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) Image by Andrea Hanks, White House / Gabriel López Albarrán, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.WASHINGTON – President Trump is expected to meet with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the White House today to discuss infrastructure.Cuomo announced the meeting on Tuesday. He wants his state to partner with the federal government to tackle several infrastructure projects.Those include a New Penn Station, a train link to Laguardia Airport, rebuilding train tunnels under the Hudson River, and expanding the Second Avenue Subway.Trump has expressed openness to infrastructure projects amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Trump and Cuomo have known each other for years and have a hot-and-cold relationship.This will be the third time the two leaders have met at the White House this year.
JAMESTOWN – Another student and teacher at Jamestown Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19.School district officials say the student attended Fletcher Elementary School and was last in the building on Tuesday.The teacher, who worked at Jamestown High School, was last in the school building on Thursday, November 5.Officials say the teacher instructs all classes by distance learning. The district is working closely with the Chautauqua County Health Department to complete contact tracing. They say close contacts will be notified if they may have been exposed.Earlier this week, two other students within the district tested positive for COVID-19.One attended class at Bush Elementary while the other was enrolled at Fletcher Elementary but attended virtually.The district would like parents to know that a confirmed case doesn’t mean that you or your child has been exposed to the individual who has tested positive.If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, significant diarrhea, sore throat or a fever greater than 100 F or 37.8 C) school officials say contact your health care provider and notify your child’s school health office.Those with questions are asked to contact JPS Coordinator of Health Services Jill Muntz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 716-483-4376. 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)
FALL IN LOVE WITH IDOL STARS January 29 & 30 at 54 Below Before you catch American Idol newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this spring, see them in another musical of Biblical proportions: Samson & Delilah. The sweethearts will perform an evening of pop-rock and traditional musical theater songs from the new romantic tuner by Ron Yatter. Click for tickets! SING ALONG WITH A SNOWMAN January 31 at select movie theaters Practice your scales and work on that side braid, because a special sing-along edition of Frozen hits theaters nationwide this week. We’re imagining a Rocky Horror-style spectacular, complete with icy costumes, white hair spray and lots of magic snow flying all over the theater. (If you can’t sew, don’t worry, you can always buy some Elsa gear on Etsy for $1,000.) See you there, Frozen fanatics! CLASS IT UP WITH PATINA MILLER January 31 at the Allen Room She tears it up on the trapeze every night in Pippin, but believe it or not, Patina Miller has never headlined a solo concert in New York City…until now! The Tony winner and 2013 Broadway.com Star of the Year will take the stage to perform an evening of her favorite tunes for the American Songbook series, which will be filmed for PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. Bonus: You get to gaze at this gorgeous view while Miller does her thing. Click for tickets! GET DIRTY AT THEATRE ROW Opens January 29 at the Acorn Theatre If Broadway Bares wasn’t enough nakedness for one week (come on, you can never have too much nudity), off-Broadway’s Intimacy has you covered. One of the weirdest shows we’ve ever seen, Thomas Bradshaw’s wacky comedy features tons of full frontal, some suspiciously real-looking sex scenes and shooting, uh, fluids that splash into the first few rows of the audience. Have fun (and maybe bring an umbrella)? Click for tickets! Hey. You, wearing the Snuggie. We know it’s cold out there, but get your act together and put on some pants, because there are way too many awesome things going on in New York City right now. Patina Miller is singing her favorite fabulous tunes, the Broadway Bares are doing what they do best (getting naked) and Frozen fans can finally duet with Idina Menzel in public. Check out this week’s must-see list! View Comments TAKE IT OFF WITH THE BARES January 26 at XL Nightclub The brave, buff studs of Broadway are risking frostbite to get naked for a good cause at this year’s Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque extravaganza. Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will kick off the nearly nude revue, with performances by dozens of sexy Broadway stars. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and general admission tickets are a steal at $25. Click for tickets!
