MGN ImageMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County health officials say as of noon Monday there remain no confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus in the county, although four people are in precautionary quarantine.The newly formed Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response team is meeting daily to evaluate and respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. The team is made up of local public health and emergency response professionals.The COVID-19 Response team expects to provide updates to local media at approximately 4 p.m. daily. WNYNewsNow will provide coverage.The team says the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to: Wash your hands often with soap and waterCough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and throw it awayPractice social distancing – try to keep at least 6 feet between you and another personStay home and avoid others if you are illIf residents have symptoms including fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing call your healthcare provider, and they will give you appropriate guidance.Only call 911 if you are having a medical emergency.The best ways to keep yourself healthy are to:ExerciseEat healthyGet enough sleepQuit smokingGet a flu shotGet a pneumonia shotChautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel also requests that if the public needs to conduct business at any Chautauqua County Government offices that they please call beforehand to see if their transaction can be handled over the phone, online, or by mail to help with social distancing to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. 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 labor.ny.gov.JAMESTOWN – As millions of New Yorkers are waiting for unemployment benefits, the state’s Department of Labor says many are missing a key step to getting that money in their pocket. Thousands of New Yorkers are reporting that their claims have been approved but they have yet to see that money in their account.State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon says that could be because people are not certifying their claims each week.This is a requirement by the federal government which confirms that a person was unemployed for all or even just part of the previous week and that they’re willing and able to work. It applies to both the traditional unemployment benefits and the pandemic unemployment insurance.Currently people can only submit backdated certifications over the phone – but now they’ll be able to submit previous weeks certifications online.The Department of Labor will email people will missing certification and send them a form to be verified. Anyone without an email will receive a phone call from a representative. 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) Stock image by Rusty Clark / CC BY 2.0 LAKEWOOD – A 34-year-old Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing police responding to a shoplifting incident at the Lakewood Walmart this week.Lakewood-Busti Police say Joshua Warner fled the superstore on foot just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday.Officers say Warner was later located and placed into custody.During their investigation police allegedly discovered a hypodermic instrument and multiple stolen items from the store in his possession. Warner is charged with petit larceny and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.Police say he was later released with an appearance ticket and is schedule to appear in Town of Busti Court at a later date.
Image by St. Bonaventure University / YouTube.OLEAN – St. Bonaventure University’s president is now recovering at home after he was hospitalized with COVID-19 over the holidays.The school announced over the weekend Dr. Dennis DePerro tested positive on Christmas Eve.He was hospitalized in Syracuse last week after developing pneumonia as a result of contracting the virus.DePerro has been at his second home in Syracuse since the university’s holiday break on December 18. “I’ve started to feel better the last couple of days and can’t thank the hospital staff enough for the care I’ve received,” said DePerro in a statement. “I have complete confidence in Dr. Zimmer and the university’s administration team as I work toward a full recovery. I look forward to being back on campus very soon.”The school says vice president of Academic Affairs, Doctor Joseph Zimmer will temporarily take over the day-to-day leadership of the university. 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)
Thirteen members of the fabulous ensemble are also on the bill, although Brooke Elliott, who went from the Taboo chorus to instant fame as the star of TV’s Drop Dead Diva, isn’t one of them. Taboo, that fabulous musical flop we can’t get out of our heads, is coming back to the New York stage. Cast members from the show will reunite for two performances at 54 Below on February 8 at 8PM and 11PM, exactly 10 years to the day that the Boy George bio-musical closed on Broadway after a three-month run. Set for the concerts (benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) are stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (who plays Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (the hot rocker guy that breaks Boy George’s heart). Not yet set for the concerts are stars Boy George (Leigh Bowery), Euan Morton (George) and Raul Esparza (Philip Sallon), which leaves us sad but hopeful. Maybe they haven’t checked their voicemail? No word yet on whether the show’s famous producer, Rosie O’Donnell, will be there either. Again, we’re hopeful! Either way, we can’t wait. Seriously, the score for this show is incredible! View Comments
