WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – One new case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Chautauqua County.Officials say there are now 75 confirmed cases, including the new case of a female in her 30s.There are now 28 active cases, including 4 hospitalized cases, that up from one Sunday.So far 43 cases have recovered. 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)
JAMESTOWN — Rain chances will diminish through the day Saturday as low pressure moves out of the area, a cold front will move through tonight, before high pressure builds in for the second half of the weekend. For Today, heavier rain moves out in the morning, leaving for mostly cloudy skies the remainder of the day. Still there will be a chance for a shower through the afternoon. Highs in the upper-70’s.Tonight mostly cloudy with a chance for a few showers or a thunderstorm. Lows in the lower-60’s.Sunday looks much better. Other then an early chance for a morning shower, there will be plenty of sunshine with highs near 80. High pressure fully builds in into the start of the work week. This will provide for a stretch of mainly quiet and sunny weather. Highs will hover in the lower-80’s for this period.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.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)
Lee Mendelson Film Productions ImageSANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA — Good grief! One of America’s most beloved children, Charlie Brown, and his loveable but mischievous pup Snoopy, turn 70 years old today.According to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Peanuts began publication on this day in 1950.Peanuts appeared in a record 17,897 individual comic strips in more than 2,600 papers, making it one of the most iconic comic strips in history.Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz lived from Nov. 26, 1922 until Feb. 12, 2000, when he died from colon cancer, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited by many top cartoonists as an inspiration and comic strip legend. Along with the famous comic strip, Schulz also had several television holiday specials and there was a Peanuts movie, as well. “In the five decades that Schulz drew Peanuts, the physical appearance of the Gang naturally evolved, as well as their individual attitudes and personal philosophies.As the characters developed, they also provided Schulz with ideas.However, he said he remained unaware of these transformations until his comic strips appeared in reprint books long after their initial debuts in newspapers,” the museum said on its web page. 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)
Related Shows “I don’t know that I would give [movies] up completely,” Quinto told Stern, “But the fact that I’ve come back to the theater is something that’s so important to me. It’s a goal that I set for myself when I came out of school and started acting professionally. I’ve never enjoyed a job more than this one, to be honest.” Although we didn’t hear him volunteering to give up Spock in the Star Trek franchise, we’ve got our fingers crossed that Quinto will be sticking around the Great White Way for a while! The Glass Menagerie Whether he’s having a blast in the show or (occasionally) bored, Quinto is having a major effect on Broadway audiences—Stern’s doctor even gave him a prescription to see the production! “My psychiatrist went to see it and said, ‘It’s very important that you go see this play,’” the host told Quinto. “Because of some issues I have, he thought this would be very, very therapeutic for me.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 23, 2014 When Zachary Quinto isn’t prank calling Jesse Tyler Ferguson or dressing up his dog, the stage and screen star is absolutely loving his stint as Tom in the acclaimed Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. He seemed positively blissful when he stopped by The Howard Stern Show studio on January 8 to chat with Howard and Robin about how he might give up a few choice movie roles to star in more Broadway shows. See Quinto in The Glass Menagerie through February 23 at the Booth Theatre—doctor’s orders! Zachary Quinto Now that he’s clocked in over 100 performances of The Glass Menagerie, the star admits that life on Broadway can sometimes get a teensy bit boring (um, excuse us, Zach? We beg to differ). “Sometimes, absolutely [it gets boring], and that’s where technique comes into play,” he said. “It’s why I went to college and studied acting—you’re able to still tell the story.” Star Files
The four recipients will be presented with the award on June 10 at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting. Boyer received a Lucille Lortel Award for his performance as Jason and in Hand to God. He made his Great White Way debut in I’m Not Rappaport and has appeared off-Broadway in The Explorers Club, Modern Terrorism, Hand to God, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Ugly One, School for Lies, The Coward and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Bashor makes her Broadway debut in The Bridges of Madison County as Marian and Chiara, in addition to understudying the role of Francesca. She has appeared off-Broadway in The Fantasticks. In addition to Outside Mullingar, Maloney’s Broadway credits include West Side Story, To Be Or Not To Be, Dinner at Eight, Judgment at Nuremberg, Stanley, Arcadia, Carousel, Six Degrees of Separation and Our