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Second Foxworthy Show Added To The 30th Annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

first_imgJeff Foxworthy. Image by the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN – A second Jeff Foxworthy show was added to this summer’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.Officials with the National Comedy Center announced Tuesday the show will take place on Friday, August 7 at 9:30 p.m. following the original 7 p.m. performance.Per-sale tickets are slated to go on sale Wednesday at noon for all NCC members. The general public sale will start next Tuesday, March 17 at noon. Tickets will be available at ComedyCenter.org.Center officials report the first show sold out in the first few hours following public sale last week. Foxworthy is one of the world’s the largest-selling comedians with more than 13 million albums sold.Center officials say Foxworthy will be joined by Saturday Night legends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon part of the head-line performers for this summer’s festival. 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

Borrello Pushes To Exempt Pennsylvania Workers From NY Quarantine

first_imgMGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — State Senator George Borrello has joined local and regional lawmakers in urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to exempt from quarantine Pennsylvania residents who work in New York.Borrello joined a group of Southern Tier and Western New York lawmakers in urging Governor Cuomo to provide an exemption for workers who live in Pennsylvania but work in New York from potentially being included in the governor’s COVID-19 travel advisory that now covers more than 30 states.Cuomo’s travel advisory applies to any person traveling to New York from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 and requires them to quarantine for 14 days.Chautauqua County Executive, New York State Senate Candidate George Borrello (R). Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow. 05/02/19.Borrello noted that “our regional economies are still fragile and working to recover in the wake of our months-long, mandatory shutdown. If Pennsylvania were to be added to the list of states under quarantine, it would be a terrible hit to our struggling recovery. There are thousands of Pennsylvania residents who work in communities in the Southern Tier and Western New York whose employers would be negatively impacted at a time when they can least afford it.” In addition to Borrello, the state lawmakers who signed the letter include Senator Tom O’Mara, Senator Fred Akshar, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, Assemblyman Chris Friend, Assemblyman Joe Giglio and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano. Together, they sent a letter to Cuomo warning that the inclusion of neighboring state workers in the required travel advisory quarantine would be devastating to local economies across the Southern Tier region.In a letter Monday to Cuomo, lawmakers wrote, “Currently, the travel advisory is one of your administration’s primary efforts to contain the pandemic and protect the positive trajectory that New York State and our local regions have achieved in controlling its spread. While we understand the need for caution behind the advisory and its accompanying quarantine requirement, we also strongly urge you to take into full consideration the potentially severe economic consequences for regions like ours that border another state, in this case Pennsylvania, where there is a daily influx of out-of-state workers essential to our local economies.”The letter outlines a worst-case scenario where, for example, Pennsylvania is added to the Cuomo travel advisory largely because of coronavirus spikes in large cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh while border counties remain stable.“Consequently, we appreciate this opportunity to urge you to be pro-active on this consideration and, anticipating a worst-case scenario, immediately work to clarify this concern for employers and workers and, especially, devise protocols that will continue to accommodate across-the-border employment. In fact, we have read the recent reports that you have provided an exemption from the travel advisory/quarantine for New Jersey residents and believe that residents and workers from New York’s other border states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont should be provided a similar exemption,” the legislators wrote.The letter notes approximately 9,500 Pennsylvania residents work within the Southern Tier region and more than 6,300 residents of the Southern Tier work in Pennsylvania.“In short, it is clear that this reality of across-the-border employment is fundamental to our local economies and regional economic success – and it must be taken into account throughout the implementation of New York State’s travel advisory,” the letter said. 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

