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) Watch us LIVE at WNYNewsNow.com/liveMAYVILLE – Officials in Chautauqua County are scheduled to provide an update on the novel Coronavirus outbreak Thursday afternoon during a press conference.Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel will be joined by the Chautauqua County Director of Health and Human Services Christine Schuyler during the 3 p.m. update at the Gerace Office Building in Mayville.Viewers can watch the press conference LIVE at WNYNewsNow’s Facebook page. We will also provide full coverage on WNYNewsNow.com and our mobile app.
WNY News Now File ImageJAMESTOWN – One of Chautauqua County’s largest medical providers will be receiving more than ten million dollars in federal aid to help with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.Congressman Tom Reed announced in total three area hospitals will receive funding from the Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund.These payments total over $20 million in relief with $10,076,498 going to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital, $5,000,000 to the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, and $5,000,000 for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.“We care about supporting our hospitals and health providers because their work has never been more essential to the health and safety of our communities,” said Reed. “We will continue to work with local providers and HHS to ensure much-needed relief flows to our region and access to critical health care services is maintained.” The funds, which target safety-net hospitals which treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, were allocated in the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. 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)
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) WNY News Now Stock Image.ELLERY – A tractor trailer driver was cited following a rollover crash on I-86 early Wednesday morning.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports 36-year-old Sandeep Singh, of Monroe Ohio, is charged with speed unreasonable after losing control of their rig, crashing into a guide rail and overturning in the median just after 4:30 a.m.Deputies say the driver suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment.The Chautauqua County HAZMAT team responded to clean up a diesel fuel spill along with the Bemus Fire Department and New York State Police. As of 8 a.m. the westbound lane of I-86 remains closed as crews work to remove the wreckage.
Related Shows View Comments Neil Patrick Harris, who has won three Emmy Awards for hosting the Tony Awards in the past, won’t be back to emcee the 2014 ceremony. Instead, he’ll hopefully be on hand as a nominee for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris told columnist Cindy Adams that he can’t host this year because of his gig as transsexual rocker Hedwig, although many Tony hosts in the past have headlined the ceremony while also starring on Broadway (Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick quickly come to mind). If nominated, Harris will be celebrating his first Tony nod. It’s a stiff race—other possible nominees in the five slots include Eric Anderson (Soul Doctor), Zach Braff (Bullets Over Broadway), Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Andy Karl (Rocky), Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) and Will Swenson (Les Miserables). Somehow, we think we’ll be seeing NPH at the Tonys one way or another. Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015
Broadway baby Amy Spanger is back raking in the chips! She return to the long-running revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre on October 6 in the first of three limited engagements. This time she will play through October 26 and subsequently November 3 through November 16 and December 1 through December 21. She takes over for current Roxie, Bianca Marroquin, who will kick off the first leg of the tuner’s 16th national tour. This is Spanger’s third stint in the production, having previously done the “Hot Honey Rag” in 2002 and returning in 2012. from $49.50 Related Shows View Comments Chicago With an iconic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical tale of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” The current cast includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Carmen Ruby Floyd as Matron Mama Morton, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. In addition to Chicago, Spanger has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate and Sunset Boulevard. She starred in tick, tick…BOOM! off-Broadway and her regional and touring credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Rent, Chicago, A Chorus Line and Robin and the Seven Hoods.
