MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County’s Sheriff says 41 vehicle stops, arrest and summonses were issued part of the county’s STOP-DWI program on the Fourth of July.Sheriff Jim Quattrone in a media released Thursday says his office worked with municipal law enforcement agencies and the New York State Police during the effort.The Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program is funded by drinking and driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers; with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said Quattrone in a statement. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.” The program went from Friday, July 3, and continued through Monday, July 6. 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)
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) Image by Isaiah J. Downing / BuffaloBills.com. BUFFALO – Offense and defense shined for the Buffalo Bills, as they clinch the AFC East for the first time since 1995 with a 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos. Josh Allen threw two touchdowns in the first half and ran for another, and the defense got a score of its own to help Buffalo pick up the historic win in Denver, Colorado on Saturday.Buffalo started the scoring when Josh Allen connected with Dawson Knox late in the first quarter to give them a 7-0 lead.They extended that lead in the 2nd quarter when Allen carried it in himself on a 24-yard touchdown. It was Allen’s 25th career rushing TD, and it put the Bills in front 14-0.Allen followed that up with another touchdown pass, connecting with Jake Kumerow on a 22-yard strike.This was Kumerow’s first touchdown catch of the year, and he became the 13th player to catch a TD pass for the Bills this season.Buffalo’s defense allowed a Broncos touchdown late in the second to give the Bills a 21-13 halftime lead.That defense made up for it in the second half, though.After Allen scored again on a one-yard run, the defense forced a fumble from Drew Lock.Jerry Hughes scooped up the loose ball and returned it 21 yards for the score to make it 35-13.This was the second career touchdown for Hughes and his first since 2014.Buffalo only allowed one more touchdown on defense, and scored two field goals and one late touchdown run by Devin Singletary to secure the 48-19 win.Allen finished with 359 yards passing and two touchdowns through the air. He also ran for 33 yards and two touchdowns in the win.Buffalo’s record now sits at 11-3. They move on to face the New England Patriots in Foxboro next Sunday night at 8:20 p.m.
You’ve helped make your own luck by getting off the musicals treadmill to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Yes, I’d been busy after I’d Do Anything working at the Menier [in A Little Night Music], and I’d even been a jazz singer for a year, but something in me said, “Sod the lot” [to hell with it]. It was time to go back and properly train. So I ended up on the three-year course at RADA pretty clear as to what I wanted to get out of my training and streetwise as to what I wanted to achieve. I knew it was a risk, but I also knew it was something I had to do. Your role in Henry V is comparatively small, but your rapport with Jude Law makes a big impact. Thank you! I auditioned for the part last summer while I was doing The Tempest at the Globe, and I got the call the next day that I had it. Because Jude was in the room during the audition, I got a sense right away of how our onstage relationship might work; there was a great sense of fun from the get-go. Does your musical experience come in handy in performing Shakespeare? I suppose it does help me to the extent that the two [disciplines] don’t feel all that different. If anything, there is something quite musical in Shakespeare’s heightened use of language and the way he shapes his speech. How would you describe the wooing scene, which brings a bit of femininity to a very testosterone-charged play? What’s lovely is that Katherine is being used as a political pawn; she has heard a lot about this guy she hasn’t met, and when they come together she discovers a real longing for love and connection. I think what’s amazing, too, is that Shakespeare doesn’t just give you one set play about one thing. You never know which way the play might turn. Your scene brings a burst of romance into a play about heroism—or the lack thereof. Very much so: Katherine and Henry begin by playing games, or what I call a sort of verbal ping-pong, and fall in love by the end of the scene. Do you come from a family where language was valued? Very much so. My mum is a musician, so language has always been there for her, and my dad is a fantastic poet —not a professional one, but the way he uses language is really exciting. Language is so important to the Irish almost regardless of education. It’s amazing to think that Sean O’Casey didn’t learn to read until he was 12, but it’s as if it’s in your blood! [Laughs.] You didn’t picture yourself hopping from one West End musical to another? No, and I don’t think there’s anything on [in London musicals] at the moment that I feel