Positive COVID-19 Tests Recorded In Chautauqua County Schools

first_imgShare: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),Where’s the other 2 positive cases at? Pexels / Pixabay Stock Image.UPDATE: There are no positive COVID cases in the Dunkirk public schools, as previously reported, according to the District’s Superintendent.Dunkirk City School District Superintendent Michael Mansfield said in a social media post that human error caused two positive test reports, but the actual number of infections remains at zero as of Wednesday afternoon.Mansfield apologized for any concerns the accidental report may have caused and is taking measures to make sure the mistake is not repeated. ORIGINAL:JAMESTOWN — Two Chautauqua County school districts have reported through the state COVID-19 report card they have four positive cases among students or those close to students.The Jamestown Public School District has been notified by the Chautauqua County Department of Health that two members of the Jamestown community have tested positive for COVID-19. Two more cases were confirmed for School 7 in Dunkirk.Jamestown reported the positive tests are for two sibling students who attend by distance learning only, and have not been physically present at Jamestown High School.“We appreciate our community’s efforts to work together to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing while on any school property,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “The health and safety of our school community remains our number one priority.”Students or staff that exhibit possible COVID-19 symptoms are asked to contact their health provider and stay home from school.  Possible symptoms include  fever over 100 F, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.No other information was available regarding the Dunkirk positive test results.last_img read more

Testing Replaces Tailgating, As Bills Set To Welcome In Fans

first_imgShare: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),Guess who’s NOT going to the game….??? CuomoPetition was created to BAN him ….. The people ALWAYS win File image by Idibri / CC BY 2.0 ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Testing is replacing tailgating in the Bills Stadium parking lot, with a limited number of fans being allowed to attend Buffalo’s wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.Before that can happen, New York state guidelines require the approximate 6,700 fans plus another 200 employees and members of the media first test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of kickoff. Each person must show their ID and proof of a negative test before being allowed in the outdoor facility, which seats about 70,000.The tests will be held Wednesday and Thursday, and conducted by New Jersey-based BioReference Laboratories.The company is converting a portion of the expansive stadium lots into a drive-thru testing site. Tests will be done over 14-hour periods both days, feature 30 lanes to accommodate the number of people showing up, and have the results returned within close to a 24-hour period. “We have approximately 150 staff who are in Buffalo to pull this thing off, who were arriving Saturday, Sunday, training and getting everything set up and ready to go,” BioReference executive chairman Jon Cohen said Tuesday.Though the company has conducted more than 10 million COVID-19 tests since May, including NFL and NBA players and staff, this will be BioReference’s largest drive-thru event and the first mandatory fan-testing program in the country, Cohen said.The state considers the program a test run in granting the Bills permission to have fans attend a home game for the first time this season. Should all go well, the program has the potential of being used in opening other New York venues, such as indoor sports arenas, music halls and even Broadway theaters.“Everybody’s focused on what should be the game and the fans and everything, but this is also focused on how testing programs like this help re-open the New York State economy. That’s a very important issue,” Cohen said. “So it’s a broader brush than it just happens to be a sports event.”Though a Bills’ win would guarantee them playing at home again the following week, there have been no discussions as to whether fans would be allowed to attend a second game, Cohen said.“Everybody’s totally focused on getting the job done at hand, and then we’ll figure out if there’s going to be next steps,” Cohen said.In Buffalo, there’s relief that members of the so-called “Bills Mafia” can finally see their AFC East champions in action up close. It will also be Buffalo’s first home playoff appearance since a 30-27 loss to Jacksonville on Dec. 28, 1996, in what proved to be Bills’ Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s final game.Not surprisingly, the limited number of tickets sold out shortly after being made available on Thursday.“It’s goose-bump material,” long-time season-ticket holder Barbara Babiarz told Rochester’s WHEC-TV after landing two tickets. “I mean just the thought of being part of this playoff game as a fan when I couldn’t go at all for the whole season I just, there are no words to describe it.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he also plans to attend, while stressing fans be safe by wearing facemasks, maintaining social distancing in the stands, and while entering and exiting the stadium.Receiver Stefon Diggs, acquired in a trade with Minnesota in March, was already amazed by how many fans turned out in the early hours of Dec. 20 to greet the team at the airport after Buffalo clinched its first division title in 25 years following a 48-19 win at Denver.“I got a little bit of a taste of it,” Diggs said. “I really look forward to it because we haven’t had fans all year, and that’s something that we can try to take advantage of in the postseason. I try not to think too far ahead right now, but I’ve kind of been focused on this.”last_img read more

