WNY News Now File Image.FALCONER – Two students at Falconer Central Schools have tested positive for COVID-19.In a letter to district families on Friday, school leaders say one student is at Harvey C. Fenner Elementary and the other at Falconer’s Middle School.The pupils, school officials say, have not been present in school since Friday, September 18.The Chautauqua County Health Department is now working with the district to take further steps. The two students, officials say, have since been isolated.The full letter, is posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info 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)
View Comments Now that you’ve watched the ball drop, partied all night and downed more than your fair share of champagne, it’s time to make good on that New Year’s resolution you made—you know, the one about hitting the gym every day this year (really, this time). Yep, it’s a lofty goal, but it’s not our fault you told everyone and your grandma you were going to do it. But don’t worry, ambitious readers, Broadway.com is here to help. Check out our official 2014 Workout Mix, now streaming on Spotify. Just load the songs on your phone (or stream them on the Spotify iPhone app), take ‘em to the gym, and get buff with this one-hour playlist. You’ll be looking like this (or this…or this) in no time! We promise.
Henshall has starred on Broadway in Putting It Together, Chicago and Miss Saigon. Other stage credits include The Woman in White, Peggy Sue Got Married, Marguerite, Les Misérables, Oliver, Crazy For You and Cats. She won the Olivier for her starring role in She Loves Me. Her TV credits include The Case, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sound of Musicals, Law and Order and The Mysteries of 71st Street. Henshall was a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring music by Elton John and a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot is based on the Oscar nominated film and is an inspiring story of one boy’s dream to know his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England alongside the backdrop of the historic 1984-85 miners’ strike, Billy follows his passion for dance in secret to evade disapproval from his struggling family. Olivier winner Ruthie Henshall is to join the London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall will begin performances May 12 on the ninth anniversary of the world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Chris Grahamson and Barnaby Meredith will also board the production in May as Billy’s brother Tony and Older Billy respectively. Along with Henshall, Grahmson and Meredith, from May 12 the cast will comprise of Deka Walmsley as Dad, Ann Emery as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George, Claudia Bradley as Dead Mum and David Muscat as Mr. Braithwaite. The role of Billy is alternated by Elliott Hanna, Bradley Perret, Redmand Rance and Mitchell Tobin. Zach Atkinson, Zak Baker and Freddie play the role of Billy’s best friend Michael. Dayna Dixon, Demi Lee and Millie Thornton play Debbie. View Comments
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. Wicked ($1,946,536) 2. The Lion King ($1,885,162) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,638,380) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,489,070) 5. Les Miserables ($1,223,317) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (101.40%) * 3. Matilda (100.59%) 4. Aladdin (100.17%) 5. The Lion King (100.02%) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Rocky (75.68%) 4. Once (74.60%) 3. Mothers and Sons (70.42%) 2. Act One (63.32%) 1. The Bridges of Madison County (60.35%) *Number based on 1 preview performance **Number based on 4 preview performances ***Number based on 7 preview performances View Comments The Great White Way is all about hearing the people sing! The Broadway return of Les Miserables officially opened at the Imperial Theatre on March 23 and has made its presence known by breaking into the top five grossing shows. Meanwhile, perennial box office favorites Wicked, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots kept their positions in the other top four places. What else is on the horizon? Look out for Hedwig: audiences love Neil Patrick Harris and the rock goddess played her first preview performance on March 29 to over 100% capacity. Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 30: UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill ($337,951) *** 4. Act One ($318,292) 3. Mothers and Sons ($228,669) 2. Violet ($169,792) ** 1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($144,194) *
