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) DUNKIRK — Two Buffalo residents face various felony charges following a traffic stop on I-90 in the Town of Dunkirk by New York State Police.Malik A. Johnson,22, and passenger Markiya A. Foster, 19, both of Buffalo were stopped at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Troopers.While interviewing Johnson, Troopers said it was discovered the vehicle, a 2015 Kia sedan, was reported stolen out of the Town of Cheektowaga. Troopers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and its occupants. Troopers allegedly found approximately 7.34 grams of crack, more than one gram of heroin, a zanax bar, and a digital scale.The pair were taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Dunkirk where they were charged with third-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felony criminal possession of stolen property and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Johnson and Foster were held at the Chautauqua County Jail pending an arraignment.last_img read more

first_img Lea Michele View Comments Star Files Darren Criss Don’t you approve? As previously reported, the April 8 episode of Glee features gleeful (and one not so gleeful) performances of some Stephen Sondheim classics. Check out this first look of Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale’s a cappella rendition of “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods, which takes place during a candlelight vigil after Kurt (Colfer) is attacked because of his sexual orientation. Michele and company sound wonderful, but we’re also eagerly anticipating hearing Anna Kendrick sing the Sondheim tune on the big screen later this year!last_img

first_imgCameron Mackintosh has added two more theaters to his West End theater group Delfont Mackintosh Theatres. The mega-producer will take over the Victoria Palace Theatre (the current home of Billy Elliot) in June of this year, as well as the Ambassadors Theatre (where Stomp plays) by 2015, which he will rename the Sondheim Theatre. Mackintosh’s work as a producer includes the original production and current West End revival of Miss Saigon and the Tony-winning productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Les Miserables (as well as the current Les Miz Broadway revival). His many additional producing credits include Putting It Together, Mary Poppins, Swan Lake, Carousel and Five Guys Named Mo. Following Delfont Mackintosh Theatres’ acquisition of the Victoria Palace and Ambassadors, the producer will own nine London houses. The acquisition will involve closing the Victoria Palace Theatre for about a year from fall 2016 to extend the stage, enlarge the front of house and restore the exterior. Additionally, Mackintosh intends, subject to planning consents, to reimagine the Ambassadors as a receiving house for extended seasons of new regional productions from the subsidized sector. In doing so, the theater will be rebuilt to create a non-proscenium stage. In response to Mackintosh’s intent to rename the Ambassadors Theatre after Sondheim, the legendary composer said in a statement, “To have my name attached to such a vivifying contribution to British theater is an honor as well as a thrill.” View Commentslast_img read more

first_img If/Then Idina Menzel Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments The 2014 MLB All-Star Game took place on July 15 at Minneapolis’ Target Field, and Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Idina Menzel had the honor of playing shortstop for the American League team. Wait, that’s not right. (That’s Derek Jeter? Never heard of him.) She was there to sing, and that she did. The If/Then star gave a pre-game performance of the national anthem and Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.”  Check out Menzel’s out-of-the-park vocals, plus a pre-game interview (in which she talks baseball, betting and Broadway) in the clips below! Star Fileslast_img read more

first_imgBill Laimbeer knows a thing or two about Detroit—although he was raised in Chicago and California, the former NBA player shot hoops for the Detroit Pistons for nearly a decade. He went on to coach the WNBA’s Detroit Shock before heading to New York City in 2013 to coach the New York Liberty. The coach didn’t need to leave the Big Apple to take a trip to Detroit on July 15, when he saw the hit jukebox musical Motown on Broadway. After hearing “Dancing in the Street,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and more hit songs live, Laimbeer headed backstage with his wife Chris to meet stars Josh Tower, Charl Brown, Krystal Joy Brown, Nathaniel Xavier Cullors and Nik Walker, and get a behind-the-scenes tour. Check out these snapshots of their visit, then see Motown the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Krystal Joy Brown Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 View Comments Charl Browncenter_img Motown The Musical Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

first_img Related Shows The cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. Leon Addison Brown (The Train Driver) will star as Nukain in the Signature Theatre production. Performances will begin in the Romulas Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center on April 21. Opening night is set for May 11; the play is scheduled to run through May 31. The new play is inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare. The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek will feature scenic design by Christopher H. Barreca, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2015center_img View Comments The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Fugard directs a cast that also includes Bianca Amato (Macbeth) as Elmarie, Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) as Bokkie and Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) as Jonathan.last_img read more

