New York To Allow Private Golf Courses To Admit Golfers

first_imgPhoto: PixabayJAMESTOWN – Although golf courses are still considered non-essential businesses under NY PAUSE orders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo clarified over the weekend that private golf courses may allow golfers.The language was amended to read that private operators can permit golfers access to the property “so long as there are no gatherings of any kind and appropriate social distancing of six feet between individuals is strictly abided.”The use of boat launches and marinas for recreational boats is still not considered essential. 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)last_img read more

Man Arrested After Police Allegedly Find Meth, Fentanyl, Cash

first_imgShare: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 – A Jamestown man is facing several charges after police allegedly found him with drugs and cash late Friday morning.Officers say Walter Duprey, 36, was arrested after allegedly driving a Honda Civic on West Cowden Street without permission.Uniformed officers patrolling in the area first responded to the incident after spotting a man running down the street chasing Duprey in the vehicle yelling “stop.” Through investigation officers allegedly found a large quantity of methamphetamine, fentanyl, scales, packaging materials and over $1,700.00 in cash in Duprey’s possession.Dupery was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana.Furthermore, police said Dupery was driving on a suspended license.He was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.last_img read more

True Blood’s Jim Parrack Joins Broadway’s Of Mice and Men

first_img Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, will play a limited Broadway engagement through July 27. Parrack, who plays Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, will take on the role of Slim, a dignified and respected mule driver, in the play. The actor’s other credits include appearing in Battle Los Angeles, Fury and Annapolis among others. Of Mice and Men will reunite Parrack with Franco, who directed him in As I Lay Dying. Related Shows View Comments Adapted from Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: the sharp but uneducated and short-tempered George (Franco) and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend and continuing to strive for the American dream.center_img True Blood’s Jim Parrack will join James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new mounting of the John Steinbeck classic begins performances March 19 at the Longacre Theatre; opening night is set for April 16. Of Mice and Men Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014last_img read more

Weekend Poll! Which Warm-Weather Musical Do You Want To Escape To?

first_imgIt’s almost March, and after five months of non-stop snow, sleet and sludge, we’ve never been more ready for some sunny skies. So here at, we’ve begun to daydream of musicals set in steamier climates while playing Porgy and Bess’ “Summertime” on a permanent loop (sorry, “Let it Go,” but this cold weather is getting ridiculous). We want to fly away on Aladdin’s magic carpet, swap our rubber boots for Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s high-heels, and to be so hot we need a cool-off paddle in South Pacific’s waves or Bombay Dreams’ fountain. We’d almost prefer to shiver in fear battling Scar from The Lion King if it means we can defrost in the balmy African climate. So, dear readers, we want to know: Which warm-weather musical do you want to escape to? Cast your vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Idina Menzel: Live at Radio City For One Night Only!

first_img Menzel received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked, and has also appeared on Broadway in Aida and Rent. In addition to letting it go in Frozen and not letting people read her “Poker Face” on Glee, her screen credits include Enchanted and the film adaptation of Rent. Star Files Oh, so she’s not joining the Rockettes? Idina Menzel will leave Elizabeth’s multiple personalities behind at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to bring a one-night-only concert to Radio City Music Hall. The Tony winner, hot off the heels of receiving a Tony nomination for her performance in If/Then and landing on the cover of Variety, will perform Idina Menzel: Live at Radio City at the iconic New York landmark on June 16. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows This marks Menzel’s first time performing at Radio City Music Hall. Audiences can expect to see her perform some classic pop, musical theater favorites and her own personal catalogue. We assume that includes a certain Oscar-winning tune from Frozen. If/Then View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more

Meet You Can’t Take It With You Star Will Brill!

first_imgAge: 28 Hometown: Menlo Park, CA Stage & Screen Cred: Before making his Broadway debut in Act One, Brill appeared in off-Broadway’s Tribes and Our Town, both directed by David Cromer. His film and TV credits include Girls Against Boys, Not Fade Away and a stint on Louie. You Can’t Take It With You View Comments “I didn’t think James Earl Jones would be as funny and charming and egoless as he is. Throughout rehearsals he would remind us that he was always open to line readings, which of course, nobody did—how do you give James Earl Jones a line reading?!” Current Role: A hilarious Broadway turn as Ed, the rubber-faced, xylophone-playing husband of aspiring ballerina Essie in You Can’t Take It With You. “At the beginning, I struggled with this show because so much of my energy was focused on learning the xylophone. But I had a bunch of lessons with [percussionist] Benny Koonyevsky. I think he would say too many lessons, but it was really helpful for me.”center_img Related Shows “I was arrested when I was 15 for making fake IDs. A friend of mine started it as a business and passed it on to me—we had sold 200 IDs to kids throughout our school system when my house was raided by 11 police officers. They were really upset about it, as were my parents.” “Six months into the run of Tribes, David Cromer told me that he only let me audition because it would be easier than telling me there was no way I was going to get the part. He brought me in as a courtesy audition and somehow I changed his mind.” “Filming Louie, the biggest interaction I had with Louis C.K. was when I first walked in the door. He looked at me and said, ‘Oh, Will Brill, you f*cking guy, come stand here.’ That was it! It was pretty cool he knew my name when I walked in.” “When I was a kid I wanted to be a magician, but then I saw David Copperfield live. I had an existential crisis about how I would never be as good as David Copperfield, so I gave up and decided to focus my efforts on my backup plan: Being an actor.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015last_img read more

