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) West Ellicott Runnings Store. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.WEST ELLICOTT – Ellicott Police say a response to the wooded area between Runnings Store and Metcalf Avenue Monday morning led to an arrest.Police say they received a report of a suspicious person being in the woods while in possession of stolen items.Police add, upon arrival, that Jeremy J. Peelman, 42, no address given, was located while allegedly in possession of a STIHL MS271 chainsaw that was found to be stolen at an earlier time.Peelman was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Peelman was given an appearance ticket for Ellicott Court to answer for the charges at a later date.
WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department says it’s adopting a “Carry In, Carry Out” garbage disposal policy for the Independence Day holiday weekend in the City Parks system.“We’re encouraging those who use our parks facilities this long weekend to dispose of garbage at home in an effort to help us keep our parks looking great,” Mayor Eddie Sundquist said.Trash receptacles are still located in all parks but minimal trash services are available. Restrooms are also closed for the season.In accordance with New York State guidelines regarding COVID-19, park users are to limit gathering in groups no larger than 50 people and to have masks available to wear when social distancing is not possible. This week, city officials announced that park playgrounds have reopened following the COVID-19 shutdown. 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)
Ari Graynor View Comments American Hero will celebrate its opening night on May 22. Jerry O’Connell The New York premiere of Bess Wohl’s American Hero has announced a one-week extension at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. The play, which is part of Second Stage Theatre’s Uptown Series, will now run through June 15. Ari Graynor, Jerry O’Connell, Daoud Heidami and Erin Wilhelmi star in the Leigh Silverman-helmed production. At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming “sandwich artists”—a teenager, a single mom and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Star Files
Related Shows In addition to If/Then, Snyder starred in the 2008 Broadway production of Cry-Baby. His other theater credits include the Goodspeed Opera House’s Carousel, Johnny Baseball at Williamstown, Fanny at New York City Center, Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center and Rock of Ages in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Everyone’s waiting on you, kid! By popular demand (and by the power of the Twitterverse,) If/Then star James Snyder’s Broadway.com vlog, Hey Kid: Backstage at If/Then with James Snyder, will stick around! The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will keep his camera for four more episodes, airing on Thursdays as usual through July 31. In the past weeks, Snyder has led us on many a fun adventure around the Richard Rodgers Theatre and beyond. He’s taken on odd jobs around the theater, shaved his chest with Jenn Colella, rocked some wacky slippers, and bootlegged Idina Menzel’s Radio City concert. Keep tuning in to see what hijinks will ensue on Hey Kid! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Then Star Files James Snyder View Comments
Jonathan Groff Star Files View Comments Stars flocked to Second Stage Uptown’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre on July 28 to catch the opening night performance of Mala Hierba—including (from left) Raul Castillo, Murray Bartlett and Jonathan Groff of HBO’s Looking! Tanya Saracho, who wrote both the new off-Broadway drama and several episodes of the hit series, was proud to have the stars on hand during her big night. Directed by Jerry Ruiz, Mala Hierba features Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez, Marta Milans and Ana Nogueira in a drama about the trophy wife of a Texas border magnate who dares to unleash her true desires. Check out this star-studded opening night Hot Shot, then see Mala Hierba at Second Stage Uptown!
Tony winner Stockard Channing is temporarily out of the star-studded comedy It’s Only a Play. Rick Miramontez, a spokesperson for the production, told Broadway.com: “On doctor’s orders, Stockard Channing is resting at home, recuperating from a recent knee injury. We look forward to having her back in the show next week.” Tony nominee Isabel Keating is stepping into the role of Virginia Noyes. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 It’s Only a Play Related Shows Directed by Jack O’Brien, the Broadway production is currently in preview at the Schoenfeld Theatre and will officially open on October 9. The show, penned by Terrence McNally, also stars Tony winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, Emmy winner Megan Mullally, Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint and newcomer Micah Stock. Channing took home a Tony for Joe Egg and has been nominated for her performances in Other Desert Cities, Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves.
