WNY News Now File ImageSILVER CREEK – A Village of Silver Creek man was arrested Tuesday after following an alleged altercation on Spears Road just after midnight.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Zachary Roche, 19, allegedly attempted to stop an individual from requesting police assistance and during the altercation struck the caller in the face.While arresting Roche deputies say he attempted to evade deputies by fleeing the scene on foot.Deputies say Roche was quickly apprehended charged with resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Roche was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. 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)
Violet View Comments Kelli O’Hara Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Derek Klena Cross-country road trip essentials: snacks, a map and Sutton Foster’s voice. PS Classics will record the cast album of the Roundabout production of Violet on April 7. The two-disk set will be released on June 3 and is currently available for pre-order on the PS Classics website. Two-time Tony winner Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry lead the cast in the Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley musical. Leigh Silverman directs the Broadway production.Violet follows a young woman’s Greyhound bus trip from North Carolina to Oklahoma. She travels in the hopes that a televangelist can heal her disfigured face. The musical follows her quest for beauty amidst the race and image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s.Violet begins preview performances on March 28 prior to an April 20 official opening at the American Airlines Theatre. Additional cast members include Annie Golden, Ben Davis, Austin Lesch, Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Emerson Steele and Rema Webb. Sutton Foster View All (4) Steven Pasquale Related Shows
The production will play a limited engagement through June 1. The play is directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Annapurna tells the story of Emma, who walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of the night. Now hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked up to an oxygen tank and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the best and worst of their former bond. Annapurna Show Closed This production ended its run on June 1, 2014 View Comments Related Shows Sharr White’s Annapurna starts previews off-Broadway at Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre on April 13. The husband and wife drama stars real-life couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace). The two reprise their roles in the New Group’s production after starring in the two-person play at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in April 2013.
Our New Girl will feature scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Related Shows Behind the shiny door of Hazel Robinson’s perfect London home, nothing is as it seems. Hazel’s plastic surgeon husband Richard has embarked on his latest charitable quest in Haiti, leaving the heavily pregnant Hazel with a failing business and a problem son. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on the Robinsons’ doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a perfect stranger with an agenda of her own. Lisa Joyce, CJ Wilson and Henry Kelemen will appear in the U.S. premiere of Nancy Harris’ Our New Girl as Annie, Richard and Daniel respectively, alongside the previously announced Mary McCann. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the Atlantic Theater Company production will play a limited off-Broadway engagement May 28 through June 29. Opening night is set for Atlantic Stage 2 on June 10. Joyce’s theater credits include La Bete on Broadway and in the West End, as well as The Mound Builders off-Broadway. Wilson’s Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers, The Big Knife and Glengarry Glen Ross; he has also appeared on the Atlantic stage in Offices and The Voysey Inheritance. Kelemen is making his stage debut aged 10 and has appeared in the films What Maisie Knew and Mr. Popper’s Penguin. View Comments Our New Girl Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Rock of Ages Featuring a score of such classic rock hits as “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. It’s been nothin’ but a good time. The head-banging musical Rock of Ages will shutter on Broadway on January 18, 2015. The tuner, which began performances in April 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre before moving to the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011, will have played 22 previews and 2,328 regular performances at the time of closing. Related Shows The musical currently stars Constantine Maroulis, who reprises the role of Drew, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009, Lauren Zakrin as Sherrie, Chester See as Stacee Jaxx through January 4, Genson Blimline as Lonny,Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Frankie J. Grande as Franz, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice. View Comments
His illustrious stage career also included directing The Apple Tree, Streamers, Hurlyburly and the recent revival of Betrayal on Broadway, in addition to taking on the role of producer for many of those productions and more (including the Tony-winning Annie and The Real Thing) as head of Icarus Productions. His equally renowned calling as screen director included helming films inspired by theater, including Closer, The Birdcage and Biloxi Blues, in addition to such movies as Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl and Postcards from the Edge. He had been tapped to direct Meryl Streep in an HBO adaptation of Master Class. Practically seamlessly, Nichols continued to direct on both Broadway and Hollywood. He took home Tonys for directing Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing, Spamalot and the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman. All the while, he received Oscar nominations for directing Silkwood and Working Girl and received Emmy Awards for his small screen adaptations of Wit (completing his EGOT) and Angels in America. Nichols, born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6, 1931, moved to the United States from Germany at the age of seven with his younger brother. The two joined their father in the states, who had fled months earlier from the rise of the Nazi regime. Once their mother joined them two years later, the family moved to New York. He attended New York University before dropping out to study pre-med at the University of Chicago. It was there that he awakened his passion for comedy and theater. View Comments Moving from stage to screen, though still sticking to his theatrical roots, Nichols began his successful career as film director with the 1966 adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Nichols was nominated for an Academy Award. While he lost to Fred Zinnemann for another adaptation of a play, A Man for All Seasons, his film took home five awards out of its 13 nominations. He would take home the trophy the following year for The Graduate. While in Chicago, he joined the improv group Compass Players with Elaine May, and the two soon formed their eponymous comedy duo Nichols and May. Though Nichols would later have nearly 30 Broadway credits to his name as director or producer, he got his start on the Great White Way in 1960 performing opposite May in An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The recording of their Broadway debut earned the pair a Grammy Award for Best Comedic Performance—the first award toward Nichols’ EGOT achievement. Celebrated director of stage and screen Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, November 19. His death was announced in a statement by James Goldston, President of ABC News. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner was 83 years old. Following Nichols and May’s professional split, he made his Broadway directorial debut with Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park in 1963. The following year, the production earned him his first of nine Tony Awards, six of which were for Best Direction of a Play—more than any other individual in that category. He took home the award again two years later, being recognized for helming both Luv and The Odd Couple. Nichols wed ABC New Anchor Diane Sawyer in 1988. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Daisy, Max and Jenny, as well as four grandchildren.
