WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The fourth COVID-19 related death was reported in Cattaraugus County on Sunday.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says the death involves a 71-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment.Additionally, two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County, bringing the countywide case total to 47, with 18 active.Officials say the new cases involve two men, one who was a asymptomatic county jail inmate, and the other who is now hospitalized. In Chautauqua County officials reported one new case Sunday, a man in his 60s.There are now 21 active cases, with 85 total, 60 recovered and four prior deaths reported in the county. 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)
Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Tony winner Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin. Matilda features choreography by Peter Darling, set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker. Jill Paice Related Shows Lesli Margherita Matilda received four Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert, Best Scenic Design of a Musical and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda Take a look at the musical’s performance on the Tony Awards telecast below. Star Files Matilda continues its run at the Shubert Theatre, where it opened on April 11, 2013. The Broadway cast includes Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Gabriel Ebert The Tony-nominated Best Musical Matilda will swing its way into a town near you as the crowd-pleasing tuner launches a national tour. The production kicks off at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in May 2015, and will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. No word yet on casting. Additional tour cities to be announced soon.
View Comments Cumberbatch of course, is not just a detective that wins everyone’s hearts, or a major movie star with huge buzz around his upcoming turn as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and credits in films such as 12 Years A Slave, August: Osage County and Star Trek: Into Darkness. He’s also a bona fide stage star. For his performance in the National Theatre’s 2011 production of Frankenstein, Cumberbatch won the “Triple Crown of London Theatre:” the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor. He has also appeared in productions of Hedda Gabler and After the Dance. “I can’t wait to work with Dominic Cooke again to bring this complex, funny and dangerous character to life,” said Cumberbatch. Co-incidentally, his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman, is tackling Richard III in London’s West End this summer. Benedict Cumberbatch is facing a winter of discontent. The Sherlock star, who will be treading the boards as Hamlet in London in 2015, is also taking on another Shakespeare classic: Richard III. According to Variety, Cumberbatch will play the evil king in an upcoming film for BBC 2, directed by Dominic Cooke and adapted by Ben Power.
View Comments Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer will star in the West End transfer of Oliver Cotton’s Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, the show will begin performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on June 28 and play a limited engagement through August 23. Opening night is set for July 7. Lipman’s stage credits include When We Are Married, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma! and School for Scandal. Her screen credits include Ladies of Letters, Skins, He Kills Coppers, Sensitive Skin, The Pianist and Educating Rita. Shearer is making his West End debut; he has provided character voices for The Simpsons since it began in 1987, including the role of Mr Burns. Cotton’s writing credits include Wet Weather Cover for the stage and A Touch of Frost for the small screen. Set in New York in 1986, Joe (Shearer) and Elli (Lipman) share a love of ballroom dancing and are practicing their routines for the next big competition. Despite constant bickering, the love they have shared for nearly fifty years is clear. Then one night, out of the blue, Joe’s long-lost brother Billy bursts back into their lives with an extraordinary story to tell. Starring Lipman, Daytona had its world premiere at London’s Park Theatre in 2013. This production marks the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s first collaboration with an off-West End theatre venue.
Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Here we go again! Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia! may be getting a sequel. The hit musical’s producer, Judy Craymer, revealed to The Daily Mail: “I’m working on something with Bjorn and Benny. Mamma Mia! was such a success and we work very well together.” Mamma Mia! The Broadway production currently stars Judy McLane, Elena Ricardo, Jon Jorgenson, Felicia Finley, Lauren Cohn, Alan Campbell, Paul DeBoy and John Hemphill. Related Shows The ABBA extravaganza tells the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young bride who invites three potential dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, unbeknownst to her mother, Donna. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the show features music and lyrics by Andersson and Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson. View Comments
