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 File Image.JAMESTOWN – More than two dozen local businesses have received part of $10.5 Million in CARES Act money given to Chautauqua County for COVID-19 economic relief.The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency announced on Tuesday that 28 businesses and non-profit entities from various sectors received part of the funding.In total, around half of the 10 million was split between the businesses, which officials say is likely retain hundreds of jobs and create upwards of 100 new ones.Specifically, $5,736,293 in funding was given to Luscombe Aircraft; Merritt Estate Winery; The Original Crunch Roll; Pucci Carpet; Excelco/Newbrook; Artone; International Ordnance; Kimbert Manufacturing; Heritage Ministries; Uhl Ventures (Servpro); Ark Wholesale; SKB Auto Sales; Brigiottas; Billicki Law Firm; Advanced Production Group; Skate Shop; Corvus Bus & Charter; Webb’s Candies/Motel; Falconer Hotel; La Quinta/Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn; Big Inlet Brewing; Ivory Acres Weddings; Shawbucks; Cockaigne; Pace’s Pizzeria; and Webb’s Harbor Restaurant and Bowling Lanes. Those looking to apply for the remaining credit are asked to contact the CCIDA at (716) 661-8900.As currently established, loans of no less than $25,000, not to exceed $1 Million of a working capital, of up to $250,000 with an interest rate of 2.44%, the lowest allowed, are available.
The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. The Til Divorce Do Us Part creative team includes sets by Mitchell Greenberg, costumes by Tony winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton, lighting by Julie Duro and sound by Nevin Steinberg. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 Til Divorce Do Us Part features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The comedy is inspired by Ponturo’s life—after many years of marriage she was left by her Broadway producer husband for a younger woman. Ponturo wrote the show while going through her divorce. Til Divorce Do Us Part Waldrop garnered a Tony nod for Just Between Friends. Other credits include Bette Midler’s Divine Miss Millennium tour, Bea Arthur, When Pigs Fly, Newsical, Game Show and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. In sickness and in health! Til Divorce Do Us Part, an original musical revue, will begin performances February 7 off-Broadway at the DR2 Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Mark Waldrop, the production is set to open on February 18. View Comments Related Shows
View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Of Mice and Men We won’t spoil it for those of you who have yet to see or read Of Mice and Men, but let’s just say things don’t end swimmingly for Leighton Meester’s character. That doesn’t stop the Gossip Girl star from singing her heart out online, though. Meester took to YouTube to perform the Fleetwood Mac hit “Dreams” alongside vocalist Dana Williams and musician Maxwell Drummey. The video has us thinking: what does Broadway have in store for Meester after she parts ways with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in Of Mice and Men? Is a musical in her future? Take a listen below! Star Files Leighton Meester
Originally produced off-Broadway by The New Group, This Is Our Youth opened at the INTAR Theatre in October 1996. The play later opened at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre in November 1998, starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager. The 2002 West End production of This Is Our Youth starred Hayden Christensen, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Paquin. Other actors to subsequently appear in the London version include Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix and Culkin. View Comments All three castmembers will be making their Broadway debuts. Cera and Culkin appeared in a different Australian production of This Is Our Youth in 2012. Cera’s screen credits include Arrested Development and Superbad, Culkin’s credits include Igby Goes Down and Gevinson, the 17-year-old brains behind fashion website Rookie, will be making her stage debut. Related Shows This Is Our Youth chronicles 48 hours in the lives of spoiled, drugged-out, rich kids living in Manhattan in the 1980s. Cera will play Warren, a depressed 19-year-old who has stolen $15,000 from his tycoon Dad, while Culkin will play his drug-dealer friend Dennis and Gevinson will appear as Jessica, a perceptive fashion student. The production will feature original music by Grammy winner Rostam Batmanglij and be staged in-the-round in Chicago, before being restaged for a proscenium theater on Broadway. Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth is Broadway bound, starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. According to the Chicago Tribune, the show, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will play at the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre in Chicago June 10 through June 27, with opening night set for June 18. The production will then transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre, with previews starting on August 18 and opening night scheduled for September 11. This Is Our Youth Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015
Joanna Christie View Comments View All (4) Colin Donnell 54 Below has become the hottest spot in town, featuring dozens of stage stars strutting their stuff every week. Take a look below at just a taste of the venue’s recently-announced sets and mark your calendars for some memorable nights at the intimate supper club!LINZI HATELEY“True Colors: Life Since Carrie” – 5/27 at 7PMShe’s come a long way since donning a blood-drenched prom dress (or toga? Seriously, what was that production?)! The Olivier nominee returns to New York with her acclaimed concert from across the pond, sharing tales and tunes from her stints in Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Chicago and more (including, of course, Carrie). GET TICKETSJOANNA CHRISTIEFeaturing the Cast of Once – 6/5 at 10PMShe’s sung in churches, rock bands, British dives, and now on the Great White Way. Once star Christie invites fellow castmates as well as her mother and brother to the stage to perform numbers from her upcoming album The Year of Joy & Tears and tunes that have inspired her. GET TICKETSBRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITYFeaturing Colin Donnell & Matt Doyle – 6/16 at 7PM & 9:30PMAre you ready to roll?! Broadway faves Donnell and Doyle join original cast members Alice Ripley, AnnMarie Milazzo, Natalie Cortez and Renee Elise Goldsberry for a one-night-only concert of Paul Scott Goodman’s rock musical. This will mark the first NYC performance of the tuner since 2002! GET TICKETSJENNY LEE STERN”Just a Girl” – 7/14 at 9:30PMThe Rocky castmember and Forbidden Broadway alum makes her 54 Below debut, serving up some rock, musical theatre and country favorites. Audiences can expect Stern to bring out her takes on Judy, Patti, Bernadette and more as she tells her story of balancing life on the Great White Way and as a mother. GET TICKETSBROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE7/14 at 11:30PMThe acclaimed “Broadway Sings” series is back, this time at 54 Below and honoring Grammy and Emmy winner JT. A host of Broadway’s best (to be announced) will share a completely new arrangement of Timberlake’s greatest hits. Audiences should prepare for singing, swag and (maybe) a wardrobe malfunction. GET TICKETS BEN PLATT”I’m Here” – 8/18 at 7PM, 8/25 at 9:30PM & 9/1 at 7PMHe’s got magic in him, and he has a free book written by Jesus! Pitch Perfect and current The Book of Mormon star Platt celebrates his move to NYC with a show at 54 Below, sharing tales of Mormons, aca-awesome friends and his showbiz family. GET TICKETS Star Files Ben Platt Matt Doyle
Rock of Ages Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows View Comments Social media maven Frankie J. Grande is back on Broadway in Rock of Ages, and we’ve got a first look at the star in action! Grande plays German real-estate developer Franz (who has a secret dream of opening a candy store) in the hit ‘80s jukebox musical, and judging by these exclusive photos, the Big Brother star feels right at home in his new acid-wash jeans. Check out these photos of Grande channelling his inner rock star, then see him in Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theatre through January 18, 2015!
