Photo: CDCMAYVILLE – Health officials in Chautauqua County reported two new COVID-19 cases Tuesday.Officials say the cases include a man in his 80s, with no recent travel, and a man in his 40s, with no recent travel.The county COVID-19 total is now 10 cases.Based on the initial review of the cases by Health Department epidemiology staff, these individuals appear to have had separate exposures to the virus. “Of the 10 confirmed positive cases in Chautauqua County, one person has recovered completely and was released from mandatory quarantine, one individual has died, and eight persons are continuing to recover under mandatory quarantine as ordered by the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law,” said officials.In addition, there are several people who have received isolation and quarantine orders by the Public Health Director. This includes:25 individuals in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case);28 individuals in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19).32 individuals in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test); and100 negative test results to date.The County is also announcing that an online mapping tool to display data about positive COVID-19 cases will be launched tomorrow. The information will be divided by the four fire battalions in the County and will be updated regularly, said officials.“County Executive Wendel and I believe it is important to share information that will help prevent the spread of this virus while also protecting the privacy and well-being of individuals,” said Christine Schuyler, Director of Health and Human Services. 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)
Pexels / PixabayWEST ELLICOTT – Two area schools have returned to remote learning today after new positive cases of COVID-19 are impacting the district.Southwestern Central School and the Bemus Point Central School Districts both changed their operations on Friday.Southwestern High School officials say a positive case lead to multiple possible contacts. They say parents will be notified if their child is impacted and asked to quarantine.In the Bemus Point District, a transportation employee tested positive, with all transportation staff identified as close contacts. They have since been placed in quarantine. Bemus Point Central School will remain remote due to the lack of school buses until January 19. 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)
View Comments London Martyn Ellis is set to star in the West End cast of Wicked as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’ Beginning performances February 17, Ellis replaces Sam Kelly, who has withdrawn from the production due to ill health. Ellis joins a cast including international Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond); Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda). Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello. Ellis’ theater credits include Guys and Dolls, One Man, Two Guvnors (National and Broadway), My Fair Lady, The Lion King, Grand Hotel and Les Misérables. TV credits include The New Adventures of Robin Hood and The Smoke.
The creative team behind the Spring Awakening movie, who had been hoping to go into production in 2013, is still aiming to get the musical onto the silver screen sooner rather than later. Composer Duncan Sheik revealed to U-T San Diego that he and lyricist/book writer Steven Sater are “trying to get the the Spring Awakening movie made this year. It’s in process.” Sheik has good reason to be hopeful: “We have a fancy director (McG) and a fancy producer (Playtone, Tom Hanks’ company) involved. So fingers crossed we’ll be diving into it.” There’ll also be a new song. “It’s the only way you’re eligible for an Academy Award.” View Comments No word yet on who will star in the film, but whomever boards has big shoes to fill—the original 2006 Broadway cast included Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. Spring Awakening depicts how young people navigate the thrilling, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. The story centers on a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood. The Tony-winning show is based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind.
View All (7) Neil Patrick Harris James Monroe Iglehart Jefferson Mays Ramin Karimloo Joshua Henry View Comments Danny Burstein Star Files Jarrod Spector The 2014 Tony Awards are less than three weeks away…and the anticipation is killing us! As the excruciating countdown to June 8 continues, Broadway.com is bringing you a series of Tony Award playlists, available to stream and share for free on Spotify. This week, we’ve created a mix of tracks sung by the stars nominated for the Best Actor and Best Featured Actor in a Musical categories at the Tony Awards. We’ve got Les Miz headliner Ramin Karimloo crooning Oklahoma! (Broadgrass-style, of course), Beautiful’s Jarrod Spector belting the Beatles, Aladdin standout James Monroe Iglehart serving up “Big Love” from Memphis and tons more. Click below to stream the playlist!
Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Funeral tells the story of Anthony and his large family mourning the death of his father. Related Shows View Comments My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral have extended their run again! Both plays, which had previously announced an extension through March 29, 2015 will now run until June 28. The shows play in rep at St Luke’s Theatre under the direction of Sonia Blangiardo. In addition to Wilkinson, the current cast of Wedding and Funeral also includes Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Rosen, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano and Meagan Robar. My Big Gay Italian Funeral Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 30, 2015
View Comments Next stop Broadway for which of these productions? We now have more details of actor and director Kenneth Branagh’s takeover of the West End’s Garrick Theatre for a series of plays, starring the previously reported Tony and Oscar winner Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Richard Madden and Lily James.First up will be Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, starring Dench as Paulina and Branagh as Leontes. Co-directed by Rob Ashford and Branagh, the production will play October 17 through January 16, 2016 and officially open on November 7.Harlequinade will play in rep with The Winter’s Tale. Penned by Terence Rattigan, the production is set for a limited engagement October 24 through January 13, 2016 and will also open on November 7. The comedy follows a classical theater company’s attempts to produce The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues and dalliances of the company members are accidently revealed with increasingly chaotic and consequences. Branagh will perform in the show and co-direct with Ashford.Francis Veber’s The Painkiller, adapted and directed by Sean Foley, will run March 5, 2016 through April 30 and open on March 17. The show follows two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door…One of them is a killer…one of them wants to die…What could possibly go wrong? Branagh and Brydon reprise the roles they previously played at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre.Madden and James lead Romeo and Juliet, which is set for a limited engagement May 12, 2016 through August 13. Opening night is scheduled for May 25. Reuniting the stars of his acclaimed film of Cinderella, Branagh directs Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.The season will end with John Osbourne’s The Entertainer. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, the show conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an examination of public masks and private torment. Ashford directs Branagh as Archie Rice. The Entertainer will run August 20, 2016 through November 12 and open on August 30.
