Virtual NFL Draft Begins Today

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: NFLNEW YORK – The 2020 NFL Draft starts Thursday, and this year’s event looks a little different.It was supposed to be a big spectacle in Las Vegas, but with COVID-19, the entire draft is being held virtually.All 32 teams and league personnel will be operating remotely with nearly 60 prospects are also participating virtually.This year’s event is also serving as a fundraiser for six charities providing coronavirus relief efforts. Football fans can still watch it on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network. The draft ends on Saturday.last_img

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Chautauqua County Officials Report New COVID-19 Case On Wednesday

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Officials reported one new case of COVID-19 Wednesday.Officials say the new case involves a woman in her 50s.There are now 38 confirmed cases, 3 active cases, 31 recovered cases and 4 deaths. 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

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Seven Charged In Jamestown Drug Trafficking Ring

first_imgCredit Huffington PostBUFFALO – Seven people are facing charges for allegedly trafficking drugs in Jamestown last year.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo allege Rocco A. Beardsley, Tyler N. Tedesco, Miller Hagga, Kylie M. Reeves, Garland Beardsley, and Austin Gordon, worked together in a drug trafficking ring led by Beardsley from 2018 to 2020.Police say the ring sold methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, and hydrocodone between December 2018 and October 27. The defendants are also accused of selling the illegal substances to a person under 21 and a pregnant woman.The illegal organization, prosecutors say, utilized residences at 12 Bishop Street, 631 Newland, 711 Newland, 158 Sampson Street, and 20 W. Cowden Place to manufacture and distribute drugs. Beardsley is also charged with engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. All six defendants face up to life in prison if convicted.In addition, a seventh defendant, Giselle Bennett is charged with obstruction of justice. The indictment states that in October 2019, in testimony before the grand jury, Bennett concealed information regarding the drug use of an individual identified as J.A., the circumstances of J.A. and defendant Bennett’s acquisition of narcotics, and the circumstances surrounding a visit by defendant Rocco Beardsley to J.A.’s residence shared with defendant Bennett. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.The defendants were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. Defendants Rocco Beardsley, Tedesco, Hagga, Reeves, Gordon, and Bennett were detained. Defendant Garland Beardsley was released on conditions.The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department and the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 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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Othello Scores a Touchdown, Miss Daisy Hitches a Ride to Philly & More Cross-Country Highlights

first_img YAKIMA, WA Dream the Impossible Dream Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are hitting the road! The 2014 national tour of Man of La Mancha has begun its journey, playing Yakima, Washington’s Capitol Theatre on January 6 and 7 before heading to Kennewick, WA; Cerritos, CA; Austin, TX; Alto, NM; St. Louis, MO; Gainesville, FL; and more. The new revival stars Broadway alum Jack E. Curenton as Don Quixote, Jessica Norland as Aldonza and Rick Grossman as Sancho. Onward to glory we go! COSTA MESA, CA Zoe Kazan Falls In Love In the mood for a quirky romantic comedy? Broadway vet and Ruby Sparks writer/star Zoe Kazan is bringing the world premiere of Trudy and Max in Love to South Coast Repertory’s Julianna Argyros Stage. Kazan’s play centers on Trudy, a 20-something young adult fiction writer (Aya Cash) who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Max, a 30-something celebrity novelist (Michael Weston). See the love story unfold January 5 through 26. View Comments PHILADELPHIA, PA Miss Daisy Drives to Philadelphia Screen actor Johnnie Hobbs Jr. is taking the wheel! The Twelve Monkeys alum will strike up an unlikely friendship with actress Wendy Scharfman as the cantankerous Daisy Werthan in this new mounting of Driving Miss Daisy at the historic Walnut Street Theatre. The revival of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 drama will cruise Philly from January 14 through February 2 before hitting the road on tour. Buckle up! NASHVILLE, TN Football and Shakespeare Collide Here’s something you don’t see every day—a Heisman trophy winner and NFL star reciting Shakespeare! Former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George will tackle (get it?) the title role in Othello at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. See George face off with Nathaniel McIntyre as Iago and Laura Crockarell as Desdemona in the new production, playing January 9 through February 2 at Belmont University’s Troutt Theater. JUPITER, FL One Singular Production Josh Walden, who appeared in Broadway’s 2006 revival of A Chorus Line, is one smart director—instead of freezing in NYC like the rest of us, he’s ventured south to helm a new production of the beloved tuner, featuring fellow Broadway vets Logan Keslar, Alex Aguilar, Jessica Dillan and more. The run kicks off on January 14 and will play through February 2 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. God, we hope they get it (and by “it,” we mean good reviews)! Load up your iPod with Broadway playlists and get a giant bag of snacks ready, because we’re going on a road trip! Broadway.com is on the hunt for the most exciting regional offerings throughout the United States. This week, we’re spotlighting a football player’s Shakespeare stint, Don Quixote’s epic journey, a hot new production of A Chorus Line and more! Check out our cross-country picks below.last_img read more

