New York Expands Virus Testing To All State Residents

first_imgShare: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) Photo: CDCALBANY — New York State is expanding its testing for the COVID-19 virus to all 19 million state residents.Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during a Wednesday press conference in which he said there have already been 4 million tests administered statewide.“You want to manage the COVID Virus, test, trace, masks, social distancing, that’s the formula, hard to do,” Cuomo said.”We now have 750 testing cites across New York State. We are now opening testing to all New Yorkers. We have that much capacity. Go get tested. It doesn’t cost you anything, it doesn’t hurt. take a test and it’s now open to everyone”He said the numbers indicate New York is “doing great.” Tuesday’s results show 879 people hospitalized with the virus, the fourth straight day under 900, he said. There were 11 reported deaths, “just about as low as it has ever been.” He said 56,000 tests were performed Tuesday, with a positive rate of 1.1 percent.“The key to what we are doing is the testing. We just finished four million tests in New York. We only have 19 million people in New York,” New York is doing more tests per capita than any nation on the globe.”Cuomo said the initial approach to the virus was not political or emotional and based on the facts as they were known at the time.“What we have done from day one, we have been smart about what we’ve done with COVID. we didn’t get political, we didn’t get emotional,” he said. “Y have to anticipate the issue coming down the pike and you have to get ahead of it. You have to get ahead of the virus so what we now do is anticipate what could happen.”Sixteen states are now on the state’s quarantine list, a doubling in only a week, Cuomo explained.“Chances are, whatever we do, people from those 16 states are going to make their way here and that’s how we got infected to begin with (from travelers from Europe),” Cuomo explained. “Our infection rate is low, we know.”He said infection rates in Europe are now in decline and that the European Union now has America on a quarantine list, which he called ironic.last_img read more

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Jamestown Man Allegedly Brandishes Weapon During Weekend Fight

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN — A City of Jamestown man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted someone and attempted to brandish a handgun during a fight on Saturday.Jamestown Police say Kurry Cordosi, 26, was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.Police responded to 68 Chambers St., at 4:23 p.m., Saturday, for a report of a man with a weapon.Police said Cordosi punched a victim and continued to fight with him, allegedly brandishing a 9 mm handgun, which a bystander took from him. Cordosi was remanded to the city jail pending arraignment in the case. 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

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Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates For Jamestown’s Fall Elections

first_imgWNY News Now Image / Steven Braeger CC0JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown Democratic Committee will hold a virtual candidate recruitment meeting this week looking for the next city councilmember or county legislator.Mayor Eddie Sundquist, along with current council members Tamu Graham-Reinhardt and Tom Nelson, will host the virtual recruitment on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom.The virtual session will discuss how to run for office, successes and challenges, and fundraising for political campaigns.Those interested in attending are asked to email info@jamestowndems.org for a link to the Zoom session, or to express interest in running for office. 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

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Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to Broadway in Noises Off

first_img Noises Off Star Files View Comments Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin is to star as Dotty in the new revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off on Broadway. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the previously reported Roundabout production will play a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre starting in January 2015, once The Real Thing completes its run. Full dates, cast and creative team will be announced shortly.Martin received Tony awards for her performances in the current Broadway revival of Pippin and My Favorite Year. Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, Oklahoma!, Candide and Godspell. Martin earned two Emmy awards for her writing and creation of sketch comedy characters on SCTV. Other screen credits include The Simpsons, Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will next return to Broadway in Act One and be seen on screen in the forthcoming feature film Night at the Museum 3 and the TV series Working the Engels.Noises Off, a hilarious play-within-a-play, follows an ambitious director named Lloyd Davis and his troupe of mediocre actors as they blunder from a bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, Nothing On—a single-set farce in which lovers frollic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. Noises Off premiered on Broadway in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 13, 2016 Related Shows Andrea Martinlast_img read more

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Andrew Kober Welcomes His Les Miz Pals to 54 Below

first_img Keala Settle View All (4) Related Shows Caissie Levy What do you get when you combine the talents of “Broadway’s most beloved occasionally-employed actor” Andrew Kober, his Les Miserables co-stars Nikki M. James, Caissie Levy, Samantha Hill and Keala Settle and Broadway alum Elena Shaddow? Koberet, a musical comedy concert based on Kober’s life, featuring stories about “coming out, going in, gaining weight and getting thin.” After performing for a packed house on August 18, Kober and his friends took this adorable snapshot at the Midtown nightclub. Wow, these revolutionaries clean up nice! Check out this Hot Shot from the exciting evening, then see Kober and his friends in Les Miz at the Imperial Theatre. Les Miserables Samantha Hill Star Files Nikki M. James View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

