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) pxfuel.com Image.GERRY – A Town of Gerry woman was taken to the hospital following a Christmas Eve crash where Sheriff’s Deputies say she was driving while intoxicated.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports 40-year-old Kelly Murphy crashed her vehicle just after 8 p.m. last week on Old Chautauqua Road in Gerry.Murphy, deputies say, was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.Though investigation deputies allege she was driving while intoxicated. Deputies say Murphy was later processed and released with traffic tickets.She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.
Wicked from $95.00 Christine Dwyer Star Files Related Shows Welcome to Oz! Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa begin performances in the Broadway company of Wicked February 25 at the Gershwin Theatre. Dwyer will go green as Elphaba, Barber will sparkle as Glinda, Guarini will don Fiyero’s white pants and Testa will get tricky as Madame Morrible. In addition, P. J. Benjamin will return to the blockbuster tuner as the Wizard. View Comments Dwyer has defied gravity across the country as Elphaba and Maureen in the national tours of Wicked and Rent, respectively. Barber has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Performers, The Nance and Annie. Guarini is best known for being first runner-up in the debut season of American Idol and has appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot and the most recent production of Romeo and Juliet. Testa received Tony nods for her roles in 42nd Street and On the Town.
Star Files This. (2011) Aka: What dreams are made of. With NPH up for a Tony for Hedwig, it’s very possible that the two will go head-to-head again, as they did in this mashup that included “Anything You Can Do,” “A Boy Like That” and “You’re the Top.” When Glinda made a move (2004) It’s that Aussie prince whose reputation is so scandalacious! For Jackman’s second turn hosting, Wicked star Kristin Chenoweth opened the ceremony with a thrillifying introduction. When he got to first base with Rod (2004) Jackman and John Tartaglia were both nominated for Best Actor in a Musical in 2004 (for The Boy from Oz and Avenue Q, respectively), but it’s pretty clear who Rod was rooting for. (Hint: Not John Tartaglia.) When he tried the “Jared Leto” look (2003) We know it was your first year hosting, Hugh, but what was up with that hair? On that note, please shave before Sunday. When he gyrated with SJP (2004) When Jackman (as The Boy from Oz’s Peter Allen) pulled up Sarah Jessica Parker mid-performance, she was a bit camera shy at first, but soon enough she was swaying her hips. Come on—there’s nothing wrong with a little Sex in the (Radio) City! When Billy Crystal butted in (2005) Veteran host Billy Crystal somehow missed the memo when Hugh Jackman hosted for the third time, and started the show with his own opening shtick. Even though Jackman rained on his parade and interrupted him, Crystal was still generous enough to offer him a few pointers (as if he needed them). If there’s one thing we know about the Tonys (and not to toot our own horn, but we know a fair amount) it’s this: When the ceremony includes Hugh Jackman, the evening is bound to be a success. And this year, we’re in luck—the stage and screen hunk, who always looks great in black tie attire, is returning to Radio City Music Hall to host for the fourth time. Thanks to the power of the Internet, we took a look back at the song and dance man’s past Tony appearances, from flirting with Kristin Chenoweth, to his epic dance-off with Neil Patrick Harris, to accepting a couple trophies of his own. We can’t wait to see what Jackman has in store for us this year; tune in to CBS on June 8 to find out! View Comments When he took his trophy for a spin (2012) Jackman was honored with a Special Tony Award for his contributions to the Broadway community as a performer and humanitarian. Yes, even if you nabbed a trophy eight years prior, that shiny spinny medalion never gets old. When he ran from the wings to win (2004) We get it. When you’re the host, there’s no time to claim a seat in the house when your nomination category is announced. Besides, an entrance from downstage right is way more dramatic. When he fought the urge to dance (2005) With two X-Men movies under his belt and a third on the way, Jackman admitted that “dancing makes studio execs really nervous” and “Wolverine does not do high kicks.” He then proceeded to launch into a ridiculous dance routine, including everything from “Do I Hear a Waltz?” to “Shake Your Booty.” When he out-kicked the Rockettes (2004) In the show’s opening number, Jackman brought down the house with “One Night Only” from Dreamgirls, backed by the Hairspray Dynamites, the Little Shop urchins and the radio trio from Caroline, or Change. Oh, plus the Rockettes and basically everyone else on Broadway at the time. Hugh Jackman
View Comments It’s time to start sending out the save the dates for your Peter Pan Live! viewing party! Below we have our first proper behind the scenes look at what we have to look forward to on the NBC telecast. Catch a glimpse of Allison Williams, in her “absolute dream job,” learning how to fly, be relieved to find out that Broadway fave Christian Borle is getting his exercise and as for Christopher Walken? He’s making the role of Captain Hook his own. Of course he is. The show, also starring Kelli O’Hara, Minnie Driver, Taylor Louderman and some of our favorite Newsies, airs on December 4.
