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) MGN ImageCLYMER – A Pennsylvania man died from injuries sustained during a crash this week on Clymer Center Road in Clymer.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Wade, 52, of Clymer, allegedly failed to keep right and struck another vehicle in the oncoming lane on Thursday, February 13.Deputies say the driver of the other vehicle, David Bensink, 69, of Wattsburg, Pa., was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Both were transported to UPMC Hamot for their injuries. On Thursday, deputies say Bensink died at UPMC Hamot from the injuries he sustained from the crash.Deputies say Wade is charged with failure to keep right. No additional charges are expected in the case.
Photo: LBJ LibraryWASHINGTON – A new poll shows President Trump is losing ground to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.It comes amid a chaotic week, as protesters gather daily near the White House and the Coronavirus pandemic rages on.The CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds President Trump’s approval rating down seven points in the last month.That puts him even further behind former Vice President Biden, whose support now stands at its highest level in polling. Among registered voters, Trump is now 14 points behind Biden in the race for the White House, with 41 percent backing Trump and 55 percent backing Biden.38 percent approve of the way Trump is handling his job, while 57 percent disapprove.That’s the President’s worst approval rating since January 2019.The survey also finds a growing majority of Americans feel racism is a big problem and that the criminal justice system favors whites over blacks. 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)
Kelli O’Hara View Comments Star Files The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale and directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, tells the story of housewife Francesca Johnson and photographer Robert Kincaid, their chance encounter and the unlikely four-day love affair that leaves them caught between decision and desire. Additional cast members include Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan, Michael X. Martin, Derek Klena and Caitlin Kinnunen. The cast album for Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County is just “One Second and A Million Miles” away, give or take a couple of weeks. The previously announced cast recording will be released by Ghostlight records digitally on April 15, with the CD in stores on May 20. Broadway.com made a visit to the recording studio on March 3 as the cast preserved the romantic score. Fans can pre-order the album on the Sh-K-Boom website. The Bridges of Madison County Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014 Derek Klena Before fans take a listen to tracks such as “Falling Into You,” “Another Life” and “It All Fades Away” in their own homes, they can catch The Bridges of Madison County at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The musical celebrated its official opening on February 20. Related Shows Steven Pasquale
London theater is busier than ever with a major reopening of a West End playhouse jostling for attention with eagerly awaited revivals (from the likes of Shakespeare, Sean O’Casey, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name but a few). Also on tap: transfers of several acclaimed new plays and a musical drawn from the iconic songbook of Ray Davies and the Kinks. Read on to find out more. APRIL 14-20 Oh, Coward!: Fresh on the heels of the sellout revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, starring Dame Angela Lansbury and Janie Dee, along comes the master’s lesser-known 1951 comedy, Relative Values, opening April 14 at the Harold Pinter Theatre and directed by Trevor Nunn. Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner, and recent Olivier Award winner Leigh Zimmerman co-star. ALSO: The off-West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s 2000 musical The Beautiful Game opens on April 8. Niamh Perry—an alum of Love Never Dies in London—stars. Who will emerge victorious at the Olivier Awards: Once or The Book of Mormon, Jude Law’s Henry V or Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus (or someone else)? Find out April 13 at a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House, featuring a guest appearance from Broadway great Bernadette Peters. APRIL 21-27 Keeping Secrets: Playwright James Graham, who is part of the Broadway-aimed Finding Neverland, opens topical-sounding new play, Privacy, directed by Josie Rourke on April 22 at the Donmar. The piece stars Olivier winner Michelle Terry (Tribes) and Paul Chahidi, fondly remembered from his scene-stealing turn as Maria in the recent all-male Twelfth Night. ALSO: It’s the first full week of performances at Shakespeare’s Globe for director Lucy Bailey’s take on Titus Andronicus, one of the Bard’s bloodiest works. William Houston has the title role. View Comments APRIL 28-MAY 4 Rock On: Expect the Hampstead Theatre to keep the beat, and then some, as the May 1 opening gets nearer for Sunny Afternoon, director Edward Hall’s new musical drawn from the back catalog of U.K. rock gods Ray Davies and the Kinks. Joe Penhall (Blue/Orange) has written the book based on an original story from Davies, and Dominic Tighe, Helen Hobson, and George Maguire head the cast. APRIL 7-13 Back to Before: The Apollo Theatre made headlines on December 19 when portions of its ceiling fell in during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Now, the Shaftesbury Avenue playhouse is reopening, its rooftop balcony level secured and sealed off, with the commercial transfer of Tony winner John Tiffany’s acclaimed production of the Jack Thorne play Let the Right One In, seen late last year at the Royal Court. ALSO: The West End transfer of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, starring Imelda Staunton, opens on April 15. ALSO: Last chance to see Broadway’s brilliant original Frankie Valli, John Lloyd Young, heading the London company of Jersey Boys before he departs April 27 to promote the forthcoming Clint Eastwood film of the stage show, in which he stars. Veteran director Howard Davies opens a National Theatre revival of Sean O’Casey’s war-themed 1929 play on April 22 with Ronan Raftery in the central role.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Jon Robin Baitz’s Stonewall Movie to Star Jeremy Irvine Tony nominee Jon Robin Baitz, whose play The Substance of Fire is currently running off-Broadway, has penned the script for the film Stonewall. According to Deadline, the star of the movie War Horse, Jeremy Irvine, has been tapped to appear in the film about the 1969 police-raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement. Radical New Musical The Anthem to Premiere Off-Broadway Hunger Games meets Ayn Rand In the world premiere of The Anthem off-Broadway. Jason Gotay (Spiderman), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening) and Randy Jones of The Village People will star in the musical, which has a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom. Directed by Rachel Klein, the show begins previews on May 20, with opening set for May 29 at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Donna Murphy’s Royal Pains Donna Murphy is set to guest star in season six of USA Network’s Royal Pains, which returns this summer with 13 new episodes. The two-time Tony winner will play Berta, a savvy financial representative. View Comments Frozen’s Still No. 1 as Elsa’s Dresses Run Out The Frozen juggernaut rolls on. According to The New York Times, the Disney movie’s soundtrack is the No.1 album for the ninth time this week with sales of 149,000. Meanwhile, parents are getting desperate for Frozen merchandise. Bloomberg reports that since the official Elsa dress is sold out and it’s going to take up to three months to get new ones in stores, originals are hitting the $1,600 mark on EBay. Let’s look on the bright side: at least Halloween’s covered, right? Broadway Legend Tommy Tune Sets Dates for Cafe Carlyle Show Tommy Tune has scheduled dates for his Café Carlyle debut. The nine-time Tony winner’s More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales will play April 22 through May 3 at the swanky New York hotspot.
