10 regions in the state.This as Chautauqua County announced 18 new cases over the weekend, 10 on Saturday and eight on Sunday. Local health leaders are expected to release more details in an update today.Meanwhile, Cattaraugus County reported 11 new cases over the weekend with six on Saturday and five on Sunday. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a new strategy to combat micro-clusters during a press conference sometime Monday.last_img read more

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Time to Fall in Love! The Bridges of Madison County, Starring Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale, Begins Broadway Previews

first_imgYour favorite “I Heart Jason Robert Brown” sweatshirt? Check. A friend who will hold your hand for two hours? Check. An enormous box of tissues? Check. Great, you’re all set to go see the Broadway premiere of The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, which begins previews January 17. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the show’s opening night is scheduled for February 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014 The creative team for The Bridges of Madison County features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Jon Weston. Star Files View Comments In addition to O’Hara and Pasquale, the cast of The Bridges of Madison County features Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Bud, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Derek Klena as Michael and Caitlin Kinnunen as Caroline. The show’s ensemble includes Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern. The Bridges of Madison Countycenter_img Related Shows Kelli O’Hara Derek Klena Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County features music and lyrics by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman. The musical tells the story of an Italian-American housewife named Francesca Johnson (O’Hara) and her unlikely four-day love affair with Robert Kincaid (Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer. Steven Pasqualelast_img read more

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Lesli Margherita Gets a New Husband as Matt Harrington Starts in Matilda

first_imgMatt Harrington joins the hit Broadway musical Matilda as Mr. Wormwood on March 4, replacing Tony winner Gabriel Ebert in the role. Harrington’s onstage spouse is of course played by Broadway.com’s own Looks Not Books video-blogger Queen Lesli Margherita. Harrington recently completed his run in the Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway. He additionally appeared in the 2012 production of Harvey on the Main Stem. The cast of Matilda also currently includes Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps.  Lesli Margherita Related Shows Matilda View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Star Fileslast_img read more

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Adorable Bonding Moment with Twentieth Century’s Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 View Comments On The Twentieth Century Star Files It’s almost time to jump on the train! The new revival of On the Twentieth Century arrives on Broadway beginning February 12, 2015, and if Twitter is any indication, stars Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher are already spending some quality time together. Chenoweth posted a snapshot with her “handsome leading man”—the duo is all dressed up for a photo shoot for the new Roundabout Theatre company production. Wow, these two make a seriously cute couple—we can’t wait to see the final shots! Check out this Hot Shot of the stars hanging out behind the scenes, then see Gallagher play Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe and Chenoweth play his glamorous former lover Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre. Kristin Chenoweth Related Showslast_img read more

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Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot Begins Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The Money Shot The Money Shot tells the story of Karen and Steve, two glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. The night before filming a big scene for the latest film by a hot shot European director, the two meet with their respective partners to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 In addition to Reaser and Weller, the cast features Gia Crovatin and Callie Thorne. The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute, begins performances off-Broadway on September 4. Elizabeth Reaser and Frederick Weller star in the MCC production directed by Terry Kinney. Performances will run through October 12 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for September 22.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: See Emma Thompson’s Sweeney & More

