Public Domain Pictures GERRY — New York State Police have released more information regarding the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in the Town of Gerry.Troopers said that at 4:40 p.m., Monday, they responded to a call for a missing child on Damon Hill Road.While patrols were in route to the area, the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of an above ground pool.Troopers and a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted life-saving measures but were not successful. Police said the child was not wearing a life vest. His body was transported to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.Sinclairville Fire Department and EMS assisted in this incident, which remains under investigation. 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)
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.CHERRY CREEK – Two people are facing charges after allegedly lighting a person on fire at a Cherry Creek address last month.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says two men, one 18-years-old and the other 19-years-old, are charged with second-degree assault and third-degree unlawful imprisonment.Through investigation, deputies allege the two tied the victim to a chair inside a residence before pouring an accelerant on the victim and setting the person on fire.Deputies say the victim sustained substantial burns as a result of the fire. The Sheriff’s Office says both suspects were arraigned at the Chautauqua County Jail with one being released and the other held on bail.Investigators did not release the identity of the two men charged.The victim is recovering, deputies said.
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) Stock Image.BUFFALO – A Forestville man will serve 20 years in prison after previously being convicted of receipt and possession of child pornography.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Richard Miller, 53, was also sentenced to lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan P. Cantil, who handled the case, stated that between 2006 and 2009, Miller produced child pornography by filming himself engaged in a sexual act with a minor.Between January 2016 and March 2017, Miller and co-defendant Joseph Harvey exchanged images of child pornography and engaged in illicit discussions regarding child pornography and pedophilia. In addition, a search of the residence shared by the defendants revealed multiple electronic devices that contained child pornography.Joseph Harvey was previously convicted and sentenced to serve 96 months in prison.The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.
View Comments Excuse us while we hyperventilate because something Cumberbatch is coming to the state of Denmark. We (and you and everyone in the Cumberverse) started to tingle (and haven’t stopped) when we found out the devilishly delightful Benedict Cumberbatch will indeed play the Prince of Denmark in London in August 2015. So while we’re on hold with British Airways, we mashed up some of our fave pics of the Sherlock star with famous quotes from Hamlet. Hope this tides you over for a while, Cumberb*tches. See you at the Barbican next year!
Taboo explores the extravagant 1980s punk club scene, bringing to life some of the scene’s usual suspects, such as Steve Strange, Leigh Bowery, Sallon and of course, Boy George. While Taboo includes pieces of Boy George’s biggest hits with his band Culture Club, George also penned an original score for the show, which features a book originally written by Mark Davies Markham and adapted for Broadway by Charles Busch, and additional music by Kevan Frost. The latest script is by Markham. Could Taboo bow once more? According to Boy George, it very well might, and with some new changes! The iconic pop star revealed on the red carpet at the GLAAD Awards earlier this month that the odds of a revival of his bio-musical “are very good.” He went on to say: “We’ve actually written a new script and we are in talks with people to do a new production…it’s something that I want to happen.” The tuner originally premiered in 2002 in London prior to transferring to Broadway the following year, with Euan Morton, Raul Esparza and Boy George himself in the cast. Despite closing on Broadway after only three months, the musical gathered a strong cult following. Members of the original cast reunited for two concert performances on February 8 this year at 54 Below, ten years to the day that the musical shuttered. The musical was revived in London in 2012. View Comments
The show will feature silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make Titus the “poetic atrocity” that it is. Puppet Titus Andronicus will feature set design by Holly Trotta and Kevin O’Callaghan, lighting design by Leslie Smith, sound design by John Hull, costumes by Suzette Snider and puppet design by A.J. Cote. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 The cast of Puppet Titus Andronicus will feature Rinkel along with Adam Weppler, Sarah Villegas, Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran, Drew Torkelson, Shane Snider, A.J. Cote, Mindy Leanse, Ross Hamman and Abby Judd. Puppet Titus Andronicus is presented by the Puppet Shakespeare Players, who combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio techniques. Their past shows include Puppet Hamlet and Puppet Romeo and Juliet. Also on board as a producer is Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, who of course is no stranger to the New York theater scene (or bizarre mashups. Happy Friday.) View Comments Hand and tongue amputations, cannibalism, and then some—all with adorable puppets! Titus Andronicus, widely regarded as Shakespeare’s worst (and certainly most gruesome) play, is getting a comedic Avenue Q style makeover with the world premiere of Puppet Titus Andronicus. Directed by Ryan Rinkel, the play will begin performances on July 24 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre and run through August 17. Opening night is set for July 30. Puppet Titus Andronicus Related Shows
Chicago also currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Mama Morton, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. In addition to the Chicago national tour, Roginski appeared off-Broadway in The Fartiste and Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project. Her additional stage credits include Damn Yankees, One for My Baby, Grease and 42nd Street. She is also no stranger to the New York cabaret scene and has appeared at hotspots including the Metropolitan Room and 54 Below. from $49.50 View Comments Related Shows Chicago She’s starting with a bang! Lindsay Roginski will make her Broadway debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago. A Roxie alum from recent national tours of the revival, Roginski will star in the John Kander and Fred Ebb tuner from June 30 through July 6. Bianca Marroquin, who currently stars in the role at the Ambassador Theatre, will return on July 8.