Get out your glittery gold top hats and book it to the Delacorte Theatre, because A Chorus Line is officially turning 40! Can you believe it’s been four whole decades since the hit musical by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante was initially conceived? The Public Theater is hosting a starry celebration for the late Hamlisch and the hit musical on June 23, starring Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Groff, John Lithgow, Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez and many more. As the dazzling show approaches its big anniversary, we’ve been thinking a lot about our favorite auditionees—specifically, who we’d most like to hang out with at a cattle call audition. From Al DeLuca to Val Clark, it’s tough to pick just one, but too bad, we’re forcing you. Which onstage Broadway hopeful is your favorite? Cast your vote below! View Comments
Conceived by Robert Longbottom, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions, the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unlike some (though possibly not all) beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men and the audience gets to select the winner each night. The show is penned by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell and Frank Kelly and features music by Albert Evans. The queens of Pageant: The Musical are still in the running. The drag-themed tuner has extended its off-Broadway run for a second time. The show will now play the Davenport Theatre through October 26. Directed by Matt Lenz, Pageant plays Monday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. View Comments Related Shows The cast of Pageant: The Musical includes John Bolton as the host, with Nick Cearley, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker, Curtis Wiley and Nic Cory as the gaggle of tiara-crazed hopefuls. Pageant: The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2014
Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Dexter and Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall is trying a new Broadway role on for size, and it’s a lot more…glittery than his last stage and screen endeavors! Hall has officially stepped into the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in three inch heels, playing a transsexual German rock goddess who regales the audience with stories of her escape from communist East Berlin and her botched sex change operation. Hall also belts out a score of rock tunes, including “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town” and “Midnight Radio.” Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson caught the new star in action alongside his Tony-winning co-star Lena Hall—check out this awesome Squigs original, then see Hall in Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre!
There’s only one day more exciting than our birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah and Cinco de Mayo combined: Tony nomination day! Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker woke up early to announce the 2015 Tony nominees live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on April 28. We wonder if Parker, who is a Tony winner for Proof, gave Willis any tips about making his Broadway debut in Misery this fall? Check out these photos of the pair spreading the good news, then check out the full list of nominees here! Star Files View Comments Mary-Louise Parker
Say Guten Tag to Spring Awakening Begins September 8 at Brooks Atkinson TheatreIsn’t it too soon for a revival of Spring Awakening? Nonsense! First, the show is awesome. Second, it’s hard to argue with the revival’s ingenious wrinkle: deaf actors play the confused teenagers (American Sign Language is incorporated into the performance) while speaking actors provide the voices. How’s that for a metaphor on being young? The large cast, which features vets and newcomers, includes Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez and Patrick Page. Click for tickets! Restart with Linda Lavin September 7 and 10-12 at 54 Below People who only know Linda Lavin for her work on Alice? Child, please. Fans of the Great White Way knows Lavin’s true value wasn’t battling Vic Tayback, but being a dynamo in a number of Broadway shows, including Gypsy?. And you bet they’ll be at 54 Below, where Lavin (and her band) will perform an array of songs in her show, “Starting Over.” You should join them. Click for tickets! Join JRB and His Talented Friends September 11 at SubCultureThere are two certainties with Jason Robert Brown’s concert series at SubCulture. First, they will sell out very quickly. Two, it’s going to feature positively kick-ass guests. Tonight is no exception as In the Heights alums Andrea Burns and Tony nominee Joshua Henry join Brown. The only way this would be better is if there were a unicorn. That’s not happening. Everyone knows Sparkles is touring with The Sound of Music. Click for tickets! View Comments Get Educated at Daddy Long Legs Begins September 10 at the Davenport TheatreIn this musical, Megan McGinnis plays an aging orphan who gets a break: an anonymous, rich donor (Paul Alexander Nolan) sends her to college. There’s one catch: she has to write a letter to this mystery man, whom she calls Daddy Long Legs, every month. Who is Daddy Long Legs? What was college like in the early 20th century? Will Nolan don his wacky socks? There’s only one way to find out. Click for tickets! Hey, you, sweating over what to do with your last day off of the summer. Relax! It’s not like you’re going to the electric chair. Besides, with all your nervousness you’re prone to miss out on Broadway’s good stuff. There’s Jason Robert Brown’s latest concert at SubCulture, new additions to Matilda and Linda Lavin’s new show. Get ready for this week’s picks! Meet Matilda’s New Class Begins September 8 at Shubert TheatreIn theory, it’s nice to have a cast be with the same show forever, but actors need to challenge themselves. Otherwise they’d be filing their nails in between lines. That can’t happen, especially at a show as good as Matilda, which gets a batch of terrific new adult talent: Allison Case as Miss Honey, Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Click for tickets!