Tickets Now On Sale for World Premiere of Ode to Joy, Starring Tony Nominee Kathryn Erbe

first_img Ode to Joy Written and directed by Craig Lucas, Ode to Joy is a story of love, heartbreak, addiction and illness. Erbe stars as an artist named Adele, an audacious painter who tells the story of her destructive relationships with her two lovers, Mala (Roxanna Hope) and Bill (Arliss Howard). The creative team on board for the production includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger. Feel better about your boring monotonous relationship, or lack thereof, by checking out the first performance of Ode to Joy on February 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The show is set for a limited run through March 30. A love triangle gone seriously, seriously wrong. Like, Bermuda Triangle wrong. Tickets are now available for off-Broadway’s world premiere of Ode to Joy starring Tony nominee and Law and Order favorite Kathryn Erbe as a woman caught between a rock and a hard place. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the play has an opening night set for February 27. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014center_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Jonathan Groff & Lucy Liu Team Up at Tony Nominee Announcement

first_imgBig excitement on the Great White Way on April 29! Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu revealed the nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe, with Tony host Hugh Jackman also popping up to remind us to watch the telecast live on CBS on June 8. As if we needed a reminder! Check out this Hot Shot of the talented duo, have your say   on which 2014 Tony nomination snub upset you the most, then start counting down the days until June 8. Star Files View Comments Hugh Jackman Jonathan Grofflast_img

The Love Note Will Play Off-Broadway

first_imgGail Phaneuf’s The Love Note will run off-Broadway for a limited engagement September 10 through December 21. Russell Garrett will direct and choreograph the pre-teen tuner, which will officially open on September 14 at the Actors Temple Theatre. The new musical will play on Wednesdays and Sundays. Related Shows The cast of The Love Note will include Blair Heather Anderson, Nick Anastasia, James Michael Avance, Megan Beard, Mark Blowers, Kathleen Cameron, Adam Cavalieri, Grace Olson-Davidson, Jeff Deglow, Lauren DeFilippo, Jessie Fallow, Kelsey Flynn, Rosanne Gully, Sam Harvey, Katie Rose Ialacci, Kevin Ray Johnson, Bethany McCall, Katie Mebane, Jenna Perez, Justin Selig and Ariella Serur. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 21, 2014 The Love Note explores the trials of being “the new kid,” learning the ropes of self-reliance and survival techniques that carry into adulthood. Jessie finds herself on a spirited journey at a new school as she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, a new crush and learning how to stand up for herself. With the help of a magical friend, she learns to stand up amongst the school bully, wacky bookworms and tween fashionistas.center_img View Comments The production will feature costumes by Carol Meehan Sherry, set design by Josh Iacovelli and lighting design by Josh Danzi. The Love Notelast_img read more

Sarah Silverman Wants to Bring Bedwetting to Broadway

first_img As Silverman first revealed to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Cry-Baby composer Schlesinger first approached her with the idea of adapting the bestseller for the stage. Since the musical will follow her life from age six to 19, Silverman won’t actually appear in the show, but is co-writing the book. Silverman appeared off-Broadway for a limited run of Jesus is Magic at 45 Bleecker in 2002, but has never appeared on the Broadway stage. She was, however, featured as Alexi Darling in the 2005 film adaptation of Rent, appeared in the 2011 L.A. Actors Fund concert production of Funny Girl and previously took part in New York’s 24 Hour Plays benefit. Sarah Silverman is hoping to air out her wet sheets on the Broadway stage. The actress and comedian told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on September 23 that the musical version of her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee is moving forward, and that composer Adam Schlesinger has already written “like five killer songs” for the brewing project. After asking if there would be actual urinating onstage (spoiler: there won’t), Stern gave the project the thumbs up: “I think this is the most original idea I’ve ever heard.”center_img The Bedwetter chronicles Silverman’s life from her upbringing in New Hampshire (including her misfortune as a bedwetter until the age of 16) to her career as comic, including her all-too-brief Saturday Night Live stint, her stand-up film Jesus is Magic to Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. The memoir includes a forward by herself and an afterword by God. View Commentslast_img read more