Denzel Washington Star Files Get ready for a whole lot of August Wilson on the small screen. Oscar and Tony winner Denzel Washington, during a Q&A at University of Southern California, revealed that he will executive produce all ten of the Pulitzer winner’s plays for HBO, Deadline reports.Last month, Viola Davis confirmed that she will star in the screen adaptation of Wilson’s Fences, reprising her Tony-winning role from the 2010 production. Washington, who appeared opposite Davis in the revival and also won a Tony, is set to star in and direct the HBO venture.“I’m really excited that [the estate] would put that in my hands and trust me,” Washington said during the event. “That’s good enough for me. It doesn’t get any better than that.”The premium network would roll out one film a year, Washington said. In addition to Fences, Wilson’s ten-play collection consists of Radio Golf, King Hedley II, Jitney, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Gem of the Ocean.Washington won Oscars for his performances in Training Day and Glory, and was last nominated in 2013 for Flight. In addition to Fences, he has appeared on Broadway in Checkmates, Julius Caesar and A Raisin in the Sun. View Comments
View Comments Star Files Related Shows Fully Committed How exactly would a gay-themed The Bachelor work out? Allow two stage and screen favorites to show you. Upcoming Fully Committed headliner Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Allegiance’s George Takei star in a new Bachelor sendoff for Funny Or Die, in which things don’t turn out so well for the rose-bearing Ferguson. Thanks to too many guys named Bryden, former *NSYNC member Lance Bass and an all-too-familiar first date flake, the Modern Family star hits a few speed bumps. Whatever, Brydens. We would absolutely accept a rose from Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
View Comments Date Set for Public Memorial to Doris RobertsA public memorial tribute will be held for Everybody Loves Raymond’s Doris Roberts on May 16 at 12:00 PM at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre; general admission seating will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis from 11:30 AM. Hosted by Ray Romano, a special performance will be given by Barbara Cook. Roberts passed away on April 17 aged 90; last seen on the Great White Way in 1978’s Cheaters, she made her debut in 1955’s The Time of Your Life.Rob Reiner Talks Princess Bride MusicalWay back in 2013, we reported that The Princess Bride musical was in the works. Rob Reiner helmed the beloved 1987 film version of the 1973 novel and Tony winner James Corden couldn’t help but ask the director about the project on The Late Late Show on May 10. “I think it lends itself,” said Reiner about the prospect of a stage adaptation, before informing Corden his dream role was probably not going to happen. Check out the video below; Corden is set to host Broadway’s biggest night on June 12. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Michael Arden Will Roll Along to L.A.Tony nominee Michael Arden will return to Los Angeles’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as the 2016-17 artist in residence. The venue was the pre-Broadway home of Deaf West’s Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, and next season, Arden will helm Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along and Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride. Also on tap is a staging of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo from Deaf West, directed by Coy Middlebrook. Check out the full season here!Release Date Slated for Paint Your Wagon AlbumMiss out on the Encores! production of Paint Your Wagon last year? Never fear, Masterworks Broadway will release the cast recording of Lerner & Loewe’s classic, starring Keith Carradine, Justin Guarini and Alexandra Socha, on May 27. Set in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853, the album features standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star.”Christine Dwyer Defies Gravity Once MoreFormer Elphaba Christine Dwyer went back into the green recently to perform “Defying Gravity” at the 2016 Hannover Messe opening ceremony. The annual convention drew an impressive crowd, including President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel. Check out her soaring take on the Wicked anthem below! Michael Arden(Photo: Bruce Glikas)
Kelly Ripa & Josh Groban Star Files Oprah on Cynthia Erivo’s Tony WinOprah, who was of course one of the stars of the movie The Color Purple and is now one of the producers of the Tony-winning revival, also stopped by LIVE today. What did the icon have to say about the musical’s Tony wins, including leading lady Cynthia Erivo’s? “I’m so happy for her and so happy for the play.” Watch as Oprah describes going “full circle” with the project. Menzel, Groff & Gad Tapped for More FrozenImpatiently waiting for Frozen to bow on Broadway in spring 2018? Never fear, in the meantime Disney’s bringing you Frozen Northen Lights, which will star the vocal talents of all your Broadway / Arendelle favorites including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, along with Kristen Bell. The latest installment of the megahit will appear in book form and in animated shorts; here’s Josh Gad being adorable about it all… Josh Groban View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed today. Josh Groban Gets JuicyJosh Groban will finally soon be making his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and he opened up about the new tuner on LIVE with Kelly on June 21. “This has been a lifelong dream,” the crooner revealed. Groban’s growing a beard for the “very juicy sliver of War and Peace,” which will begin performances on October 18 at the Imperial Theatre. Take a look at the interview below.