MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Gas prices continue to fall after demand worldwide dropped due to travel concerns.According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of petrol in Jamestown is $2.53.In some parts of our area, gasoline is under the two-dollar mark. At Heron’s Landing gas station in the Seneca Nation, the price of gas is $1.47 a gallon.But, while the price at the pump is good, the station’s owner says other parts of the reservation like bingo halls and restaurants are feeling the squeeze of COVID-19 containment methods. In Dunkirk the average price to fill up is $2.53 a gallon. To the south in Warren Pennsylvania its $2.55 a gallon. 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) New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.ALBANY – For one month, New York State’s COVID infection rate has remained below 1%.Governor Cuomo made the announcement Monday, adding 0.88% of tests reported to the state were positive.The governor thanked New Yorkers for their hard work keeping the COVID rate down.“Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening. As we close out this Labor Day Weekend, I urge everyone to remain smart so we can continue to celebrate our progress in the weeks and months ahead. It took the work of all of us to get here and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York tough,” Cuomo said. A breakdown of each region’s percentage of positive test results over the last three days shows Western New York’s infection was 1.9% on Sunday.
Image courtesy: Girl Scouts of Western New York.WESTERN NEW YORK – The Girl Scouts of Western New York kicked off their ‘Fall Product Program’ on Monday to help raise funds for programs, community service projects and other special activities.Group leaders say in addition to helping scouts fund their programs, the fundraiser also gives back to the military through the ‘Share Donation Program’ where customers can choose to purchase items to benefit local military personnel and veterans.Typically, scouts would travel ‘door-to-door’ to sell their cookies, however because of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls across Western New York are putting their technology skills to the test using an online digital platform to engage close friends, family, and the general public to order candies, nuts, magazines, and other related items.Program leaders say girls will be not only learn how to sell products online, but will gain money management skills as well. The community can also support a local Girl Scout by purchasing Thin Mints® Almonds, Peanut Butter Bears, Dulce de Leche Owls, English Butter Toffee, Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps with Sea Salt, Chocolate Covered Raisins, fat free Fruit Slices, Dill Pickle Flavored Peanuts, Salsa Mix, Whole Cashews with Sea Salt, and NEW this year – Peanut Butter Trail Mix. Prices range from $6 to $40.The program runs through October 28. For more, visit GSWNY.org. 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)
Star Files The annual event will benefit the Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists. In addition to McDonald and Fierstein, performers just announced for the evening include Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Malcolm Gets, Mary Louise Wilson, Tony Vincent and Karen Ziemba. They will join Constantine Maroulis, Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran, Tim Gunn, Mark Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Kal Penn, James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Bryce Pinkham, Kate Jennings Grant, Aaron lazar, Eddie Korbich, Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham and more! Audra McDonald View Comments There’s a starry night in store! Tony winners Audra McDonald and Harvey Fierstein join the previously reported 2014 Drama League’s Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and co-directed by Michael Mayer and Johanna McKeon, the gala will be held February 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event will include tributes to the Emmy winner by dozens of stage and screen stars. Neil Patrick Harris
Tveit will play a Buffalo dad who is just scraping by until he gathers a band of buddies to start a stripping troupe. OK, enough with the charade… Sadly, we’re just kidding! HAPPY APRIL FOOLS’ DAY! View Comments Broadway hottie Aaron Tveit is finally giving fans what they want, taking it all off as a working-class stripper in a revival of the musical The Full Monty, which is planning to play a limited engagement on the Great White Way this summer.