View Comments Pulitzer-Prize winning playwrights Annie Baker and Quiara Alegría Hudes will premiere new works as part of Signature Theater’s 2015-16 25th anniversary season, the last with James Houghton as artistic director. A.R. Gurney‘s Love and Money and Naomi Wallace’s Night is a Room will also receive their world premieres at the off-Broadway venue.Directed by Sam Gold, Baker’s John will begin performances at The Irene Diamond Stage from July 22, featuring Georgia Engel and Lois Smith. It is described as such: The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.Almost a year later, Hudes’ Daphne’s Dive will bow at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Helmed by Thomas Kail, the production will kick off on April 26, 2016 . Daphne’s Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne’s adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives.Gurney’s Love and Money will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Directed by Mark Lamos, the production will begin performances on August 15 of this year. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham’s plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance.Wallace’s Night is a Room will begin performances on November 3 at the Alice Griffin. Helmed by Bill Rauch, the play follows Liana and Marcus, a well-off couple enjoying their perfectly pleasant lives. Doré has grown accustomed to an isolated existence in her working class neighborhood. After a surprise reunion on Marcus’ 40th birthday, their worlds are shattered by an unexpected turn of events.Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy will begin performances on October 27 at the Irene Diamond. Directed by Michael Wilson, the revival celebrates the centennial of Miller’s birth. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape.Tina Landau will direct Old Hats, also at the Irene Diamond, from January 26, 2016. Created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, the production uses music, technology and movement to create an outing that’s fun for the whole family.Next up will be Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry’s Angel Reapers, which will begin performances on February 2, 2016 at the Romulus Linney. Directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, the show will feature traditional Shaker songs and a mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements.Finally, in honor of Signature’s 25th Anniversary a trio of short plays will be presented at the Alice Griffin from May 3, 2016, directed by Lila Neugebauer: Edward Albee’s The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés’ Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.
Related Shows Sherie Rene Scott will remain behind bars a little longer! The world premiere of Whorl Inside a Loop, headlined by the Tony nominee, has extended through September 27. Directed by Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan, and written by Scanlan and Scott, the production is playing off-Broadway at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre.In Whorl Inside a Loop, a well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men’s maximum-security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives (while portraying characters of varying age, gender and race), this unlikely group forms a bond—even as the actress’ life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn’t stay there, no one is sure whom to trust.The cast also includes Derrick Baskin as Sunnyside, Nicholas Christopher as Rick, Chris Myers as Jeffrey, Ryan Quinn as Source, Daniel J. Watts as Flex and Donald Webber Jr. as Bey. Whorl Inside a Loop View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015
Dry Powder View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016 Related Shows Former The Office star John Krasinski will make his theatrical debut in the previously reported world premiere of Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder. Directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail, the new play about the people molding and messing with the American economy, is scheduled to begin previews on March 1, 2016. The production will run through April 10 at the Public Theater off-Broadway.Best-known for his work on NBC’s The Office, Krasinski’s film credits include Promised Land, Aloha, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It’s Complicated, Away We Go, Leatherhead, License to Wed, For Your Consideration, Kinsey and the upcoming 13 Hours and Like it Once Was.The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth (Krasinski), one of Rick’s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company’s PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll.Additional casting and creative team will be announced later.
