NY Gov. Signs Bill Guaranteeing Paid Leave For Those Under Quarantine

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) ALBANY- New York’s Governor signed a bill Wednesday night that guarantees paid leave for those placed in mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak.“I just signed into law legislation to provide immediate relief to working New Yorkers whose lives are being turned upside down by COVID-19,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.“No one should have to make the impossible choice between losing their job or providing for their family and going to work, especially during this pandemic,” furthered Gov. Cuomo. “We seek to build upon this effort with guaranteed sick leave for all in this year’s budget.”“In New York we stand with our workers in sickness and in health.” last_img read more

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Teen In Jamestown

first_imgJAMESTOWN – An 18-year-old is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a teen during an incident in Jamestown Sunday.Jamestown Police say Tyler Hough, 18, was allegedly involved in an altercation in the area of W. 4th Street just before 10 p.m. Sunday.Police say a 16-year-old was stabbed in the leg. The teen was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment. Police say the teen suffered non-life threatening injuries.Officers say Hough was taken into custody with help from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office a short time following the stabbing. He is charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.Police said Hough was held in city jail pending arraignment in the case. 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)last_img read more

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Poll Finds Governor’s Approval Rating Soared During Coronavirus Outbreak

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) Image by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – A new poll shows that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo job performance ratings have reached new heights, lifted by his handling of the pandemic and the economy.The NBC / Marist poll found that 60% of registered voters rate the Governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as good or excellent.Furthermore, the poll says that 55% of upstate New Yorkers responded positively to his handling of the virus, compared to 67% of those in New York City. Additionally, 69% of upstaters approve of his leadership during the pandemic, compared to 75% in the NYC.As for his handling of the economy, 52% of those in upstate New York approve of his economic decisions, while 63% in the New York City agree. The poll also found that 86% of Democrats, 65% of independents, and 28% of Republican approve of the governor.Full polling results are posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more

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Rob Ashford for The Sound of Music Live!, David Mamet & the Tony Awards Broadcast Earn DGA Nominations

first_imgTony winner Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller and the directing team of NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series. This is Ashford’s first DGA Award nomination. Also nominated in the same category is Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet for his HBO film Phil Spector, which starred Al Pacino. Watch the now epic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards featuring host Neil Patrick Harris and casts from numerous musicals! In addition, Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 67th Annual Tony Awards have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. This marks the tenth nomination for Weiss, who has served as director of the Tony Awards broadcast since 2001. He previously won the award in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Broadway vet Jane Lynch on February 25.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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We Rank the Dads of Broadway From Best to Worst!

first_imgIt’s almost Father’s Day, and you know what that means—it’s time to pull out all the stops to show your dad you’re his biggest fan. But Father’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to make a giant replica of your dad out of beef jerky. It’s also time to pay homage to our honorary fathers: The dads of Broadway! From the loyal and protective Jean Valjean in Les Miz to the uh, totally preoccupied Mr. Wormwood, some of Broadway’s current dads deserve Father of the Year trophies, while others should be tarred and feathered. We’re ranking them all below! How does your favorite Broadway dad measure up? 10. Charles from Pippin He might be good at riding a unicycle, but King Charles is constantly dismissive of his son Pippin. If there’s one thing we know about kids, it’s that they need constant attention! Get it together, Charles. View Comments 9. Walter from A Raisin in the Sun Walter has big dreams for his family, but he’s not the most rational guy when it comes to spending his money. Good thing you’ve got your mom around to bail you out, Walter. 2. Mufasa from The Lion King This kind and majestic ruler is a model father for Simba. It’s a shame that pesky stampede had to go and ruin everything. 7. Sultan from Aladdin The Sultan seems like a nice enough guy, but he’s got some seriously outdated opinions about a woman’s place in the kingdom. Don’t worry—his daughter Jasmine is more than happy to set him straight. 1. Jean Valjean from Les Miserables Even though JVJ isn’t Cosette’s biological dad, he’ll go to the ends of the earth for her. He confines her to her house and she’s not allowed to talk to anyone or go outside, but at least she’s safe, right? 4. Josh from If/Then Without giving away too many spoilers, Josh is a great guy and seems like a great father, but he just isn’t around that much. Give us more evidence and we’ll move you higher up on the list, Josh. 8. Hertz from Rock of Ages Sure, he’s planning to tear down the Sunset Strip and his mustache is pretty annoying, but as far as his parenting is concerned, he’s not the worst dad on the list. 11. Mr. Wormwood from Matilda This telly-watching, swindling used-car salesman is the worst father on Broadway, hands down. If you were Matilda, you’d dye his hair green, too. 5. The Three Dads from Mamma Mia! Just like the guys in Full House, potential dads Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin and Harry Bright are a package deal. Sure, they weren’t around for Sophie’s formative years, but that wasn’t their fault, now was it? 3. Father from Violet Violet’s dad tries his best to be a good father, and hey, that axe thing was an accident. But we’re subtracting a few points, because the whole ordeal does make his daughter’s life pretty complicated. 6. Mr. Price from Kinky Boots He’s done everything he possibly can to provide for Charlie, but he shouldn’t have automatically assumed his son would want to take over the family business. What if he’d wanted to become a softball player, or a drag queen?last_img read more