Idina Menzel, Josh Gad & More Are Back in Frozen Fever Trailer

first_imgLook who’s back! Frozen’s Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and yes, even Sven, will return to the big screen in Frozen Fever, the new animated short that will play in movie theaters before the live action Cinderella beginning March 13. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff lend their voices yet again to make our dreary winter a little more cheery. Have a look below as Olaf adds his own personal touch to Anna’s birthday cake, Elsa works her ice magic on the decorations, and, uh, some sort of steam room situation (again). If that weren’t enough, the sneak peek also includes a taste of the new song penned by Oscar-winning duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez! Idina Menzel View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img

Finding Neverland Will Release a Cast Recording

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Ready to have your world turned upside down? The Broadway musical Finding Neverland will record a cast album! The Republic Records albums will drop on June 23, with Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and company singing such Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy tunes as “Believe,” “All That Matters,” “Stronger” and “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground”The cast album, which was recorded on May 4, will be the second release the Neverland believers will be able to get their hands on. The previously reported concept album hits stores and online on April 21. The concept recording features new takes on the score by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Jon Bon Jovi and more.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Barlow and Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.In addition to Morrison, Grammer and Kelly, the original cast includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Annie Baker & More Tapped for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgAnnie Baker(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Works from Pulitzer winner Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Will Eno and more have been slated for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The productions will all play at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.Baker’s The Antipodes is one of a trio of world premieres scheduled. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will begin on April 4, 2017. Meanwhile, Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, a modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language, is set to bow for the first time on January 31, 2017, also helmed by Neugebauer. Eno’s A New Play will make its debut on February 7, 2017.Other shows joining the lineup include “Master Harold” … and the boys, written and directed by Athol Fugard, which will begin on October 18 as part of the Legacy program. In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe.As previously announced, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is the 2016-17 Residency One playwright: productions attached to her tenure include The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Venus and The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood and Fucking A. View Commentslast_img read more

