Jamestown Woman Arrested After Hiding In Ceiling, Falling Through

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman is facing charges after allegedly hiding in a ceiling from officers responding to a reported order of protection violation.Jamestown Police say Ashley Inserra, 31, visited a Charles Street address and violated an order of protection on Thursday afternoon.Officers say Inserra was hiding in the ceiling when they arrived to the scene in an attempt to elude arrest.Police say Inserra eventually fell through the ceiling and was taken into custody. She is charged with second-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and on numerous arrest and bench warrants. 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

Traffic Stop Nets Seizure Of Drugs, Shotgun; Trio Arrested

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police say three people are charged following a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of drugs and a shotgun Thursday evening on West Seventh Street at Monroe Street. Police say they originally stopped the vehicle, driven by Robert Mosley, 25, for a traffic violation. Two passengers, Walter S. Dupree, 36, and Bradley M. McKay, 25, were also in the vehicle.Police say they seized 15.4 grams of marijuana, seven grams of heroin and the loaded modified shotgun. Mosley is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.Dupree is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. McKay is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. All three were taken to the Jamestown City Jail where they are awaiting 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)last_img read more

New Fredonia Restaurant Opens In Former Wing City Grille Building

first_imgSubmitted image.FREDONIA – A new restaurant is now open in the former Wing City Grille building on Route 60 across from Walmart in the Village of Fredonia. Officials say a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at Buddy Brewster’s Ale House, which is owned by Andrew and Amber Carlson. The Carlson’s say they decided to take advantage of the downtime this past spring from the restaurant industry shutdown to remodel the building.“We brought in our chef from the Chop House on Main in Jamestown, Burke Lindquist, to create an amazing new menu,” Andrew Calrson said. “We offer a fresh homemade menu and a full bar including twelve draughts from local breweries.”“We are very excited to be part of the Fredonia community and have taken extra measures to ensure the safety of our guests through these difficult times.” Emily Aults is the General Manager of the new restaurant.County Executive P. J. Wendel, Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek, and representatives from the Fredonia and Dunkirk Community Chambers of Commerce were on hand  to help the Carlson family and staff cut a ribbon to formally open the new restaurant.Guests can order online at www.buddybrewsters.com and pick up curbside, or can stop in. Seating in the dining room is available.Buddy Brewster’s Ale House is open 11am to 10pm daily serving lunch and dinner. 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

Here’s To the Ladies Who Tony! Watch Nikki M. James Pay Tribute to Every Best Featured Actress Tony Winner Ever

first_img Audra McDonald Laura Benanti Nikki M. James Les Miserables Andrea Martin Star Files Beth Leavel Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Related Shows Kristin Chenoweth View Comments View All (6) Broadway’s newest Eponine and Tony winner Nikki M. James is certainly not on her own when it comes to being one of the many talented ladies of Broadway. At a performance at Joe’s Pub, James paid tribute to the fellow winners of the Tony’s Best Featured Actress category by singing all of their names. That’s right, every single one, including Betty Buckley, Beth Leavel, Lilias White, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Sara Ramirez, Audra McDonald and Andrea Martin for Pippin. Click below to watch James try to find another word that rhymes with Tony (that isn’t pony) then head to the Imperial Theatre in March to see her in Broadway’s revival of Les Misérables.last_img read more

Meet Gayle Rankin, Cabaret’s Cheeky Fraulein Kost!

first_img Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland “I learned to play the accordion for this role. Once I started on the wrong finger, and had an onstage existential crisis: ‘Why am I blonde? Why am I speaking with a German accent?’ I recovered, but I was seriously seeing dark spots.” “I was a really girly girl when I was younger. I only wore pink until I was at least 12. Think of me in culottes with a Bagpuss T-shirt and frizzy hair. Oh, and I was a fat child. It was bad news.” Current Role: A stunning Broadway debut as the Nazi-sympathizing, accordian-playing prostitute Fraulein Kost, who rents a room in the same boarding house as central characters Cliff Bradshaw and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. “My boyfriend lives next door to Scores. I watched the girls going in and out of the club as research [for Kost]. You know what’s f*cked up? They’re like actors. They carry so much crap and pound the pavement. There’s nothing sexy about it.“ “I’m a terrible driver. I learned last year when I did Tribes in L.A., and I crashed on Sunset Blvd. There I was in blue Lululemon sweatpants, crying, not knowing what to do. So maybe I’ll stay in New York.” “Naiveté is the real reason I applied to Juilliard. I wanted to study drama and not musical theater because I have a hard time dancing. I only applied there. I’m the only Scottish person to ever get in.” Age: 24 Related Showscenter_img Stage Cred: After graduating from Juilliard, Rankin quickly nabbed roles off-Broadway in The Illusion and Tribes. Her credits also include the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Seagull at Lake Lucille and Law & Order: SVU. “I didn’t think I was right for Cabaret. The breakdown said, ‘Mid-30s, blowsy German prostitute.’ I was like, ‘I don’t think so.’ Then I watched the movie. After 10 minutes, I realized I had to do this.“ “Calamity Jane inspired me to be a performer. I still want to be her. I mean who doesn’t want to be Calamity Jane? She’s such a badass.” Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret View Commentslast_img read more