Watch Helen Mirren Talk The Audience & Queen-itis

first_imgDame Helen Mirren made her regal return to Broadway earlier this month in The Audience as—who else—Queen Elizabeth II. The Oscar winner reprises her Olivier-winning performance at the palatial Schoenfeld Theatre, and couldn’t be more excited about bringing Buckingham Palace stateside. “American audiences sit forward. English audiences sit back,” she explained to CBS News’ Lee Cowan. “It’s a very different attitude.” And while she may look perfectly poised on stage, meeting the real Queen was an entirely different matter: “I got major what we call Queen-itis, which is when you see the Queen, you become this babbling idiot.” Take a look below at the interview, which also includes her extraordinarily simple motto against sexism: “F*ck off!” The Audience opens officially on March 8. The Audience View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: NPH Wants to Give You the Best Time Ever & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH Wants to Give You the Best Time EverNeil Patrick Harris’ variety series has been named! The Tony winner’s upcoming NBC weekly show will be called Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, according to Vulture. As previously reported, the hour-long episodes will be based on the British variety show Saturday Night Takeaway; the Peacock network has ordered ten episodes, which will air this fall.Stage Faves Tapped for Red Nose DayTony winners Ian McKellen, Neil Patrick Harris (again!) and Eddie Redmayne, Olivier winner Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Broadway alums Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom and Julia Roberts, are just some of the stars who will join the fun-raising NBC special Red Nose Day. The three-hour live May 21 entertainment event will also include cast members from Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black. The show will help 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world.Long Live the Queens! Pageant Album Release Date SetDragtastic tuner Pageant’s previously reported cast album will be available digitally and in stores from June 22, when the recent revival’s cast, including John Bolton and Nick Cearley, will come together at 54 Below to celebrate. Hosted by co-author Bill Russell (Side Show), the launch party will feature highlights from the album, including the opening number “Natural Born Females,” the evening gown competition “Something Extra” and several of the contestants’ talents. So sashay on down to the Times Square hotspot for some summer fun!Beth Leavel & More Slated for MUNY SeasonAfter the news that Bryan Batt will headline Hairspray and Heather Headley is set to lead Into the Woods, we have more incredible casting from The MUNY’s upcoming 97th season! Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews will star in the classic tuner My Fair Lady (June 15—June 21), directed by Marc Bruni. Joining Batt in Hairspray (June 23—June 30) will be Ryann Redmond and Christopher J. Hanke; the production will be helmed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (July 6—July 12) will star Patti Murin, Colin Donnell and Nancy Opel; they will be directed by Gordon Greenberg. Headley will be joined by Erin Dilly, Ken Page, Ryan Silverman and more in Into the Woods (July 21—July 27); the production will be directed by Gary Griffin. The season will wrap up with Ben Davis, Alexander Gemignani and Beth Leavel leading Oklahoma! (August 10—August 16, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Other productions include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Sounds like a summer trip (or three!) is in order!last_img read more

Musical Stage Adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada in the Works

first_imgBack in 2012 Broadway.com readers asked, and now it looks like your request has been listened to! A stage adaptation of hit 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada is in development. According to the AP, mega-producer Kevin McCollum, whose Broadway credits include the current Tony nominees Something Rotten! and Hand to God, is looking to make a musical of the film in partnership with 20th Century Fox.Meryl Streep earned her 14th Oscar nomination for her portrayal of icy tastemaker Miranda Priestly in the film adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel. The comedy follows Andrea Sachs, a recent college grad played by Grounded’s Anne Hathaway, who gets a highly sought after position as the co-assistant to Priestly, a powerful and demanding fashion magazine editor. The movie also featured Broadway veterans Tracie Thoms and Stanley Tucci.No word yet on creative team, timing or theater, but we are clearly already dreamcasting. View Commentslast_img read more

Break Out the Pinot Noir! Tituss Burgess Is Taking Your Questions

first_imgTituss Burgess in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'(Photo: Netflix) View Comments The only thing better than Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returning to the small screen on April 15? Tituss Burgess taking your questions from the Broadway.com studio! That’s right, Pinot Noir lovers—the Great White Way alum will answer anything and everything you want to ask! When will Unbreakable comedy queen Tina Fey finally come to Broadway? What’s his go-to hangover cure? He’ll have the answers for all of your burning questions (and hopefully a case of Pinot for us). Pitch your questions below, and then be sure to tune in later when Titus Andromedon graces us with his presence!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1r6hp0v1o0nxcn/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1r6hp0v1o0nxcn/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a>last_img read more