Jackie Hoffman Vote for the Final Awards of the Theater Season Awards season isn’t over yet! Broadway.com’s own Paul Wontorek was a nominator for the Broadway Marketing Awards and you get to vote for the winner! That’s right, it’s up to you to decide which company should be awarded for their work on everything from Best Logo to Best Twitter. Vote here. Star Files View Comments BAM Before Harry Potter For Director John Tiffany? Rumored to be helming the Harry Potter stage adaptation in the West End, Tony winner John Tiffany (Once) is definitely directing an upcoming production of The Ambassador at BAM. Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s personal portrait of Los Angeles will play the Harvey Theater December 10 though 13. The show will have its world premiere at Carolina Performing Arts in October and will also play UCLA in 2015. Jessica Chastain and Annette Bening Get Their Shakespeare On Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening, Jackie Hoffman, E.L. Doctorow, Bryan Stevenson, Whitney Bashor, Justin Levine and Micah Stock are joining the star-studded Public Forum: Shakespeare in America on June 30 at the Delacorte Theater. The free one night only event will include James Earl Jones reading a scene from Othello, Alec Baldwin reading scenes from Macbeth and Steven Pasquale singing Tony in the “Tonight” duet from West Side Story. Further Casting Announced for Old Vic’s Electra, Starring Kristin Scott Thomas Amanda Drew (TV’s Eastenders), Olivier winner Jack Lowden (Ghosts), Diana Quick (TV’s Brideshead Revisited), along with Golda Rosheuvel, Thalissa Teixeira and Peter Wight, will join the previously announced Kristin Scott Thomas in Sophocles’ tragedy Electra. Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of the classic drama will begin performances at London’s Old Vic on September 22 and officially open on October 1. Jessica Chastain Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Skylight View Comments Mulligan made her her Broadway debut in The Seagull. She earned an Oscar nod for An Education and also appeared in Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Pride and Prejudice, My Boy Jack, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Public Enemies. Nighy has performed in Hare’s Pravda, Map of the World, a previous production of Skylight and the Broadway mounting of Hare’s The Vertical Hour. His many film credits include Love Actually, Wild Target, Pirate Radio, Valkyrie, AKA, Notes on a Scandal, Underworld, The Constant Gardner, Lawless Heart, Still Crazy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and About Time. We kept telling you this was one to watch! The West End revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, will play Golden Theatre on Broadway for a 13-week limited engagement. Directed by Tony winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry, the play will begin previews on March 16, 2015 with opening night set for April 2. Skylight tells the story of a teacher, Kyra Hollis (Mulligan), who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant (Nighy) and his son Edward, played by Matthew Beard, who will also be reprising his role on the Great White Way. The production is scheduled to conclude its run on June 14. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015
Related Shows Sandy Duncan has delayed her first performance as Madame du Maurier in Broadway’s Finding Neverland. The Tony nominee, who famously starred as Peter Pan on Broadway in 1979, will now begin performances at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre on February 12 (instead of the previously announced February 9). Duncan is scheduled to remain in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical through March 27.Carolee Carmello played her final performance on February 7; the three-time Tony nominee will next appear in Tuck Everlasting beginning March 31.Along with Peter Pan, Duncan received Tony nods for The Boy Friend and Canterbury Tales; she has also been seen on Broadway in Chicago, My One And Only and Love Is a Time of Day. She received Emmy nods for Funny Face and Roots; other screen credits include The Hogan Family.The cast also currently includes Tony Yazbeck, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer and Teal Wicks.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Yazbeck) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. Finding Neverland Sandy Duncan Photo: Bruce Glikas Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker with ‘Hold On to Me Darling’ star Timothy Olyphant(Photos courtesy of Shevett Studios) Sarah Jessica Parker Related Shows Matthew Broderick Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on April 17, 2016 View Comments Theater geeks Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out to show off-Broadway some love last night. The acting couple was on hand to celebrate with their longtime pal Kenneth Lonergan, whose new play Hold On to Me Darling opened at Atlantic Theater Company. The play, directed by ATC’s artistic director Neil Pepe, stars Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant as country star Strings McCrane, who moves back to his Tennessee hometown to abandon his fame. See Pepe and Lonergan pose with stars Adelaide Clemens and Jenn Lyon below. The next photo features talented cast members Keith Nobbs, Jonathan Hogan and C.J. Wilson. The funny and moving Hold On to Me Darling runs through April 10. Hold On To Me Darling