Alan Cumming & Kristin Chenoweth Tapped for Strange Magic Animated Musical

first_imgDisney has announced via Twitter that Tony winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth will be among the stars to provide vocals for the Lucasfilm feature Strange Magic. The animated film, directed by Gary Rydstrom, will be released in movie theaters on January 23, 2015. Joining Cumming and Chenoweth in the cast are Evan Rachel Wood, Maya Rudolph and Sam Palladio.According to Variety, the film, with a story by George Lucas, is a fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, told through popular songs of the past six decades. It follows a crew of goblins, elves, fairies and more through their battle of a powerful potion. Rumors of a sequel to the blockbuster Frozen surfaced last week after Disney registered domain names for the title Strange Magic, a term referenced in the original animated film.Cumming can currently be seen in Cabaret, reprising his Tony-winning performance as the Emcee. His screen credits include The Good Wife, X-Men 2 and The Tempest. Chenoweth, whose Broadway credits include Wicked, The Apple Tree, Promises, Promises and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which she won a Tony Award,) returns to the Great White Way next year in On the Twentieth Century. She took home an Emmy Award in 2009 for her performance in Pushing Daisies. View Comments Star Filescenter_img Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Casting Complete for Snow Orchid Off-Broadway

first_img The production will feature scenic design by Patrick Rizzotti, costume design by Brooke Cohen, lighting design by Travis McHale, sound design and original music by Quentin Chiappetta. Set in 1964 Brooklyn, Snow Orchid follows Rocco Lazarra (Cuccioli) as he returns home a year after a mental breakdown. His wife Filumena (Fiordellisi) has not left the house since he left, and their two sons—Sebbie (Plunkett), a car mechanic and Blaise (McElwee), a college dropout—urge her to get out of the house, but with no success. Sebbie longs to escape his complicated relationship with his mother, who knows he is gay but denies it, while his younger brother Blaise tries to earn the motherly love Filumena has never shown him. Hassler plays Doogan, Sebbie’s boyfriend. Related Shows Snow Orchid Stephen Plunkett (War Horse), David McElwee (The Wayside Motor Inn) and Timothy Hassler (Fiddler on the Roof at Goodspeed) will join the previously announced Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi in Snow Orchid off-Broadway. Valentina Fratti will direct the new production of Joe Pintauro’s play, which begins performances at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row on February 3, 2015. The limited engagement will open officially on February 8 and run through February 28. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015last_img read more

Photos! Audra McDonald Jumps on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet

first_img Star Files Adam Jacobs Audra McDonald took a magic carpet ride to Agrabah on January 2! The six-time Tony winner, who currently has about two billion rumored projects in the works, took a night off to catch the hit Disney musical Aladdin, starring Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and Steel Burkhardt. Check out these sweet snapshots from McDonald’s visit, then take your own magic carpet ride to see Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre! from $57.50 Aladdincenter_img Audra McDonald View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Extends Off-B’way

first_img View Comments The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 18, 2015 Related Shows The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, will extend off-Broadway through October 18; it had previously been set to shutter at the Westside Theatre on October 4. Directed by Tony Speciale, the play officially opened on on July 23.Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik has provided original music for the piece, which is inspired by Lecesne’s novel Absolute Brightness. The play previously ran at the Lower East Side’s Dixon Place.Lecesne wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning short Trevor. The film inspired the creation of The Trevor Project, co-founded by Lecesne. His previous solo shows include Word of Mouth and One Man Band; he has also appeared on stage in The Best Man on Broadway and Cloud 9, Boys in the Band and Motherhood Out Loud off-Broadway.In The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pekley, Lecesne takes on every character in a small Jersey shore town, where Leonard, an optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old, goes missing. He becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town’s citizens question how they live.last_img read more