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) App users, tap here to watch video.WASHINGTON – COVID-19 might give new meaning to the phrase: “home for the holidays.”Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tells the Washington Post, a second wave of the Coronavirus, later this year, could be “more difficult” than the current strand.Last week President Trump unveiled suggested benchmarks for states to start easing social distancing measures, but Redfield called for state officials to continue promoting social distancing and to increase contact tracing and testing. More than 45,000 people in the United States have died from the Coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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 Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County reported its 23rd COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.The County Health Department says a 77-year-old man developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment.The county also reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest single-day record since the pandemic started. There are now 167 active cases, with 685 total and 494 total.Of the new cases, 38 are in the southeast part of the county, nine in the northwest, three in the northeast and two in the southwest. There are now 14 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.Cattaraugus County currently has a seven-day infection rate of 2.9%.
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) Image by New York State Police.PORTLAND – The driver of a luxury SUV who was spotted allegedly driving erratically in Chautauqua County on Monday afternoon is in the hospital after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash.New York State Police tell WNY News Now 21-year-old Eric Jarrett, an Erie County resident, allegedly traveled at “extremely high rates of speed” in a 2021 Audi Q3 on Route 5 in the Town of Portland.Police say law enforcement observed the vehicle driving within the speed limit in Dunkirk prior to the crash, only later receiving 911 calls about the Audi traveling at high rates of speed.A resident, later flagging down a State Trooper, reported the crash on North Swede Road. Jarrett was found outside of the vehicle when first responders arrived on scene. He was taken to Brooks Hospital and then transferred to ECMC.Police say charges are pending against Jarrett and the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, however, speed could be a factor.Officers do not yet know why the man was traveling at extreme speeds.
Kris Jenner, star of E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has Broadway ambitions even though she’s not a singer, dancer or actress by trade. Check out this snippet from the January 26 episode of the reality show, where Jenner reveals to family friend Jonathan Cheban and daughter Kim Kardashian that she wants to sing and dance on the Great White Way in Chicago. “I love that song,” she says as she mumbles something kind of sounding like “All That Jazz.” While Jenner seems to think her inexperience is a minor detail, she is honest about being clueless to the audition process for a Broadway show. Watch the video below of Jenner giving her er, best? Velma Kelly and “singing” out the signature Chicago tune. We’ve heard of crazier things happening on the Main Stem so we’ll (sorta) reserve judgment until we see the TV personality on stage at the Ambassador Theatre. View Comments Related Shows Chicago from $49.50
View Comments “Ruby Dee inspired so many people both on stage and off,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “Our thoughts are with her family and she will be deeply missed.” Broadway theaters will dim their lights to pay tribute to stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who died on June 11 at the age of 91. Marquees will go dark on June 13 at 7:45 PM for one minute. Dee was best known for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in both the original 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun as well as the subsequent film version. Her notable stage credits include Boesman and Lena, Checkmates, Purlie Victorious, The Smile of the World, A Long Way from Home, Anna Lucasta and South Pacific. She often appeared on stage and screen opposite her late husband Ossie Davis. Her many accolades include a Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award nomination, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She received an Honorary Degree from Princeton University in 2009. Dee was also known as a civil rights activist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum.