Mamma Mia! Related Shows View Comments Star Files Age: 22Hometown: Crystal Lake, ILCurrent Role: An ABBA-crooning Broadway debut as Sophie’s charming fiancé Sky in Mamma Mia!Stage Cred: Regional productions of Shrek, Hairspray, Parade and Into the Woods.”I was an arrogant jerk who never gave anyone else the time of day in high school. After graduation, I worked at a theater camp—those kids taught me that living my life with generosity is so much better.””The first Broadway show I saw was Gypsy with Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti. I’d never heard of Laura, but I was in the back row and I remember being frozen during her ‘I said turn it off!’ monologue. It was an amazing moment.””Corey Cott is one of my best friends and we used to live together. He’s a decently clean roommate. My clothes would pile up and I couldn’t see the floor, so I guess I was the messy one.””In Mamma Mia! you get a spray tan right away. I knew it was going to be drastic and I chickened out! I ended up sitting in my room, in my underwear, with tanning lotion everywhere.””My faith is important to me, so I look at something like Donna’s promiscuity in [Mamma Mia!] and say, ‘What story is it supporting?’ And in the end, the story we’re telling is one of family. You can’t have good without a little bit of bad.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Laura Benanti
If/Then View Comments Star Files The kingdom of Arendelle may be ice cold, but the Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go” from Frozen is about to heat up the dance floor. The Idina Menzel anthem that launched a thousand covers has been remixed into a club cut, thanks to the production team Papercha$er. Menzel, currently starring in Broadway’s If/Then, recently became the first Tony-winning Best Actress to land a Billboard Top 10 hit, however, she is by no means a newcomer to the club scene. People have been dancing to popular remixes of Menzel belting out Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” Rent’s “Take Me Or Leave Me” and “Gorgeous” from her album I Stand. Break out the strobe light and take a listen to the track below! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows Idina Menzel
Related Shows It’s Only a Play The updated incarnation of the comedy will see Broderick playing an anxious playwright trying to get through the opening night of his play, The Golden Egg. Lane will star as his sarcastic friend. It’s Only a Play previously appeared off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club in 1986, starring James Coco in Lane’s role. View Comments Lane and Broderick last appeared together on Broadway in The Odd Couple and famously before that in The Producers. Lane most recently starred on the Great White Way in Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, for which he received a 2013 Best Actor Tony nomination. A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he received an additional Tony nomination for playing Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Broderick last appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It. He won Tony Awards for Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and an additional nomination for The Producers. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 Matthew Broderick Nathan Lane Star Files A producer’s dream team! Tony winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are returning to the Great White Way—together! According to The New York Times, the pair will star in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, directed by Jack O’Brien. The show will open in September at a theater to be announced later.
View Comments Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files It looks like someone needs to put a quarter in the swear jar over at Eggfartopia. In an interview with ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald revealed that she’s begun to pick up some of Billie Holiday’s habits after appearing as the legendary jazz singer in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Broadway. No, not the drugs and alcohol. “My language started to get bad at home because Billie had a very salty mouth,” McDonald admitted. In the interview, she also opened up about her own troubled past, including a life-threatening case of depression she battled while at Juilliard. Check out the video below and catch McDonald in her history-making performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at the Circle in the Square Theatre through September 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald
Get ready for more Motown! Two legendary Motown groups will join forces on Broadway for one week only. The Temptations and The Four Tops will play the Palace Theatre from December 29 through January 4, 2015 for seven performances, celebrating their 50-year career of classic hits. The Temptations started in the early ‘60s in Detroit and rose to fame in 1964 with “The Way You Do The Things You Do.” They became the first Motown group to win a Grammy—for “Cloud Nine” in 1969. They won again in 1973 for “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and in 2001 for the album Ear-Resistable. Last year, they were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Temptations singers currently consist of founding member Otis Williams, as well as Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson. The Temptations and The Four Tops Both The Temptations and The Four Tops are portrayed on stage in the Broadway musical Motown. View Comments Related Shows The Four Tops began as Four Aims in 1956 under Chess Records, singing everything from pop, to blues, to Broadway and jazz. The quartet’s “Baby I Need Your Loving” marked their first Motown hit in 1964; it was soon followed by such chart-toppers as “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song” and “”Reach Out I’ll Be There.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and received the 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Original member Abdul “Duke” Fakir is joined by Ronnie McNeir, Harold Bonhart and Lawrence Payton, Jr. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015
Stage & Screen Cred: Ahn has appeared off-Broadway in Sugar House and Twelfth Night and on screen in Liberal Arts, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Ugly Betty and Louie. “I was a super-intense kid. I wanted to either be a mad scientist or an Olympic figure skater. And I was really into gymnastics, so I would do ridiculous things like tape out the measurements of a balance beam on the carpet and try to teach myself tricks.” The Heidi Chronicles “I went to Yale for history because I never thought I could act as a career. I wanted to go to a school where I could geek out, but also be able to do as much theater as I wanted, and it was perfect for that. I don’t think I’ve ever been as sleep deprived as I was back then.” Related Shows “When I auditioned, I thought, ‘I’m never going to get this job.’ As an Asian-American woman, I can count on two hands the plays in New York I’ve auditioned for. When I got the call, I was living in an illegal basement with no light. It was literally like the heavens opened up: ‘Here’s a gift for you!’” Hometown: Pasadena, CA Age: “Barely legal.” “Even though I’m on Broadway, I still have a day job. The reality of living in this city is pretty grim. I teach and tutor writing, and it’s great. I have wonderful students and it exercises a different part of my brain.” “My grandmother passed away during tech, so the first performance was such a roller coaster of emotions for me. She immigrated here from Korea, and I don’t think she could have ever dreamed her granddaughter would be doing this. Life can be so amazing and so unexpected.” Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Current Role: A vibrant Broadway debut as Susan Johnston, the outspoken best friend of Heidi Holland (played by Elisabeth Moss) in the new revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. View Comments “My piano teacher was [playwright] David Henry Hwang’s mother—I studied for 11 years. She had this giant poster of him winning the Tony for M. Butterfly, but at the time, I didn’t even know who he was. She probably wished I practiced piano a little more.”
View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Mamma Mia! Tickets are now on sale to see screen star Amanda Seyfried make her off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. Directed by Leigh Silverman and also starring Thomas Sadoski, the Second Stage production will begin previews on April 28 and play a limited engagement through June 14 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.The two-character play follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the pair face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.The world premiere’s opening night is set for May 19. Related Shows The Way We Get By