Woman Accused For Fraudulently Receiving $6,000 In Assistance

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 ImageOLEAN – A Cattaraugus County woman is facing several felony charges after she was accused of fraudulently receiving more than $6,000 in public assistance.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says Brittany Goss, 28, of Machias, allegedly concealed and failed to report income in her household while receiving government assistance.In total, deputies say Goss received $6,664. The arrest, investigators say, stems from a 2015 incident.Goss is charged with third-degree felony grand larceny; third-degree felony welfare fraud and two felony counts of first-degree false instrument for filling. Depuites say Goss turned herself in at the Department of Social Services in Olean and was released with an appearance ticket. She is due to appear in Olean City Court next month.last_img read more

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Area Schools Feeling COVID-19 Impacts

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) Cropped eflon / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 JAMESTOWN – Several local schools are feeling impacts of COVID-19 after teachers, staff and students tested positive for the virus this week.Another employee with Jamestown Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19 this Thursday. School officials say the district staff member was last working on Thursday, October 29 and likely did not have contact with co-workers while sick.This is the second employee of the district to test positive this week. Additionally, just this week three students from various school buildings also tested positive for the virus.Other local schools are also working to contain COVID-19 within their districts. Cassadaga Valley Central School closed both their elementary and middle/high school buildings on Friday after a staff member at both locations tested positive for the virus.After cleaning, school officials there expect to reopen the buildings next week.The Panama Central School District is also delaying the return of some of their in-person learning. School leaders report students in 7th, 9th, and 12th grades will return to full-time in-person learning in February.The school is currently following a hybrid schedule with mixed remote and in-person instruction.last_img read more

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Rabbit Hole, Starring Downton’s Joanne Froggatt, Postponed in London’s West End

first_imgThe previously announced West End production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole, starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt, has been postponed. The production, directed by Nigel Harman, had been scheduled for a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre September 11 through November 22. The producers said in a statement that the change was “due to a late shift in schedules.” Forbidden Broadway will now run at the theater instead. The Tony nominated Rabbit Hole follows the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, parents who have all that a family could wish for, until one day their world is suddenly turned upside down. Eight months following that life-shattering incident the young couple find themselves drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Rabbit Hole was first produced on Broadway in 2006, with Cynthia Nixon playing Becca. Nixon received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance. Lindsay-Abaire later adapted his stage play into a film starring Nicole Kidman. View Comments Froggatt’s stage credits include The Knowledge/Little Platoons, All About My Mother, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Playhouse Creatures and Be My Baby. In addition to her role on Downton, her screen credits include The Secrets, True Love, The Royle Family, Identity, Moving On, Murder in the Outback, The Street, Missing, Dinner Ladies and Coronation Street, Still Life, Filth, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?, In Our Name, Echoes, Outside Inn and Miranda.last_img read more

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How to Get Away With Murder on Broadway? Check Out Our Killer Dream Cast

