Image via the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook.LITTLE VALLEY – This week, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office started a program in the county jail allowing inmates to volunteer to make cloth masks.Image via the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook.The Sheriff’s Office says the inmates volunteering are taking time to learn the skills to make the masks using sewing machines and materials that were donated by the Department of Aging.According to a Facebook post, a probation officer instructed five female inmates, and on the first day, they made 95 masks.Image via the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook.They’re hopeful when fully functioning the jail could produce 150 to 200 masks per day, and donate them to first responders and essential workers. Image via the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook.Image via the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook. 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)
FREWSBURG — Town of Carroll Police charged a 28-year-old man with driving while intoxicated.At 7:40 p.m., Saturday, police responded to Kwik Fill for a report of a disorderly person.Dakota N. Baker, no address given, was charged with DWI and aggravated driving while intoxicated and issued appearance tickets to be in Town of Carroll Court at a later date. 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)
View Comments The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. The Til Divorce Do Us Part creative team includes sets by Mitchell Greenberg, costumes by Tony winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton, lighting by Julie Duro and sound by Nevin Steinberg. Related Shows Til Divorce Do Us Part, an original musical revue, begins performances February 7 at the DR2 Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Mark Waldrop, the off-Broadway production is set to open on February 18. Til Divorce Do Us Part Til Divorce Do Us Part features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The comedy is inspired by Ponturo’s life—after many years of marriage she was left by her Broadway producer husband for a younger woman. Ponturo wrote the show while going through her divorce. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014
The Sting is on! The classic 1973 Oscar-winning heist film is set to make the leap from screen to the Broadway stage. According to Deadline, Tony winners Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, the composing team of Urinetown, along with Bob Martin, who received a Tony for the book of The Drowsy Chaperone, will pen the stage adaptation. In addition to Best Picture, The Sting took home six more Oscars including Best Director for George Roy Hill and Best Score for EGOT club member Marvin Hamlisch. The film utilized ragtime music, including Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” which was adapted for the film by Hamlisch and became a Billboard chart-topping single. No word yet as to whether Hamlisch’s work will make an appearance in the show. View Comments Set in 1930s Chicago, The Sting follows Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker, two con artists played on screen by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who plan to swindle a fortune from criminal banker Doyle Lonnegan, portrayed in the film by Robert Shaw.
It’s time to dance a little sidestep because the The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is coming back to Broadway! We’re thrilled that all of our pals from the Chicken Ranch are coming back for the first time in over three decades in a new production directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford. But this begs one question: Of all the powerhouse ladies who could take on the role of Chicken Ranch proprietor Miss Mona Stangley, who would you like to see catch that bus from Amarillo? We’ve listed our top picks below—vote for your favorite! View Comments
“Working with this cast, I’ve learned that you have to be bold. You have to ride the line of confidence without dipping into arrogance and know when to pass the ball on to someone else. It’s such high art to be in an ensemble, and it’s something that I’ll never forget.” Hometown: Dayton, OH “Neither of my parents are artists—they’re both economists, but reading was essential. If you go back to my childhood home, there’s books stacked on chairs and on top of the oven. Reading as a way of comprehending the world is paramount in my family.” “I was in dance and gymnastics classes when I was a kid. I would dance around our living room doing that Danny Kaye song from White Christmas, that was a classic. I think I made some…additions to the choreography.” [Laughs.] “I made it my own.” Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 Current Role: A scene-stealing Broadway debut as Gus, an “actor-slash-singer-slash-dancer-slash-comedian-slash-performance-artist-slash-mime” working the coat check in the star-packed revival of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play. “Terrence McNally has been deeply kind to me and placed a lot of faith in me. For so many years, I read his plays in the middle of the night in my bedroom in Ohio and fell in love with him. It’s really special that he’s such an important part of my first years in New York.” “To make money, I’ve done all the classic things—I’ve waited tables, I’ve babysat. Ironically, I’ve been a coat check guy. When we went into rehearsals and I was figuring out how to check all these coats, I felt the residual stress and terror creep up again.” Stage & Screen Cred: Stock appeared in the off-Broadway world premiere of McNally’s And Away We Go; his screen credits include Pan Am, Law & Order: SVU and King Kelly. Age: 25 “Seeing my name on the marquee [with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick] is so surreal. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve walked by the theater more often than I needed to in the initial weeks. I’m spoiled just to even be on the poster, let alone be on stage with them!” It’s Only a Play
View Comments The 68th Annual Tony Awards picked up a nomination in the Comedy/Variety—Music, Awards, Tributes—Specials category. The 2014 ceremony, hosted by Hugh Jackman, was penned by Dave Boone and featured special material by Jon Macks. Additionally, the HBO adaptation of The Normal Heart received a nod for Long Form Adapted. The film featured a screenplay by Larry Kramer, adapted from his 1985 play of the same name. The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards categories for TV, new media, news, radio and promotional media, and there is some Broadway representation in the mix! The winners will be announced on February 14, 2015 simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles. Among the additional nominees are several TV series featuring a slew of Broadway stars, including Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Mad Men, Transparent, The Leftovers and Modern Family. Check out the full list of nominees from the WGA.
Broadway darling Bernadette Peters stopped by The Today Show on December 17 to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about her new Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle (over some midmorning wine, of course). In the show, which premieres on December 23, Peters plays Gloria, a chairwoman of the fictional New York Symphony who recruits the young hotshot Rodrigo as the symphony’s newest conductor. And no, she doesn’t get “steamy” with him…yet. “It’s only the first season,” she said coyly. She also doesn’t show off her pipes either, but, as she teases, “Who knows in the future?” And while she’s known for her signature fiery curls, the Tony winner is really bad at identifying fellow curly-haired celebs. Take a look below! View Comments
View Comments The Broadway.com staff is nuts about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Father’s Day is just around the corner (yep, it’s not too late to buy your dad that tie clip he’s always wanted), so this week, we’re asking you to name your favorite dad character in a Broadway show. Rank your top 10 favorites! Broadway.com Video Producer Anthony “Hootz” Taylor posted his list of top 10 picks here.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. (If you don’t have a Culturalist, you will be asked to create one at this point.)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 on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!
Hail to the beat! Charl Brown will reprise his Tony nominated performance of Smokey Robinson in the West End production of Motown The Musical. Sifiso Mazibuko (The Tempest) has also boarded the cast and is set to play Marvin Gaye. They join the previously announced Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy and Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross in the tuner, which will begin previews on February 11, 2016 and officially open on March 8 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.The cast will also include Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mary Wells, Cindy Belliot as Anna Gordy, Samuel Edwards as Jackie Wilson, Portia Harry as Teena Marie, Aisha Jawando as Martha Reeves, Joshua Liburd as Eddie Kendricks, Simeon Montague as Jermaine Jackson, Cleopatra Rey as Gladys Knight, Brandon Lee Sears as Tito Jackson, Jordan Shaw as Stevie Wonder, Cherelle Williams as Mary Wilson, along with Eshan Gopal, Kwame Kandekore, Joshua Tikare as Young Michael Jackson. Also enlisted for the company are Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Tanya Nicole Edwards, Eddie Elliott, Christopher Fry, Alex Hammond, Edward Handoll, Simon Ray Harvey, Elias Hendricks, Brian James Leys, Jayde Nelson, Simone Mistry Palmer, Carl Spencer and Marcel J Whyte. Final casting will be announced shortly.The Broadway production played its final performance on January 18 at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre to make way for Finding Neverland. Motown will return to the Great White Way’s Nederlander Theatre in July 2016. View Comments