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) WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two Jamestown residents are facing several drug charges after officers allegedly recovered meth and fentanyl during a traffic stop overnight.Jamestown Police say 27-year-old Michael Krause and 29-year-old Kyle Lewis were pulled over for alleged traffic violations in the area of Forest and Prather Avenues just before 2 a.m. on Saturday.Officers say while speaking with the duo they allegedly observed drug paraphernalia and open alcohol containers inside the vehicle.Through further investigation police say they recovered a quantity of meth and fentanyl; along with digital scales and drug packaging materials. Once at city jail, police allege they found additional drugs hidden on Lewis.Both are charged with two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.Lewis is additionally charged with third, fifth and seventh-degrees criminal possession of a controlled substance; while Krause issued numerous traffic tickets.Krause was released on appearance tickets and Lewis was held in Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.
The critically acclaimed hits No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot currently running in repertory starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, have been extended through March 30 on Broadway. The limited engagement was slated to close March 2 at the Cort Theatre. Additionally, the final two weeks ending March 23 and March 30 have a modified schedule, with the number of Godot performances increasing to six and those of No Man’s Land decreasing to two. In addition to real life besties, Stewart and McKellen, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup. Godot features Stewart as Vladimir, McKellen as Estragon, Crudup as Lucky and Hensley as Pozzo. No Man’s Land features Stewart as Hirst, McKellen as Spooner, Crudup as Foster and Hensley as Briggs. Star Files Waiting For Godot View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land concerns two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking through the night, until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men. Related Shows Ian McKellen Patrick Stewart
The cast of the London production of ‘Titanic’ Titanic, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Tony-winning musical about the “unsinkable” ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage and encounter with an iceberg in the Atlantic, is expected to return to Broadway this fall in a brand new revival. Directed by Thom Southerland, who directed an acclaimed version in London last year, the musical will have its Canadian premiere at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto from July 22 through August 31 before docking at a Main Stem theater. The rest of the creative team, casting and dates will be announced later.With a score by Yeston and a book by Stone, Titanic details the lives of a cross-section of the 2,200 people on the voyage in 1912, more than 1,500 of whom met their deaths when the ship crashed into an iceberg. The original musical focused on the vessel’s passengers in first-class, second-class and steerage with a rousing score that included the tunes “Godspeed Titanic,” “The Largest Floating Object in the World” and “I Must Get On that Ship.”Titanic opened on April 23, 1997 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran for 804 performances and 27 previews, closing on March 21, 1999. Directed by Richard Jones, the show received five Tony nominations, winning in all five categories, including Best Musical, Book of a Musical, Orchestrations, Original Score and Scenic Design. The original cast, led by Michael Cerveris, Brian d’Arcy James, Victoria Clark, and David Garrison, will reunite for an unrelated concert in February at Avery Fisher Hall. View Comments
The WHOLE WORLD is talking about how John Travolta managed to introduce Tony winner Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem on the Oscar telecast March 2. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner of course rose above the snafu and went onto nail her rendition of Frozen’s “Let It Go” like the Queen of the Great White Way she is. David Letterman “felt bad” for Travolta, but that didn’t stop him from coming up with the “Top 10 Ways to Mispronounce Idina Menzel” on The Late Show March 3. You’ll never look at an Insalata Mista the same way. Check out the clip below and then Menzel in person as she returns to Broadway from March 5 in If/Then! View Comments Related Shows If/Then Idina Menzel Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015
UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. The Bridges of Madison County ($385,394) 4. Rock of Ages ($366,648) 3. Cabaret ($255,813) * 2. Mothers and Sons ($248,821) *** 1. Act One ($152,704) ** FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. Wicked ($1,874,352) 2. The Lion King ($1,828,835) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,639,847) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,451,463) 5. Matilda ($1,163,417) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Cabaret (101.70)% * 3. Matilda (100.55%) 4. Aladdin (100.16%) **** 5. A Raisin in the Sun (100.00%) *** Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 23: UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Mamma Mia! (74.13%) 4. Once (73.19%) 3. Jersey Boys (72.97%) 2. The Bridges of Madison County (65.37%) 1. Act One (61.07%) ** *Number based on 3 preview performances **Number based on 4 preview performances ***Number based on 8 preview performances **** Number based on 3 preview performances and 5 regular performances Spring Break is upon us and childhood mischief is popping up all over Broadway. Miss Trunchbull may think they’re just maggots, but the children of Matilda, along with family favorites Wicked and The Lion King found themselves in the top five grossing productions. Meanwhile Disney street urchin Aladdin officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre and kept up its previous preview weeks’ sky-high status by playing to more than 100% capacity. View Comments