first_img Jeremy Jordan as Connor Walsh (played onscreen by Jack Falahee) This cocky heartbreaker has the hottest sex scenes and the slyest sense of humor. Raise your hand if you don’t want to see a scruffy Jordan literally screwing evidence out of some cute unsuspecting guy. Thought so. Condola Rashad as Michaela Pratt (played onscreen by Aja Naomi King) Rashad is long due to make her musical debut, and she has a lot in common with Michaela—they are both gorgeous, accomplished and poised. And we’re dying to hear her two songs: “Prenup?!?” and “Give Me the Goddamn Trophy!” Jenn Colella as Bonnie Winterbottom (played onscreen by Liza Weil) Bonnie is professional, no-nonsense and has a class-A (and much needed) bullshit detector; she’s also full of surprises. In fact, she’s the character that ends up in the twistiest of plot twists. Colella is a beltress, who can be tough (see Chaplin), gentle (see If/Then) and has the perfect haircut (see her in real life). Lena Hall as Rebecca Sutter (played onscreen by Katie Findlay) Hedwig Tony winner Hall is perfect for Rebecca, everyone’s favorite enigmatic drug-dealing neighbor: she can rock leather, heavy eyeliner and biker boots with the best of them—plus, we totally believe she plays her music loud. Kyle Beltran as Wes Gibbins (played onscreen by Alfred Enoch) Wes seems like the boy next door, but there is so much more going on behind that puppy-dog exterior. Enter the golden-voiced Beltran, who has the looks, exuberance and captivating smile that would have any one of us believing him when he said heads and knew it was tails. Cristin Milioti as Laurel Castillo (played onscreen by Karla Souza) Like many characters on HTGAWM, Laurel is not what she seems. You think she’s quiet and unassuming, and then BLAM! Suddenly she’s banging Frank in the backseat of his car. And wait a sec—does she even like Frank? Milioti has the right blend of naivete and sensuality to capture both sides of Laurel. We were over the moon when Tony winner Viola Davis got a big, juicy TV role in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. As intimidating law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating, Davis gives us her signature snot-nosed crying scenes, shows off a slick exterior and then pulls off the drag to bare her soul. The winter finale on November 20 promises to answer one of the most compelling hashtags questions of the fall: Who Killed Sam? So how are we preparing for this revelation? By dreaming about a Broadway musical version, of course. See below for our fantasy picks for the cast of How to Get Away with Murder—The Musical! Will Chase as Sam Keating (played onscreen by Tom Verica) Yeah, he’s a lying, cheating dead man, but that doesn’t mean this “Mr. Darcy” won’t have a couple of fantastic duets in our made-up musical. Chase is alluring with an underbelly of menace (note Edwin Drood). Imagine him flirting with virginal co-ed Lila and sparring with edgy bartender Rebecca. Ooh!center_img LaChanze as Annalise Keating (played onscreen by Viola Davis) There are a lot of Broadway divas who could rock Annalise’s tough attitude and killer heels. (We seriously considered Billy Porter for this part.) But If/Then star LaChanze not only has serious acting chops and a phenomenal voice, she also has the right amount of charm, cheekiness and vulnerability to make Annalise sing. Get ready for the end of Act I number, “Why Is Your Penis on a Dead Girl’s Phone?” Samantha Hill as Lila Stanguard (played onscreen by Megan West) Yeah, yeah, we know: another dead person. But in flashbacks, she’s sweet, sexy and (no doubt) a soprano. Hill would nail it. Now more importantly, who killed her? And #WhoKilledSam? Also, is it on yet? Skylar Astin as Asher Millstone (played onscreen by Matt McGorry) Privileged, competitive and ever-awkward, Asher is both endearing and infuriating. He also has the best one-liners. With Astin in the role, you’d secretly root for him even as you’re rolling your eyes. Bryan Terrell Clark as Nate Lahey (played onscreen by Billy Brown) “What’s Going On” now has double meaning. Clark knocked us out as Marvin Gaye in Motown on Broadway, and in our dream cast, he’s Nate, a tough cop, who also happens to be Annalise’s man on the side. Here’s a guy who has the ability to be good even when he’s naughty. Sexual healing, anyone? Hunter Foster as Frank Delfino (played onscreen by Charlie Weber) Foster would make a great Frank, who’s unafraid of hard work—even if that work gets a little dirty. He’s a local tough guy with a weakness for sleeping with students. How many characters that Foster has played can be described as loyal, street smart and just a little unseemly? Just saying. View Commentslast_img read more

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Tickets Now Available for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway

first_imgLonging for an epic romance? We have the solution! Tickets are now on sale for Doctor Zhivago on the Great White Way. Starring Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, the Des McAnuff-helmed production will begin previews on March 27. Opening night is set for April 21 at the Broadway Theatre. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 The cast will also include Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer. Doctor Zhivago The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Related Showslast_img read more

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Matt Doyle & Nick Cordero-Led Brooklynite Extends