Hamilton Breaks the Record With 16 Tony Nominations

first_img View Comments ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Hamilton broke the previous record held by The Producers and Billy Elliot by one, picking up 16 Tony nominations for the 70th annual Tony Awards on May 3. Announced by Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Nikki M. James, Eclipsed and The Humans garnered the most nods of new plays with six. Other standouts included a Best Musical category made up of five productions (instead of the usual four): Bright Star, Hamilton, School of Rock, Shuffle Along and Waitress. Notable snubs included American Psycho and Shuffle Along’s six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.Broadway’s biggest night is scheduled for June 12, hosted by James Corden.Here is the complete list of 2016 Tony Award nominees:Best MusicalBright StarHamiltonSchool of RockShuffle AlongWaitressBest PlayEclipsed by Danai GuriraKing Charles III by Mike BartlettThe Father by Florian ZellerThe Humans by Stephen KaramBest Revival of a MusicalFiddler on the RoofShe Loves MeSpring AwakeningThe Color PurpleBest Revival of a PlayA View From the BridgeBlackbirdLong Day’s Journey Into NightNoises OffThe CrucibleBest Leading Actor in a MusicalAlex Brightman, School of RockDanny Burstein, Fiddler on the RoofZachary Levi, She Loves MeLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonLeslie Odom Jr., HamiltonBest Leading Actress in a MusicalLaura Benanti, She Loves MeCarmen Cusack, Bright StarCynthia Erivo, The Color PurpleJessie Mueller, WaitressPhillipa Soo, HamiltonBest Leading Actor in a PlayGabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into NightJeff Daniels, BlackbirdFrank Langella, The FatherTim Pigott-Smith, King Charles IIIMark Strong, A View From the BridgeBest Leading Actress in a PlayJessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into NightLaurie Metcalf, MiseryLupita Nyong’o, EclipsedSophie Okonedo, The CrucibleMichelle Williams, BlackbirdBest Featured Actor in a MusicalDaveed Diggs, HamiltonBrandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle AlongChristopher Fitzgerald, WaitressJonathan Groff, HamiltonChristopher Jackson, HamiltonBest Featured Actress in a MusicalDanielle Brooks, The Color PurpleRenée Elise Goldsberry, HamiltonJane Krakowski, She Loves MeJennifer Simard, Disaster! Adrienne Warren, Shuffle AlongBest Featured Actor in a PlayReed Birney, The HumansBill Camp, The CrucibleDavid Furr, Noises OffRichard Goulding, King Charles IIIMichael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night Best Featured Actress in a PlayPascale Armand, EclipsedMegan Hilty, Noises OffJayne Houdyshell, The HumansAndrea Martin, Noises OffSaycon Sengbloh, EclipsedBest Direction of a MusicalMichael Arden, Spring AwakeningJohn Doyle, The Color PurpleScott Ellis, She Loves MeThomas Kail, HamiltonGeorge C. Wolfe, Shuffle AlongBest Direction of a PlayRupert Goold, King Charles IIIJonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into NightJoe Mantello, The HumansLiesl Tommy, EclipsedIvo van Hove, A View From the BridgeBest ScoreSara Bareilles, WaitressSteve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright StarLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonAndrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, School of RockBest Book of a MusicalJulian Fellowes, School of RockSteve Martin, Bright StarLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonGeorge C. Wolfe, Shuffle AlongBest OrchestrationsAugust Eriksmoen, Bright StarLarry Hochman, She Loves MeAlex Lacamoire, HamiltonDaryl Waters, Shuffle AlongBest ChoreographyAndy Blankenbuehler, HamiltonSavion Glover, Shuffle AlongHofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the RoofRandy Skinner, Dames at SeaSergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!Best Scenic Design of a MusicalEs Devlin and Finn Ross, American PsychoDavid Korins, HamiltonSanto Loquasto, Shuffle AlongDavid Rockwell, She Loves MeBest Scenic Design of a PlayBeowulf Boritt, Thérèse RaquinChristopher Oram, HughieJan Versweyveld, A View From the BridgeDavid Zinn, The HumansBest Costume Design of a MusicalGregg Barnes, Tuck EverlastingJeff Mahshie, She Loves MeAnn Roth, Shuffle AlongPaul Tazewell, HamiltonBest Costume Design of a PlayJane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into NightMichael Krass, Noises OffClint Ramos, EclipsedTom Scutt, King Charles IIIBest Lighting Design of a MusicalHowell Binkley, HamiltonJules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle AlongBen Stanton, Spring AwakeningJustin Townsend, American PsychoBest Lighting Design of a PlayNatasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into NightJustin Townsend, The HumansJan Versweyveld, A View From the BridgeJan Versweyveld, The CrucibleProductions with Multiple NominationsHamilton – 16Shuffle Along – 10She Loves Me – 8Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 7Eclipsed – 6The Humans – 6Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge – 5Bright Star – 5King Charles III – 5Noises Off – 5Arthur Miller’s The Crucible – 4The Color Purple – 4School of Rock—The Musical – 4Waitress – 4Blackbird – 3Fiddler on the Roof – 3Spring Awakening – 3American Psycho – 2The Father – 2Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive CategoriesSpecial Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the TheatreSheldon HarnickMarshall W. MasonSpecial Tony AwardNational Endowment for the ArtsMiles WilkinRegional Theatre Tony AwardPaper Mill PlayhouseIsabelle Stevenson Tony AwardBrian Stokes MitchellTony Honors for Excellence in the TheatreSeth GelblumJoan LaderSally Ann Parsonslast_img read more

Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin & Okieriete Onaodowan Led Frozen Lab