first_img Shows For Days About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Shows View Comments Patti LuPone doing community theater?! Well, sort of. Douglas Carter Beane’s new semi-autobiographical comedy Shows For Days takes audience members inside the wacky world of regional theater in Reading, Pennsylvania, featuring the two-time Tony winner alongside Michael Urie, Dale Soules, Lance Coadie Williams, Jordan Dean and Zoe Winters. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson took a trip to Lincoln Center to sketch LuPone and the cast in action. Check out his new work of art, then see Shows For Days at off-Broadway’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 23, 2015 Michael Urie Patti LuPone Star Fileslast_img read more

first_imgU.K. stage and screen favorites David Tennant and Rupert Everett are among the names set for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2016 winter/spring season. Tennant will reprise his performance as the title role of Richard II in King and Country: Shakespeare Great Cycle of Kings, a presentation of the four history plays by the bard in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Everett will also reprise his Olivier-nominated performance as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss.King and Country: Shakespeare Great Cycle of Kings is comprised of Richard II, Henry IV (Parts I and II) and Henry V. Directed by Gregory Doran, the histories will play in repertory at BAM from March 24, 2016 through May 1, following a previous engagement at the Barbican in the U.K. In addition to Tennant as Richard II, the cast will include Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Hal.Neil Armfield will direct David Hare’s The Judas Kiss, which will run from May 11 through June 12. The play explores two pivotal moments in Wilde’s life. In addition to Everett, the cast includes Alister Cameron, Tom Colley, Cal Macaninch and Charlie Rowe. The production premiered at the Hampstead Theatre and transferred to the West End in 2013.BAM’s theatrical season kicks off on January 16 with Charles Mee’s The Glory of the World, directed by Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic director Les Walters. The season will also include Lev Dodin’s adaptation of Chkhov’s The Cherry Orchard, the world premiere of Rimbaud in New York, written and directed by Steve Cosson and Daniele Finzi PAsca’s La Verità. View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgAaron Tveit(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Aaron Tveit’s MiscastGrease: Live’s (and your Broadway boyfriend) Aaron Tveit, along with The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo, The Wiz’s Shanice Williams, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess, Allegiance’s Lea Salonga, Our Mother’s Brief Affair’s Linda Lavin, Waitress’ Keala Settle, Noises Off’s Megan Hilty, On Your Feet!’s Ana Villafañe and more have been tapped for MCC Theater’s Miscast 2016. The previously announced gala event, where Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will honor stage and screen star Marisa Tomei. Can someone get us tickets to the show on April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, pretty please?Broadway Alums Enlisted for London’s MormonWe just want to take this opportunity to say “hello” to KJ Hippensteel and Asmeret Ghebremichael, who recently began performances as Elder Price and Nabulungi, respectively, in the West End’s The Book of Mormon. Hippensteel’s credits include Mormon on Broadway and the U.S. tour of Wicked; Ghebremichael’s Main Stem credits include Mormon, Legally Blonde and Wicked. The production is running at the Prince of Wales Theatre.Tune In Reminder: American Crime StoryDon’t forget, the first episode of the eagerly anticipated American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which stars a slew of stage faves, will air on February 2! The FX series is from mega producer Ryan Murphy and we have a sense that Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey and more will prove compulsive viewing!Budweiser Taps Helen MirrenDame Helen Mirren has won both the Tony and the Oscar for playing the Queen and she recently put on her most magisterial tones for Budweiser’s 2016 Super Bowl Commercial, instructing all drivers to #GiveADamn. Check out Mirren in action below; the Super Bowl is on February 7 and we are not ashamed to admit that we absolutely had to look that one up!last_img read more

first_img from $149.00 Hamilton Related Shows Andrew Rannellscenter_img View Comments Hear ye, hear ye! Performers are not perfect—even those taking on roles in the record-breaking smash Hamilton. Andrew Rannells recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon fresh off of announcing the 2016 Tony nominations. Naturally, late night king Fallon asked the actor about his stint in the gargantuan hit as King George, and Rannells revealed blanking on the lyrics to “You’ll Be Back.” “It’s a great part, but I was nervous obviously to be dropped into the show. It’s a huge hit,” Rannells said. “I did fine the first four shows and then the fifth show I walked out there like ‘You say’ and then nothing. I used to make fun of Josh Gad so hard when we were doing The Book of Mormon cause he would forget stuff.” So how did the soon-to-be Falsettos star recover? Watch the full video below to find out!last_img read more