MGN ImageALBANY – On Saturday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State had its first death related to coronavirus.The Governor says that an 82-year-old New York City woman, who had an underlying medical condition, died on Friday.The number of positive coronavirus cases has gone up across the state by about 100 from Friday. There are now 524 positive cases of coronavirus in the state, and of those, 117 people have been hospitalized. Cuomo reiterated on the call that people shouldn’t be alarmed by the rising numbers, because the more tests that are able to be done, the more positive cases of cornavirus will be found.“No one believes there are only 500 cases of coronavirus in New York State,” Cuomo said. On Friday, a drive-through testing facility was opened in New Rochelle. Cuomo said 150 tests were done on Friday alone at that facility of the 700 tests that were done statewide.The Governor also issued an executive order on Saturday, waiving the co-pay on telemedicine visits. Cuomo urged New Yorkers to take advantage of teledoc services their insurance companies provide. Using teledoc and telemed services will free up hospital space and the possible spread of coronavirus.There remain no confirmed cases of the virus in Chautauqua County. 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)
Perhaps best known for playing Miss Maudie in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy also had a distinguished career in the theater, receiving Tony nods for her performances in A Delicate Balance, Any Wednesday and Period of Adjustment. She made her Great White Way debut in 1950 in The Tower Beyond Tragedy and her many other Broadway credits included Weekend, Ladies at the Alamo, Coastal Disturbances, The Devil’s Disciple and Waiting in the Wings. Stage and screen star Rosemary Murphy died on July 5 at her home in New York City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was 89. On screen, Murphy won the Emmy for her portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin. Other screen credits included Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, September with Elaine Stritch and the 1966 film version of Any Wednesday that starred Jane Fonda. View Comments Survivors include her sister Mildred and nephew Greg.
VanAntwerp made his Broadway debut in 2011 after three years in the Toronto company and the show’s national tour. His off-Broadway credits include That Other Woman’s Child and Take Me America. Jersey Boys alum Quinn VanAntwerp re-joins the Broadway cast as The Four Seasons lyric mastermind Bob Gaudio on September 23, taking over from Drew Gehling. The Tony-winning tuner continues to play the August Wilson Theatre. View Comments Jersey Boys Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” In addition to VanAntwerp, the musical currently stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli. Related Shows from $59.00
View Comments Broadway Balances America Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Broadway Balances America, a special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, returns on November 6 with an exclusive look at the touring production of Newsies. Tune in as The Balancing Act takes viewers behind the scenes of Disney’s smash hit musical with the show’s Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli and some of the cast members from the Broadway tuner to find out what it takes to be a “newsie” on stage.In this episode, correspondent Amber Milt travels to New York to cast a spotlight on “Get Up and Go,” the new Disney wellness and fitness national initiative, which promotes fun ways for kids to lead healthier lifestyles inspired through the show’s Tony-winning choreography and music. She’ll also learn the show’s iconic “newspaper dance” from the thrilling Act I closer “Seize the Day.” The “Get Up and Go” program is brought to schools across the country to show students how they can be physically active through dance.In addition to interviews with Gattelli and some of the show’s “newsies,” we’ll hear from Liana Hunt, the actress who played Katherine in the Broadway production, regarding the importance of balancing personal life, nutrition and health with a busy performance schedule on Broadway and on the road.Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is inspired by the real life newsboy strike of 1899 and is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike for what’s right.Newsies features a Tony-winning score with music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.Visit the official Broadway Balances America website to discover more about this exciting new series and to find out which Broadway musicals will also be featured!
Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Carolee Carmello will fly second to the right and straight on to Broadway! The Tony nominee will join the previously reported Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly in Finding Neverland. She takes on the role of Madame du Maurier, reprising her performance from the American Repertory Theater production earlier this year. The new musical, directed by Diane Paulus, features music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. Performances begin on March 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.Carmello earned Tony nominations for her performances in Parade, Lestat and Scandalous. Her additional Broadway credits include Sister Act, The Addams Family, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown and Kiss Me, Kate. She will also appear in the world premiere of Tuck Everlasting, beginning January 21 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.Based on the 2004 film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. Opening night for Finding Neverland is set for April 15. Laura Michelle Kelly Finding Neverland View Comments Related Shows Star Files
Related Shows Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe The cast includes Scott Shpeley, Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker and Garett Ross. Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will close off-Broadway on March 29. The musical play, which is written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson, officially opened on January 25 at New World Stages. Upon closing, Nevermore will have played 12 previews and 72 performances. The show originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. Nevermore was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. The production has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.
Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 The soaring spectacle is coming together! Bradley Dean and Ryan Vona will join the previously announced Ruby Lewis in Cirque du Soleil—Paramour. The production, which is set to unite the signature style of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, will begin previews on April 16. Opening night is scheduled for May 25.Along with Lewis as Indigo the poetess, Dean (The Last Ship) as A.J the director and Vona (Once) as Joey the composer, the cast of actors, dancers and circus arts performers will include Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Sam Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Katrina Cunningham, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Sarah Meahl, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Bret Shuford, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz and Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi). Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour is set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood. The event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art.
Mark Rylance(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Spielberg Thinks He Rescued Rylance From TheaterWe’re hoping that three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance is joking about Oscar winner Steven Spielberg here. “In his mind he’s rescued me—rescued me from the slums of the theater! You know, discovered me, bless him,” the British actor told the New York Times. There was another interesting tidbit from Rylance in the interview—although it was a “great thrill” to appear as Wolf Hall’s Thomas Cromwell and portray all his “internal thinking” on PBS: “I’m glad I didn’t have to play it onstage actually.” Ben Miles took on the role on Broadway last year. Rylance is up for an Oscar on February 28 for his performance in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and is currently at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Nice Fish. He’s then returning to New York’s boards in November in Farinelli and the King. Some rescue, Spielberg!Don’t Cry for Jenn Colella & Ramin KarimlooWhat’s new, Canada?! Jenn Colella (If/Then) and Ramin Karimloo (Les Miz) will play Eva Peron and Che, respectively, in a Vancouver Opera production of Evita. Directed by by Kelly Robinson, the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tuner will play a limited engagement April 30 through May 8 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Tony Kushner to Team Up With Brad PittTony winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America) will join forces with Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Cross Creek Pictures to work on He Wanted the Moon, Deadline reports. The medical research drama is based on a doctor in the 1920s and 1930s, who studied the biochemical root of manic depression just as he began to succumb to the illness, eventually undergoing a lobotomy.Bobby Cannavale’s Vinyl Picked Up for Season TwoCongratulations to new Dad and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale—HBO has renewed his drama Vinyl for a second season. The series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and more, follows Cannavale’s record label honcho Richie Finestra as he lives the dream of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; we can’t wait to see more of this on our screens!Sneak Peek of New Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtGet that “Peeno Noir” ready! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will return for its second season on Netflix on April 15. Check out the first trailer of She Loves Me’s Jane Krakowski, Broadway alum Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper all strutting their stuff below! View Comments
Angela Lansbury She may not unseat Cersei on the Throne of Swords, but she’s still one of our most beloved teapots. Dame Angela Lansbury surprised guests at the 25th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast in New York on September 18 with a performance of the classic title song. Joining her on the piano was fellow certified Disney Legend Alan Menken. Take a look at her touching return to the song below; it’s just the thing to tide us over while we wait for Emma Thompson’s rendition in the live action remake next March (and Lansbury’s forthcoming return to Broadway). View Comments
Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway is joining forces in support of Hillary Clinton. Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Cynthia Erivo, Helen Mirren, Matthew Broderick, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Bernadette Peters and more have boarded a fundraiser concert on October 17 at the St. James Theatre. Stephen Schwartz, Harvey Weinstein, Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson are producing.Hosted by Billy Crystal, the event will also include performances and appearances by Anne Hathaway, Angela Bassett, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Blunt, Sienna Miller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Andrea McArdle, Ayodele Casel and the Broadway-bound Josh Groban.Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, with musical direction by Seth Rudetsky, Tony winner John Guare is taking charge of the script and Tony winner Diane Paulus will act as a special consultant. Chelsea clinton will be in attendance.Check out a new #Ham4Vote video below. View Comments