Did you see The Nance screening in movie theaters this summer? I did, we had a great premiere. It was wonderful to see everybody again. We hadn’t seen each other in about a year, so that was really special. There’s so much that we don’t get to see when we’re onstage. We don’t get to see the lighting design or the way all the costumes work together. Wicked fans are so loyal—what’s the best fan gift you’ve gotten? I’ve gotten some incredible art. This show inspires people to just put their heart out there. They make duct tape art, they do watercolors, they do sculpture art, it’s incredible. I got this thing from Iceland, this incredible paper art of Glinda, it was really special. But nothing crazy. No one’s sent me their tooth or anything, thank god. [Laughs.] Who in particular have you bonded with? Christine Dwyer, who plays Elphaba. I love her so much. We’ve become really close and she’s such an ally on stage. I’m also obsessed with Mary Testa! She’s amazing, she’s a comedic genius, honestly. I’ve gotta take as many notes as possible working with her: she’s a real legend, and she’s also a blast. I love everybody, we’re all really tight. Jenni Barber You actually ask yourself, “How would Nathan Lane play Glinda?” Absolutely, or say, “No, Nathan Lane would not approve of this, nuh-uh.” It’s bizarre, but it works! from $95.00 What about your money from the dentist? Yeah, I was like, “I’m out of my dentist cash, I’ve got to take this job!” [Laughs.] Aside from Mary Testa, do you have any comedy influences you look up to that inspire your performance? I had the pleasure of working with Nathan Lane last year in The Nance, and watching him work an audience is the greatest lesson in comedy anybody could ever have. His rhythm and the way that he can time things, the way that he’ll change it up. Every performance is different and really crafted to whatever he’s getting from the audience. There’s moments where I’m doing “Popular” and I’m like, “What would Nathan Lane do?” See Barber in Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Related Shows You now have a few months of Wicked under your belt. How do you like being “Popular?” It’s going really well, it’s super fun, we’re having a great time. I’m really lucky I have just the coolest cast to be a part of. We’re really having fun over there! You got to perform on the Tony Awards this year—did your phone immediately start blowing up? Yes, both Christine’s and my phones went bananas. We told our families, but we didn’t tell a lot of people, and I’m not on Facebook, so literally my phone was freaking out. Christine’s actually broke. [Laughs.] It was really thrilling. And so many people from years ago were like, “Wait a second, what are you doing? You live in New York, you’re on Broadway, what?” I’m still mourning the loss of the hilarious porn play The Performers, which closed after only 30 performances on Broadway. Yay, you saw it! View Comments What’s it like to see yourself so big on a movie screen? My head was super big and it was hilarious. There’s…a lot happening! [Laughs.] It’s also gonna be on TV in October, and I’m so thrilled that so many people are gonna be able to see this story. What has been your most memorable stage door interaction? My dentist from when I was a child in Mansfield, Ohio was at the stage door a couple weeks ago. I haven’t seen her in years, but when I was first moving to New York, I had my last checkup and she literally handed me a wad of cash and was like, “Just take care of yourself, OK?” She was so worried about me moving to the big city! I haven’t seen her since that day, and then she shows up at the stage door crying. When did you see Wicked for the first time? When I first moved to the city I auditioned, and they told me I was going to leave in a week to be in the Chicago production. I had never seen the show before, so I sat in the sound booth and saw Megan Hilty and Shoshanna Bean and they were fantastic. A few days later they were like, “Oh, you’re not going to Chicago, but they may want you to stay here.” So it was this epic month of callbacks and during that time I was also auditioning for Spelling Bee and ended up getting that before they made a decision for Wicked. I needed it so bad, I was so broke. I had spent three months in New York and I had no money. Star Files You’ve played such an eclectic mix of roles, from Olive in Spelling Bee to an adult film star, to a burlesque performer. If a project is exciting for me, then I’ll just go out for it, but these roles really did choose me. [Spelling Bee and Annie director] James Lapine was a little concerned. He said, “You were Olive