MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County now has a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with one new case reported Saturday. Officials say the case involves a female in her 50s.“Once identified, our department notifies the close contacts of their potential exposure to COVID-19 and they are placed under mandatory or precautionary quarantine to monitor for symptoms,” said officials. “If you do not personally hear from a public health nurse, you are not a close contact of an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19.”Of the 14 confirmed positive cases in Chautauqua County, five people have recovered and were released from mandatory quarantine, eight people are continuing to recover under mandatory quarantine and one person has died. So far, there have been 166 negative test results recorded to date.Furthermore, there are also several people quarantined: 17 are in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case); 20 are in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19);85 are in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test).As of 5 p.m. Saturday the Cattaraugus County Heath Department has not release an update.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 via New York State Pool Feed.SYRACUSE – Central New York has joined the list of regions that can begin to reopen following an ordered shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Syracuse at SUNY Upstate Medical University, touted vigilance once regions begin their reopening.“This virus has been ahead of us every step of the way,” explained Cuomo. “I’ve done my best to give people the information that I know, but I want you to have the same caution flag that I have. Don’t underestimate this virus. Don’t take it lightly.”So far, most of the state has met all criteria for reopening, however according to the regional monitoring dashboard, Western New York still falls short on three of the seven metrics. According to the dashboard, WNY is not meeting the 14-day decline in net hospitalizations, the 14-day decline in hospital deaths or the mandate that new hospitalizations must be under two per 100k residents on a rolling 3-day average.“I would urge local governments to be diligent about local compliance and business compliance and if you see a change in those numbers, react immediately,” furthered Cuomo.New York on PAUSE expires Friday, although the executive powers part of the order was previously extended to June.Central New York joins the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country and Southern Tier with the regions that can now begin the process to reopen. 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)
JAMESTOWN – Last weekend we saw our first snowfall of the season, this weekend will be the complete opposite with plenty of sunshine and warmer spring like temperatures. Make sure you get outside this weekend as high pressure will provide for plenty of sunshine both days. Temperatures both days will reach the mid to upper-60’s to near 70.In fact if you like the warmer weather, high pressure will stay in control through at least Tuesday allowing for more sunshine each day. Both Monday and Tuesday will see temperatures reach the lower-70’s, while Tuesday we could make a run to the mid-70’s. High temperature records may be broken on Monday and Tuesday, if not we might get close to breaking them.A cold front will pass by Wednesday bringing with it a chance for rain and slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the mid-60’s.High pressure builds back in for late week, although with temperatures more seasonable in the mid to upper-50’s.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.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)
The drama ran at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre last year. In addition to Lane, the play starred Tony winner Cady Huffman, Andréa Burns, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jenni Barber and Jonny Orsini. View Comments Nathan Lane If you didn’t manage to catch Nathan Lane’s performance as gay burlesque star Chauncey Miles in The Nance, never fear! Jack O’Brien’s production, which as we previously reported was filmed, is coming to more than 300 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. Star Files Written by Douglas Carter Beane, The Nance is a burlesque-set drama centered on Chauncey Miles (Lane), a nance performer working during the period when New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia was trying to ban burlesque. Integrating burlesque sketches into the drama, The Nance paints the portrait of a homosexual man, living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930s New York, whose outrageous antics on the stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life.