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments In addition to Doyle and Cordero, the cast features Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Max Chernin, Nick Choksi, Carla Duren, Ann Harada, John-Michael Lyles, Grace McLean, Tom Alan Robbins, Nicolette Robinson and Remy Zaken. In Brooklynite, Trey Swieskowski is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite. When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster? Related Shows Superheroes and superhero wannabes are going to be hanging off-Broadway for a little bit longer! Brooklynite, starring Matt Doyle and Nick Cordero, has extended through March 29; the show had originally been set to shutter on March 22. Directed by Michael Mayer and featuring music and lyrics by Peter Lerman and a book by Lerman and Mayer, the production officially opened on February 25 at the Vineyard Theatre. Brooklynitelast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Bradley Cooper, Sarah Brightman & More

first_imgIt’s Friday at Broadway.com (and if you don’t know what that means by now, you have some very important reading to catch up on)! Time to revisit all of the strange stuff that happened this week, from Darren Criss’ failed makeup tutorial to Leanne Cope’s super sexy stalker (Hint: His name rhymes with “Shmradley Shmooper.”) Get ready for the Lessons of the Week!Don’t Ask Darren Criss to Do Your EyelinerHedwig Schmidt may be a makeup expert, but Darren Criss, the dude who plays her, isn’t quite so smooth with an eyeliner pencil. When asked to do a video make-up demonstration, Criss failed miserably, turning the poor subject into an Italian opera buffone. Hey Darren, next time ask Christian Borle for help.Taye Diggs Has an Angry InchSpeaking of dudes in drag, guess who the next Hedwig star might be? Yep, Taye Diggs. We know he’s got a rock voice from his Rent days, and he’s got great bone structure, so we’re sure he’ll look fab all glammed up. We just have one question: Can Idina play Yitzhak? Please?!Leanne Cope Has a Sexy StalkerThe Tony nominee has three cute guys pining after her in An American in Paris, and offstage, she still has to ward off the admirers. In her Tony secrets video, she (jokingly) slapped Bradley Cooper with a restraining order. Bradley, if you don’t start behaving yourself, we’ll be forced to dreamcast you as the Phantom.Santino Fontana Is a Rebound DudeThe Tony nominee is making his way to our TV screens this spring, but no, he’s not playing the romantic lead—he’s playing the guy Rachel Bloom pretends to like while she’s pining after someone else. Santino, you’ll always be our number-one prince. The Prince of Waffles, but our prince nonetheless.Julie White’s Tony Accessory Is a FlaskWell, we know who we’ll be hanging out with at the Tony Awards. Airline Highway star Julie White revealed that her secret weapon to surviving the ceremony is booze. Which makes us wonder…exactly what kind of alcohol were you planning to bring, Julie? (Hint: We love tequila.)Nathan Lane Is the Mayor of BroadwayWhen we asked stars at the Actors Fund Gala honoring Michael Bloomberg who the mayor of Broadway is, we got a lot of fun answers, including Bernadette Peters and Barbra Streisand. But we’re putting the guy who got the most votes, Nathan Lane, into office. Nathan, your first order of business is to unionize the Times Square Elmos, Newsies-style.Matthew Morrison’s Got Vlog KnowledgeWell, he has incorrect vlog knowledge, but knowledge nonetheless. Matt, who watched Laura Michelle Kelly film her vlog Never Grow Up, insisted to new vlogger Max von Essen that he doesn’t get to keep our camera when he’s done. Wrong Matt, he does! All we ask in return are eight entertaining episodes. And maybe a peanut butter cup once in a while.Alex Sharp Is a Puppy KillerThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tony nominee Alex Sharp stopped by Show People this week to deliver some very disturbing news. You know what happens to the adorable puppies when they get too old for the show? They’re killed! Oh, calm down guys, he was just kidding. We think.Alan Cumming Gives Free Belly RubsHave you ever been sitting at the bar, drinking a gin and tonic (oh and BTW Julie White, we also love gin) and thought, “Wow, I could sure use a belly rub right now”? Never fear, Tony Awards co-host Alan Cumming is here! It’s true, it happened to Fun Home’s Emily Skeggs. Emily, ordinarily that would sound pretty far-fetched, but since it’s Alan, we know it’s totally plausible.Sarah Brightman Is Staying on EarthBad news, everyone. After countless photo ops, $52 million, an outer space playlist and the promise of a spaceship concert, the Sarah Brightman Intergalactic Journey has officially been canceled. We know, your weekend is ruined. Possibly your entire life. We’re sorry. Here’s something to cheer you up. View Commentslast_img read more