terribly drawn to. That’s not to say I wouldn’t do a musical again. For me, it’s about the work itself, whether it’s interesting and who it happens to be with. I still can’t believe I came out of RADA early in order to play Miranda in The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe with Roger Allam as my dad. That was just bloody brilliant! View Comments So, does the prime-time TV hoo-ha and buzz of I’d Do Anything feel like a lifetime ago? Totally! The show was amazing in that it got me to London and gave me experience, but it really does feel like a completely different me. What’s the same, I suppose, is that I know I have a lot to learn, and I’m going to make a lot of mistakes along the way. But that’s okay, isn’t it? Kidding aside, how valuable is it to work with someone who has combined film and theater, contemporary and classic roles? Jude is absolutely an inspiration, and I can’t say enough about how great and approachable he has been from day one. He’s a real leader—a true leading man—and that in itself has been fantastic to watch. I remember hearing that when Judi Dench was starting out at the Old Vic, she used to stand by the side of the stage watching the actors around her, and I can see why: That is where you really learn! Have you gone to Jude for career advice? Not really. I don’t think I would want to take up too much of his time with that sort of talk. The thing is, everyone’s journey [as an actor] is different, and so much of it has to do with people’s desires. And luck. And you get to snog Jude Law eight times a week. That in itself must make you the envy of all your girlfriends. [Laughs.] Um, yes, I think there are quite a few who are wishing they were in my shoes! Jessie Buckley was still a teenager when she made it to the finals of I’d Do Anything, the 2008 BBC reality TV competition to find a Nancy for the West End revival of Oliver! She didn’t get the role but went on to other musical gigs before taking time off to re-train as a classical performer. That explains why the 24-year-old Irish actress is currently charming audiences as French princess Katherine opposite Jude Law in Henry V at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. (Her director, Michael Grandage, spoke to Broadway.com of the “winning smile and immediate warmth” that helped her land the part.) The charming Buckley took time one recent evening to talk about the shift from singing to Shakespeare, and what it’s like to be wooed by an international movie star eight times a week. You’re Irish, playing a young French royal. That’s quite a leap in terms of accents! [Laughs] I know, especially since I’d only done a bit of A-level [high school] French. But once I got the part, I recorded some French people saying my lines, and I met a waitress in Brixton [south London] who was very helpful. I also watched a lot of Marion Cotillard on YouTube—interviews and the like—to see how the French hold themselves and how they speak.
Star Files Andy Karl Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Rocky Rocky headliner Andy Karl has obviously been eating his raw eggs and doing his pull-ups! Judging by this shirtless photo of the Broadway vet in Vogue, Karl is taking this whole Italian Stallion thing very seriously, and with the help of director Alex Timbers, he looks like he’s ready to rumble. He’s even got an “Eye of the Tiger” tattoo! Featuring music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, Rocky is a new musical adaptation of the beloved boxing movie of the same name. Check out this Hot Shot of Timbers and Karl (or as we like to call it, Rocky’s one-two punch), then catch the production beginning February 11 at the Winter Garden Theatre! View Comments
“After the Rent tour I worked at a bar. I folded clothes. I did odd jobs for years to make rent and sang in concerts for no money. I knew it would be difficult, but this is the career I dreamt about, and it’s pretty crazy to me that I’m actually here.” Hometown: Lynnfield, MA “My dad found an old photo of me in a witch costume and put it on a coffee mug with my Elphaba press shot. It says, ‘Our daughter had a dream…and it came true.’ I cried!” from $95.00 “Wicked fans are awesome. On opening night, my dressing room looked like a florist shop, and so many were from fans [known as “Dwyers Flyers”]. They’re always there to lift you up.” Wicked “Performing for autistic children was one of the most moving experiences of my life. The lights were up and the sound was lowered; we could see people laughing and singing along. They understood the story in a way most audiences don’t.” Star Files “Idina Menzel was my idol growing up. She has a low, raspy voice like mine! When I heard Rent for the first time, I thought, ‘This is a show I could be in.’ Then I saw her in Wicked, and I burst into tears because she was such a huge influence on me.” Stage Cred: Two years in Wicked’s second national tour, working her way up from ensemble to Elphie, plus a stint on the road as Maureen in Rent. “I sang ‘The Wizard and I’ for a jury of my teachers [at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut] at the end of my sophomore year. I had worked on the song for a year, and that’s when I realized I might have the range to play Elphaba someday.” Age: 28 Related Shows Current Role: A soaring Broadway debut as “passionate, caring” green witch Elphaba in the megahit musical Wicked. View Comments Christine Dwyer