Rita Wilson will return as scheduled to Broadway’s Fish in the Dark on May 5. Glenne Headly had temporarily replaced Wilson as Brenda while she underwent treatment for breast cancer.Wilson (Jewtopia, Girls), stars opposite Larry David in the comedy, which is also penned by David. As previously reported, fellow Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander will succeed David in the role of Norman beginning June 9. The Anna D. Shapiro-helmed production will run on extension through July 19 at the Cort Theatre.In addition to Wilson and David, the current cast of Fish in the Dark includes Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jake Cannavale, Marylouise Burke, Jerry Adler, Jenn Lyon, Jonny Orsini, Molly Ranson, Maria Elena Ramirez, Rachel Resheff, Joel Rooks, Jeff Still, Kenneth Tigar and Richard Topol. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 Related Shows Fish in the Dark View Comments
View Comments Nothing like art imitating life! Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox will star in a new stage adaptation of Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer’s Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son. Directed by Philip Franks, the production is set to play a limited engagement at the Apollo Theatre after a U.K. tour, July 30 through September 19. Opening night is scheduled for August 3.James Fox’s theater work includes The Happiest Millionaire, Henry V, All in Love, Resurrection Blues and Uncle Vanya. His extensive screen resume includes The Great Train Robbery—A Copper’s Tale, Utopia, Merlin, Waking the Dead, Agatha Christie’s Poirot—Death on the Nile, Remains of the Day, Patriot Games, The Russia House, Absolute Beginners, A Passage to India, Greystoke: the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Performance, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.Jack Fox’s stage credits include The Picture of Dorian Gray. His on screen appearances include Mr Selfridge, Dracula, London Underground, The Messenger, Blood Moon, Kids in Love and Theeb.In the comedy, adapted by Michael Simkins, journalist and author Mortimer’s (James Fox) letters to his unruly son Charlie (Jack Fox) are brought to life.
View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening Related Shows Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik has a very busy year ahead. Although it looks like production on the Spring Awakening film has been delayed, the Tony-winning musical will return to the Main Stem this fall. His musical adaptation of American Psycho will then take its first Broadway bow in the spring. But before any of that, he’s focusing on an even newer project. One with less angst and chainsaws, but still plenty of edge.Sheik and Kyle Jarrow will present a reading of their musical Noir with New York Stage and Film and Vassar College from July 31 through August 2. The show, inspired by live radio plays and classic film noir, tells the story of a recluse whose fascination with the couple next door fuels an obsession. Rachel Chavkin will direct.“It has a mystery thriller vibe,” Sheik, known for his blending of traditional stories and modern sound, recently told Broadway.com. “But now it feels more legitimately contemporary; it’s not a pastiche of that style.” Still, aspects of both film noir and radio plays permeate the production, including a live foley artist: “We’re playing around with the foley becoming a part of the percussive soundtrack…sometimes, the foley can be musicalized.”We spoke with Sheik in the midst of final callbacks for the Spring Awakening revival (so far, only Marlee Matlin has been announced). The Deaf West production, directed by Michael Arden, incorporates American Sign Language in the dialogue and choreography. “I’m a little bit along for the ride,” he said of revisiting the Tony-winning show. “I’m learning about this culture of deaf theatre. It’s thrilling.”As Sheik prepares to debut American Psycho, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, he has his eye on the theatrical landscape. “It’s an almost absurdly competitive year,” he says, thinking about the other musicals on tap this season. That doesn’t dissuade him from tinkering with the material; perhaps it motivates him to. “Nothing major. I think everyone’s happy with the general thrust.”Sheik promises that many faces from the New York workshop that took place earlier this year will return for the Broadway premiere, though nothing is official. When discussing Benjamin Walker, the likely frontrunner, Sheik likened him to the on-screen Patrick Bateman: “In terms of his manner, look and who he is as a person, he has a lot of aspects of the Christian Bale [portrayal.]” Still, being asked to compare him to Matt Smith, who took on the role in London, is an absurd notion: “It’s like having two best friends…you feel extremely protective.”As for another highly-anticipated project of his, that Spring Awakening movie, fans will have to hold still. “There continues to be many meetings….but we’re not going into production next spring, as far as I know.” Sheik revealed that director McG is no longer attached (after an “amicable parting”), but several directors have expressed interest.Something tells us Sheik is occupied enough for now, though.