first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are asking for the public’s help after a former Cricket Wireless employee allegedly stole more than $5,000 in cell phone sales from the company.Investigators believe that the employee sold 28 separate cell phones and kept the money. The employee reportedly accepted the transactions in cash and did not issue a receipt. Police are asking customers who may have purchased a cell phone from Cricket Wireless at the Foote Avenue store between August 2019 and January 2020 to contact investigators.Customers have since lost their service, police said. Additional information will be released once charges are placed against the former employee. 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


first_imgWatch us LIVE at WNYNewsNow.com/liveMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is scheduled to hold a press conference update on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its local effects today.Wendel will be joined by Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Director of Health and Human Services, at 3 p.m. in the county legislative chambers.The press conference will be lived streamed on WNYNewsNow’s Facebook page with full coverage to follow on our website and mobile app. 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


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) Stock Image JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly throwing a pocket knife at a child’s face during an incident Monday night.Jamestown Police say Robert Trenary, 26, was arrested after police responded to a disorderly person call on Fulton Street around 9:30 p.m.While inside a residence, it is alleged that Trenary recklessly threw a knife striking a minor in the face.Police say Trenary was taken into custody without incident. Trenary is charged with third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.Additionally, officers say Trenary had an outstanding domestic violence arrest warrant.last_img read more


first_img Joseph Gordon-Levitt Like MacFarlane, Gordon-Levitt has never starred in a musical before, so having him tackle a leading role live on TV is admittedly a risk. But did you see him nail “Make ‘Em Laugh” live on SNL? We think he’s definitely up to the task. View Comments Norbert Leo Butz This two-time Tony winner had charisma coming out his ears in Broadway’s Big Fish (and, let’s face it, in every role he’s ever played) so we think he’d be a fantastic choice to win over the town of River City, Iowa, as the smooth-talking Harold Hill. Seth MacFarlane The Family Guy creator already proven his penchant for the patter: He sang “Ya Got Trouble” on BBC’s Proms and has rocked “The Sadder But Wiser Girl” at his concerts. We hope Fox will let NBC borrow him for the evening, because he’s been our top choice to play Harold Hill for years! Santino Fontana After surprising us with his vocal chops in Cinderella, we’d love to see Act One star Santino Fontana organize a boys’ marching band for the fine folks of River City. But if this happens, NBC, you must make us a deal: Laura Osnes will play Marian “the Librarian” Paroo. This is absolutely non-negotiable. Star Filescenter_img Gavin Creel Two-time Tony nominee Gavin Creel just snagged an Olivier Award for his performance in The Book of Mormon in the West End, and we think it’s high time he made a trip home. Now that he’s traveled the world as a Mormon missionary, it’s the perfect opportunity for him to make a pit stop in Iowa and swindle unsuspecting townsfolks! May we have your attention please: NBC is airing a live telecast of The Music Man in 2015! We’re so excited we could break out our 76 trombones and 110 cornets right here, but first, there is some very important business to discuss. Who will be playing fast-talking con man Harold Hill?! There are a couple of ground rules: He must be dreamy, bursting with charisma, and a smooth schmoozer that can talk his way out of anything. NBC, we have five great Harold Hills we’d love to submit for your approval. Check out our top choices, then leave your own ideas in the comments below! Santino Fontana Norbert Leo Butzlast_img read more


first_img View Comments Related Shows On the Town Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015center_img Jay Armstrong Johnson On the Town gents Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves have officially arrived in NYC, and boy, do they look good in uniform! The stars explored New York, New York in their new duds, just like Gabey, Chip and Ozzie do in the splashy musical. Well, except they documented the entire thing on Instagram, which we’re pretty sure didn’t exist when On the Town premiered in 1944. Also, Ciki Bikes definitely weren’t a thing yet, but we’re willing to overlook a few small details. Check out these silly shots of Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves running amok in the Big Apple, then see them in On the Town beginning September 20, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre! Tony Yazbecklast_img read more