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Trae Harris & More Will Star in Naomi Wallace’s And I and Silence Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments Scenic design will be by Rachel Hauck, with costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Trae Harris (Orange Is the New Black) and more will appear in the previously announced And I and Silence off-Broadway. Written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Caitlin McLeod, the show will play a limited engagement August 5 through September 14. Opening night is set for August 25 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond.  As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950’s America.center_img And I And Silence Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014 Joining Harris as Young Jamie will be Rachel Nicks (Nurse Jackie) as Jamie, Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) as Young Dee and Samantha Soule (A Fable) as Dee.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: James Corden & The History Boys Join Maggie Smith in Van & More

first_img Women Speak Up on Halloween On the subject of upcoming holidays, young writers from around the world have collaborated to create the play Women Speak/World Listen. The one night only production will take place on October 31 at NYC’s 4th Street Theatre and is a multi-media exploration of the lives of 13 young women coming-of-age in the midst of chaos and conflict. Food for thought this Halloween. Bad Jews is London-Bound After conquering off-Broadway and the U.K.’s city of Bath, those Bad Jews are moving to London. Joshua Harmon’s acclaimed show will play January 15, 2015 through February 28 at the St. James Theatre. Opening night is set for January 21. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the comedy’s original Bath cast will reprise their roles in London, with Jenna Augen as Daphna, Gina Bramhill as Melody, Joe Coen as Jonah and Ilan Goodman as Liam. Victor Garber Books Recurring Role on The Flash Broadway favorite Victor Garber has boarded the cast of The CW’s The Flash. According to The Wrap, his recurring role as DC Comics character Dr. Martin Stein will begin in the 12th Episode. We can’t wait to see if Garber and Andy Mientus’ Pied Piper will end up sharing screen time. Rent Writer Turns to Santa Stephen Chbosky, whose writing credits include The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the screenplay to Rent, will direct the movie musical Santa Is Real. Deadline reports that Larry Stuckey will pen the film, which follows the man who plays Santa in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.  All in all a handy reminder that it’s time to book our Rockettes tickets—Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without them!center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. James Corden & The History Boys Join Maggie Smith in Van Tony winner James Corden, Dominic Cooper, Samuel Anderson and Frances de la Tour will appear opposite the previously announced Tony winner Maggie Smith in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, reports the Daily Mail. All four of the project’s newcomers co-starred in Bennett’s The History Boys in London, on Broadway and on screen. View Commentslast_img read more

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Neil Patrick Harris & Idina Menzel to Join Forces for…Anything!

first_img Star Files 3. Host the Grammy Awards—9%What’s the next best thing after EGOT-ing? Becoming an EGOT host, naturally. Harris hosted the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, and he’ll of course be the emcee of the Oscars next year. So, when does he book the Grammys and pick up his necklace? 2. Star in a 15-City Rent Reunion Tour —15%He wore the infamous Mark scarf in the 1997 national tour of Rent, and then again in 2009 as the host of Saturday Night Live. We’d love to grab that Bolex once more alongside an all-star cast. Wait, isn’t he supposed to do something with Idina Menzel? Neil Patrick Harris can do it all. He’s already crossed off an impressive amount of items off his bucket list, including win a Tony, rap with Snoop Dog, perform with the Muppets, get married and write a book. This February, he’ll cross off one more: host the Academy Awards. With this news, it’s time for Neil Patrick Harris to add some new items to his list. We asked you what you’d like to see the renaissance man do next. The votes are in, and here’s what you had to say!1. Do Something with Idina Menzel. Anything. —46%We were honestly surprised that this one won by a landslide. Who knew that Broadway.com fans loved Idina Menzel so much? Certainly not us. No, really. Now, what would the two do together? Grab a coffee? Pick out glassware at Bed, Bath and Beyond? Broadway Night at SoulCycle?! The options are endless.center_img View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more

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Danny Burstein-Led Fiddler on the Roof Will Land Earlier on B’way

first_img Related Shows View Comments Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is returning to Broadway earlier than previously announced! The Fiddler on the Roof revival will now begin previews on November 12, instead of November 17, at the Broadway Theatre. Bartlett Sher will direct the new production of the classic musical, which is still scheduled to officially open on December 17. Further casting will be announced later.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The musical features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”The production will feature choreography by Hofesh Shechter, based on original conceptions and choreography by Jerome Robbins, along with scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Scott Lehrer and music direction and arrangements by Ted Sperling.The Broadway Theatre recently played host to the short-lived Doctor Zhivago. Danny Burstein Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Star Files Fiddler on the Rooflast_img read more

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Carole King & Her Beautiful On-Stage Counterparts Perform

first_imgA trio of Carole Kings took over the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on The Today Show on August 25! The legendary singer-songwriter was joined by Chilina Kennedy, who currently plays her in Beautiful on Broadway, as well as Abby Mueller, who’s getting ready to take on the role in the national tour (the part is in her blood: it earned her sister Jessie a Tony). After discussing both being and playing King, the three performed the energizing anthem “I Feel the Earth Move,” and King went solo on “Natural Woman.” You can catch Kennedy in Beautiful at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and/or Mueller on the road beginning September 15 in Providence, Rhode Island. Chilina Kennedy Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

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