first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.ALBANY — Just under 50,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in October, roughly double the number who got the virus in September, according to state statistics.The increase mirrored one that has happened across the U.S. and in other nations this autumn, as people have relaxed their guard against the disease and returned to schools, shops, restaurants and other indoor activities.Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that the rise in New York has been slower than in some other states. But he cautioned that there are “danger signs all around us.”“All I can do is warn New Yorkers and ask them to remember what worked for us, and what worked for us is discipline and (being) smart; that’s what worked for us, and we have to keep it up because these are dangerous, dangerous times,” Cuomo said. Over the last seven days in October an average of around 2,040 people per day tested positive for the virus in the state, up from around 680 people per day the last seven days in August.In early October the state tried to limit the spread of the virus by limiting public gatherings and ordering businesses and schools to close in a small number of virus hotspots. Since then, the average number of New Yorkers testing positive each day has increased by more than 50 percent, as has the number of people hospitalized with the virus. 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

first_imgMGN ImageDENVER – The United States is now confirming the first case of the new COVID-19 variant, first discovered in the United Kingdom and thought to be highly-contagious.Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced this week that a man in his 20s with no travel history is the first known case. The man is now in isolation outside of Denver.The Governor says no close contacts of the man have been identified yet, but health officials are working on contact tracing.A medical doctor and member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID Advisory Board says the variant is “almost certainly in multiple states.” First detected in the U.K., as of Tuesday, at least 26 countries and Hong Kong have reported cases of the new Coronavirus strain.But it’s important to note, preliminary results from a Cohort U.K. study indicates there is no reason to believe the variant causes more severe disease.Other medical experts say it appears the new vaccines should be effective against the variant. 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

first_img from $95.00 Related Shows Wicked View Comments OK, guys, we get it. We know you want Aaron Tveit or Derek Klena or Kyle Dean Massey to play Fiyero in the hopefully-getting-made-someday Wicked movie. We know. But you also know as well as we do that sometimes, in order to get a movie musical made (or uh, an NBC telecast), you’ve gotta bring in a giant pop star. It’s just the way the world works. Rumors are swirling that One Direction sensation Harry Styles wants to dance through life in a big-screen adaptation of Wicked—but we want you to weigh in. Which pop star would you like to see put on Fiyero’s tight white pants? Cast your vote below!last_img

first_img Sutton Foster Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Alexander Gemignani Violet To celebrate, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of two-time Tony winner Foster as Violet, Alexander Gemignani as Father, Colin Donnell as Monty and Joshua Henry as Flick. Additional cast members include Emerson Steele, Charlie Pollock, Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Anastaćia McCleskey and Rema Webb. Let Sutton Foster sing! The Roundabout production of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Violet opens officially on April 20, directed by Leigh Silverman. Related Shows View All (4)center_img Joshua Henry wishes the company of Violet a very happy opening. Whether you’re in Spruce Pine, Tulsa or anywhere in between, hop on a bus and catch the tuner at the American Airlines Theatre! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Colin Donnell View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

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OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL Hedwig and the Angry Inch Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Les Miserables Violet Note: The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret received The Drama League’s Outstanding Revival of A Musical Award in 1998, during its original engagement. Therefore, it is ineligible for a production nomination this season. However, The Drama League determined that the cast of the production would be eligible for consideration. DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD Reed Birney, Casa Valentina Steven Boyer, Hand to God Zach Braff, Bullets Over Broadway Arnie Burton, The Mystery of Irma Vep Michael Cerveris, Fun Home Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway Bryan Cranston, All The Way Alan Cumming, Cabaret Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The Comedy of Errors Sutton Foster, Violet James Franco, Of Mice and Men Peter Friedman, The Open House Michael C. Hall, The Realistic Joneses Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Joshua Henry, Violet James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Adriane Lenox, After Midnight Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses Zachary Levi, First Date Sydney Lucas, Fun Home Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Idina Menzel, If/Then Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan Ruben Santiago-Hudson, How I Learned What I Learned Margot Seibert, Rocky Robert Sella, The Mystery of Irma Vep Tony Shalhoub, Act One Jennifer Simard, Disaster! Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun Michelle Williams, Cabaret The Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include: Eileen Atkins, All That Fall Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish Kathleen Chalfant, Somewhere Fun/Tales From Red Vienna Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Ian McKellen, Waiting For Godot/No Man’s Land Frank Langella, King Lear Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will/Richard III OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful: The Carole King Musical The Bridges of Madison County Bullets Over Broadway Fun Home A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Murder for Two Rocky OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY All That Fall All The Way Casa Valentina Domesticated Mothers and Sons Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play The Open House 
The Realistic Jonesescenter_img Nominations for the 80th annual Drama League Awards were announced on April 23 by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber. The awards ceremony will take place on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in Broadway and off-Broadway theater. As previously reported, the Drama League’s 2014 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors will go to Barbara Cook, director John Tiffany and parent company Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. One winner is selected for the Distinguished Performer Award. Recipients can only receive the award once during his or her career. A list of nominations is below. 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie Good Person of Szechwan The Mutilated Of Mice and Men A Raisin in the Sun Twelfth Night, or What You Will Waiting for Godotlast_img read more