The off-Broadway premiere of Joan Beber’s Ethel Sings begins performance on May 31 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The drama will run through July 13 with opening night set for June 6. Will Pomerantz directs the cast, led by Tracy Michailidis as real-life convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg. Ethel Sings follows Ethel Rosenberg, the determined mother, singer, writer and actress, and her husband Julius, played by Ari Butler, who become swept up in the fatal Red Scare hysteria of the 1950s. Julius’ need to “save the world” becomes his undoing, and Ethel’s love for her husband becomes hers. View Comments Ethel Sings In addition to Michailidis and Butler, the cast includes Adrienne Moore, Kevin Isola, David Fierro, Tanesha Gary, Sheira Irving, Kenneth Lee, Joel Leffert and Serge Thony. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014
Related Shows Riding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes begins previews off-Broadway on September 24. Directed by Jeffrey Altshuler, opening night is set for October 2 at the Barrow Street Theatre. Hayes’ autobiographical book, Midnight Express, was released in 1977 and adapted into a film a year later, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Riding the Midnight Express previously played a limited engagement at St. Luke’s Theatre earlier this year. Riding the Midnight Express View Comments First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning film. Now, with Riding the Midnight Express, comes a solo show performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his harrowing escape. There will be a Q&A between Hayes and the audience following each performance. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014
from $69.00 Ben Platt The Book of Mormon said goodbye to lovable Elders Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau on January 4—but wait, before you start sobbing uncontrollably, we have great news! Gavin Creel and Christopher John O’Neill are taking the reigns as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, beginning January 6. Both of these guys are Mormon tour vets, so we already know we’re in great hands. On Twitter, Platt posted this adorable photo of the foursome getting dinner together before he and Rouleau pass the torch to the new guys. Check it out, then see O’Neill and Creel go to Orlando—err, Uganda—in The Book of Mormon on Broadway! Star Files View Comments The Book of Mormon Related Shows Gavin Creel
View Comments What was the easiest thing about the job? Working with our cast. We have an exceptional group of actors at the Imperial Theatre, and I’ve loved being serious and silly with each and every one of them. Related Shows What advice would you give to future employees in your position? Think about Cosette, fight for her, and you’re golden. And don’t be a diva—embrace your chance to be on the barricade as part of the ensemble, and enjoy watching your friends act and sing the hell out of this gorgeous score. What will you miss the most? My friends. We’re always saying “hello” and “goodbye” in the theatre world, and it can be sad to go from bonding on a daily basis to only running into each other periodically on 8th Avenue. But I’ve collected a lot of wonderful people on this gig, and I’m very grateful for that. I’m grateful for it all. What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Emotional availability and a great sense of humor to counteract the gloom. Also, acting and singing well come in handy. How did you feel when you first got this job? Thrilled, honored and a tiny bit nervous. In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Les Miserables star Caissie Levy will say goodbye to the barricades on March 1, when she plays her final performance as Fantine in the hit musical. As Levy bids her Broadway dream role adieu, she looks back on her “challenging, emotional and fulfilling” run in Les Miserables. How do you feel now that you’re leaving? Thrilled, honored and a tiny bit nervous. How do you think you’ve grown? I’ve toughened up quite a lot. I’ve learned to go a bit easier on myself. I’ve become a stronger actress. And I’ve used a more legit side of my voice which has been really exciting to explore, coming from the pop/rock world. Les Miserables What was the highlight of your time at this job? Playing one of my dream roles in the show that made me want to become an actress in the first place. Very, very cool. What was the hardest thing about this job? The emotional toll Fantine took on my heart and my spirit. And the physical toll it took on my body—that fight choreography is no joke! What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Challenging. Emotional. Fulfilling. Why are you leaving? It’s time. There comes a time in any run of a show when you realize you’ve learned what you’re going to learn from the experience and it’s time to pass the torch and move on to new adventures. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016
Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 View Comments The revival’s cast additionally currently includes Will Swenson as Javert, Samantha Hill as Cosette, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Wallace Smith as Enjolras, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Gavin Lee as Thenardier and Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier. Les Miserables Karimloo received a Tony nod for his performance in the tuner. He originated the role of the Phantom in the West End run of Love Never Dies and starred in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and in the 25th anniversary concert filmed at Royal Albert Hall. He played Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables and also in Toronto. Related Shows Prisoner 24601’s time is up (or it will be in a few months!). Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo will depart Broadway’s Les Miserables on August 30. A production spokesperson said there was no word yet on his replacement as Jean Valjean. Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, the reimagined production is running at the Imperial Theatre, where it officially opened on March 23, 2014.
View Comments John Patrick Shanley’s Prodigal Son will make its world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club. The new play written and directed by the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winner will begin performances on January 19, 2016. The off-Broadway production will officially open on February 9 at New York City Center—Stage I.Prodigal Son is a portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction. A 17-year-old boy from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?Shanley received both the Tony and the Pulitzer for Doubt; he was last represented on Broadway by the Tony nominated Outside Mullingar. He won an Oscar for his script of Moonstruck.