Related Shows The Nether Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments Wever will play Detective Morris. Her off-Broadway credits include The Illusion and Uncle Vanya. In addition to her Emmy-winning portrayal of Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie, her screen credits include Birdman, Michael Clayton, The Wire and New Girl. Wood will take on the role of Sims/Papa. He took home the Tony Award for his performance in Sideman and has also appeared on Broadway in Clybourne Park, August: Osage Country, Born Yesterday and Hollywood Arms. Friedman will play Doyle. He earned a Tony nod for Ragtime; his additional stage credits include Twelve Angry Men and The Heidi Chronicles on the Great White Way and Jacuzzi, Fly By Night and The Open House off-Broadway. The Nether follows a young detective who investigates an online network where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies with seemingly no consequences in the real world. Across the pond, the drama ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre and will transfer to the West End next year. Nurse Jackie Emmy winner Merritt Wever, Tony winner Frank Wood and Peter Friedman have been tapped for Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. The MCC production will play at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre from February 4, 2015 through March 15. As previously reported, Anne Kaufman will direct. Complete casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Related Shows Lennon: Through a Glass Onion will shutter off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on January 11, 2015; it had been scheduled to run through February 22. The production, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, has previously played at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show weaves together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” The show officially opened on October 15 and will have played 12 previews and 102 performances at the time of closing. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015
Hand to God View Comments What’s more fun than hanging out with the cast of Hand to God? Hanging out with the cast of Hand to God while they get totally wasted! Playwright Robert Askins, who also moonlights as a bartender at the Tex-Mex restaurant Lobo in Brooklyn, took a break from rehearsal to make some killer margaritas for the cast and members of the press. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God is the story of Tyrone, a possessed puppet that encourages Jason (played by Steven Boyer), a devout teenager, to do terrible things to his family and friends. Check out this Hot Shot of Askins and Tyrone tending bar, then see Hand to God, beginning March 14 at the Booth Theatre. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016
Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Supergirl Lands Perfectly for Jeremy Jordan & Laura BenantiSuper news for Supergirl! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series, which features Broadway faves including Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti, has landed a prime Monday night 8PM spot on the CBS schedule right after football. The very thought of Jordan in his rumored Toyman supervillain outfit has gotten us trying to set our DVRs for November already… Check out the trailer here.Darren Criss Crashes Les Miz StageHedwig’s Darren Criss will (briefly!) switch Broadway houses on May 19! The former Glee star will take the stage at Les Miz’s home, the Imperial Theatre, to host the 10th Anniversary celebration of Broadway Junior, the Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program. Students from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan will perform song and dance numbers from their school versions of Broadway musicals, including Into the Woods JR, Disney’s Aladdin JR, Fame JR, Annie JR, Hairspray JR and Schoolhouse Rock Live JR. Bradley Cooper Set for TV Recurring RoleRemember Bradley Cooper’s 2011 movie Limitless, where he took a pill that enabled him to access 100% of his brain’s abilities? The Wrap writes that the Tony nominee will reprise his character of Edward Mora in a TV adaptation for CBS. The series, which will be a sequel to the film, is set to star Jake McDorman, who is best known for his work on teen drama series Greek. Cooper’s a busy man—he will begin performances on May 19 in the West End transfer of his Broadway hit, The Elephant Man.Megan Hilty Pilot Not Picked UpNot so great TV news for Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty and Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Their untitled comedy pilot, penned and executive-produced by Winkour’s hubby Judah Miller, is not moving forward at ABC, Deadline reports. However, silver linings: Hilty has hinted that she might be returning to the stage this fall and of course we have a certain Smash-ing concert to look forward to soon.Tony Nominee Andy Karl Gets ArtyMore young talent! On the Twentieth Century Tony nominee Andy Karl will emcee the fifth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival on May 18 at the American Airlines Theatre. The Education at Roundabout event will feature the work of students from 14 partner schools, representing the five boroughs of New York City. Between this and the Criss hosted occasion, we’re sure that there’ll be at least one or two future Broadway stars treading the boards next week…! View Comments Darren Criss
Star Files View Comments Tony winners Nathan Lane and Harriet Harris, Jean Smart and more members of the 2000 revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner will reunite this December for a benefit reading of the Kaufman and Hart comedy. The Roundabout Theatre Company 50th anniversary event, under the direction of Scott Ellis, will take place for one night only on December 7 at Studio 54.Lane reprises his role as Sheridan Whiteside, with Harris as his secretary Maggie and Smart as Lorraine Sheldon. Additional cast members from the 2000 production taking part are Stephen Derosa as Professor Metz, Byron Jennings as Beverly Carlton, Linda Stephens as Mrs. Stanley, Hank Stratton as Bert Jefferson, Mary Catherine Wright as Miss Preen, Julie Boyd as Sarah, Kit Flanagan as Mrs. Dexter, Mary Catherine Garrison as June Stanley, Julie Halston as Mrs. McCutcheon, Jeffrey Hayenga as John and Zach Shaffer as Richard. Additional cast members (it’s nearly a 30-person show) will be announced shortly.The play centers around Sheridan Whiteside, an eccentric critic who, after slipping on an icy doorstep, is confined to a wheelchair in the Stanley family’s Midwestern home. Anything that can go awry does as he turns their house into a parade of celebrities, criminals and penguins.The 2000 Roundabout revival was the inaugural production of the American Airlines Theatre. The production, which was directed by Jerry Zaks, earned Smart a Tony Award nomination. Nathan Lane