first_img The Fortress of Solitude Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude is a coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond. It tells the story of two teenagers obsessed with superheroes who believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. Related Shows The Fortress of Solitude begins performances off-Broadway at the Public’s Newman Theater on September 30. The new musical, with a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, will run through November 2. Directed by Daniel Aukin, opening night is scheduled for October 22. View Comments The cast includes Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, Ken Barnett, André de Shields, Carla Duren, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jahi Kearse, Kevin Mambo, David Rossmer, Conor Ryan, Kristen Sieh, Brian Tyree Henry, Alison Whitehurst, Malaiyka Reid, Noah Ricketts, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 16, 2014last_img read more

first_img The cast also includes Karen Pittman and Danny Ashok. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play previously had a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theatre in 2012. Disgraced follows Amir Kapoor (Dhillon), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife, Emily (Mol), a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. View Comments Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor, begins previews on September 27. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the Broadway production will officially open on October 23 at the Lyceum Theater. Related Shows Disgraced Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

first_img View Comments Duncan Macmillan’s hit U.K. play Every Brilliant Thing will make its North American premiere at the Barrow Street Theatre. Co-written by and featuring Jonny Donahoe, the production will play a limited 16-week engagement off-Broadway. Performances will begin on December 6, with opening night set for December 14. 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. The new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love will be directed by George Perrin. Related Shows Every Brilliant Thing Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

first_imgIt’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time to ignore the nice weather and binge on season three of Orange Is the New Black! But before you lock yourself inside Litchfield Penitentiary for the weekend, it’s time for the Lessons of the Week. A bunch of weird stuff has happened on Broadway in the last seven days, and it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned. Ready? Let’s do this!Darren Criss Has Great FeetStop what you’re doing. Turn off “Defying Gravity.” Drop the peanut butter cups. We have some news about unofficial mascot and Hedwig star Darren Criss: his feet are fabulous. We don’t know if he gets weekly pedicures or was just born blessed, but we’ve never seen such tip-top tootsies. Darren, please wear more flip-flops this summer. (Yes, this is a lesson.)Ryan Gosling Wants to Dance in ParisWatch out, Robert Fairchild—if Ryan Gosling has his way, he’ll be pirouetting into An American in Paris on Broadway. Oh sure, we’re willing to bet The Notebook heartthrob is an awful ballet dancer, but all he needs to do is look into a casting director’s eyes, wink and say, “hey girl,” and they’ll forget all about that. Plus, he can do this.Helen Mirren Wears Jim-JamsWe always imagined The Audience star Helen Mirren wearing a silk robe while lounging around her penthouse after the show, but now we know better. After winning her Tony Award, the star confessed she was ready to go home and get into her “jim-jams.” With footies, your Majesty?Micah Stock Has a Game of Thrones DateThere are few things more devastating than realizing you have no one to watch TV with on Sunday night. But It’s Only a Play’s Micah Stock doesn’t have that problem. He may not have won a trophy on Tony night, but he did pick up a buddy to watch GOT with: Joel Grey! Can we come, too? We’ll bring pigeon pie.Kelli O’Hara’s Worm Is on FleekAfter bragging about her worm-dancing abilities for months, The King and I star Kelli O’Hara was a woman true to her word, proving that she can in fact do the worm. And what a worm! Kelli, if you ever get sick of this whole Tony-winning actress thing, you could have a great career as a wedding D.J.Broadway & Parenting Don’t MixNew Fish in the Dark star Jason Alexander has been dreaming of a return to the Great White Way ever since Seinfeld ended, but he’s been holding back for two reasons: His sons Gabriel and Noah. You’re wrong, Jason—Kelli O’Hara’s got two little ones at home and she won a Tony and can do the worm.Jim Parsons Is Nicer than GodAccording to An Act of God star Tim Kazurinsky, there’s only one difference between the Almighty and the guy who plays him, The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons—Jim is nicer. Oh, come on, just because the Lord doesn’t run around shouting “bazinga,” it doesn’t make him a bad guy.Broadway Is Stuck in the ‘80sWait just a damn second. In An American in Paris star Max von Essen’s video blog this week, he zoomed in on a bulletin board with a bunch of congratulatory opening night faxes from other Broadway shows. Faxes. Guys. We don’t care if it’s tradition—send over a bottle of booze and some Schmackary’s. Anything but faxes.Adam Lambert Destroyed Our DreamsAmerican Idol star Adam Lambert completely ruined our lives this week when he announced he was offered the role of the transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and—gasp—turned it down! Get out of here with your silky voice and great cheekbones. We can’t even look at you right now.Bombshell Is Ready for BroadwayYou let Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee be your star(s) on the Great White Way for one night only…and it was a huge success! The drama! The laughter! The tears just like pearls! We could go on. But we have one question—if a fake show won a fake Tony Award for Best Musical, is Bombshell still eligible to win a real one? View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgBroadway’s favorite dog lover Bernadette Peters stopped by the fourth hour of The Today Show on July 31. Of course, she didn’t go alone; joining her were three adorable pups—Palmer, Marty and Russell (all up for adoption!). The Tony winner shared her inspiration for her latest children’s book Stella and Charlie: Friend Forever, and admitted just how strong her love for dogs is: “I understand what a womanizer is because I’m a doganizer.” And for the record, Peters is #TeamPatti: “We’re on stage to make an experience for an audience…if you don’t come in with that expectation, you’re ruining it for everybody.” Turn your phone off and check out the interview below! View Commentslast_img