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 Okieriete Onaodowan Frozen View Commentscenter_img Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin & Okieriete Onaodowan(Photos: Bruce Glikas) Star Files We can’t hold it back anymore—we have more news about the Broadway-bound Frozen stage adaptation. Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones) and Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton) recently played Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, respectively, in a lab of the Disney tuner.According to the New York Post, casting is not yet confirmed for later incarnations of the show, which as previously reported will make its world premiere at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. Directed by Alex Timbers, the production is scheduled to hit Broadway in Spring 2018. The Post writes that Frozen has booked the St. James Theatre.The Disney musical, featuring the beloved tunes (and some new ones) by married songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and a book by screenwriter Jennifer Lee, will have choreography by Peter Darling.The production has an all-star design team lined up: set and costume designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz and sound designer Peter Hylenski. Stephen Oremus will serve as music supervisor.Frozen follows two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, whose relationship is put to the test when Elsa’s magical ice powers are unleashed during a power anthem that you’re still singing under your breath. Also in the mix are a strapping iceman, his reindeer, a fast-talking snowman and a too-good-to-be-true prince. We probably didn’t need to explain that to you.The film won Oscars in 2013 for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for “Let It Go”) and featured the vocal talents of several Broadway favorites, including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and Kristen Bell.last_img read more

Rebel Wilson All Dolled Up for Her West End Debut

first_img View Comments Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide(Photo courtesy of Jo Allan PR) Don’t take back her mink just yet. Here’s a first look at Rebel Wilson sporting her Miss Adelaide finest; the screen favorite will make her West End debut in Guys and Dolls beginning June 28. On that same date, stage alum Simon Lipkin will join the cast as Nathan Detroit at the Phoenix Theatre.Lipkin’s U.K. stage credits include Assassins, The Lorax, I Can’t Sing, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Avenue Q and The Wedding Singer. He has appeared on screen in Doctor Who, The Bill, Casualty and Muppets Most Wanted.Nigel Lindsay and Samantha Spiro will play their final performances as Nathan and Adelaide on June 26. The cast of the Gordon Greenberg-helmed revival also features Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Hamilton, Andre Holland & More

first_img View Comments Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry & Jasphine Cephas Jones in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Another Milestone for HamiltonThe Hamilton cast recording has surpassed one million U.S. album sales since its September 2015 release, according to Billboard. This makes the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical the eighth musical to have an album reach seven figures since 1991; it joins The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables (which had three separate recordings hit one million: the original Broadway album, the complete symphonic recording and the highlights edition).André Holland Circles Movie with Viola Davis & Cynthia ErivoAndré Holland, who can currently be seen on Broadway in Jitney and on screen in Moonlight, is in negotiations to appear opposite Tony winners Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in the upcoming movie Widows, according to Variety. As previously announced, Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) will direct and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) will pen the screenplay. The film, based on a 1983 British miniseries, will follow a group of women who band together to finish the heist that left their husbands dead.Christopher Fitzgerald Tapped for Beetlejuice ReadingChristopher, Christopher, Christopher! Broadway.com has confirmed that three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald led a recent reading of the upcoming Beetlejuice musical. Alex Timbers has been tasked to helm the stage adaptation, as previously reported. No word yet on additional cast and creative team members, or when the ghost with the most will haunt the Great White Way.Idina Menzel Sings More BeachesYou’ve got to win a little, lose a little, yes, and always listen to Idina sing the blues a little. The EP for Lifetime’s upcoming remake of Beaches, starring Tony winner Idina Menzel and Nia Long, has dropped. Included are Menzel’s takes on the iconic “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “The Glory of Love,” as well as three new tunes featured in the new movie. Take a listen below, and be prepared to live tweet on January 21.last_img read more

What’s the Greatest Stephen Sondheim Musical?

first_imgThe Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Every day is a great day to celebrate the work of Stephen Sondheim! The Broadway legend’s Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, officially opened at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on February 23, and audiences are currently devouring Sweeney Todd whole at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre. In honor of this major Sondheim moment, we’re asking fans which of his beloved works (not including his lyrics-only projects) is truly the greatest of all. We know—it’s about as daunting as a shave from Sweeney himself. But you are not alone. No one is alone. Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan started this journey off with her top 10. You decide what’s right you decide what’s good. It’s your time, breathe it in. All right, you get the idea. Your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Commentslast_img read more