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first_imgShare: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) Photo: CDCMAYVILLE –  Chautauqua County Officials say no new positive tests for the novel Coronavirus were reported as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.Christine Schuyler, Public Health Director, says the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus remains at three. She says the county’s goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety. They will publicize locations where positive cases may have been prior to diagnosis if the epidemiological investigation warrants it.Officials say 11 people remain in mandatory quarantine. Twenty-one people are in precautionary quarantine, while 52 are in mandatory isolation.Public health nurses are continuing their intensive epidemiological investigations to identify the close contacts of those with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Once identified, they notify the close household and proximal contacts of their potential exposure to COVID-19 and they are placed under the appropriate level of quarantine to monitor for symptoms. Public Health Law provides the authority to enforce orders of the Public Health Officer. If an individual fails to follow the mandatory order of the Public Health Officer, the Health Department will bring the individual before a judge who would then issue a court order. If the individual continues to violate, then he/she can be incarcerated. If you are overwhelmed, the NYS Office of Mental Health is offering a NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line; it is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help. The pandemic has left many of us feeling anxious and stressed. Learn more about managing anxiety in difficult times by visiting or calling 1-844-863-9314.We are aware of the strain being out of work due to state mandated shutdowns is having on many; this is a difficult time. There are some resources where you can find help.· Discuss your situation with your employer. If you are employed, that should be your first call.· NY Connects is a trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about services and supports for people of all ages or with any type of disability. 1-800-342-9871· NYS is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines. Before you can collect, you must apply for benefits. 1-888-209-8124 (The volume of claims has increased drastically, causing a critical drain on the website and phones. NYSDOL is aware of the issue and is working to develop solutions.)· If you are losing income and need help with temporary social assistance payments, SNAP benefits, HEAP to help with heating, contact Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. Jamestown 716-661-8200 or Dunkirk 716-363-3500· If you are trying to find work, many local businesses are hiring. Chautauqua Works can help you find out about these opportunities. The offices are closed, but they are working remotely and you can visit or call 716-661-9553 or 716-366-9015· Chautauqua County Government website has a list of Services and Benefits resources and contact numbers.· United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has an expansive list of community resources in Northern and Southern Chautauqua County. ONLY way we can protect our community and healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed with illness as a result of the novel coronavirus is to avoid being exposed to the virus.In Chautauqua County, we expect EVERYONE in Chautauqua County to help stop coronavirus. Do the Five:1. HANDS Wash them often.2. ELBOW Cough into it.3. FACE Don’t touch it.4. FEET Stay more than 6 feet apart.5. FEEL sick? Stay home.Individuals with questions or concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) or travel related questions are encouraged to call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065. For locally-specific information, County residents may also contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-866-604-6789 during normal business hours.To follow the most current information on COVID-19, please visit the County, CDC or NYSDOH webpages;;; read more

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014 Stiles’ stage credits include David Mamet’s Oleanna on Broadway and her film work includes 10 Things I Hate About You and the Bourne series with Matt Damon. Stiles and Wirt will co-star with Lily Rabe and Billy Magnussen in the upcoming film The First. Wirt will also appear in Billy Bates, due out in theaters in November. When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Phoenixcenter_img Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Julia Stiles will return to the stage in Scott Organ’s Phoenix. Directed by Jennifer DeLia and co-starring James Wirt, the off-Broadway production will begin performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre on July 28 and play a limited engagement through August 23. The one-act dark romantic comedy will officially open on August 7. A film adaptation of Pheonix, under the direction of Amy Redford is currently development. The design team for the stage show will be announced shortly. View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgFunny. Did you hear that? “Funny.” Yeah, our fans said…OK we’ll stop. It’s Monday, and we could all use a laugh. Last week, we took to Twitter to ask you which Broadway tweeter cracked you up the most. We narrowed down the list to 10 contenders, and made you choose: Which Great White Way star should take home the honorary Tony Award for Best Twitter Account? The votes are in, and the (imaginary) Tony goes to… 1. Laura Benanti—33% When she’s not busy delivering some mad side-eye on the small screen, Laura Benanti is consistently killing it in the Twittersphere. From expressing admiration for her doting fans, to the occasional slice of humble pie to her inventive takes on sporting events and music festivals, this Tony winner has all the material she needs for an HBO standup special. Congrats on winning our poll, Laura! Please contact us to claim your prize (a My Fair Lady revival). Jackie Hoffman 2. Lesli Margherita—22% Bow down to the Queen! We may not get to see her burlesque routine in Peter Pan Live!, but that’s OK, because she continues to crack audiences up nightly as the “Loud” Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda. Speaking of which, if you see the show and go to the stage door after, be careful what you say. Because your words may be immortalized by the Looks Not Books star herself. And we will laugh. Lesli Margherita View Comments Laura Benanti Star Files 3. Jackie Hoffman—17% Here’s a Great White Way firecracker you don’t want to cross. The former video blogger’s Twitter reads as one part fashion manifesto, one part free ad space for On the Town with just a dash of a cryptic plea for help. And we love every bit of it.last_img read more