The Awesome ‘80s Prom will light up the dance floor for five Saturday performances through September 20. Break out your glowsticks and pop open your wine coolers, because The Awesome ‘80s Prom is back! The interactive show that’s part comedy, part dance party, returns to New York beginning May 17 at 42West. It initially opened off-Broadway in July 2004 at Webster Hall before transferring to The Wall in July 2013, where it ran through November of that year. Written and directed by Ken Davenport, The Awesome ‘80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom in 1989, featuring an American Idol-style contest for the titles of Prom King and Queen, and the ‘80s hits “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and more. View Comments
Star Files Ally Sheedy, Scott Haze and the cast of off-Broadway’s The Long Shrift celebrated their official opening night on July 13—and director James Franco brought along a special friend to cheer him on: His Of Mice and Men co-star Chris O’Dowd! The Long Shrift tells the story of Richard Singer (Haze), a dorky teenage boy who is accused and thrown in jail for rape, tearing his parents apart—nine years later, he is released from jail and his accuser is back in his life. Check out these Hot Shots of the casts of The Long Shrift and Of Mice and Men celebrating together, then see Robert Boswell’s new drama at the Rattlestick Theatre! Related Shows View Comments James Franco Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Of Mice and Men
In an interview with Broadway.com last year, Fontana shared that the two met at a concert at Birdland on his birthday, where they both performed. Congratulations, you two; here’s to a lifetime of happiness, with plenty of nights filled with The Bachelor, Road Rules/Real World challenges and Top Chef! Star Files Fontana most recently starred on Broadway in Act One. He was nominated for a Tony for his performance in Cinderella and also appeared Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot and Sunday in the Park with George. On screen, his voice can be heard in Frozen. Hershberg made her Broadway debut in Baby It’s You! and is currently appearing in the ensemble of Cinderella, where she also understudies the titular princess. View Comments We want to ring out the bells, fling out our arms and to sing out the news! Broadway couple Santino Fontana and Jessica Hershberg are now engaged, the pair confirmed to Broadway.com. No date for the big day has been announced. Santino Fontana
Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes will play Julie Jordan in the upcoming Lyric Opera production of Carousel in Chicago. She joins the previously announced stage and screen favorite Steven Pasquale, who takes on the role of Billy Bigelow, as well as Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler. The Rob Ashford-helmed production will begin performances on April 10, 2015 and run through May 3.Osnes made her Broadway debut in Grease, and has since starred in South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella. She also appeared in the off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera and the Encores! concert production of Faust earlier this year.Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, follows the tragic romance of carousel barker Billy Bigelow (Pasquale) and mill worker Julie Jordan (Osnes). The show features a catalogue of musical theater standards including “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. The show was revived four times, with the most recent staging winning the 1995 Tony Award for Best Revival.Additional cast will be revealed at a later date. Star Files View Comments Laura Osnes
Pasquale most recently appeared on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison Country. His additional stage credits include Reasons to Be Pretty on Broadway and Fat Pig, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… and A Soldier’s Play. He was the star of NBC’s short-lived drama Do No Harm, and for seven seasons he starred as Sean Garrity on FX’s Rescue Me. Cumming earned two Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations for Macbeth and has also appeared on the Great White Way in The Threepenny Opera and Design for Living. His film and TV resume includes The Good Wife, X2, Spy Kids, Web Therapy, Burlesque, Spice World, Josie and the Pussycats, Annie and The Anniversary Party. Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the relationship between Luis Alberto Molina and Valentin Arregui Paz, two prisoners in a Latin American country jail. Luis, a window dresser, mentally escapes captivity through fantasizing movies and the diva Aurora, whose many roles include a spider woman with a lethal kiss. The musical premiered in the West End in 1992 before transferring to Broadway in 1993, going on to win seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Actor for Brent Carver and Best Actress for Rivera. View Comments Could Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman return to Broadway? A reading of the show took place early in January, and according to The New York Times, the cast was a doozy. Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald took on the title character (portrayed originally by Chita Rivera, who is Broadway-bound in another Kander and Ebb musical), while current Cabaret (yet another tuner from the duo) Tony winner Alan Cumming and Great White Way alum Steven Pasquale played the roles of Molina and Valentin, respectively. John Tiffany helmed the reading, which was organized by producer Tom Kirdahy. McDonald has won Tony awards for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. On screen, she has appeared in The Sound of Music Live!, Annie, Private Practice and Wit. She is rumored to be attached to the projects Corrina, Corrina and Night, Mother opposite Oprah Winfrey. “I think everyone is interested in having further conversations,” Kirdahy told the newspaper of their potential to move forward, “but there is no game plan for a production at this point.” Kirdahy is married to Terrence McNally, who penned the book for the tuner.