Steve Furst & More Join West End’s Made in Dagenham

first_img Additional cast members include Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale and Rene Zagger. View Comments The strike is growing in London’s West End! Actor and comedian Steve Furst will join the previously announced Gemma Arterton and Adrian Der Gregorian in Made in Dagenham, based on the 2010 film of the same name. Furst will play U.S. Ford executive Mr. Tooley. The tuner will feature music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas and a book by Richard Bean. Performances, under the direction of Rupert Goold, will begin on October 9 at the Adelphi Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5. The cast of the musical comedy will also include Mark Hadfield as Harold Wilson, Sophie-Louise Dann as Barbara Castle, Sophie Stanton as Beryl, Heather Craney as Clare, Sophie Isaacs as Sandra, Julius D’Silva as Mr. Hopkins and Naomi Frederick as Lisa.center_img Made in Dagenham follows Rita O’Grady (Arterton), a woman in 1960s Essex who is just trying to get her husband Eddie (Der Gregorian) out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to “unskilled.” Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for? Furst has appeared on the West End stage previously as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda. He is known for his performance in the series The Legend of Dick and Dom and as a panelist on The Wright Stuff.last_img read more

Tix Now Available Now for Laura Benanti & Derek Hough-Led Spring Spectacular

first_img Star Files Related Shows View Comments Seeing this will no doubt put a spring in your step! Tickets are now on sale for the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular, starring Tony winner Laura Benanti and five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough. Performances will begin on March 12 at Radio City Music Hall, where it will run through May 3. Opening night is set for March 26. The production will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors.Penned by Joshua Harmon, the new show featuring the iconic dance troupe is a whirlwind adventure across the Big Apple that tells an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. The Spring Spectacular will contain 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits.The cast will also include Lenny Wolpe and Jared Grimes. Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne have been tapped to voice the Statue of Liberty and the Alice in Wonderland statue, respectively, while So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels is set to choreograph the first number. The production will also feature Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere last year.New York Spring Spectacular is 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, 2016 New York Spring Spectacular Laura Benantilast_img read more

Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream of God Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_img The cast will also include Gilbert Cruz, Dashiell Eaves, Maurice Jones, Chris Myers, Carra Patterson, Crystal Lucas-Perry and Carl Hendrick Louis. The world premiere of Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream of God begins previews off-Broadway on January 24. Starring Deirdre O’Connell and directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the play, which launches Roundabout Underground’s eighth season, will run through April 5. Opening night is set for February 17 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 Related Shows View Comments On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can’t outrun her demons forever. Little Children Dream of Godlast_img read more

Go Backstage at B’way’s Finding Neverland With Matthew Morrison

first_imgNew musical Finding Neverland has finally landed on the Great White Way and the show’s headliner Matthew Morrison recently took GMA co-host Lara Spencer behind-the-scenes. As we know, the Glee star began his career on the boards as a dancer and he showed off some impressive breakdancing skills to Spencer. He also explained that the new musical is a “marathon,” and revealed that to save his voice: “I don’t talk when I go home. My wife and I have little cue cards and stuff!” Check out the interview below and then the tuner, currently in preview and co-starring Kelsey Grammer and Broadway.com Vlogger Laura Michelle Kelly, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments World News Videos | US News Videoscenter_img Related Shows Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Predictions for the 2015 Tony Nominees for Performances in Plays