first_img Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. The clock may not be striking midnight, but it’s time to say goodbye to those slippers and gown. The Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play its final performance on January 3, 2015. At time of closing, the musical will have played 41 preview performances and 770 regular performances since it began on January 25, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. The production also announces that NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) will be the newest star to join the cast, starting November 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame. Leakes will succeed Sherri Shepherd, who will perform the role September 9 through November 22. Carly Rae Jepsen Joe Carroll Related Shows The cast of Cinderella currently includes Paige Faure as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Nancy Opel as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. View All (5) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Cinderella Star Files Fran Drescher Peter Bartlett Victoria Clarklast_img read more


first_img Directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring music by Elton John and a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot is based on the Oscar nominated film and is an inspiring story of one boy’s dream to know his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England alongside the backdrop of the historic 1984-85 miners’ strike, Billy follows his passion for dance in secret to evade disapproval from his struggling family. The West End cast of Billy Elliot currently includes Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony, Ann Emery as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George, Barnaby Meredith as Older Billy. The current Billy Elliots are Elliott Hanna, Ollie Jochim, Bradley Perret and Matteo Zecca. Billy Elliot has a new BFF! This week 11-year-old Todd Bell joins the cast of at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot’s best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson and Tomi Fry.center_img View Commentslast_img read more


first_img Related Shows New York Spring Spectacular View Comments Star Files Laura Benanti Five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough will star alongside the previously announced Laura Benanti in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. Performances will run from March 12 through May 3 at Radio City Music Hall. Opening night is set for March 26.Both Hough and Benanti have been seen on TV in Nashville; Hough’s additional screen credits include Make Your Move. His on stage credits include Footloose: The Musical in London’s West End.Hough will play Jack, a man with a mission who will receive a reward if he’s able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie’s job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company “virtual.” The show will include Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere earlier this year. In addition to the iconic moves of the Rockettes, the new production will feature puppetry and 3D special effects. So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels will choreograph the first number of the show.Penned by Joshua Harmon, the new show featuring the iconic New York dance troupe will celebrate the charm of the Big Apple, complete with the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne as the voices of the Statue of Liberty and the Alice in Wonderland statue, respectively. The production will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors. New York Spring Spectacular will be produced by MSG Entertainment and The Weinstein Company (which is working with Paulus on Finding Neverland). Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016last_img read more


first_img from $69.00 “I don’t turn on sad music and write poems and crap when I get offstage [laughs]. If you look at my dressing room, I’ve got posters, candy and toys everywhere. On or offstage, I want to have fun with everyone, and I’m that obnoxious dad that’s always showing videos and pictures of my family.” “When my daughter was born, I was like, ‘She’s mine?!’ It didn’t feel like I deserved her. Here’s the most beautiful thing in the world, and I’m some idiot. It’s like having a little best friend. She makes fart noises and I’m like, ‘That’s my daughter!’” Related Shows Stage Cred: Before joining the national tour of Mormon in 2012, O’Neill toured internationally with his sketch comedy act, The Chris and Paul Show (with friend and comedy partner Paul Valenti). He also plays real-life dad to his adorable seven-month-old daughter Harper. View Comments “High school wasn’t my thing. I was like, ‘This sucks!’ My ADD was always kicking in, and I was overwhelmed by the whole thing. But I have a lot of teachers in my family, and I didn’t want to be the idiot kid who screws up the family name.” “I made Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who are idols of mine, laugh at my audition, and I was like, ‘I can die right now.’ Working with them is a dream come true. I didn’t think I’d even get to see Mormon, so being in it is the coolest thing.”center_img The Book of Mormon “Every night I think, ‘I’m on Broadway right now!’ It doesn’t make any sense. If someone said to me in high school, ‘Don’t worry, in about 14 years, you’re going to be standing on Broadway as the lead in a huge show,’ I would’ve been like, ‘Go f*ck yourself!’” “A Mormon casting director saw my comedy partner [Paul Valenti] and I perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She came up to us after, asked if we could sing and we lied and said yes. So, she invited us to come audition in NYC. We didn’t have a smidge of hope we’d get anything.” Age: 32 Current Role: A boisterous Broadway debut as clownish missionary Elder Cunningham in the Tony-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon. Hometown: Stamford, CTlast_img read more