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See Robber Bridegroom Stars Steven Pasquale & Ahna O’Reilly in Rehearsal

first_img View Comments The Robber Bridegroom is gearing up to begin performances at the Laura Pels Theatre. Stars Steven Pasquale, Ahna O’Relly and more let us sneak a peek at their rehearsals for the show about con men, hucksters, charlatans, and yes, romance. The musical, written by Alfred Uhry and composed by Robert Waldman, follows a backwoods bandit who falls for the daughter of a wealthy planter. Directed by Alex Timbers, the Roundabout production (which marks the 40th anniversary of the original)  begins performances on February 18 and opens on March 13. See the two leads above and then get your tickets to this off-Broadway hoedown. ‘Robber Bridegroom’ stars Steven Pasquale & Ahna O’Reilly (Photo by Caitlin McNaney) Related Showscenter_img The Robber Bridegroom Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016last_img read more

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And We Are Telling You! Amber Riley to Star as Effie in West End Dreamgirls

first_img Amber Riley has landed the coveted role of Effie White in the West End premiere of the musical sensation Dreamgirls, according to The Daily Mail. Tony winner director Casey Nicholaw, currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Something Rotten!, will stage the production, set to premiere at the Savoy Theatre in November.Riley first came to national attention as Mercedes Jones on Fox’s Glee, a role that gave her the chance to sing Effie’s Dreamgirls showstopper, “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going).” She recently played Addaperle in the hit NBC telecast The Wiz Live! and was also seen in Hair at the Hollywood Bowl and at City Center in Cotton Club Parade, although she didn’t stay with the show when it came to Broadway under the title After Midnight. In 2013, she won the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, dancing alongside Derek Hough.Featuring music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls tells the story of an all-girl singing group that closely resembles the Supremes. With director/choreographer Michael Bennett at the helm, the original 1981 staging was a Broadway sensation, winning a Tony Award for powerful newcomer Jennifer Holliday in the role of Effie. After an initial run of 1521 performances, the show closed in 1985, only to return to Broadway two years later with Tony winner Lillias White as Effie.The 2006 film version of Dreamgirls, directed by Bill Condon, made over $100 million at the box office and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical as well as an Academy Award for The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson in the role of Effie.Want a sneak peek of Riley as Effie? Check out her Dreamgirls performance from Season One of Glee below! View Comments Amber Riley(Photo by Blair Caldwell)last_img read more

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Nerds Calls Off Broadway Bow

first_img Related Shows Rory O’Malley & Bryan Fenkart(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Nerds, A Musical Dot-Comedy View Commentscenter_img from $39 Nerds, A Musical Dot Comedy has called off its spring Broadway bow. The musical, directed by Casey Hushion, was scheduled to begin previews on April 1 and open officially on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre. A national tour is in the works—no word yet on dates.The last-minute shakeup is due to the loss of a major investor, according to producer Carl Levin. “We are grateful to the one-of-a-kind creative team and cast of this incredibly funny and heartwarming musical that audiences have so enthusiastically adored thus far,” he said in a statement. “We look forward to Nerds taking the country by storm.”Featuring a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner and music by Hal Goldberg, Nerds tells the story of the rise of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and Bryan Fenkart were slated to play the two tech honchos. Additional cast members included Patti Murin, Lindsay Mendez, Benny Elledge, Rob Morrison and Kevin Pariseau.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more

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