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) MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 36 new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases up to 1,429.The City of Jamestown has reported the highest number of cases today, reporting eight new cases. Fredonia has reported five new cases along with four cases each in Dunkirk and Westfield. Three cases where reported in Silver Creek with two each in Frewsburg and Clymer. Forestville, Cherry Creek, Falconer, Panama, Sinclairville, Mayville, and Bemus Point have all reported one case each. 155 active cases currently remain active.There are currently 12 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 1,258 recoveries and 16 deaths.
James McAvoy has been tapped to lead a revival of Peter Barnes’s The Ruling Class in London’s West End as part of the second Trafalgar Transformed season. The X-Men star will play the fictional—and paranoid schizophrenic—14th Earl of Gurney in the black comedy. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, previews will begin at the Trafalgar Theatre on January 16, 2015, with opening night set for January 27. The production will play a limited engagement through April 11. The star revealed that his character “is heir to the Gurney estate and arrives wearing a Franciscan monk’s tunic of the Capuchin order.” McAvoy went on to say: “That’s just one of the many people he thinks he is…It’s about people at the top, thinking they’re God, and thinking that their power isn’t in any way limited.” McAvoy was last seen in the West End in 2013 headlining Trafalgar Transformed’s Macbeth, also helmed by Lloyd. Previous stage credits include Three Days of Rain. Probably best known for his role of Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise, other notable screen credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last King of Scotland, Wanted, Atonement and Filfth. View Comments The Ruling Class won the 1969 Evening Standard best drama award and the 1972 film adaptation starring Peter O’Toole became a cult classic.
Kristin Chenoweth can do it all: she’s got great comedic timing, she can nail a dramatic ballad and she’s just as comfortable singing opera as she is belting out a tune from Wicked. Whether she’s channeling Eliza Doolittle, Sally Bowles or Jean Valjean, there’s one thing we know for sure—this Tony-winner is wildly entertaining. Of all the roles that Kristin Chenoweth takes on in her new album Coming Home, which one would you pay to see the On the Twentieth Century star actually tackle onstage? Sure, she’s not exactly the right type to play Dorothy Gale or prisoner 24601, but let your imagination run wild for a second. Cast your vote below, then pick up her new album in stores and online November 17! Kristin Chenoweth View Comments Star Files
View Comments Ralph Fiennes, who is currently headlining the London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, is eyeing two more stage projects in the U.K.’s capital. According to The Daily Mail, the Tony winner and Oscar nominee may star in a revival of Ibsen’s The Master Builder at the Old Vic and a classic play to be decided at the Almeida Theatre.Fiennes will likely play Halvard Solness in The Master Builder as part of Matthew Warchus’s first season as artistic director of the Old Vic in January or February 2016. He is also negotiating treading the boards at the Almeida Theatre under the direction of Rupert Goold, probably in a Shakespeare play, towards the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing the title role in Hamlet, and garnered an additional nomination for Faith Healer. He earned Oscar nods for The English Patient and Schindler’s List. His many film and TV credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall, The Hurt Locker, Clash of the Titans and the Harry Potter films.