In addition to two Tony Awards, Saddler received the Dance Magazine Award in 1984 and the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Astaire Award. He took home the first annual Duke Ellington “Beyond Category” Award. Saddler also choreographed for opera and film. He brought dances to The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Washington Opera and more. His work can be seen on screen in films including April in Paris, By the Light of the Silvery Moon and The Happy Hooker. After appearing in the revue Bless You All in 1950, Saddler continued on his path as a choreographer—no longer as an assistant—starting with Wonderful Town in 1953. The show brought him his first Tony Award for Best Choreography. He would go on to win again in 1971 for No, No Nanette and celebrate nominations for Much Ado About Nothing in 1973 and On Your Toes a decade later. Tony-winning choreographer and performer Donald Saddler died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey on November 1. He was 96 years old. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by Kate Irving, a family friend. His additional Broadway choreography credits included Shangri-La, Milk and Honey, Sophie, The Robber Bridegroom, The Grand Tour, Teddy & Alice and My Fair Lady. His final credit on the Great White Way was not a choreography stint, but rather a return to the spotlight as Theodore Whitman in the 2001 revival of Follies. Following the war, Saddler returned to Broadway in 1945 for another ballet special (Ballet Theatre). He would soon trade in ballet for musical theater, beginning with High Button Shoes, stepping in for the late Paul Godkin in the role of Uncle Willie. He also performed in the musical revue Dance Me a Song in 1950. Later that year, he began his career as a choreographer, assisting June Graham on Call Me Madam. Born on January 24, 1918 in Van Nuys, California, Saddler, the youngest of 12 children, began dancing to regain strength while recovering from scarlet fever. As a teenager, he danced in the chorus of such movie musicals as The Great Ziegfeld, Rosalie, Broadway Melody of 1938, Babes in Arms and The Wizard of Oz. In 1940, he became an original member of Ballet Theater (later known as American Ballet Theater); his performances with the company included a ballet special on Broadway in 1941 at the Majestic Theatre. He continued dancing with the American Ballet Theatre until leaving for Alaska for service in World War II. View Comments
View Comments Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago did not win the hearts of the Tony nominators this year, and after struggling at the box office will shutter on May 10. Directed by Des McAnuff, the epic romance stars Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, and began previews on March 27, officially opening on April 21. At the time of closing, the musical will have played 26 preview and 23 regular performances at the Broadway Theatre.The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky.The cast also includes Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015
Time to grab your Swedish candy and drop those panties, because here comes another Broadway.com Younger recap! This week, Liza has us thinking back on some of our favorite TV series of past and present. Because who wouldn’t want to see two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster belt her way onto The Slap? In the meantime, here’s what she’s up to on Younger: Episode 8.EPISODE 8: Sk8The Affair, Starring Sutton FosterIt’s the day of the PEN Awards, and Empirical Press is ready to show off honoree Anton Bjornberg. You know, their latest acquisition and Kelsey’s man-on-the-side. We’ve never been fans of their tryst, primarily because nothing good comes out of drunk texting a married man or making out with him in a Swedish candy store. Not that we’re speaking from experience. When Liza learns that Bjornberg’s wife Annika is flying in to surprise him, she immediately warns Kelsey, who, despite being in a relationship of her own, does not foresee the collateral damage. Rocket Power, Starring Sutton FosterAnd then we get to Josh: the hot, doorless tattoo artist. This episode underlines the unspoken age gap between him and Liza hard, but more importantly, Liza finally starts to question a relationship with someone who doesn’t put “getting a bedroom door” at the top of his to-do list. Because you know who does have a door? Charles. Liza discusses her Punky Brewster era as one long gone, but Josh revives it with a skateboard. There’s nothing wrong with a fun-loving attitude and nostalgic appreciation, but will they be as compatible once the jig is up? The Slap, Starring Sutton FosterAfter landing, Bjornberg’s wife insists on taking Liza out for lunch. The meal escalates to an assault as Annika accuses Liza of sleeping with her husband: a conclusion she reaches after reading her husband’s manuscript, which mentions a doe-eyed assistant with “a vagina as soft as a walrus’ fold.” Is this a common Swedish idiom? Do people compare their Fridas to walruses often? Or is Bjornberg even more a literary pioneer than Empirical gives him credit for? We really don’t know. Diana’s Statement Jewelry of the Week!Miriam Shor gave us a quick scare last week by recycling a statement piece in one scene, and she kept us on our toes once again by not wearing a necklace at all in her first scene. After approximately six minutes of high-pitched screaming at the screen, we were finally treated to this look from Diana’s Dance of the Vampires collection. Like that ill-fated musical, the necklace is dark, heavy and costs approximately $12 million. The West Wing, Starring Sutton FosterC.J. Cregg may be the queen of the walk-and-talk, but have you seen Trout’s business strut? Diana still has the hots for Charles (“straight, handsome, intellectual and available…it’s like finding a snow leopard in your backyard”) but has trouble empathizing with the new divorcee. Later, at the PEN Awards, she tries to relate his experience to her own divorce (which, like her relationship with Philip Roth, may or may not exist), but lacks the doe-eyed Liza’s tenderness. View Comments The Walking Dead, Starring Sutton FosterAt the last minute, Diana volunteers Liza to babysit Charles’ daughters. Much to Charles’ delight, Liza quickly wins over the kids by talking about a girl she used to babysit named Caitlin (spoiler: Caitlin is her daughter who doesn’t exist in Liza’s alternate Younger-verse). As Liza’s office superiors wine and dine at the gala (and Bjornberg literally slices his hand open to win over Kelsey), Liza has the time of her life revising an earlier age of motherhood. Star Files Sutton Foster
Bruce Willis is currently attempting to avoid Laurie Metcalf’s sledgehammer eight shows a week on Broadway and the pair recently sat down with GMA to talk headlining Misery. “There’s no stopping, it’s all live,” commented Willis about the difference between working on stage and in film (uhm…yes). Next the duo took the cameras on a tour of the “Misery-go-round” set. Check out the interview below and then the the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller at the Broadhurst Theatre. Misery Related Shows ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Laurie Metcalf Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Star Files View Comments