first_img View Comments See Maggie Smith & James Corden in Van Trailer We have our first look of Tony and Oscar winner Maggie Smith in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van. Check out the trailer below, which includes a scene-stealing cameo by Tony winner James Corden at the end! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. London Sweeney Adds Date & Cast The Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel-led Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller has added an extra date at the London Coliseum. Lonny Price’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic will additionally play April 5. Along with the previously reported Thompson, Terfel and Philip Quast, we also now know the show will star Matthew Seadon-Young, Katie Hall, Jack North, Alex Gaumond, Rosalie Craig and John Owen-Jones. NBC Taps Nicole Scherzinger We’re all hoping that Nicole Scherzinger will reprise her acclaimed star turn in London’s Cats revival on Broadway, but before that she will appear in a new NBC comedy variety series this summer. Hosted by Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That! will challenge the former Pussy Cat Doll and five other celebrities to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. So Scherzinger won’t be belting or dancing then, as we all know she can nail both a key change and a tango. Tena Štivičić Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Tena Štivičić for her play 3 Winters. Štivičić collected the prize (and $25,000!) on March 2 at a celebration of the winner and finalists hosted by New York’s Playwrights Horizons. The honor is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Juliette Binoche & More Set for Kennedy Center Juliette Binoche is heading to Washington D.C.! Her previously reported international tour of Antigone has added a stop at the Eisenhower Theater as part of the Kennedy Center’s 2015-16 season. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the show will run October 22 through October 25. Also on the season’s slate is a production of The Bridges of Madison County. The short-lived but much-loved former Broadway tuner will play June 28, 2016 through July 17, again at the Eisenhower Theater. Meanwhile, stage faves Terri White, Randy Graff, Michele Lee, John Lloyd Young and Frances Ruffelle will headline intimate cabarets at the Terrace Theater.last_img read more

first_img View Comments Charing Cross Artistic Director Thom Southerland(Photo courtesy of Charing Cross Theatre) The Charing Cross Theatre season will kick off with the London return of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic. Newly appointed artistic director Thom Southerland will helm the West End premiere, along with two other musicals on the theater’s roster: Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday. Rounding out the season is Radio Times, directed by Ben Woolf.Titanic will run from May 28 through August 6 with opening night set for June 6. This particular production premiered in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse. The show follows the RMS Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage and characters inspired by actual passengers and crew members.Radio Times begins performances on August 20 and will run through October 1. The comedy follows a war-era BBC radio show, Variety Bandwagon, its stars and producers as they prepare to broadcast live to America for the first time. It features several songbook staples from the 1940s. Opening night is set for August 26.Ragtime explores the intersecting stories of a white, middle-class family in New Rochelle, a Jewish immigrant and his young daughter and a Harlem musician and his admirer. The musical, featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Terrence McNally, premiered on Broadway in 1998. Performances will run from October 8 through November 26; the production will open officially on October 17.Death Takes a Holiday, also by Yeston and Stone with Thomas Meehan, heads to London after premiering off-Broadway in 2011. Set in Northern Italy shortly after the first World War, the musical follows Death as he disguises himself as a young prince and falls in love with a newly engaged woman. Performances are set for December 3 through January 21, 2017; opening night is December 12. Casting for the four tuners will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