View Comments Musical theater and live audiences: they go to together (like rama lama lama, ka dinga da dinga dong).When Grease: Live airs on Fox next month, be on the lookout for not only an all-star cast (including Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough and Carly Rae Jepsen), but also an audience filling the halls and bleachers of Rydell High. Director Thomas Kail and production designer David Korins (the team behind Hamilton) recently revealed that unlike its NBC-produced predecessors, Grease will invite audience members (by the hundreds) to be a direct part of the live broadcast experience.“There’s something we thought really suited Grease—the rhythm and the music of the show—to have that feedback with an audience,” explained Kail. “If we’re going to say Grease: Live, and we’re owning the “live”ness of it…we want to wrap our arms around that. That’s part of the thrill.”The telecast will utilize multiple sets across three sound stages: an outdoor location, an assortment of traditional three-wall sets and the gym: a four-wall, 360-degree unit that will offer an environmental and immersive space for the performers and the audience. Spectators will be scattered through the sets, so everyone present will experience certain moments in-person and others through monitors. Kail is partnered with television director Alex Rudzinski (Dancing With the Stars), who will oversee the technical elements of the broadcast, including the movement from set to set.When you see audiences on the bleachers, don’t expect them to be in ‘50s drag. “People should look and dress as they do now, because that’s when the show is happening,” said Kail. “The tension between [1959 and 2015] actually gives it a charge. We don’t think it’s going to break the bubble we’re making.”The addition of a studio audience is a step toward ensuring live musical telecasts remain a theatrical experience in the truest sense, and veteran designer Korins is committed to blurring the line between the two mediums: “All of those tropes that we see all the time—turntables and things like that—are commonplace in theater, but you very rarely see on camera.” Korins continued, “We’re looking to infuse our world with many theatrical devices…to let people experience theater on a mass scale.”Audience members will be cultivated through outreach initiatives and contests in the coming week. Whether from the studio or from the small screen, you can catch Grease: Live on Fox on January 31.
Hamilton from $149.00 Amy Schumer(Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for GQ Magazine)) P.S. We leave you with West End alum Luke Evans (upcoming Gaston) and Tony winner Hugh Jackman (wannabe Gaston) having a Gaston sing-off. We’re still working out who has the thicker neck. Related Shows View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Hamilton Bartenders ‘Satisfied’ by Amy Schumer’s TipA few updates from Broadway’s hottest show. Amy Schumer and friends stopped by the gargantuan hit that is Hamilton over the weekend and left the bartenders at the Richard Rodgers Theatre a gargantuan tip. A $1,000 tip on a $77 check, to be precise, the New York Daily News reports. We imagine that they were more than “Satisfied” with the Trainwreck star’s generosity! Meanwhile, Javier Muñoz, who recently revealed he is recovering from cancer, took to social media to thank fans “for the outpouring of love and support…Every morning that my eyes open and there is air in my lungs and blood in my veins I have already won the day. The rest is icing; and I really love icing☺.” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternate also announced that he’ll be teaming up with Hedwig’s John Cameron Mitchell for a live podcast on March 23 at The Talkhouse.Stage Faves Returning to American Horror Story?Ryan Murphy would welcome back Broadway alums Cheyenne Jackson, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates and Finn Wittrock, along with Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer, to American Horror Story next season, if they wish to take part. According to Variety, Murphy has been working on two ideas for the upcoming series—we will bring you more information as it comes in!Bloodline Sets Premiere DateWe now have a return date for the previously reported second season of Bloodline. Featuring Main Stem favorite Norbert Leo Butz, alongside guest star Steven Pasquale (The Robber Bridegroom) and more, the dark drama will premiere on Netflix on May 27. With a cast also including Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek, TV Line writes that the 10 episodes will follow the Rayburn family fighting to hide their crime as law enforcement closes in.Jeff Daniels Discusses ‘Tough’ BlackbirdJeff Daniels is currently appearing opposite Michelle Williams in Broadway’s Blackbird and he visited Live with Kelly & Michael on March 21 to discuss David Harrower’s intense play. “It’s tough. What’s most gratifying is that it’s really hard to do and to be challenged at this point in the career is a great honor.” Check out the interview (Malin Akerman’s in for Kelly!) below; the production is running at the Belasco Theatre.
Related Shows The King and I Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Star Files View Comments A new King of Siam and Broadway queen shall dance in the stunning Lincoln Center revival of The King and I beginning on May 3. Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim will make his Great White Way debut in the role that earned Ken Watanabe a 2015 Tony nod. Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie will rock a hoop skirt, replacing Tony winner Kelli O’Hara as Anna Leonowens. As previously reported, the songbird makes a welcome return to the theater following the happy news that she is in remission after a battle with ovarian cancer. The actress was diagnosed in May 2015, while she was starring in Zorba! at New York City Center. The Vivian Beaumont Theater’s newest resplendent couple recently got to know the press, and we absolutely cannot wait to see them in action. Be sure to catch The King and I (currently starring the wonderful Analisa Leaming and Jose Llana), and take a look at these soon-to-be Broadway royals above! Marin Mazzie Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016