Image by the Chautauqua County Humane SocietyJAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNYNewsNow is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment.Smokey is a fun-loving cat that enjoys pretty much everything, including but definitely not limited to, food, treats, a comfy bed and especially lots of attention.To learn more about our pet of the week, contact the Chautauqua County Humane Society at (716) 665-2209 or visit chqhumane.org.The Chautauqua County Humane Society is also kicking off the Holiday season with the Season of Hope adoption event at their store in the Chautauqua Mall this weekend. The event, brought to you by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, will run on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption.There will also be Chautauqua County Humane Society T-shirts and pet goods available for purchase.All CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced and masks will be required for entry. 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)
The Village Bike Screen star Greta Gerwig has been tapped to replace Maggie Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike. As previously reported, Gyllenhaal left the off-Broadway production due to scheduling conflicts. Performances of the MCC Theater production will begin May 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for June 10. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014 Gerwig will play Becky, a pregnant woman who can’t seem to get the attention of her husband while preoccupied with preparing for the baby’s months-away arrival. Becky takes the matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she’d go. Gerwig will be making her stage debut. Her film credits include Frances Ha, Greenberg and the upcoming adaptation of The Humbling. She has also signed on to star in the pilot of How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Related Shows View Comments
Oscar winner and The Velocity of Autumn Tony nominee Estelle Parsons will receive the Lifetime Achievement Obie at the 59th annual Village Voice Obie Awards, which will be presented on May 19 at Webster Hall. The ceremony, which honors outstanding achievement in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway, will be co-hosted by Tamara Tunie (The Library) and Hamish Linklater (Shakespeare in the Park’s upcoming Much Ado About Nothing). Unlike most awards, the Obies do not publicize nominations or employ rigid categories. As previously announced, this year’s judging panel will include Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, Voice chief theater critic Michael Feingold, Voice critic Alexis Soloski, musical theater writer Kristen Childs, La MaMa director of programming Nicky Paraiso, writer Michael Sommers and fight director Rick Sordelet. The 2014 Obie Awards will also feature a special performance from the Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning musical Fun Home, which is eyeing a move to Broadway. Presenters for the evening will include 2014 Tony nominees Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl and Kelli O’Hara, as well as Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti, Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask. In addition to The Velocity of Autumn, Parsons has appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It and has earned Tony nominations for The Seven Descents of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Miss Margarida’s Way and Morning’s at Seven. She received an Oscar for her portrayal of Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. View Comments
View Comments We love everything about the Fourth of July: The fireworks, the day off, the commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence… But the thing we love most? The delicious, delicious barbecues. It’s always a blast to have burgers and beer with friends on the fourth, but might we suggest you invite a few Broadway party animals to make things interesting? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite crazy characters currently on Broadway—while any one of these guys and gals would instantly make your Fourth of July barbecue more entertaining, we’re making you pick only one. So, which Broadway party animal are you inviting to your Fourth of July barbecue? Cast your vote below!
The bio-musical tells the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and his friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. As a “Rock Star Rabbi” of the 1960s, Carlebach struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the “free love” generation. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 25, 2015 In addition to Nelson, the cast will include Dan’yelle Williamson as Nina Simone, as well as Dianna Barger, Debra Cardona, Jacob Heimer, Anthony Laciura, Don Meehan, Hayden Wall, Lee Hollis Bussie, Rosalie Graziano, Janelle McDermoth, Erin Mosher, John Plumpis, and Jesse Swimm. View Comments Shlomo is back in New York! Soul Doctor, starring Josh Nelson as Shlomo Carlebach, begins previews off-Broadway on November 28. Directed by Mindy Cooper, the tuner, which features music by Carlebach, lyrics by David Schechter with additional lyrics by Carlebach and a book by Daniel S. Wise, is playing at The Actors Temple. Opening night is set for December 14. Related Shows Soul Doctor
They did it! The cast of Peter Pan Live! flew, leapt and swashbuckled their way through three hours of musical theater on primetime TV, and we were there to watch every second. The telecast featured classic numbers and tunes new to the story, so we wanted to know: which song was your favorite? The votes are in, and here’s what you had to say! 3. “Only Pretend”—8% Sure, we were getting strong Phantom vibes during this whole scene, but how great was it to hear a new song sung by Broadway alum Taylor Louderman? The number, adapted from the tune “I Know About Love” from the Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green show Do Re Mi, featured mermaids, head voice and a whole lotta fog. View Comments 2. “Tender Shepherd”—10% Remember last year when Audra McDonald, in her habit, dropped the proverbial mic and reduced Carrie Underwood to tears during “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”? Well, this year, the Peter Pan equivalent was every time Kelli O’Hara was on camera. The five-time Tony nominee sounded divine singing with the Darling kids, and we are oh-so-thankful that she was given additional material later on in the show. 1. “I Won’t Grow Up”—30% Now is the time to seize the day! Wait, that’s not right. Peter, the Kings of New York Lost Boys of Neverland and the Darling children knocked the showstopper out of the park, trading in papes for books. And let’s be real: who has a problem with a bunch of cute guys doing flips off of tables? Not me. Not I? Not me. So there!
Adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin is the story of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the production features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice, the late Howard Ashman and Beguelin. Additional cast members include Clifton Davis as the Sultan, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, Brian Gonzales as Babkak and Jonathan Schwartz as Omar. Related Shows Hair alum Steel Burkhardt will fly into the Broadway cast of Aladdin. Beginning December 22, he will assume the role of Kassim, taking over for Brandon O’Neill at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Burkhardt joins a cast that includes Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. Aladdin View Comments Burkhardt made his Broadway debut as a tribe member in the Tony-winning revival of Hair. He starred in the touring production as Berger, and went on to reprise his performance in the West End and later on Broadway. This past summer, he appeared in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. from $57.50
STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! Last week, we asked you which stud would make the best “systematic, hydromatic, automatic” T-Bird Danny Zuko in Fox’s forthcoming Grease: Live telecast. The results are in, and Broadway.com readers voted Darren Criss as the one that they want (oo-oo-oo, honey). This week, with the Grammy Awards right around the corner, we’re asking you a super tough one: Which Grammy-winning cast recording is the best of all time? Broadway.com Video Producer Anthony Taylor posted his top 10 picks for best album here! 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 account yet, 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. Broadway.com is crazy about Culturalist, the awesome site 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. View Comments
Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Related Shows Original Hedwig and the Angry Inch star and co-creator John Cameron Mitchell has made us wig out yet again! He recently revealed that he would “love” Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga to step into our favorite internationally ignored song stylist’s heels. “They’re people who have the skills who I don’t think have used them all at the same time in an emotionally substantial piece,” Mitchell told Queerty.The 2015 Tony honoree also discussed the in the works Hedwig sequel, which will be a TV miniseries. “It’s not going to be anytime soon, but we have done a lot of work on it.” And worried that Mitchell’s recent stint on Broadway as Hedwig would be the last time he put on her makeup? Never fear, because he said that he will “probably” play Hedwig in the small screen project.Mitchell wrote the book for Hedwig alongside composer Stephen Trask, and the stars performed early versions of the musical at Don Hill’s and the Westbeth Theatre Center. Mitchell later starred in the off-Broadway incarnation of the hit musical at the Jane Street Theatre in 1998. He directed, wrote and starred in the 2001 film adaptation of Hedwig, garnering a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. Mitchell has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Big River and Six Degrees of Separation, and was most recently seen on the small screen in Girls, playing David Pressler-Goings, Hannah’s book publisher.Directed by Michael Mayer, the Tony-winning Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is playing at the Belasco Theatre and currently stars Darren Criss in the title role. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015
View Comments from $59.00 Jersey Boys The Tony-winning Jersey Boys celebrates its tenth anniversary on Broadway this week, and two of the men behind the music, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, are already looking ahead. “We’re here today to confirm the fact that we want another 10 years,” said Valli during their visit with Kathie Lee and Hoda on The Today Show. The two discussed the musical’s place in pop culture a decade later and reintroducing their classic songs to a new generation. Later, the show’s current cast, led by Joseph Leo Bwarie, Richard H. Blake, Matt Bogart and Quinn VanAntwerp, brought said songs to life with a performance of “Beggin'” and “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night).” If the tunes won’t wake you up, the red suits will! You can catch Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre. Related Shows