first_img Tony Winner Michael Grandage’s Debut Film to Star Jude Law, Laura Linney & More Stage Vets We’re getting excited about renowned theater director Michael Grandage’s debut film already. Variety reports that stage and screen stars Jude Law, Laura Linney, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, Guy Pearce and Colin Firth will all appear in Genius. Based on A. Scott Berg’s book, the script has been adapted by playwright and screenwriter John Logan and follows the true story of the relationship between distinguished editor Max Perkins and literary legend Thomas Wolfe. Broadway buffs will note that both Grandage and Logan won Tonys when they collaborated on Red. The movie will begin filming in October. Too soon to start predicting the 2016 Oscar race? Watch Emma Thompson’s Sweeney Are you ready to see Emma Thompson do her worst with those pies? The Oscar winner, along with Bryn Terfel, will appear on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center tonight, September 26, in New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Watch the teaser below as the boys in the production, including Terfel and Christian Borle, talk about what it was like working with the British stage and screen star. Desperate to see the show live? All is not lost: Thompson and Terfel are set to reprise their roles in London next spring. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O’Hara Talk Bridges’ Beginnings This is fascinating. Listen below as Jason Robert Brown talks about his Tony-winning score to A Bridges of Madison County and how Kelli O’Hara came to star in the show. The composer calls his former leading lady the “most expressive voice and most versatile performer in musical theater,” while O’Hara reveals that the music “fell right into my heart.” Ours too. We’re all missing the tuner, but we do, at least, have the original cast recording.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan’s a Rising Star & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. The Wind in the Willows Finds Toad, Mole & Ratty We now know who will be joining narrator Alan Titchmarsh in the West End production of The Wind in the Willows. Martin Harvey will play Ratty, with Cris Penfold as Toad, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Badger and Sonya Cullingford as Mole. The production, directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, makes its return to the West End after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The show will play a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre from November 26 through January 17, 2015. View Comments Jeremy Jordan’s a Rising Star Jeremy Jordan has been a star to us for years, but Hollywood is now waking up to his many talents! The Tony nominee is set to receive this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival’s Rising Star Award after making big waves with, among his many projects, The Last 5 Years movie. Of course, the big question on the Great White Way’s mind right now is whether Jordan will end up leading the upcoming Finding Neverland or the Broadway-aimed Ever After. Maybe he’ll drop a few clues at his 54 Below solo show later this month. Whatever happens, we know that his star will shine brightly for not just five, but for many more years to come!center_img John Benjamin Hickey’s Hitched to Cate Blanchett Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart) has been tapped to appear in Truth, the movie about Dan Rather’s fall from grace. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hickey will play the husband of Rather’s producer, played by Cate Blanchett. The star-studded cast also includes Robert Redford, The Heidi Chronicles’ Elisabeth Moss and Topher Grace. Hugh Jackman’s Feeling Nuts Ice buckets? Yesterday’s celeb craze. The latest is crotch clutching. We’re not joking. It’s all in the aid of a good cause, naturally, this time raising awareness for testicular cancer. The River’s Hugh Jackman is just one of the latest stars to take part and you can check out a slowmo video of him feeling his nuts below. No, we can’t believe we just typed that either—happy weekend!last_img read more

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USA’s Graceland Renewed for Third Season; Will Aaron Tveit Return?!

first_img The show follows a group of undercover agents of the FBI, DEA and Customs who live together in a Malibu house. In addition to Tveit and Sunjata, the cast features Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Brandon Jay McLaren and Serinda Swan. In the second season finale, the FBI agent was left for dead after being smothered in a hospital bed as senior agent Paul Briggs, played by The Country House star Daniel Sunjata, scrambled to rescue him. He may have been too busy canoodling with Blythe Danner and her scarves at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. We’ll have to find out! The USA drama Graceland has been renewed for a 13-episode third season, Variety reports. The series return is set for summer 2015. The question on many viewers’ (read: Tveitertots) minds is whether Mike Warren, played by Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Aaron Tveit, is (SPOILER!) still alive.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Photos! Whoopi Goldberg Goes ‘Dancing in the Street’ with the Cast of Motown

first_img Related Shows Whoopi Goldberg isn’t letting the winter blues get her down! The View co-host took a field trip to Broadway’s Motown the Musical on December 30, 2014 to heat things up with stars (from left) Nik Walker (on for Byran Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye), Krystal Joy Brown, Charl Brown, Josh Tower and more. After rocking out to dozens of hit Motown songs, Goldberg stopped backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to hang out with the cast, including Motownplayers (below, from left) N’Kenge, Moeisha McGill, Aaron Kaburick, Dashaun Young, Tracy McDowell, Sabrina Sloan and Jaquez Andre Sims. Check out these photos from her visit, then see Motown through January 18! View Comments Motown The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015last_img read more

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Emily Padgett & More Set for Broadway-Bound Waterfall

first_imgBroadway alums Emily Padgett (Side Show), Thom Sesma (The Times They are A-Changin’) and J. Elaine Marcos (Annie) will join the previously reported Bie Sukrit in the world premiere of Waterfall. The Broadway-bound musical will run at the Pasadena Playhouse May 29 through June 28, followed by an engagement at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre October 1 through October 25.Based on the Thai novel Behind the Painting by Sriburapha, Waterfall follows a young Thai student who falls in love with the American wife of a Thai diplomat. The story of their forbidden love parallels history as the new democracy of Siam moves into the vortex of the increasingly anti-American Japan.Directed by Tak Viravan and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, Waterfall features a book and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire. View Commentslast_img read more

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