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) NIEHS Photo.JAMESTOWN – First it was hand soap, sanitizer and toilet paper, now after weeks of isolation, Walmart’s CEO says shoppers have now turned their attention to hair dye.CEO Doug McMillon says since hair salons aren’t open many people need haircuts and coloring services.He says hair clippers and hair dye are flying off the shelves.According to research firm Nielsen, sales of hair clippers increased more than 160 percent and hair coloring products also saw an increase of 23 percent from the same period a year ago.
ALMOND — A New York State Trooper was sent to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries after his state vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, according to the New York State Police.Police said the Trooper was stopped along I-86 east bound lane in the Town of Almond to offer traffic control for a disabled camper at 7:25 a.m., Monday.The Troop car had its emergency light activated and was on the shoulder of the roadway providing traffic control for the disabled camper. A Western Star tractor trailer car hauler traveling east bound failed to observe the Troop car and struck the rear side of the car with the rear passenger side of the trailer. The tractor trailer came to rest in the median of I-86. The Trooper was in the vehicle when the collision occurred and was transported to Jones Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.The operator of the tractor trailer was issued multiple traffic tickets including failure to move over for emergency vehicles. NYSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit assisted and put the tractor trailer out of service. 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)
Pixabay Stock Image.ALBANY — County Health Departments must be prepared to conduct simultaneous tests for COVID-19 and the Flu, as directed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo ordered the State Health Department to issue a letter to county health departments to plan and prepare to do both tests as Flu season approaches.“As we enter now into an influenza season during an unprecedented pandemic, Governor Cuomo has directed my Department to ensure local communities have adequate testing capacity for both seasonal influenza and COVID-19 so that we can make sure limited testing, lab, and treatment resources are being utilized most effectively,” Howard Zucker wrote in the letter.The state is also calling for a “robust influenza vaccination plan.” 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)
Pixabay Stock Photo.ALBANY (AP) — New York is trying to contain the steadily increasing spread of COVID-19 in parts of western and central New York with new restrictions on dining and gatherings and mandatory testing requirements in schools.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he’s designating parts of Erie, Monroe and Onondaga counties — home to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse — as “yellow zones” where gatherings are capped at 25 people and restaurants may not have more than four people at a table.Schools in yellow zones must also do more mandatory virus testing of students under Cuomo’s hot spot plan launched last month.“As I think it is clear to all, we have definitely entered a new phase with COVID,” Cuomo told reporters Monday. New York state averaged nearly 3,000 new infections per day during the past seven days. That’s up 83 percent in two weeks.During the first eight days of November, 22,445 New Yorkers have fallen ill with the virus, more than were sickened in the entire month of August.The acceleration of the virus in New York has mirrored one occurring nationally. Cuomo has so far sought to fight it by zeroing in on small geographic areas where thing are worst, rather than reimposing broad restrictions statewide, as he did in the spring.New York is continuing to target other hot spots in Rockland County north of New York City as well as in several counties along its northern border with Pennsylvania: Broome, Steuben and Chemung.One red zone in Brooklyn, which was among the first such hot spots designated by the state, will be allowed to transition to an “orange zone” where schools and additional nonessential businesses can reopen, Cuomo announced.New York has also suspended the liquor license for North Fork Country Club on Long Island for hosting a 113-person wedding on Oct. 17 that violated gathering restrictions and led to at least 34 coronavirus infections, said Cuomo.Club officials didn’t immediately respond to a phone message on Monday.“Hosting one of these events after all New York has been through is obnoxious and irresponsible – not to mention illegal,” Cuomo said.Hospitals throughout the state are still nowhere near as jammed with coronavirus patients as they were in the spring, when they averaged 18,000 patients per day for several days in April.Hospitals reported an average of 1,328 patients over the last week, up from 659 in the first week of October and a low of 426 in the first week of September. 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)
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Laura Benanti Boards Elaine Stritch TributeIt’s now been confirmed that Tony winner Laura Benanti will join Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall and more to honor Elaine Stritch on November 17. Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch will be held at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.Your Side Show Opening Night InviteWish you were going to the Side Show revival’s glam opening night on November 17? Well now you can! Sort of. The Act 1 finale will be broadcast live at 7.45PM in Times Square by Clear Channel Spectacolor. Head to Duffy Square’s red steps at 47th Street to view Erin Davie and Emily Padgett’s rendition of “Who Will Love Me as I Am?”The Shuberts Will Buy New World StagesWe previously reported that The Shubert Organization, which owns 17 of the 40 Great White Way theaters, was looking to buy New World Stages. According to The New York Times, the Broadway bigwigs will complete the deal on November 17. Why are “The Shuberts,” as they are known in the biz, doing the deal? Partly for the opportunity to move waning Great White Way shows to a smaller, more cost effective, venue.Tony Winners Set for the OscarsA trio of Tony winners has been tapped by mega-producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to help create create the 87th Academy Awards, hosted by the previously reported Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris. Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie) will choreograph, with production design by Derek McLane (33 Variations) and musical direction by Stephen Oremus (Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon). The 2015 Oscars, featuring the work of some of Broadway’s best, will air on February 22!See Idina Menzel in Bed With Frozen’s ElsaWatch below—all our Holiday Wishes are coming true. Or something!?! If/Then’s Idina Menzel is in bed with her Frozen character Elsa. And to top it all off? Her Wicked Tony just happens to be in the vicinity. Happy Friday! Laura Benanti Star Files Idina Menzel View Comments