Productions with Multiple Nominations Les Miserables – 11 If/Then – 9 Aladdin – 7 The Glass Menagerie – 6 The Bridges of Madison County – 5 First Date – 5 Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 5 Wicked – 5 Of Mice and Men – 4 Violet – 4 Act One – 3 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 3 Big Fish – 3 The Cripple of Inishmaan – 3 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 3 The Book of Mormon – 3 Pippin – 3 All the Way – 2 Bullets Over Broadway – 2 Casa Valentina – 2 Mothers and Sons – 2 A Raisin in the Sun – 2 The Snow Geese – 2 Twelfth Night – 2 Once – 2 Favorite New Song “Always Starting Over” – If/Then “A Million Miles Away” – Aladdin “Falling Into You” – The Bridges of Madison County “First Impressions” – First Date “Here I Go” – If/Then The full list of nominees is as follows: Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical Hunter Foster, The Bridges of Madison County Jonathan Freeman, Aladdin James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Anthony Rapp, If/Then James Snyder, If/Then The fans have spoken, and here are your 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees! Theater lovers were all abuzz last week about nominations for a certain prestigious award, but now it’s time to walk the walk and vote for your favorite shows and performers. The revival of Les Miserables led the pack with a total of 11 nominations, followed closely by If/Then, which received nine nods. Hedwig headliner Neil Patrick Harris, If/Then queen Idina Menzel, Aladdin standout James Monroe Iglehart, and First Date sasstress Krysta Rodriguez each celebrated three nominations. Voting begins now and will end on Sunday, May 18 at 11.59PM. The winners will be announced later in the month via a special online show. VOTE NOW! Favorite Musical Revival Cabaret Hedwig and the Angry Inch Les Miserables Violet Favorite Featured Actress in a Play Victoria Clark, The Snow Geese Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie Andrea Martin, Act One Leighton Meester, Of Mice and Men Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Leading Actress in a Play Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Debra Messing, Outside Mullingar Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese Favorite Funny Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Zachary Levi, First Date Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Keala Settle, Les Miserables Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show The Book of Mormon Matilda Newsies Pippin Wicked Favorite Featured Actor in a Play Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night Jim Norton, Of Mice and Men Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan Lisa O’Hare, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Courtney Reed, Aladdin Emerson Steele, Violet Helene Yorke, Bullets Over Broadway Favorite Play Revival The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Of Mice and Men A Raisin in the Sun Favorite Replacement (Female) Fran Drescher, Cinderella Jane Lynch, Annie Lindsay Mendez, Wicked Bebe Neuwirth, Chicago Annie Potts, Pippin Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical Kate Baldwin, Big Fish Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nikki M. James, Les Miserables LaChanze, If/Then Caissie Levy, Les Miserables The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, now in its 15th year, are the only major theater awards voted on by Broadway’s biggest cheerleaders: the fans. Shortly after its launch in 2000, the editors of Broadway.com realized that the Broadway community was missing an award from the people: the actual fans that fill the seats, cheer on the stars and keep Broadway alive. Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) Jake Epstein, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Andy Mientus, Les Miserables Cliff Saunders, Les Miserables Kyle Scatliffe, Les Miserables Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Favorite Diva Performance Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Marin Mazzie, Bullets Over Broadway Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Idina Menzel, If/Then Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Will Swenson, Les Miserables Favorite Onstage Pair Sutton Foster & Joshua Henry, Violet Ramin Karimloo & Will Swenson, Les Miserables Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Idina Menzel & James Snyder, If/Then Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County View Comments Favorite New Play Act One All the Way Casa Valentina Mothers and Sons The Realistic Joneses Favorite New Musical Aladdin Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Big Fish The Bridges of Madison County If/Then Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical Sutton Foster, Violet Idina