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) JAMESTOWN – A new scavenger hunt is seeking to raise awareness about stopping the spread of Coronavirus in the Jamestown area.Known as the Harry the Hygiene Hound Children’s Scavenger Hunt, the campaign takes place outside of 50 businesses located throughout Jamestown and Lakewood area.Launched last week, the brainchild of Jamestown resident Rebecca Rosen calls on kids 14-years-old and younger equipped with mask and gloves to find hygiene reminders posted around the community.Rosen says local artist Gary Peters helped create the mascot. “I had the concept of Harry the Hygiene Hound, I knew what he wanted to look like, but, I am not an artist by anyway, shape or form,” explained Rosen. “So I contacted Gary, because he does wonderful murals for the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center, and I asked him if he would like to become involved in helping the community during the pandemic, and he stepped right up to the plate.”The signs, remind everyone to wash their hands, stay six feet apart, tell someone if they are sick and remind them not to touch their face.Once contestants find all the locations, they’re asked to email them to Harry with their name, address and phone number to HarryTheHygieneHound@gmail.com.In total, there is $200 worth of prizes donated by local businesses. The contest ends on Friday.Rosen also thanks the Jamestown and Lakewood Mayor’s office, and the 50 businesses, for helping launch the campaign.
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) MGN Stock Image.WARREN – Police in Pennsylvania are looking for a suspect who robbed a local bar while wearing a Halloween costume.Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Tidioute Pub on September 16 for a reported burglary.Investigation believe that the unknown suspect stole money from the business while dressed in a Halloween outfit with a mask, dark pants and Addidas shoes.Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police in Warren County at (814) 728-3600.
Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Related Shows Sierra Boggess David Hyde Pierce Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by Late Night on November 11 to chat with Seth Meyers about returning to New York for his stint on The Good Wife and directing the upcoming Broadway show It Shoulda Been You. The new musical will light up the Great White Way this spring at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre—where he made his Broadway debut in 1982. It was a different time back then, he explains. A time when Times Square was just lots of “whores and dead people.” OK, maybe off-brand Elmos aren’t so bad. Pierce describes the tuner by Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove as a “farce with a heart,” with an all-star cast to boot. Watch as he sings the praises of Tyne Daly, “great Broadway star” Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and fellow Frasier alums Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert. Star Files It Shoulda Been You View Comments
6. REESE WITHERSPOON 2. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 9. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY 4. MATT BOMER 5. MARTIN FREEMAN 10. JENNIFER ANISTON 7. STEVE CARELL 3. AMY ADAMS 8. JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS The Golden Globes are now a distant memory, and despite a few obvious snubs (Into the Woods, hello?!?) we’re thrilled so many Broadway stars were recognized at the ceremony. On the other hand, did you see all of the talented Golden Globe-nominated actors (and now, some winners—we’re looking at you, Amy Adams) who have yet to make their Broadway debuts? From Benedict Cumberbatch to Bill Murray, the untapped talent is unbelievable! We asked you to rank the top 10 Golden Globe nominees you want to see on the Great White Way on Culturalist. See which stars came out on top below. 1. EMILY BLUNT View Comments
Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Sometimes that’s just the name of the Broadway game. After almost 14 years on the Great White Way, first at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it opened on October 18, 2001, and then at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it began performances on November 2, 2013, Mamma Mia! will shutter on September 5, 2015. At the time of closing, the ABBA-tastic musical will have played 5,765 performances. Mamma Mia! currently stars Judy McLane as Donna and Elena Ricardo as Sophie.The long-running tuner tells the story of Sophie Sheridan (Ricardo), a young bride who invites three possible dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding—unbeknownst to her mother, Donna (McLane). Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the show features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson.In addition to McLane and Ricardo, the cast of Mamma Mia! includes Mary Callanan, Alison Ewing, Jon Jorgenson, Paul DeBoy and John Hemphill.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Mamma Mia!