View Comments Directed by John Wells, the ensemble cast of August: Osage County is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, who both received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. In addition to Streep, Roberts, Cumberbatch and the Broadway-bound McGregor, the cast includes Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. The film, which is still in theaters, has grossed more than $26 million at the U.S. box office. Star Files Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein deserves credit for asking Tracy Letts to adapt his own play August: Osage County for the film version. We don’t think anyone else would’ve been able to keep the venomous hilarity of the Weston family fully intact in the Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy. Yet, Letts and Weinstein did butt heads over one thing during the making of the movie—the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Ewan McGregor. According to the London Evening Standard, Letts did not want a British invasion in his Southern-cooked American masterpiece. Letts, who won the 2013 Tony Award for his performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and will soon be back on Broadway in The Realistic Joneses, grappled with McGregor and Cumberbatch being cast in the film because he thought it might send “the wrong message.” It seems Letts was worried about casting “international” actors in the “profoundly American” story, which follows a family in Oklahoma. However, the celebrated writer conceded that he was “glad [he] lost the fight” with Weinstein and admits that McGregor and Cumberbatch “both do a great job” in their roles as Bill Fordham and Little Charles, respectively. Tracy Letts
Star Files Betsy Wolfe View All (4) View Comments Vincent Pastore Gee, baby, ain’t they good to us? Masterworks Broadway will release the original cast album of Bullets Over Broadway, the new musical based on the 1994 film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath. Produced by Doug Besterman and engineered by Frank Fillipetti, the album will be available digitally June 3 and the CD from June 10.The show’s cast includes Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke, Nick Cordero and Karen Ziemba.Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright (Braff) in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his new show in order to have it produced on Broadway. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” and “There’s a New Day Comin’!” The production has a new, adapted book by Allen and Susan Stroman directs and choreographs.The musical is set to officially open at the Great White Way’s St. James Theatre on April 10. Marin Mazzie Bullets Over Broadway Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff Related Shows
View Comments Related Shows Reichlin’s one man play Sholom Aleichem: Now You’re Talking! has been performed in the West End, in New York and in several countries throughout Europe. Scott has appeared on stage previously in off-Broadway and regional productions including Butoh Electra, Unmanned, Barbarians and The Time of Your Life. Written by Daniel and Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, the play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people—Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators—but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. The American premiere of The Good and the True opens officially on August 3 at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Saul Reichlin and Hannah D. Scott, who, as previously announced, has stepped in for Isobel Pravda. The Good and The True Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014
Star Files Watch Olaf Sing in Six LanguagesRemember that video of Frozen’s Elsas singing “Let It Go” in multiple languages? Well now we’re getting something similar with the hit Disney movie’s Olaf, who was voiced in English by Mormon Tony nominee Josh Gad. Check out the teaser of the adorable snowman singing “In Summer” in six languages below. The full version, to be released soon, will be in 17 different languages. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Darren Criss Will Go Backstage with Disney on B’wayBroadway alum and Glee fave Darren Criss, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell will all appear with the previously reported Elton John, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more on Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years. The one-hour special exploring the making of Disney’s eight Great White Way ventures including current hits The Lion King and Aladdin will air on ABC on December 14.Sting, Josh Radnor & More Head to 54 BelowThe Last Ship’s Sting, Disgraced’s Josh Radnor, Tony Aladdin winner James Monroe Iglehart, Side Show’s Erin Davie and Emily Padgett and more will be appearing at 54 Below on December 11. The stars will all feature in the variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job Holiday Spectacular!!!. It’s certainly sounding like the most wonderful evening at the Times Square hotspot!Listen to Anna Kendrick Sing ‘On the Steps of the Palace’We have a feeling that you might just have been wishing for this. Listen below to Anna Kendrick singing “On the Steps of the Palace” from Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods. Not long now before you get to SEE her, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen and Lilla Crawford in the classic tuner—the movie hits theaters on Christmas Day. Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Darren Criss
Abundance last played off-Broadway in 1990 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Related Shows The cast will also include Tracy Middendorf (Ah, Wilderness!), Jeff Talbott (Sly Fox), Todd Lawson (Summer and Smoke) and Ted Koch (The Pillowman). Show Closed This production ended its run on March 28, 2015 The production will feature sets by Wilson Chin, with costumes by Tracy Christensen, lights by Philip Rosenberg and sound by Toby Algya. View Comments Kelly McAndrew (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and more are set to appear in Beth Henley’s Abundance at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. Directed by Jenn Thompson, the TACT and Actor’s Company Theatre’s off-Broadway production will begin previews on February 17 and run through March 28. Opening night is set for March 1. Abundance Abundance tells the tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides who are lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. As wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, the show spans a 25-year journey, unearthing along the way the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.