ALSO: May 31 marks the end of several high-profile new plays, among them James Graham’s thrilling Privacy at the Donmar, featuring 2014 Tony nominee Paul Chahidi (Twelfth Night) among its expert cast. Closing as scheduled at the Royal Court the same night is Birdland, starring Andrew Scott (TV’s Sherlock) and written by Simon Stephens, whose The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reaches Broadway in the fall. MAY 5-11 A Shaw Thing: Fiona Shaw electrified those who caught her solo turn on Broadway last year in The Testament of Mary, and now the 2003 Tony nominee for Medea is bringing the controversial (to some) Colm Toibin play about the Virgin Mary to the Barbican for a limited run opening May 7; Shaw’s longtime colleague Deborah Warner once again directs. ALSO: The Almeida seems to be in the transfer business big-time these days, between Ibsen’s Ghosts scoring big at the Oliviers and their current show, King Charles III, rumored for a commercial run later this year. Now comes a West End season opening May 8 at the Playhouse Theatre of their sellout adaptation of 1984, inspired by the grimly compelling George Orwell novel and featuring Mark Arends as the iconic (if doomed) Winston Smith. MAY 26-JUNE 1 Kathleen’s Turn: Few American theater and film names have played the UK stage as often as Kathleen Turner. Following turns in The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Turner will star alongside Tony winner Ian McDiarmid in Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist, opening May 27 at the Duchess Theatre. ALSO: 2014 Olivier nominee Anna Francolini (London’s Caroline, or Change) appears at the St. James Theatre Studio for one night only May 14 in an evening of chat and song devoted to the great Richard Rodgers. May 17 sees the all-day opening of the transfer to the Aldwych Theatre of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s marathon stagings of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, adapted from the Hilary Mantel books and starring Ben Miles of Broadway and London’s The Norman Conquests. MAY 12-18 Hey There: Director Richard Eyre seems barely to pause for breath, between helming the aforementioned Ghosts, Pirandello’s Liola, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward all in a single season. Now, the onetime head of the National Theatre brings his scene-stealing co-star of Stephen Ward, Joanna Riding, back to the musical stage to play Babe in the beloved 1954 musical The Pajama Game alongside Michael Xavier as Sid Sorokin. Opening night is May 13 at the Shaftesbury. MAY 19-25 The Heat is On: Miss Saigon returns to London 25 years after it opened, this time to the Prince Edward Theatre with Jon Jon Briones inheriting Jonathan Pryce’s role as The Engineer and 17-year-old Eva Noblezada as Kim. Expect a gala opening night May 21 as is the norm of producer Cameron Mackintosh. Two major musical revivals—a modern British classic and an enduring American one—would already mark out May as a big month for London theater. Add in star turns by two Tony-nominated actresses and a Tony-winning actor and it looks like theatrical boom time in the British capital. Read on for more details. ALSO: West End star Ryan Molloy shows that there’s life after Frankie Valli and Jersey Boys, shifting gears to star in a rare revival of the little-known 1960 Lionel Bart musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, set amid the early days of rock ‘n’ roll and opening May 20 at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Don’t miss the final performance of the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon at the Hampstead Theatre on May 24. View Comments
Scene design will be by Andrew Lieberman, with costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5) is among the cast who will feature in Signature Theatre’s previously reported production of A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the show will run August 12 through September 21 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for September 4. View Comments Related Shows Outside Boston, ten people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, the play examines the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream. The Wayside Motor Inn Joining Kudisch as Vince will be Kelly AuCoin as Andy, Jon DeVries as Frank, Quincy Dunn-Baker as Ray, Rebecca Henderson as Ruth, Jenn Lyon as Sharon, Lizbeth Mackay as Jessie, David as Phil, Ismenia Mendes as Sally and Will Pullen as Mark. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014
Related Shows View Comments All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, is returning to New York for an open-ended engagement. The musical play, which is written, composed, and directed by Jonathan Christenson, will begin performances on January 14, 2015. Opening night is scheduled for January 25 at New World Stages. Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. The production will feature sets, costumes and lighting by Bretta Gerecke, with choreography by Laura Krewski and sound design by Wade Staples. It originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. The show was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. Nevemore has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script. Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Six of the seven original Nevermore cast members will return to the show—Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross and Scott Shpeley. Casting for the seventh and final role will be announced soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015
View Comments Joining Winokur as co-hosts will be actress and comedian Margaret Cho, Chelsea Lately’s Heather McDonald and sex therapist Tiffanie David Henry. The weekly series will include a rotating selection of segments such as a roundup of the week’s wackiest sex news and dialogues about relationship challenges. Tracy Turnblad’s here to teach you about the birds and the bees! Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur will be among the hosts of TLC’s newest late-night talk show, All About Sex. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new half-hour series will premiere January 10, 2015. Winokur took home a Tony Award in 2003 for her performance in Hairspray. She also appeared on Broadway in Grease. Her previous small screen credits include Dancing with the Stars (where she made it to the semi-finals), Retired at 35, Stacked and The Talk.
View Comments Project Runway host, model and fashionista Heidi Klum followed the second star to the right on July 1, 2015 to see Finding Neverland on Broadway! After watching the musical adaptation of the hit film unfold on stage, Klum went backstage to hang out with Finding Neverland stars Eli Tokash and Sawyer Nunes, as well as some pirates and lost boys at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Check out these Hot Shots of Klum’s visit to Neverland, then see the magic in person on the Great White Way. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows Finding Neverland