The 2016 Olivier Awards ceremony took place on April 3 at the Royal Opera House, honoring the best in London’s theater. The Tony-winning Kinky Boots garnered the night’s top prize, winning Best New Musical, although it was Gypsy that led the pack of winners with the most awards this year for a single production (four), including Best Actress in a Musical for Imelda Staunton and Best Musical Revival. Hangmen picked up Best Play and Dame Judi Dench won her record eighth award—she has now received more Olivier Awards for acting than any other performer. Plus Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of a musical heading to the West End in 2017 that you might have heard of called Hamilton, collected a trophy along with Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman for Outstanding Achievement in Music for In the Heights. The event next year will be held on April 9 and in a new venue: the Royal Albert Hall.A complete list of awards follows:Best New MusicalKinky Boots Best Musical RevivalGypsyBest New PlayHangmenBest RevivalMa Rainey’s Black BottomBest New ComedyNell GwynnAudience AwardThe Phantom of the OperaBest Actor in a MusicalMatt Henry for Kinky Boots Best Actress in a MusicalImelda Staunton for Gypsy Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a MusicalDavid Bedella for In the HeightsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a MusicalLara Pulver for Gypsy Best ActorKenneth Cranham for The Father Best ActressDenise Gough for People, Places and Things Best Actor in a Supporting RoleMark Gatiss for Three Days in the CountryBest Actress in a Supporting RoleJudi Dench for The Winter’s Tale Best DirectorRobert Icke for Oresteia Best Theatre ChoreographerDrew McOnie for In the HeightsBest Costume DesignGregg Barnes for Kinky BootsBest Set DesignAnna Fleischle for Hangmen Best Lighting DesignMark Henderson for Gypsy Best Sound DesignTom Gibbons for People, Places and Things Outstanding Achievement in MusicIn the Heights—music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, orchestrated and arranged by Alex Lacamoire and Bill ShermanOutstanding Achievement in an Affiliate TheatrePat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent Violence and Son Best Entertainment and FamilyShowstopper! The Improvised Musical Best New Opera ProductionCavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Outstanding Achievement in OperaEnglish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force of Destiny, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Queen of SpadesBest New Dance ProductionWoolf Works by Wayne McGregorOutstanding Achievement in DanceAlessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf WorksCheck out the Kinky Boots cast’s performance from the ceremony below. View Comments
Miguel Cervantes Star Files Joshua Henry View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Miguel Cervantes & Joshua Henry Talk HamiltonWant to be in the room where it happens in Chicago? Hamilton Windy City headliners Miguel Cervantes and Joshua Henry, who will play the titular role and Aaron Burr, respectively, took part in a Facebook live video on August 2. The pair, on a break on their second day of rehearsals, covered everything from other characters they’d like to play in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning tuner, to which Schuyler Sister is their favorite, to being ambassadors for the show by bringing it outside New York City. As the duo admit at the end: they’re lucky to be alive right now! Miguel Cervantes & Joshua Henry Courtney Reed Set for It Happened in Key West ReadingAladdin’s Courtney Reed and James Moye (On the 20th Century) will lead an industry reading of the new musical It Happened in Key West in the Big Apple on August 19. With music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities), the book is by Jason Huza, Santoriello and Jeremiah James, who also conceived the project. Additional Lyrics are by Huza. Helmed by Jeff Whiting, the romantic comedy musical is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for the dream girl of his boyhood visions, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis; he subsequently tries to bring his beloved back to life.New Tuner From Duncan Sheik & Suzanne VegaAnother project we’re keeping an eye on…A workshop of Tony-winning Spring Awakening scribe Duncan Sheik and Grammy winner Suzanne Vega’s new musical, which follows southern writer Carson McCullers, will take place at Houston’s Alley Theatre on August 23 and August 26. We’re intrigued.Schools Can Now Apply for Lloyd Webber GrantsKnow a worthy school? The first grant cycle has been launched for the American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative. Grant requests of up to $100,000 will be considered for K-12 public schools, with the deadline being September 30. Final notifications of grants will be made by December 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit here.Ariana Grande’s Broadway KaraokeStars…they’re just like us, they have Rodgers and Hammerstein karaoke sessions! Check out below as Hairspray-bound Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane act like your typical Broadway fans (although perhaps slightly more in tune…)!