NOCHELLA… In Central Park ☀️ it’s better than nothin!!!! pic.twitter.com/NIfxJd9Em9— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) April 19, 2015 P.S. Queen Latifah will join the previously reported Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara and more at the New York Pops gala celebrating Kathleen Marshall and Rob Marshall on May 4 at Carnegie Hall. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Thumbs Down to MadonnaWe’re borrowing a Broadway.com Show segment title for Odds & Ends today because it seemed appropriate. The Great White Way-bound Hamilton has had a multitude of celebrity visitors during its successful run at the Public and this weekend Madonna stopped by—unfortunately she didn’t hung hang up. The New York Daily News reports that the Material Girl spent much of the second act on her phone, causing creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda to ban her from going backstage after. And turns out that she’s a repeat offender, having texted throughout a 2013 screening of 12 Years a Slave. Thumbs Down, Madonna, time for you to be an apologetic b*tch.Skylar Astin Set for James and the Giant PeachPitch Perfect star Skylar Astin will feature alongside the previously reported Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Brian d’Arcy James and more Broadway faves on the James and the Giant Peach cast recording. The reference album of Justin Paul and Benj Pasek’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic will be released on April 21; the show premiered at Seattle Children’s Theatre in November 2013.Doctor Who’s David Tennant to Lead Richard II at BAMDoctor Who star David Tennant and the Royal Shakespeare company are heading to BAM. Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V will play in repertory at the Harvey Theater from March 24, 2016 through May 1. Helmed by Gregory Doran, the majority of the original cast members reprise their roles at BAM: Tennant returns in the title role of Richard II, Antony Sher and Jasper Britton play Falstaff and Henry IV, respectively, in the Henry IV plays, and Alex Hassell follows the journey of young Prince Hal, who reaches maturity as Henry V in the final play in the tetralogy.Jessie Mueller & Judith Light Tapped for Drama DeskTony winners Jessie Mueller and Judith Light will announce the 2015 Drama Desk Award nominations at 54 Below on April 23. As previously reported, Tony winner Laura Benanti will host the awards ceremony on May 31.Vanessa Hudgens & the Gigi Cast’s ‘Nochella’Vanessa Hudgens’ love affair with Coachella is well known, but of course she had to skip this year’s festival for Broadway’s Gigi. All was not lost, however, as she along with co-stars Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh and Max Clayton recently headed to Central Park for their own “Nochella!” View Comments
View Comments Ruthie Henshall needs scant introduction as one of the West End’s leading musical theater lights, with credits spanning the Atlantic that include Chicago, Miss Saigon, Putting It Together and her current role as dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre. In recent weeks she has been coupling her work in the long-running hit with rehearsals for a two-performance-only gala staging of Follies on April 28 at the Royal Albert Hall, in which she plays Sally Durant Plummer opposite Christine Baranski as Phyllis Rogers Stone. Broadway.com caught up with the engaging, ever-busy star to talk juggling roles, Stephen Sondheim, and being a no-nonsense mum.You’re the latest in an illustrious line-up of women to play Mrs. Wilkinson. Was the offer a no-brainer for you?It was kind of a no-brainer! I don’t think of [roles] as creating versus taking over: what I do is look at the script and think, “Do I want to do this?” It doesn’t matter whether the show is 10 years or two minutes old. We’re performers and we want to work; we want to do what we love to do.Presumably you’d seen the show already?I did. I saw it on Broadway four or five years ago and took my daughters, who were 5 and 7 at the time. I hadn’t quite taken on board that there was lots of swearing, however much they cut it down for Broadway, and I remember sitting there and at the first swear word, my two girls looked over at me wide-eyed and said, “Oh my goodness, is that a naughty word?”What did you tell them?I said, “You know you’re not to repeat those,” and they both nodded and smiled and we went back to watching it; we absolutely loved it. It truly moves me, this show—it truly does.You’ve been in the musical during a significant year in its run.Absolutely: we had the special Billy Elliot Live performance which got made into a DVD so that was like being at opening night. We got to go back to work with [director] Stephen Daldry and [choreographer] Peter Darling and it also meant that our work was recorded for keeps whereas usually in the theater you do a performance and it’s gone. And people still stand at the end every night so the power of the piece is still there.What’s it like to have an ever-changing set of colleagues, given the numbers of kids who rotate through the cast?It makes it a very different show every night. We had one 14-year-old American boy who had left because his visa had run out and I was really upset saying goodbye to him because he had become a little friend, and we just recently said goodbye to another Michael and another Billy. That’s children for you: they get under your skin and in your heart.You’ve also added a two-performance-only concert staging of Follies to the mix.And Follies is quite a learn for only one day of work! But it’s such a wonderful piece and I love the whole concept of the paths you didn’t take, which that song [“The Road You Didn’t Take”] sums up for me: did you take the right path and what would have happened if you had taken a different one? Can you go back?What is it like reuniting with Alexander Hanson, who is playing Benjamin Stone to your Sally?We did [2008 West End musical] Marguerite together, and he’s so gorgeous and brilliant that I’m thrilled about that! He’s an easy one to be in