and now I’m seeing you without your clothes on. Why don’t you play a nice, respectful lady like Grace Farrell in [Annie]?” He was trying to clean up my act! Wicked Why don’t you think it got the run it deserved? At the theater, we talked about this relentlessly, because we were so surprised we got the closing notice so quickly. I can’t even tell you how much fun it was. Henry Winkler, Alicia [Silverstone], Cheyenne [Jackson], Daniel Breaker, Ari [Graynor], they’re most wonderful castmates a person could have. I learned a lot about commercial theater in New York City, that’s for sure. Try as you might, you simply can’t typecast Jenni Barber. The star made her Broadway debut as shy middle schooler Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and nabbed a regular gig on the kids’ TV series The Electric Company before moving on to more uh, adult fare, like a porn star in the short-lived comedy The Performers and a burlesque performer in The Nance on Broadway. Now she’s throwing us another curveball: She arrived on the Great White Way via bubble in Wicked last winter, playing oh-so-popular witch Glinda. Broadway.com chatted with Barber about her first few months in the role, what it’s like to perform on the Tony Awards and why she’s constantly asking herself “What would Nathan Lane do?”
Broadway lovebirds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin are engaged! The couple made the announcement on Twitter. Murin totally buried the lede, though; the Lysistrata Jones alum’s tweet started with her professing her love for the new Annie movie. “You guys, I have some really big news to share!!” she wrote. “Ready??? I didn’t hate the Annie movie at all. I actually liked it. #alsoigotengaged.” No date for the big day has been announced. Congratulations, Colin and Patti! Maybe you two can have Quvenzhané Wallis sing “Opportunity” at the wedding?! Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Violet, Anything Goes and Jersey Boys. His other stage credits include Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Merrily We Roll Along and Follies. Murin appeared on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones and Xanadu, as well as the national tour of Wicked. The two starred in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Love’s Labour’s Lost together in 2013. View Comments
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. John Gallagher Jr.’s Debut AlbumJohn Gallagher Jr., who won a Tony for Spring Awakening, is set to release his debut album! Six Day Hurricane will drop on January 15, 2016 courtesy of Rockwood Music Hall Recordings, and you can check out the first single, “Two Fists Full,” below. That’s not all we’ve got to look forward to from the star; after some high profile TV appearances over the past few years on The Newsroom and Olive Kitteridge, Gallagher Jr. will soon be treading Broadway’s boards once more. He is set to appear opposite Jessica Lange in Long Day’s Journey Into Night from March 31, 2016 at the American Airlines Theatre. We can’t wait to have him back! Star Files View Comments John Gallagher Jr. Bernadette Peters Gets Her Brit OnBernadette Peters will journey across the pond for her first U.K. solo concerts in more than 15 years. The Tony winner and doganizer is scheduled to return to the Royal Festival Hall, London on June 3, 2016 and to also play her first ever date at the Opera House, Manchester on June 5. Audiences can expect Peters to perform all her fave signature songs from shows including Gypsy, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George. Musical direction will be by Marvin Laird, with sound design by Tom Sorce and lighting design by Lenny Cowles. One Broadway.com staff member is already looking into his air miles.John Bolton to Lead A Charlie Brown ChristmasDames at Sea’s John Bolton has been tapped to narrate Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 20 at Carnegie Hall. Under the musical direction of Steven Reineke, the staged concert with the New York Pops and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA will bring the whole Peanuts gang to life through original choreography by Liza Gennaro, as performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet. Additional characters in the classic Christmas tale are set to be voiced by students from TADA! Youth Theater.Sneak Peek of Season Two’s GalavantWe’ve our first promo for the upcoming second season of Galavant, the fairytale musical comedy from the minds of Tony winner Alan Menken, School of Rock’s Glenn Slater and Dan Fogelman! Check out the video below; Galavant will return to ABC on January 3, 2016.