View Comments Sutton Foster Star Files The Tony Awards are officially behind us—but while winners Neil Patrick Harris, Jessie Mueller, Audra McDonald and co. are kicking back on the sofa with their shiny new awards, we’ve still got work to do! Can we talk about all the crazy stuff that happened this week? From Sutton Foster’s age-defying new TV show to Ramin Karimloo’s tattoo wisdom, we’ve got it all in the newest installment of Broadway.com’s Lessons of the Week.Sutton Foster Is Having a Midlife CrisisYep, in the new TV Land series Younger, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will play a 40-year-old mom who decides to reinvent herself as a 26-year-old. She says the new show is “like Tootsie, but with age.” Or like the ‘90s flick Never Been Kissed? Or like this lady?Broadway Fans Are on a Sugar HighWhen we posted a spread of our favorite Broadway-themed cakes, you took to Twitter to share your own delicious treats with us. Wow, so many gruesome pretzel-rod barricades. But no one has ever made an Aaron Tveit cake? We’re disappointed. Wait, here’s one!Ramin Karimloo Says ‘No’ to InkOn the final episode of Vlogger 24601 (sob), Les Miz star Ramin Karimloo had a long laugh over Andrew Kober’s embarrassing drama mask tattoo. “Don’t get tattoos,” Karimloo warns us, even though he has ink of his own. Too late, Ramin—we’ve already got a tattoo of you. Shirtless. And no, we don’t regret it.Apparently, Sound Design Isn’t ArtBad news, guys. The Tony Awards committee has decided to eliminate the Best Sound categories. They also ruled that next year’s ceremony must be completely silent, and in lieu of traditional musical numbers, mimes will perform. (Seriously, if you don’t want this to happen, sign here.)B’way Is a Gyllenhaal JamboreeWhen we heard one Gyllenhaal (Maggie) was going to make her Broadway debut this season, we were thrilled. And now we’re getting two Gyllenhaals (Jake in Constellations and Maggie in The Real Thing) for the price of one?! This is better than that time we watched Secretary and Bubble Boy back-to-back!Post-Tonys, Stars Want Burgers & BoozeOn the red carpet, we asked the stars what they most looked forward to doing after the Tonys. Mark Rylance wanted sex, and tons of stars had burger and booze cravings, but Kelli O’Hara was stuck with jury duty on Monday. We’ve never had to serve, but we hear it’s like a non-equity casting call with fewer dance belts. Sounds terrible.Wanna Sell an Album? Hire Idina MenzelA state-of-the-art recording studio, a stellar marketing team and a big record label are nice, but if you really want those albums to fly off the shelves, the secret weapon is Idina Menzel. The If/Then album had the highest Billboard chart debut for a cast recording since Rent. Wow, If/Then sold 525,600 copies?!Tony Voters Will Get Great Big StuffThe Tony committee has eased up on their rules about swag, meaning producers can now shower voters in all sorts of free show-related gifts before the awards. This is terrible! Tony voters should not accept bribes! (Please send all treats, especially ones containing chocolate and peanut butter, to Broadway.com, 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)On Saturdays, We Wear SlippersYou’ve heard of Dollar Friday? Well, get ready for Slipper Saturday. In James Snyder’s Broadway.com video blog, he captured the If/Then company in fuzzy slippers, for their fun weekly tradition. Hey James, can we get in on this? We’ve been waiting for an excuse to rock these.Want a Lap Dance? Ask a MormonWho is the next star to play the transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch? The Book of Mormon alum Andrew Rannells! Yes, you can soon get licked, “car washed” and spit on by a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You’re welcome, Broadway. You’re welcome.
As previously reported, Broadway alum and Pitch Perfect fave Ben Platt will indeed star in the world premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. The musical, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, will begin performances on July 10 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and run through August 23. Michael Greif is set to direct. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.With a book by Steven Levenson, lyrics by Pasek and music by Paul, the show follows Evan Hansen, who’s about to find out what it really means to belong. Dear Evan Hansen is the contemporary story of his search for the things in life we all need: Friends, family and a place to call home.Platt made his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon last year, reprising his role as Elder Cunningham, which he previously played on the road. His film credits include Pitch Perfect and the upcoming sequel, as well as Ricki and the Flash opposite Meryl Streep. Ben Platt Star Files View Comments