View Comments Darren Criss Frozen is coming to the Great White Way! We had more than a hunch that this was going to happen, but we’re thrilled Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the flick’s stage plans on ABC’s Backstage with Disney on Broadway on December 14. While we wait for Broadway to spiral in frozen fractals all around, here are some clips from last night’s TV special. First, check out Ashley Brown’s beautiful rendition of “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins, which she headlined on the Great White Way back in 2006 (but we already knew she sounded great). Then, meet the Newsies of the show’s first national tour. Next, check out Nashville stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen on the titular song of Beauty and the Beast. And finally, take a listen as Darren Criss performs a stripped down (the song, not him) acoustic cover of “Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin. Congrats, Mickey, on 20 years of Broadway magic! Star Files
Tony nominees Keith David and John Earl Jelks will appear in the Public Theater lab production of Lemon Andersen’s Toast. They take on the roles of Dolomite and Stackolee, respectively. Joining them are Phillip James Brannon, Dan Butler, Teddy Cañez, Hill Harper, Jonathan Earl Peck and Armando Riesco. Performances will run from April 21 through May 10, with opening night set for May 5. Elise Thoron will direct. The production will feature scenic design by Alexis Distler, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 David received a Tony nomination in 1992 for Jelly’s Last Jam; he has since appeared in Hedda Gabler, Seven Guitars and Hot Feet. Jelks recently appeared on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me; he received a Tony nomination for Radio Golf. Brannon takes on the role of Annabelle Jones. His previous off-Broadway credits include Bootycandy, The City of Conversation, Love and Information and Belleville. Butler will play Sheriff Jody; he returns to the Public after Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing, having also appeared in Twentieth Century, Biloxi Blues and The Hothouse. Cañez made his Broadway debut in A Streetcar Named Desire and will play G.I. Joe in Toast. Harper, who plays Hard Rock, has appeared in Dogeaters and Blue. Peck plays Hobo Ben; his previous Broadway credits include The Lion in Winter, Words & Music and The Rothschilds. Riesco’s credits include The Happiest Song Plays Last, Olives and Blood and Water by the Spoonful; he takes on the role of Jesse James. Toast Related Shows Toast features characters from black oral narratives into a story about men trying to live free during the Attica Prison riots of 1971. The spoken word piece follows Dolomite, a prisoner of 27 years and father figure to his folklore hero cellmates, who must decide whether to risk his impending freedom to join in the riots. The show returns to the Public after previously being presented at the Public’s Under the Radar Festival. View Comments
Living on Love View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Renée Fleming, Jerry O’Connell, Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky and more start previews in Living on Love on April 1. The Joe DiPietro comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will officially open on April 20 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, Living on Love follows Raquel DeAngelis (Fleming), a celebrated opera diva who, after her husband—the egomaniacal Maesto Vito DeAngelis (Sills)—becomes enamored with his autobiography’s ghost writer (Chlumsky), decides to hire her very own (and handsome) ghostwriter (O’Connell). Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms.The cast also includes Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson. Related Shows
Broadway icon Bernadette Peters and Oscar and Tony nominee Laura Linney joined Andy Cohen in the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse on July 8. After taking shots with comedian (and part-time Bernadette Peters impersonator) Cole Escola, Peters spoke of the experience of seeing Meryl Streep in Into the Woods on the big screen (it was “very interesting”). Will she return to the Great White Way? “I never know what’s going to happen. If something is irresistible, I would love to do it.” There’s one future project that Peters will consider—writing a memoir. “I always thought I would write it when I could say, ‘And this is what life is about,’” she said. “I don’t think I’ve quite learned it yet.” Peters and Linney met at Broadway Barks a few years ago, so imagine Peters’ reaction to Linney saying she’d kill off the dog from Downton Abbey. Check out the clips below! View Comments