first_img It’s kind of a non-musical Mamma Mia!, in a way, isn’t it? [Laughs.] Hah, yes, and that was also written and directed by women. There’s certainly something about seeing a show built around women by women, which really is a rarity. Tamzin Outhwaite, your third cast member, hasn’t played Mary. Do you think she feels left out? [Laughs.] I’m not sure how much Sondheim she’s done, so perhaps we should give her a push! But what’s great about the three of us in this play is that having experienced quite a bit of life, Jenna, Tamzin, and I feel as if we can get that much more out of the material—at least we hope we can. Tell me about going from Merrily We Roll Along, about a three-way friendship, to another piece about a three-way friendship. It’s fascinating, isn’t it? There were moments where we did actually break into song, especially because Jenna has of course also played Mary [in Merrily] herself. When I played Mary [in 2000], I was so young and I’m not sure the material resonated for me the way it does now; it’s wonderful having three women in their forties getting to tell this kind of story. It feels as if we are going on a complete journey every night. Why was that? Because if singing was really my thing, I might have lost my nerve, especially since when I did Merrily, the fact that I was doing a musical felt like a one-off. But I quickly decided to approach [Fanny Brice] so that it was about playing the part and it ended up being one of the great jobs I’ve done, partly because I couldn’t imagine having ever gotten to that point! The characters are an interesting mix: sporty lesbian Di, free-spirited Rose, and reined-in Viv. How does their dynamic feel to you? I think Amelia [Bullmore, playwright] has captured something brilliantly in this play, which is that the characters may not seem that well-suited to one another, but there’s something about the three of them as young human beings that needs one another and Rose [Russell’s character] is actually the one that brings them together so it all starts to work. View Comments Samantha Spiro has two Olivier Awards to her name, first for playing Mary in the Michael Grandage-directed Donmar production of Merrily We Roll Along and then for her irrepressible Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! in 2009 at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. But the gifted actress is no stranger to non-musicals as can be seen from her sterling work at the Vaudeville Theatre in Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose, playing the starchy English careerist, Viv, who forges a new and happier life for herself in New York. The delightful Spiro took time one recent afternoon to reflect on her own career, which on this occasion includes co-starring with another onetime Mary from Merrily, Jenna Russell.center_img You’ve played two roles associated with Barbra Streisand—Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at Chichester, and of course, Dolly Levi. Both of those situations completely bowled me over at the thought of doing them! I was absolutely scared shitless about doing Funny Girl: it felt such a humongous arc at times, and I had just given birth to my second child and hadn’t done a musical for years so to take on such an iconic role, I was scared but then thought I had absolutely nothing to lose. Is there any more Sondheim in your future? I certainly hope so! I remember when he arrived at rehearsals for Merrily and walked into the room and then said, “God has arrived,” and of course it felt as if God really had arrived; meeting him was overwhelming. I suppose Mrs. Lovett has got to be fairly high up my list, though it can’t be for quite a few years now after that brilliant production with Imelda [Staunton]. But one lives in hope! And Dolly? Oh, that was just an absolute joy, though in a way I was ridiculously young to be playing it. But the thing about Dolly is that she’s someone you can carry on playing through life as we know from the wonderful Carol Channing, who is probably still playing Dolly somewhere right now [laughs]. There are times, though, when you think the friendship is on the verge of breaking down. Yes, and the thing about playing someone like Viv, as I am, is that she’s not incredibly tactile or generous. She listens to people but she isn’t always very positive about them. Her work is probably the most important thing to her and it’s not until the end, and once she experiences loss, that she realizes friendship is something she cannot afford to lose. Of the three characters, do you see yourself as most naturally a Viv? Anna [Mackmin, director] very much wanted me to play Viv. I read it and thought they had mentioned the wrong character. I felt maybe I was more naturally a Rose but the thing about Viv is that there’s this incredible payoff in the second half that brings with it an energy and freedom. So the more I spoke to Anna, the more I felt this would be a great challenge.last_img read more