Liza Gets Sniff-n-StiffedLiza will wait for a barista Liza and Maggie head to the coffee shop to meet Gary, the recipient of Liza’s, erm, offering. The look of Liza’s face as she heads to the bathroom to retrieve said offering is a beautiful portrait of regret, sadness and disgust. And it’s all for her daughter, so Younger is essentially just a 21st century retelling of Les Miserables. Unfortunately, she makes the mistake of not getting the cash up front, and after getting a good whiff, Gary bolts. View Comments Sutton Foster Star Files Liza Gets…FiredLiza, in her quest to pay for her daughter’s tuition with as little dignity as possible, takes Lauren up on her next job offer: sequined bar girl at a startup launch party. While distributing shots, Liza runs into Empirical Press honcho Charles. Once again, 26-year-old Liza uses her 40-year-old insight to charm the people who should be her peers. It’s a promising moment until Liza drops a tray of shots all over her silver-suited boss for the night. Liza Gets an Offer She Can’t Refuse…selling her worn panties. Yep. This is the master plan to pay for Caitlin’s tuition. Liza braves the creeps of Craigslist who ask filthy questions involving asparagus and handies. Maggie the Heroic Lesbian Artist sums it up perfectly: “You gotta hand it to pervs, man. They don’t accept mediocrity.” We wish Maggie were there for us every time we sold our panties to strangers on the internet. Or at least to just get brunch with us or something. We don’t sell our panties on the internet. Stop looking. Diana’s Statement Jewelry of the Week!Here it is, everyone. Definitive proof that Diana Trout is a part of the Illuminati. When this becomes a plot point in a future episode, don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you. On a somber note, we must knock Diana’s divine jewelry down a peg this week for a serious infraction: Earlier in the episode, Diana repeated a look by reprising her “Origin of Love” necklace. We’ll let it go…mostly because we’re not quite sure what the Illuminati is capable of. We’re not gonna lie. Things are grim for Liza this week on Younger. As you’ll see, Sutton Foster channels her inner Fantine by doing some questionable deeds for the sake of her daughter. Make sure your underwear’s on nice and tight (after this episode, you’ll know why), throw on your favorite rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” and check out what Liza endured in Episode 7 of the TV Land series.EPISODE 7: Broke and Panty-lessLiza Gets a Washboard PlayerThings with the hot tattoo artist are surprisingly tense this week. After overhearing a call between Liza and her daughter, Josh questions all of Liza’s phone and email activity. It’s of course not an unfounded concern, and it makes Liza’s insistence on maintaining the charade even more questionable. But in the meantime, Liza’s now a groupie to his bluegrass/jug band act, in which he plays the washboard. Lest you forget that Williamburg is a terrible place. Liza Gets Her Palms Read (to Filth)Liza’s daughter Caitlin calls from India, in need of tuition money (Liza’s paid her half while her soon-to-be-ex-husband David is “working on it”). Strapped for cash, Liza turns to “Queen of the Second Shift” Lauren, who initially recommends hand modeling. Remember, as Annabelle pointed out last week, Liza’s hands are a “dead giveaway” to her secret. So that’s a no. Kelsey (who’s rocking an incredible top knot this week and makes out with Anton in a Swedish candy store) suggests what Lauren used to do, which is…
Get ready for a [adjective] time off-Broadway. The world premiere of Mad Libs Live!, a new musical inspired by the ultimate fill-in-the-blanks time passer, will play New World Stages beginning November 1. The interactive show features music by Jeff Thomson and a book and lyrics by Robin Rothstein—with audiences offering their own suggestions here and there.Mad Libs Live! follows four teenagers, Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser and Merrily, as they band together to win a singing competition. But when they realize their songs have some holes, its up to the audience to help them out. So essentially, whether they win or not is up to you.The production, directed by Austin Regan, will feature choreography by Robin Levine, set design by Julia Noulin-Merat and costumes by Bobby Pearce. It is scheduled to play two performances on Saturdays and Sundays through January 3, 2016. Mad Libs Live! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016
Reed Birney Stephen Karam’s The Humans, which just opened officially off-Broadway on October 25, will transfer to the Great White Way next year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the production will play Broadway in early spring 2016, with the cast from the current Roundabout production—including Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell—intact.In addition to Birney and Houdyshell, the company includes Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid.Joe Mantello directs the production, which is scheduled to play off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre through December 27. No word yet on exact dates or a venue for the move to the Great White Way.This will mark the Broadway debut of Karam, whose previous plays include Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate and columbinus. The show follows Mr. Blake, who, after a sleepless night, brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. Family tensions reach a boiling point as things start to go bump in the night. View Comments Star Files