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Emma Stone Confirms Starring Role in Cabaret

first_imgA new leading lady is coming to the Cabaret, old chum. As we previously reported, Emma Stone will indeed make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the musical revival. The show has now officially confirmed that Stone will play a limited engagement November 11 through February 1, 2015, stepping in for Michelle Williams, who completes her run on November 9. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, starring Tony winner Alan Cumming as the Emcee, has also extended its run and will now play through March 29, 2015 at Studio 54. Stone, who is best known for starring in the Amazing Spider-Man film series, had initially been tapped for the production, but scheduling conflicts did not allow her to open the return of the Tony-winning revival. Her other screen credits include Magic in the Moonlight, The Croods, Gangster Squad, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits, Paperman, Marmaduke, Zombieland, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The House Bunny, The Rocker, Superbad and the upcoming Birdman. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Star Files In addition to Williams and Cumming, the show currently features Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. Related Shows Alan Cumminglast_img read more

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London Datebook: Forbidden Broadway Hits It Big & Lindsay Lohan Does Mamet

first_img ALSO: Previews begin September 16 at the refurbished Dominion Theatre for another go-round of Evita, the defining Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical starring Marti Pellow as Che and Madalena Alberto in the title role. September 21 marks the last performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of director Gordon Greenberg’s revival of Guys and Dolls, which has been eyeing a London transfer; Sophie Thompson (younger sister of Emma) heads the cast. View Comments ALSO: Previews of the 10th anniversary London revival of Becky Mode’s solo play Fully Committed at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a comically merciless look at life in the restaurant fast lane. British comic Kevin Bishop stars under the direction of the play’s originator, Mark Setlock. The Crazy Coqs cabaret by Piccadilly Circus gives over a week to the Jule Styne Songbook September 2 through 6, perhaps in order to get London ready for Imelda Staunton in Gypsy later this season. SEPTEMBER 8-14 Kingly Stature: September 11 sees the opening of the commercial transfer of Mike Bartlett’s play King Charles III at Wyndham’s Theatre—and with Broadway producing vets Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman on board, can New York be far off? Tim Pigott-Smith returns to play the prince-who-would-be-king with Oliver Chris and Richard Goulding on hand as William and Harry. If you have to ask “William and Harry who?” then this probably is not the play for you. ALSO: Beginning September 9 at the Haymarket, previews begin for the West End transfer of Great Britain, the ironically titled look at UK tabloid journalism from Richard Bean, whose One Man, Two Guvnors had a long run at this same playhouse; Lucy Punch stars and Nicholas Hytner directs. This is a busy month for the prolific Bean whose new play Pitcairn transfers into London two weeks later for a limited run at Shakespeare’s Globe. SEPTEMBER 15-21 Satiric Success: The most recent New York version of Forbidden Broadway may have done a relatively quick fade off-Broadway, but the London incarnation at the Menier this summer did well enough to merit a West End upgrade. The Vaudeville Theatre transfer opens September 15 with YouTube sensation Christina Bianco joining a cast that includes Ben Lewis and Anna-Jane Casey. SEPTEMBER 22-28 LiLo Aims High: Lindsay Lohan (yes, that Lindsay Lohan) makes her stage debut from September 24 at the Playhouse Theatre in the Lindsay Posner-helmed revival of Speed-the-Plow. David Mamet’s 1988 play originally starred Madonna, so it’s been down the high-profile casting route already. The men in Lohan’s inevitably paparazzi-filled orbit will be Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay: The Lindsays, on this occasion, clearly have it. The days are getting shorter, and in the theater world, that’s good news! The fall season is revving up, and this month marks the West End arrival of both Olivier Award-winning veteran Kristin Scott Thomas and stage newbie Lindsay Lohan. Plus Evita revisited, acrobats in their undies, Prince Charles reimagined as king and much, much more. SEPTEMBER 1-7 In Brief: Pitched somewhere between vaudeville and burlesque, exhibitionism and exuberance, Briefs: The Second Coming brings an all-male company of scantily clad Australians to the London Wonderground on the South Bank, opening September 2. And whatever else the show does or doesn’t deliver, it should get audiences pumped for the 2014 edition of West End Bares, which, um, reveals itself September 7 at the Café de Paris. ALSO: From a theater newcomer to an accomplished pro, Kristin Scott Thomas reteams with director Ian Rickson on Sophocles’ enduring tragedy Electra, beginning performances September 22 at the Old Vic and with Olivier winner Jack Lowden (Ghosts) among the supporting cast. Additionally, a September 22 gala performance at the Prince Edward Theatre will mark the 25th anniversary of Miss Saigon: Tickets on that date only will be at 1989 prices (!)last_img read more