Town. Winningham received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Rita in Casa Valentina. She made her Broadway debut in last season’s Roundabout revival of Picnic, and has also appeared on stage in the off-Broadway drama Tribes. She has received two Emmy Awards for her work in the TV movies Amber Waves and George Wallace, as well as an Oscar nod for the 1995 film Georgia. Four stage favorites have taken home honors from the Actors’ Equity Foundation. Mare Winningham and Peter Maloney have received the 2014 Richard Seff Award for their performances in Casa Valentina and Outside Mullingar, respectively. The award honors a veteran male and female character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway show. Additionally, The Bridges of Madison County’s Whitney Bashor and Hand to God’s Steven Boyer were awarded the 2014 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising female and male performers. View Comments
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH Bids Auf Wiedersehen to Hedwig On August 17, Neil Patrick Harris pulled the wig down from the shelf one last time in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Tony winner took to Instagram to document his transformation into the rock goddess, from sausage-curled head to gold heel-adorned foot. Just before taking the stage one final time, Harris, as Ms. Hedwig, signed off with a farewell smooch. Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will don the glitter and fishnets at the Belasco Theatre beginning August 20. Get Ruthless (and Dragged Out) for a Cause The pint-sized Sophia Anne Caruso, who appeared in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and Smash, will lead a new production of Ruthless! The Musical to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She’ll take on the role of the diabolically talented Tina Denmark, a part originated by Laura Bell Bundy and understudied by Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Ruthless! composer, Marvin Laird, will play the domineering agent Sylvia St. Coix. For select performances, lyricist and book writer Joel Paley will play the eight-year-old Tina. We love us some camp. Also in the cast are Kim Maresca, Katie Sparer, Delaney Arizala and Rita McKenzie. The show will play Stage 72 at the Triad on September 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and 22. Star Files Bobby Cannavale & More Will Get Buggy Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of Ant-Man, the latest Marvel action feature, Deadline reports. The Peyton Reed-helmed film, which begins filming on August 18, will also feature stage vets Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll and Wood Harris. Ant-Man, which follows a con man with the superpower to shrink in size while maintaining strength, is currently slated for a July 2015 release. View Comments Leslie Bibb Joins The Odd Couple Screen actress Leslie Bibb has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS series based on The Odd Couple, TVLine reports. She will play Casey, the model sister to Lindsay Sloane’s character, Emily. Bibb appeared in reasons to be happy, Neil LaBute’s follow-up to his reasons to be pretty, last year off-Broadway. As previously reported, the modern take on the classic Neil Simon play will star Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, as well as Wendell Pierce and Yvette Nicole Brown. Debbie Reynolds Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Debbie Reynolds, who has earned the moniker “America’s Sweetheart” over the course of her nearly seven-decade career, will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015. Reynolds, whose notable film credits include the movie musicals Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she received an Oscar nod,) garnered a Tony nomination for Irene. She also appeared on Broadway in Woman of the Year and her revue, Debbie. Bobby Cannavale Neil Patrick Harris
View Comments Based on the Morpurgo novel of the same name and adapted by Nick Stafford, War Horse is set at the dawn of World War I. The play follows a young farm boy named Albert Nerracot who sets out to find his beloved horse Joey after his father sells the animal to the army. The National Theatre production is co-directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris. In addition to Backway as Albert, the new cast will feature Simon Wolfe as Arthur Narracott, Colm Gormley as Ted, Dominic Hodson as Captain Nicholls, Tony McGeever as David Taylor, Alasdair Craig as Friedrich Muller and Clair Louise Connolly as Emilie. Rounding out the cast will be Phillip Bertioli, Ken Bradshaw, Adrian Christopher, Matthew Churcher, Harry De Moraville, Drew Dillon, James Duncan, Nick Figgis, Patrick Fleming, Keiran Flynn, Alan Francis, Ian Houghton, Mark Jackson, Simon Jenkins, Jamie Lee-Morgan, Nyron Levy, Kate Marlais, Shaun McCourt, Jayne Mckenna, Chris Milford, Gary Mitchinson, Ben Murray, Markus Schabbing, Adam Henderson Scott, Alisdair Simpson, James Alexander Taylor, Emma Thurnett, Scarlet Wilderink, Sam Willmott, Thomas Mittleheuser and Lowri Walton. A new crop of actors and puppeteers will join the West End cast of War Horse beginning March 16. James Backway, a recent Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts alum who appeared in the National Theatre’s New Views: Is There Wifi, will take on the central role of Albert at the New London Theatre. He replaces current star Jack Loxton.
Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 22: *Number based on eight preview performances **Number based on six preview performances ***Number based on seven regular performances FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,940,457) 2. Wicked ($1,646,634) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,548,797) 4. Aladdin ($1,546,267) 5. Fish in the Dark ($1,177,593)* UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. A Delicate Balance ($432,887) 4. You Can’t Take It With You ($403,767) 3. Honeymoon in Vegas ($337,003) 2. Disgraced ($333,065) 1. On the Twentieth Century ($293,584)** UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. You Can’t Take It With You (64.93%) 4. Disgraced (62.45%) 3. It’s Only a Play (60.54%) 2. On the Town (51.76%) 1. Honeymoon in Vegas (47.66%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.54%) 2. The Elephant Man (102.40%)*** 3. Fish in the Dark (101.58%)* 4. Matilda (100.23%) 5. Aladdin (100.01%) Source: The Broadway League Plenty of New York City maggots enjoyed their mid-winter recess from school this past week, and shows that catch the eye of younger theatergoers celebrated box office bumps. Among those were Matilda, which has celebrated a considerable boost over the past two weeks and just exceeded capacity for the first time since the new year. Aladdin, Wicked and The Lion King also saw increases in gross and capacity of varying magnitudes; the three made appearances in the top five grossing shows along with perennial hit The Book of Mormon (decidedly less kid-appropriate) and the newcomer Fish in the Dark. Meanwhile, the Bradley Cooper-led The Elephant Man played its final performance on February 21 before the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner was whisked away to Hollywood for the Oscars, celebrating its third consecutive week of a capacity of over 100% at the Booth Theatre. The Great White Way transfer of Hand to God begins in the space on March 14. The revival of You Can’t Take It With You also closed its limited run, making room for Living On Love. View Comments
View Comments As previously speculated, Samantha Barks will lead the world premiere musical Amélie at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The cast will also include Broadway alum (and former Broadway.com vlogger) Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino. Performances will begin on August 28 and run through October 4. Barks, who takes on the title role, appeared on stage and screen as Eponine in Les Miserables. Her additional credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, Oliver! and Chicago. Chanler-Berat heads to the west coast after starring in The Fortress of Solitude off-Broadway. He has also appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal.Based on the 2001 French film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. It tells the story of a young girl who was home-schooled by her mother and cultivated a very active imagination. The show details her life in Paris as she helps those around her try to find love, and ultimately falls in love herself.Barks and Chanler-Berat will be joined by Randy Blair as Hipolito, Alison Cimmet as Amandine/Philomene, Carla Duren as Gina, John Hickok as Raphael/Bretodeaux, Alyse Alan Louise as Georgette/Fluffy/Sylvie and Paul Whitty as Joseph. The production will feature set and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Kai Harada and projection design by Peter Nigrini. Sam Pinkleton will choreograph.
A completely new creative team has been drafted for the long-in-the-works Disney movie Bob the Musical. Bret Mckenzie, who won an Oscar for penning “Man or Muppet,” has been tapped to write songs for the project and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is also circling the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise may headline the comedy, which will be directed by Michel Hazanavicius.It was reported last January that Frozen composing duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez would write the music and lyrics for Bob the Musical and that Allan Loeb, who penned the 2012 film adaptation of Rock of Ages, had signed on to write the screenplay.Bob the Musical tells the story of a regular guy (named, uh, Bob) who, after getting hit in the head, can suddenly hear the inner songs sung by the hearts of all of his family and friends. He’s not happy about it, but Bob’s life has become a musical. That all sounds awesome, Disney, but where does Idina Menzel fit in (hey, we can dream, can’t we)?Disney has been brainstorming Bob since 2004, with a variety of composers, directors and writers attached. Adam Shankman, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have also been rumored to be involved with the film throughout the years. View Comments