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You’re Gonna Hear Him Roar! MTC Will Present the American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014 Scheuer’s album The Bridge, which features songs from The Lion, is currently available on iTunes. The music video for Scheuer’s song “The Lion” premiered at the 2013 Annecy Film Festival in France, where it won the Special Jury Award for Best Commissioned Film. Check it out below! Related Shows View Comments The Lioncenter_img A true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music, Scheuer performed iterations of his one-man musical The Lion at Lincoln Center, St. James Theatre in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The creative team for The Lion will include scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Scheuer is a New York-based composer, lyricist, producer and musician who’s been a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop. He is the winner of the 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting. Scheuer records and performs with his band Escapist Papers. Benjamin Scheuer is about to be king of the off-Broadway jungle! Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American premiere of The Lion, the new autobiographical musical written and performed by award-winning singer-songwriter Scheuer. Directed by Sean Daniels, the limited engagement for The Lion (formerly titled The Bridge) will begin previews June 10 at New York City Center—Stage II. Opening night is scheduled for June 26.last_img read more

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Love at First Listen! Fall Head Over Heels For Broadway.com’s V-Day Playlist

first_img View Comments Broadway.com hereby orders you to stop, in the name of love—and listen to the most romantic Valentine’s Day playlist ever! We’ve compiled our favorite mushy-gushy tracks from current Broadway hits like Pippin, Cinderella and Kinky Boots, as well as classic favorites from West Side Story and Miss Saigon. So whether you’re prepping for a fancy V-Day dinner with your other half or a low-key night at home with two pint-size dates (Ben and Jerry), we’ve got your romantic tunes covered. Click below to stream our favorite Broadway love songs on Spotify!last_img

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A Second Chance Begins Performances at the Public

first_img View Comments Related Shows A Second Chance A Second Chance tells the New York story of a recent widower and a divorcee who meet in mid-life and mid-crisis. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither feels deserving of happiness. Yet, the awakening of unanticipated feelings leads them to a possibility they both least expected to find. The New York Premiere of Ted Shen’s A Second Chance begins performances off-Broadway on March 18. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the new musical stars real-life husband and wife Brian and Diane Sutherland and will run through April 13. Opening night is set for March 30 at the Public’s Shiva Theater. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014last_img read more

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Bullets Babe Helene Yorke on Woody Allen and Eating Cheetos in Her Underwear

first_imgHeléne Yorke photographed for Broadway.com at Morandi by Caitlin McNaney Age: “Eleven-ish.”Hometown: Los Angeles, CaliforniaCurrent Role: Aspiring actress Olive Neal, a ditzy, talent-free mob moll hellbent on being a star, in Bullets Over Broadway.Stage and Screen Cred: Marty (replacement) in Grease on Broadway, Walmartopia and What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling off-Broadway. Jane on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.“I wasn’t a nerd or a recluse, but I didn’t grow up too fast. Does it sound like I’m bragging about myself when I say that I had a childhood?”“Andrew Keenan-Bolger was my college roommate for two years. Instead of going to tap class, we’d be in our underwear eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on our futon watching Paula Deen for hours.””I’ll never forget the first moment I stepped on a Broadway stage. It was in Grease, and I knew it was momentous. My parents were there, and I got into a cab with them afterward and started crying.””Woody was at my callback. When I was in the waiting room, the energy of the actors in there was palpable. There was a sense that people knew they were about to go in for a living legend. It was a bit of a trip.””I’ve always been an idiot, so doing voices and being a goof has always been a part of who I am. I didn’t find [Olive’s] voice; it just sort of was. That’s sounds so actor-y, it makes me want to barf a little. I’m so dumb, and now I’m a professional idiot. Bonus!””As a human being I’m a grounded person, but this character is not. It’s easy to get Chihuahua-style over-excited, so staying at a normal frequency is essential. I’m trying to pace myself.” View Comments Related Showscenter_img Bullets Over Broadway Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014last_img read more

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Jeremy Jordan to Make New York City Solo Debut at 54 Below

first_imgJeremy Jordan will make his New York City solo concert debut at 54 Below this fall with his show Breaking Character. The Tony nominee will play the Times Square hotspot October 27 through November 1. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 3, 2015 Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan: Breaking Character Star Files In Breaking Character, Jordan will recount iconic and deciding moments from his budding career and perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Jordan received a Tony nod for his performance as Jack Kelly in Newsies, and has also appeared on stage in Bonnie and Clyde, Rock of Ages and West Side Story. His screen credits include Smash and the upcoming film The Last 5 Years. He is currently preparing to headline the eagerly anticipated Finding Neverland at A.R.T.last_img read more

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Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Will Shutter Off-Broadway

first_imgForbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! will play its final performance on July 20 at the Davenport Theatre. The comedy revue from Gerard Alessandrini began off-Broadway on March 17 and opened officially on May 4. Related Shows The new edition of the show, which is directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by David Caldwell, lampoons Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, Aladdin, Pippin, Les Miserables, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway among others. The current cast features Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Alessandrini revealed in a statement plans to bring back the long-running New York staple eventually, saying, “We’ve had a great five months this year, and will take a break, and come back with the new edition when there are new shows and stars to spoof!”center_img As previously reported, Forbidden Broadway is currently playing London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, where it will open officially on July 2. A limited engagement is also planned for Feinstein’s in San Francisco from July 10 through July 27. Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! View Commentslast_img read more

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