Gigi Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Vanessa Hudgens stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael on April 1 to talk about treading the Broadway boards in Gigi and to perform a number from the show. “The stage is where I feel most at home,” the High School Musical star revealed. She went on to say: “the play is so youthful and thrilling and it just makes you feel good.” Hudgens later performed the classic Lerner and Loewe number “‘I Never Want to Go Home Again,” complete with turn of the (twentieth) century swimwear! Check out her interview and performance below and then in person at the Neil Simon Theatre, where the tuner, currently in previews, officially opens on April 8. View Comments
Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway premiere of Stephen Karam’s The Humans. The production, directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, begins previews on September 30 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Tony nominees Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell are set to star in the drama, which opens on October 25.The show follows Erik (Birney,) a father who brings his family to his daughter’s Manhattan apartment for Thanksgiving. Tensions rise as secrets and fears are exposed.In addition to Birney and Houdyshell, the Roundabout production will feature Cassie Beck, Greg Keller, Sarah Steele and Joyce Van Patten. Related Shows The Humans Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 View Comments Star Files Reed Birney
Well, this is Wicked news! Former Elphie Ana Gasteyer will take on the role of the Principal in Grease: Live. Starring the previously announced Great White Way alums Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and more, the musical is scheduled to hit the small screen on January 31, 2016.Along with Wicked, Gasteyer has also been seen on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and The Royal Family. An SNL alum, her additional screen credits include Lady Dynamite, The Group, Rapture-Palooza, Mean Girls, The Goldbergs, The Good Wife, Suburgatory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, The Mindy Project and Law & Order.The popular tuner, which features a score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, follows teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. The show premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has been revived on the Great White Way twice since. The 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.Hamilton’s Thomas Kail will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction, with DWTS’ Alex Rudzinski as the live television director. The cast is set to also include Julianne Hough as Sandy, Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine, along with Cindrella alums Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen as Marty and Frenchy, respectively.Robert Cary and Buyer & Cellar scribe Jonathan Tolins will pen a new script for television. The pair contributed additional book material to the recent revival of On the Town. View Comments
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Laura Benanti’s Wedding PicsMore details are emerging about Laura Benanti’s wedding to her beau Patrick Brown over the weekend. The Tony winner and Supergirl star wore an Alençon lace strapless dress by Anne Barge; rings were from Lori McLean. According to People, celebs including the Broadway-bound Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sylvia’s Julie White were on hand to celebrate the pair’s special day. Congratulations to the happy couple! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hearthrob Status SettledAnother day, another accolade for Hamilton’s creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Tony winner has been labeled one of People’s Men of the Year: The Heartthrobs and Heroes Who Defined 2015. What next? Well, there is June 5, 2016…NYC Kids’ Inside Look at Finding NeverlandBelieve! Thousands of NYC public school students will visit Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on December 10 for an 80 minute experience featuring the cast and production crew of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical. It’s all courtesy of Inside Broadway’s Creating the Magic program, which aims to give kids a behind-the-scenes look at the Main Stem’s inner world and to learn about career opportunities in the theater. We’re sure their feet won’t touch the ground!Catch Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Holiday CheerJay Alan Zimmerman is hitting Times Square hotspot Feinstein’s/54 Below! The creator/subject of the acclaimed off-Broadway production Incredibly Deaf Musical has been penning new holiday music every year since his teens and he’ll be hopping on the piano on December 17 to reveal the best of his complete Naughty & Nice Holiday Songbook. Joined by special guests including deaf jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, the show will be accessible to people with hearing loss through live wireless captions by Globetitles. Buy tickets here. Star Files Laura Benanti Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. When the Oscar nominations came out earlier this week, all we could think of was which of the acting nominees we want to see on Broadway (or back on Broadway). Whether it’s the Broadway-bound Saoirse Ronan, Tony winners Eddie Redmayne and Bryan Cranston, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance or the gaggle of movie stars who have never been on the Great White Way, there is a lot of talent we’d love to see on stage. As we process all of this awesome fantasy casting, we asked you to rank the 2016 Oscar noms you want to come (back) to Broadway on Culturalist.com. Broadway.com News Reporter/Resident Emoji Expert Ryan McPhee kicked off this new challenge with his top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Comments
View Comments Jesse Tyler Ferguson Related Shows With 40 characters to portray in a 90-minute one-man show, Fully Committed’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has got a full plate. “I need to be put in an insane asylum after the show’s over,” he joked when he stopped by on Good Morning America to discuss Becky Mode’s comedy, which takes place in Manhattan’s swankiest dining destination. The Modern Family star plays its reservation manager—as well as the 39 wannabee patrons that keep calling (and calling). Ferguson gave GMA a taste of the delicious characters, from Gyneth Paltrow’s green assistant to the total jerk of a chef. Fully Committed Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016