Emma Stone has been bitten by the Broadway bug! The screen fave stars in Birdman, the Great White Way-centric film set to premiere on October 17. But it’s not just on the screen that Stone gets a taste of Broadway. Beginning November 11, the Amazing Spider-Man star will make her heavily anticipated and sure-to-be “perfectly marvelous” debut in Cabaret. “It’s the most nerve-racking thing ever,” she admits during an MTV News interview. But she’s confident that a challenge such as Birdman has prepared her for “the marathon of theater.” So what will happen when BFF Taylor Swift stops by Studio 54? “Sally’s not the most famous or the most talented musical star on the planet,” Stone observes of her character. “So any additional nerve-racking experience is helpful for Sally.” So bring it, T-Swift! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Related Shows
The production stars Neil Morrissey, Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp and Robert Webb. Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island is set to close in London’s West End on January 3, 2015 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Directed by Angus Jackson, the comedy began previews on October 10 and officially opened on October 21. Neville’s Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise. Shipwrecked in the Lake District and menaced by wildlife, the unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling. View Comments
Star Files A whole crew of Broadway’s best will join forces for the 29th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition. On the Twentieth Century headliner Kristin Chenoweth, Finding Neverland’s Matthew Morrison, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Audience queen Helen Mirren and more will participate in the festivities on April 20 and 21 at the Minskoff Theatre.Chenoweth, Morrison, Miranda and Mirren will announce the top fundraising and best presentation awards on April 20. The performances will additionally feature current The Book of Mormon star Gavin Creel with an arrangement of “Help Is on the Way,” the BC/EFA Easter Bonnet anthem.Also taking part over the two days are Tony winner Andrea Martin, Tituss Burgess, Ann Harada, Kinky Boots players Adinah Alexander, Jen Perry and Daniel Stewart Sherman, Hand to God star Steven Boyer, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’s Alex Sharp and Francesca Faridany, Hamilton’s Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, Honeymoon in Vegas stars Rob McClure and Nancy Opel, Aaron Nelson and Alton Fitzgerald White from The Lion King and It’s Only a Play fresh face Micah Stock.This year’s judges’ panel will include Fun Home stars Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn, Gigi duo Corey Cott and Vanessa Hudgens, An American in Paris standout Robert Fairchild and director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, The Audience’s Judith Ivey and Rufus White and Nathaniel Parker from Wolf Hall. Also on board are Actors Fund President and CEO Joseph Benincasa and Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction winners Jake Perlman and Peg Wendlandt.An annual Broadway tradition, the Easter Bonnet Competition is the conclusion of six intensive weeks of fundraising efforts by participating productions on and off-Broadway, as well as on tour. The winner of the competition is the company that raises the largest sum for BC/EFA. Awards are also granted to the company with the best bonnet design and presentation, as well as the Broadway play, national tour and off-Broadway production that raises the largest amount for BC/EFA. View Comments Kristin Chenoweth
Star Files View Comments Related Shows Three-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Sierra Boggess has enrolled in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical! Directed by Les Miz’s Laurence Connor and starring Alex Brightman, the production will begin sticking it to the man on November 9 and officially open on December 6 at the Main Stem’s Winter Garden Theatre.Boggess, who is currently starring in It Shoulda Been You on the Great White Way, told Broadway.com exclusively: “I am so thrilled to be part of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest musical! It’s such a joyous show and I know audiences are going to have the best time!” In a statement, the composer said: “Sierra is a magical performer. She was a brilliant Christine Daaé in Phantom, and I’m delighted she’ll have this chance to show off her considerable comedic chops in the role of the Rosalie in School of Rock.”Rosalie is the role of the headmistress, a part Boggess played in the initial reading of the piece. She is a long-time Lloyd Webber collaborator, having played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera multiple times and receiving an Olivier nod for originating the role in the long-running tuner’s sequel Love Never Dies. Boggess has also appeared on Broadway in The Little Mermaid and Master Class; her West End credits additionally include Les Miserables.School of Rock features music from the hit 2003 movie, as well as new music written by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The film was penned by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.Brightman starred as Dewey in the recent workshop of the show, which had Sara Chase, who is returning to Kimmy Schmidt, as Rosalie. No word yet on additional Broadway casting, but they were joined in the tryout by Leslie Kritzer as Patty (Ned’s mean girlfriend) and Andrew Durand as Ned (Dewey’s bestie). The students included Taylor Caldwell as Shonelle, Evie Dolan as Katie, Aaron Fig as James, Carly Gendell as Marcy, Shayan Hooshmand as Mason, Bobbi Mackenzie as Tomika, Dante Melucci as Freddy, Brandon Niederauer as Zack, Luca Padovan as Billy, Jared Parker as Lawrence, Isabella Russo as Summer, Malachi Samedy as Leonard, Mikayla White as Madison and Corinne Wilson as Sophia. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 School of Rock – The Musical Sierra Boggess
Sam Rockwell is currently heating up the Great White Way with Nina Arianda, and on October 1 he sat down with Jimmy Fallon to chat about starring in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. “The play’s short, that’s the best thing about it,” he joked. “You’ll be at the bar by 8.30 or 9.30!” Not wanting to give too much away (if you’ve seen show, you’ll know why), Rockwell went on to say: “It’s kinda of a cosmic love story…a little twisted, funny, a little dark.” Check out the video from The Tonight Show below, which includes Rockwell’s dubious Marlon Brando impression. Fool for Love is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Related Shows Fool For Love View Comments