love with, you know [laughs].You did the Sondheim revue Putting It Together on Broadway, with Carol Burnett and John Barrowman, so quite a few of these songs must have seemed like old friends.I’ve sung “Losing My Mind” and I did “Broadway Baby” once, and Carol and George Hearn sang several numbers from Follies in Putting It Together. So I’d heard the songs for years but it’s only when you actually put them in the context of the piece that they come alive and you get what they’re all about.Had you been angling to play Sally or did this come as a surprise?It came out of the blue. My agent said, “You’ve been offered this, is it something you want to do alongside Billy Elliot?” When I knew it was Follies and the Albert Hall, I said absolutely yes! I’m 48 now so I’m of an age where this is getting quite right [laughs].How do Sally’s vocal demands co-exist with those needed for Mrs. Wilkinson?There’s lots of belting and shouting in Billy Elliot so what I’ve now got to find is that lyrical side of my voice which can go to sleep when you’re not using it. It’s such a different part of the voice that I’ll be using that I’ve got to try and wake that up again.Have you previously met Christine Baranski, who is playing Phyllis?I haven’t but I love her. I really got into The Good Wife about two months ago and of course I’ve seen her in various musicals and on TV and film so I’m really excited about that. And, I mean, what a diverse cast: we’ve got people from Broadway [Betty Buckley], the West End [Peter Polycarpou], TV and film [Stefanie Powers], and daughters of legends [Lorna Luft]. I’m really excited about that.Does this make you want to do a proper run of the show?Now that I’ve read the script and have been singing the songs, I would love to do this part if and when they do another run of it. It’s such a beautiful piece.What’s happened to Tim [Howar, Henshall’s actor and musician ex-husband]?He’s on tour with his group Mike + the Mechanics so he’s being a rock star daddy and my girls just think the sun shines out of his bottom because he’s cool. I’m the one that disciplines them, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles [laughs].At the same time, I bet at least one of your daughters wants to be an actress!I fear so with Dolly, who’s the younger one and is exactly the same age  as I was when I got the bug. I suddenly at age 10 went, “I want to do this,” so I know what it’s like!
Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 The Tucks are (finally) heading to Broadway! The musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting will open on April 17, 2016 at a Shubert Theater to be announced. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, performances will begin on March 19; the production premiered at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre earlier this year, starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Casting for the Great White Way incarnation will be announced later.Featuring music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear, Tuck Everlasting follows a young girl and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, the story has twice been adapted for the screen.The production will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Brian Ronan. Related Shows View Comments Tuck Everlasting
Sophie Okonedo Related Shows View Comments A starry revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible begins performances on March 1. Directed by Ivo van Hove, whose work was last seen on Broadway in Miller’s A View From the Bridge, The Crucible officially opens on March 31 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.The cast will also include Olivier nominee Ben Whishaw, Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Jason Butler Harner, Tavi Gevinson and Tony winner Jim Norton.Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and is a central work in the canon of American drama.This revival marks the third time Miller’s Tony Award-winning play graces the Main Stem stage. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on July 17, 2016 Saoirse Ronan Ben Whishaw
Nick Cordero & Richard H. Blake(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Related Shows Richard H. Blake A Bronx Tale From Paper Mill Playhouse to the Great White Way! Broadway faves Richard H. Blake and Nick Cordero will lead the cast of A Bronx Tale, reprising their respective roles as Lorenzo and Sonny. Co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, the production will begin previews on November 3 and officially open on December 1 at the Longacre Theatre. The tuner bowed at Paper Mill Playhouse last year; Blake, Cordero and Jason Gotay headlined the limited engagement at the New Jersey venue.Bobby Conte Thornton will make his Broadway debut in the role of Calogero, previously played by Gotay; Ariana DeBose (Hamilton) and Bradley Gibson (Rocky) also join the cast as Jane and Tyrone, respectively. Lucia Giannetta (Les Misérables) reprises her Paper Mill role as Rosina. The role of Young Calogero will be announced at a later date.The cast is rounded out by Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book Of Mormon), Joe Barbara (Grease), Michael Barra, Jonathan Brody (Spamalot), Ted Brunetti (Falsettos), Brittany Conigatti, Kaleigh Cronin (Cabaret), Trista Dollison (The Lion King), David Michael Garry (The Last Ship), Rory Max Kaplan (Jersey Boys), Dominic Nolfi (Jersey Boys), Christiani Pitts, Paul Salvatoriello (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding), Joey Sorge (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Cary David Tedder (Memphis), Kirstin Tucker (Cinderella), Keith White (Jersey Boys), Michelle Aravena (Rocky), Gerald Caesar, Charlie Marcus (A Chorus Line), Wonu Ogunfowora, and Joseph J. Simeone.Featuring a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken (Aladdin) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Aladdin, School of Rock), A Bronx Tale is inspired by the real life story of Palminteri. The streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 5, 2018 Bobby Conte Thornton