first_img View Comments Is it a case of “Got To Get You Into My Life?” The Lion King Tony winner Julie Taymor is in talks to helm a tuner using the works of The Beatles. According to the New York Post, Marty Bandier, who is in charge of Sony/ATV, has approached her about the project.Taymor recently directed Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway, off-Broadway. Her additional Great White Way credits include the notorious Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Green Bird and Juan Darien. She helmed the Beatles-inspired movie, Across the Universe, although this new stage adaptation would not be based on it.This wouldn’t be the first time the fab four tried to hold Broadway’s hand. Beatlemania, a musical revue, played on the Great White from 1977 through 1979 and Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles ran 2010-2011. Julie Taymor(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

first_img(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) View Comments Craving a little sugar, butter and flour? is teaming up with the Tony-nominated Waitress to host their very own truck. What’s inside? Tickets to Waitress…and pies! Look out for the custom vehicle from the Treats Truck starting May 11 through May 26 around the city; track it down here.Waitress representatives (and maybe even some cast members) will be on hand to sell tickets to the show; anyone who purchases a ticket from the truck will receive a free mixed berry or pecan pie. Said confections will also be sold separately. (But why would you miss out on seeing the Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson tuner?)Based on the film of the same name, Waitress follows Jenna, a small town waitress in a loveless marriage. A local baking contest and a new doctor shake up her life as she’s torn between her commitments and—with the help of her pie-making expertise—a chance at freedom.The show received a Tony nomination for Best Musical, as well as nods for composer Sara Bareilles and stars Jessie Mueller and Christopher Fitzgerald. Additional cast members include Keala Settle, Kimiko Glenn, Nick Cordero, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews and Eric Anderson. Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Waitresslast_img read more

first_img Tony, Pulitzer, Emmy and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda now has a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award to add to his trophy cabinet! The creator and star of Hamilton received the prestigious prize at the 82nd annual Drama League Awards on May 20. Miranda was one of 50 nominees for the top honor, which a performer can only win once in his or her lifetime. Additionally, Hamilton and The Humans, along with the revivals of The Color Purple and A View from the Bridge, were presented with trophies.Certified genius Miranda’s Hamilton has received a myriad of accolades. The off-Broadway run picked up Drama Desks, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards and more. Since transferring to the Main Stem, the show won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, the Pulitzer, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and an unprecedented 11 Audience Choice Awards. The musical is nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards on June 12. Miranda’s first Broadway tuner, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, with Miranda garnering a Tony for Best Score, as well as a nod for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical and he picked up an Emmy in 2014 with Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards telecast. Upcoming projects include Disney’s Mary Poppins and Moana.The ceremony was hosted by 2016 Tony nominees Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off) at the Mariott Marquis Times Square, and also honored Sheldon Harnick, Deaf West Theatre and Ivo van Hove.Distinguished Performance AwardLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonDistinguished Production of a MusicalHamiltonDistinguished Production of a PlayThe HumansDistinguished Revival of a MusicalThe Color PurpleDistinguished Revival of a PlayA View from the Bridge Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from the U.K. Fall Will Be the Age of Aquarius in LondonHope Mill Theatre’s production of Hair in Manchester, England won’t exactly cross the Atlantic sea, but it is genius genius enough to head to London. The revival will play off-West End venue The Vaults from October 4 through December 3. The production of the classic ‘60s musical, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle premiere at Hope Mill in November last year. Casting will be announced at a later date.New La Strada Adaptation Receives London PremiereA new stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1957 film La Strada will head to London following a U.K. tour. The production, featuring music by Benji Bower and directed by Sally Cookson, will play The Other Palace in London from May 30 through July 8, after concluding its tour on May 27. The cast will be led by Cirque du Soleil alums Audrey Brisson, and Bart Soroczynski, as well as Stuart Goodwin. The movie, about a young girl sold into a circus to a brutish strongman, also inspired the 1969 BroadwayJudith Street Takes Center Stage in The GirlsJudith Street assume the role of Jessie in the West End production of The Girls. The stage veteran, who currently plays Lady Cravenshire in the Gary Barlow and Tim Firth musical, takes over for Michele Dotrice, who has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis. Street joins a septet of leads at the Phoenix Theatre that includes Debbie Chazen as Ruth, Sophie-Louise Dann as Celia, Marian McLoughlin as Marie, Claire Moore as Chris, Claire Machin as Cora and Joanna Riding as Annie.Stars Set for Lettice and LovageFelicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman will headline the previously announced London engagement of Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage. The Trevor Nunn-helmed production will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from May 4 through July 8. Kendal, whose recent credits include the U.K. and Australian tour of Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking in the West End, will play Lettice Douffet, while Lipman, an Olivier winner for See How They Run, will take on the role of Lotte Schoen. Nunn is also set to direct Love in Idleness at the venue this spring. View Comments The Hope Mill Theatre production of ‘Hair'(Photo: Anthony Robling)last_img read more