View Comments Have you joined Periscope, the Twitter-owned app that allows you to broadcast and interact with live streams? If not, you’re sure missing out! In addition to our weekday #liveatfive broadcasts, Broadway.com also brought you one-of-a-kind live footage from opening night of An American in Paris with star Brandon Uranowitz. Now we have another guest Periscope star: Fun Home’s Emily Skeggs!Watch Skeggs, who plays Medium Allison in the acclaimed musical, make her Broadway debut right before your eyes, as it happens! She’ll be broadcasting on the Broadway.com Periscope account on April 19, Fun Home’s big opening night, giving fans a unique view of her Broadway bow. Theater fans who have the Periscope app on their iPhone can interact with Skeggs, but everyone else can view it on Twitter. Just watch the Broadway.com Twitter account throughout the day and night for her updates!Fun Home opens at the Circle in the Square following a run last season at the Public Theater. In addition to Skeggs, the show stars Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Roberta Colindrez, Joel Perez, Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams. Fun Home Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016
View Comments After a nine year run (and 38 pairs of handcuffs) in London, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps will shutter at the Criterion Theatre on September 5. At time of closing, the show will have played the fifth highest number of performances of any play in West End history.Helmed by Maria Aitken and adapted by Patrick Barlow from the 1935 Hitchcock film thriller, The 39 Steps follows the incredible adventures of dashingly handsome hero Richard Hannay as he goes on the run from police, dodges double-crossing secret agents and becomes entangled with several devastatingly beautiful women. The cast of four actors reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in the movie using just a few props a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.The cast currently includes Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Kelly Hotten, Mike Goodenough and Gary Sefton.The 39 Steps began life at London’s Tricycle Theatre in August of 2006 before transferring to the Criterion. The show recently returned to New York where it is playing at the Union Square Theatre.
View Comments Mamie Parris Related Shows School of Rock – The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 We now know who will be sticking it to the man on Broadway! Spencer Moses (Doctor Zhivago) is set to play Ned, while Mamie Parris (On the Twentieth Century) will take on the role of Patty in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical. They join the previously announced Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess in the production, which will begin previews on November 9 and officially open on December 6 at the Winter Garden Theatre.The school kids enrolled in the band will be as follows: Evie Dolan as Katie, Carly Gendell as Marcy, Ethan Khusidman as Mason, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, Dante Melucci as Freddy, Brandon Niederauer as Zack, Luca Padovan as Billy, Jared Parker as Lawrence and Isabella Russo as Summer.Directed by Les Miz’s Laurence Connor, the tuner will feature music from the hit 2003 movie, as well as new songs written by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The film was penned by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.The adult ensemble will include Natalie Charle Ellis, Emily Cramer, Alan H. Green, Michael Hartney, John Hemphill, Merritt David Janes, Lulu Lloyd, Jaygee Macapugay, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O’Neill, Tally Sessions, Jesse Swimm, Jonathan Wagner and Jeremy Woodard. The children’s ensemble will include Taylor Caldwell, Ava Della Pietra, Jeffrey Samuel Kishinevskiy, Sofia Roma Rubino, Jersey Sullivan, Hayden Wall, Corinne Wilson and Shahadi Wright-Joseph. Star Files
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Star Files View Comments The Color Purple Related Shows Cynthia Erivo Age: “28 going 15.”Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: Making her Broadway debut and reprising her acclaimed London performance as Celie in the revival of The Color Purple.Stage and Screen Cred: Erivo’s breakout performance was in the West End production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, followed by the starring role in the U.K. tour of Sister Act. She went on to appear in Simon Cowell and Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing and take on the title role in Dessa Rose. Her other credits include Marine Parade, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain and Phyllida Lloyd’s acclaimed Henry IV. She received an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for her performance as Celie in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s 2013 production of The Color Purple.
View Comments Tom, Smash Jimmy Smith, Thoroughly Modern Millie Something Rotten! Emmett Forrest, Legally Blonde Pirelli, Sweeney Todd Bert, Mary Poppins Black Stache, Peter and the Starcatcher Max, The Sound of Music Live! Christian Borle is killin’ it. Currently starring as the Bard in Something Rotten!, the Tony winner has two additional leading roles lined up for the 2016-2017 Broadway season. As previously reported, he will play Marvin in Falsettos in the fall as well as the golden-ticket holder Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the spring. Theater fans are stoked to start seeing double the Borle in the next Main Stem season, but before that happens, we wanted to recall his stints of the stage and screen that have had us cheering louder than Shakespeare’s most dedicated groupies. Check out your top 10 fave Christian Borle roles below! Shakespeare, Something Rotten! Prince Herbert, Spamalot Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Smee, Peter Pan Live!