Menzel, If/Then Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County Krysta Rodriguez, First Date Favorite Replacement (Male) Arthur Darvill, Once Justin Guarini, Wicked Derek Klena, Wicked Kyle Dean Massey, Pippin Ben Platt, The Book of Mormon Favorite Tour The Book of Mormon Les Miserables Once The Phantom of the Opera Wicked Favorite Leading Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston, All the Way Santino Fontana, Act One James Franco, Of Mice and Men Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan Performers with Multiple Nominations Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 3 James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin – 3 Idina Menzel, If/Then – 3 Krysta Rodriguez, First Date – 3 Sutton Foster, Violet – 2 Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables – 2 Zachary Levi, First Date – 2 Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 2 Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County – 2 James Snyder, If/Then – 2 Will Swenson, Les Miserables – 2
How to Buy a Tony Award Want a Tony? It can be all yours for the princely sum of $2,500. Well, alright, not really. The New York Times reports that that’s how much investors who put big bucks into Tony-winning shows will have to pay this year to get their hands on a trophy (only the lead producers get theirs for “free”). Apparently this somewhat controverisal policy raises around $250,000, which goes towards financing the ceremony. From Chokey to Hollywood! Matilda’s Oona Laurence to Appear Opposite Jake Gyllenhaal Former Matilda star Oona Laurence will appear as Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams’s daughter in the movie Southpaw. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurence will play Leila Hope in the boxing drama. Gyllenhaal is of course currently gearing up to make his Broadway debut—maybe he’ll be picking up some tips from the Tony-winning magical maggot! Zachary Quinto Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Zachary Quinto Will Guest Star on Girls Zachary Quinto, the Broadway alum (The Glass Menagerie) and Hollywood hottie (Star Trek, American Horror Story), is set to guest star on season four of HBO’s Girls. No word yet on who he’s playing, but TVLine reports that it’ll be a one-off gig for Quinto. Jake Gyllenhaal View Comments
View Comments Set in present day Kornfield Kounty, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical introduces a new generation of characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl, who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city of…Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire. As previously reported, an industry only reading took place in December 2013. At the time, it was speculated that the musical would head to Broadway as early as this spring. No plans for a move to the Great White Way following the Texas engagement have been announced. The tuner will feature a book by Robert Horn. Penning the score is a duo of 2015 Grammy-nominated country stars: Brandy Clark and Grammy winner Shane McAnally. The production will feature set design by John Lee Beatty and costumes by Mara Blumenfeld. Denis Jones will choreograph. Kornfield Kounty is heading to Texas! Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, inspired by the classic TV variety show, will make its world premiere at the Dallas Theater Center this fall. Directed by Gary Griffin, performances will run from September 2 through October 11.
View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Related Shows On the Town Misty Copeland starts performances in On the Town on August 25, stepping in for Georgina Pazcoguin as Ivy Smith in the revival. Copeland is making her Broadway debut in the tuner, which is set to shutter when her limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre ends on September 6.Copeland became the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre earlier this summer. Named as one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time, her recent ballet credits include Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.
Broadway switcheroo alert! Byron Jennings has boarded the starry cast of She Loves Me. The Great White Way alum replaces the previously announced René Auberjonois as Maraczek in the revival, who has departed the production due to personal reasons. Headlined by Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the show will play a limited engagement February 19, 2016 through June 5. Opening night is scheduled for March 17 at Roundabout’s Studio 54.Jennings returns to the Roundabout Theatre Company stage, where his credits include The Man Who Came To Dinner, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men and A Month in the Country. Other recent Broadway credits include You Can’t Take It With You and Macbeth.Directed by Scott Ellis and featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, She Loves Me follows Georg (Levi) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy’s cast will also include Gavin Creel and Michael McGrath. Zachary Levi Star Files View Comments Laura Benanti