first_imgSecond Biotechnology WaveOn the heels of the first wave, he said, is a second wave of biotechnology: Discoveries will shift the emphasis to products that include enhanced human foods, livestock and industrial products and pharmaceuticals.”Over the next five years, biotechnology will develop many more products that will radically change American agriculture,” Phillips predicted. “One extremely exciting area of research and development is the use of animals in pharmaceutical production. The most promising work is in milk and eggs.”Sheep’s milk has been used in cystic fibrosis treatment, goats’ milk in cancer therapy and mice’s milk for arthritis treatment. Chicken eggs have also been used for treating the flu.”And the production of therapeutic proteins doesn’t cause any ill effects to the animal involved,” Phillips said.Reduced-fat Animal ProductsAnimals are being engineered to reduce fat, too, and to have less environmental impact.While plants are being developed to deliver more nutrition, safer foods and even vaccines, some of the most interesting developments are in industrial chemicals.”Research indicates that plants can be modified to produce proteins that become components of detergents, nylon, glue, paints, lubricants and plastics,” Phillips said. “The potential is very high that plants can be the source of biodegradable plastic polymers that will benefit the environmental quality. We are viewing plants in a new way: as minifactories.”Phillips urged everyone to work together to achieve the promise of the technology. “It will require creative and sustained leadership from both (public and private) sectors to make it happen,” he said. Increased fertilizer efficiency.More flexible weed control, especially for soybeans.Greater use of conservation tillage, protecting water quality and preventing soil erosion. Vaccine shots may soon be as comforting as eating mashed potatoes, as tasty as snacking on a banana or as refreshing as eating a salad.”Very promising research is resulting in foods that may one day contain vaccines,” said Michael Phillips, executive director for food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Phillips delivered the 2001 D.W. Brooks Lecture at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., Oct. 1.”Transgenic potatoes may carry the vaccine for hepatitis B, bananas may contain a cholera vaccine and lettuce a vaccine for measles,” he said. “This is especially important for the developing world, where it’s very expensive to purchase, transport and store vaccines.”Where vaccines require refrigeration or must be transported to remote areas, he said, food-borne vaccines would be especially helpful.Biotech Crops Widely AcceptedThe first wave of biotech crops — those containing insect- and disease-resistant properties — have been widely adopted in historic proportions.”Today they’re planted on more than 100 million acres around the world,” Phillips said. “In the United States, in only five years, more than 65 percent of the soybeans, almost 70 percent of the cotton and 25 percent of the corn are varieties that have been enhanced through the use of biotechnology. For hybrid corn, one of the most recent technological revolutions in agriculture, it took almost 30 years to reach comparable adoption rates.”These adoption rates have been mirrored in other countries. In Canada, more than 65 percent of the canola, almost 50 percent of the corn and about 20 percent of soybeans are varieties improved though biotechnology.Farmers’ Competitive Edge”At least 20 percent of the soybeans grown in Brazil today are Roundup-Ready soybeans smuggled in from Argentina,” Phillips said. “That’s how desperate farmers are to get their hands on this technology. They don’t want to lose the competitive edge.”Phillips attributes the rapid acceptance to farmers’ economic bottom line. “It either increases their yields or decreases input costs, or both,” he said.The most obvious savings for farmers has been chemical pesticide inputs. The National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy reports that cotton pesticide usage has declined by more than 50 percent.Phillips said research is also documenting:last_img read more