first_imgBEST ACTRESS IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft: Helen Mirren, The Audience — A nom is the surest bet in town for this reprise of a role that won the much-decorated actress an Oscar and continues to earn raves from critics and crowds.Right: Carey Mulligan, Skylight —There’s no question this Oscar nominee will get a slot for her clear-eyed take on a strong woman determined to live with the difficult choices she has made.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Geneva Carr, Hand to God — Her mix of piousness and sexual abandon has audiences howling and might sway nominators.Glenn Close, A Delicate Balance — It’s unthinkable to count out this three-time Tony winner, especially in such a crisp performance.Maggie Gyllenhaal The Real Thing — Could this Oscar nominee’s quiet debut get a nod for the warmth she brought to her tricky role?Ruth Wilson, Constellations — Glowing reviews and a graceful performance will likely win a spot for the Olivier winner.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTElisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles — The Mad Men star’s endearing performance should be honored by nominators for its authenticity and skill despite the show’s early closing date.ALSO POSSIBLEBlythe Danner, The Country House; Lindsay Duncan, A Delicate Balance; Mia Farrow, Love Letters; Renee Fleming, Living on Love; Gretchen Mol, Disgraced Do you scream at the TV (in joy and/or anguish) when the Tony nominations are announced? Join the club. Yes, the nominators love to surprise anyone who thinks they have a clear crystal ball; nevertheless, here we are once again trying to predict who will get a nod on April 28. Read on for our totally unscientific (possibly dead wrong) stab at a Tony forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a Broadway.com Shout Out to actors we hope the nominators will remember. Here’s our Tony cheat sheet for performances in plays! BEST ACTOR IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightBradley Cooper, The Elephant Man — The three-time Oscar nominee shed modesty and comfort for this bravura star turn in which he transformed into the deformed title character without prosthetics.Ben Miles, Wolf Hall — Playing Thomas Cromwell in this two-part marathon certainly requires endurance, but the British actor also brought wit, urgency and a delicious deviousness to the part.Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — This recent grad nails the emotional sensitivity and demanding physicality required for his character, a high-functioning teen with Asperger’s Syndrome.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Steven Boyer, Hand to God —This splashy star turn as both a troubled teen and the foul-mouthed puppet will likely earn a nod.Hari Dhillon, Disgraced —Will this Broadway newbie, who soared as a simmering attorney on the edge, be remembered?Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations —The Oscar nominee’s debut was sweet, intelligent and acclaimed; he seems destined for a spot.Nathan Lane, It’s Only a Play — Never count out this two-time Tony winner whose comic timing is utter perfection. BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTBill Nighy, Skylight — A nuanced, intense and laser-focused performance from David Hare’s preeminent interpreter. Nominators should not overlook this master class in complexity and eloquence.ALSO POSSIBLEMichael Cera, This Is Our Youth; Kieran Culkin, This Is Our Youth; Larry David, Fish in the Dark; Brian Dennehy, Love Letters; Hugh Jackman, The River; John Lithgow, A Delicate Balance; Ewan McGregor, The Real Thing; Douglas Sills, Living on Love BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightRichard McCabe, The Audience — Tony nominators will undoubtedly tap this Olivier-winning performance, a hilarious take on Harold Wilson, who wins over Her Majesty as well as audiences.Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall — The recent Olivier winner commands the stage as King Henry VIII, in which he is both fierce and playfully foolish; nominators will surely give him a nod.Bryce Pinkham, The Heidi Chronicles — The Tony nominee brings heart and charm to his role as a witty pediatrician and true friend to the title character. This should be a slam-dunk nom.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Ian Barford, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time —His portrayal of a devoted but flawed father is in the running.James Earl Jones, You Can’t Take It with You — Nominators are unlikely to forget the distinguished actor as a wacky grandpa.Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man — His elegant take on an empathetic Victorian doctor should not be overlooked.Joe Tippett, Airline Highway — This newbie glows with quiet menace on stage; a nom would be a welcome surprise.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTMicah Stock, It’s Only a Play — An attention-grabbing debut in a cast of all-stars, this newcomer deserves a nom for his deadpan delivery and spot-on timing. Plus, his 11 o’clock number is tops.ALSO POSSIBLEF. Murray Abraham, It’s Only a Play; Dylan Baker, The Audience; Bob Balaban, A Delicate Balance; Matthew Beard, Skylight; Jason Biggs, The Heidi Chronicles; Matthew Broderick, It’s Only a Play; K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway; Marc Kudisch, Hand to God; Josh Radnor, Disgraced; Jerry O’Connell, Living on Love; Ben Shenkman, Fish in the Darkcenter_img BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightPatricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man — The Oscar nominee will probably nab a spot for deftly bringing daring and compassion to the role of a strong Victorian woman who sees beneath the surface.Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall — Her debut as the ill-fated Anne Boleyn is a shoo-in for her scheming seductiveness and irresistible swagger.Julie White, Airline Highway — The Tony winner transformed into an anxiety-ridden prostitute trying to keep her demons at bay; nominators will surely be impressed.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You — It’s impossible to forget this Tony nominee as a hilariously untalented ballerina.Stockard Channing, It’s Only a Play — A nod is likely for this Tony winner who has a killer side-eye and a flair for landing zingers.Enid Graham, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Her mix of vulnerability and volatility as a conflicted mother should be noticed by nominators.Julie Halston, You Can’t Take It with You — Will she get a slot for stealing scenes as a sloshed and snoozy guest with less than 10 lines?Judith Ivey, The Audience — Virtually unrecognizable in her role as the Iron Lady, this two-time Tony winner always has a shot at a nom.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTFrancesca Faridany, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Her grounded performance as a kind-hearted special education teacher should be remembered for its simplicity and grace.ALSO POSSIBLEElizabeth Ashley, You Can’t Take It with You; Lucy Briers, Wolf Hall; Rose Byrne, You Can’t Take It with You; Geneva Carr, Hand to God; Tavi Gevinson, This Is Our Youth; Clare Higgins, A Delicate Balance; Jayne Houdyshell, Fish in the Dark; Megan Mullally, It’s Only a Play; Caroline Neff, Airline Highway; Kristine Nielsen, You Can’t Take It with You; Cynthia Nixon, The Real Thing; Karen Pittman, Disgraced; Sarah Stiles, Hand to God; Rita Wilson, Fish in the Dark View Commentslast_img read more