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Rosie Perez & More Will Join Larry David in Fish in the Dark

first_imgRosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orsini, Jerry Adler and Jake Cannavale will join Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in his previously reported first play, Fish in the Dark. Directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, the show will begin previews on February 2 and officially open on March 5 at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. Additional casting will be announced later. Related Shows The production will have scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth and lighting design by Brian MacDevitt. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 David described the play to The New York Times as a comedy with around 15 characters that explores a family death. The playwright revealed that he would portray “somebody very similar to Larry David—it might even by Larry David with a different name.”center_img View Comments Perez received an Oscar nod for her performance in Fearless. Her Broadway credits include The Ritz, Reckless, The Play What I Wrote and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Houdyshell was nominated for Tony awards for her performances in Well and the most recent revival of Follies. Orsini’s Broadway credits include Macbeth and The Nance. Adler’s screen credits include The Sopranos. Cannavale is making his Broadway debut; his screen credits include Nurse Jackie. Fish in the Darklast_img read more

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Stephen Schwartz Departs Houdini Musical

first_img Among the other creatives who have bowed out from the project are Danny Elfman, who was originally attached as the composer, lyricist David Yazbek and librettist Kurt Andersen. Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin stepped in for Andersen, but withdrew from penning the book in January 2013 due to scheduling conflicts. Hugh Jackman announced his Houdini departure later that year in December. The project was first announced by producers Scott Sanders and David Rockwell in April 2008. Schwartz still has other projects in the works, including the animated Bollywood film starring Lea Michele, now titled The Monkeys of Mumbai, that inevitable movie about a belting green witch, and the stage adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is currently playing San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse before heading to Paper Mill. While we’ll have to wait a little longer for some creative team to conjure up Houdini on the Great White Way, we’ll at least have The Illusionists to terrify us with their magic act on Broadway. View Comments Another Houdini creative has pulled off a vanishing act. According to the Hartford Courant, Stephen Schwartz has left the troubled project, which was initially to be led by Hugh Jackman. The Pippin and Wicked scribe did note that while his involvement is no more, “others may pursue it.”last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Bombshell Set for Early Arrival & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. The Great White Way Heads to the Beach Broadway stars Julia Murney, Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott and Josh Young will appear in a special one-night-only benefit production of Songs for a New World as part of Broadway By The Beach in Florida. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and written by Jason Robert Brown, the show will take place at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront on January 23. Anyone going who wouldn’t mind squeezing us into their suitcase? It’s freezing in New York! Bombshell Set for Early Arrival Has the date been changed to allow some exciting cast members to star in the show…?! The previously reported one-night-only performance of Bombshell, the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from the NBC drama Smash, will now take place on June 8 somewhere in the Big Apple. The concert, in aid of The Actors Fund, had been set to take place on June 15. We’re crossing all fingers and toes that this switcheroo means that we’ll be seeing Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Anjelica Huston, Andy Mientus AND Jack Davenport bringing the drama, the laughter and the tears just like pearls at the event. (Oh please, as if you don’t know all the words too!) Betty Buckley Hits the Road for Ghostlight Tony winner Betty Buckley has taken her acclaimed Joe’s Pub show on the road in support of her new CD with Grammy winner (and childhood friend!) T-Bone Burnett, Ghostlight. The icon will play the new Wallis Annenberg Theater in L.A. on January 24, the Colony Theater in Miami on February 27 and 28, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on March 13 and 14 and the McDavid Studio in Fort Worth on March 28. For a taste of her terrific new set, check out the video below of Buckley delivering a gorgeous “Body and Soul” at Joe’s Pub. Broadway-Bound Airline Highway Extends The Broadway-bound Airline Highway has extended its run at Steppenwolf in Chicago. Penned by Lisa D’Amour and directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, the production will now continue for five additional performances through February 14. No word yet on casting for the Great White Way incarnation, but the show will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1, so we’re expecting an announcement shortly after it completes its Windy City run. Hollywood Sings for Krieger & Reale Dreamgirls and Side Show composer Henry Krieger and A Year With Frog and Toad lyricist Willie Reale are contributing songs to the new movie Hail, Caesar!, a 1950s Hollywood send-up written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. According to a photo he posted on Facebook this week, Krieger was recording a song in the studio with one of the film’s stars, Channing Tatum, which brings our fantasy of the Hollywood hunk reprising his Magic Mike role in the upcoming musical one step closer to reality. Hail, Caesar also counts Tony Award winners Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson and Ralph Fiennes among its starry cast and is expected in theaters on February 5, 2016. View Commentslast_img read more

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