Bonnies Look To End Regular Season On High Note

first_imgStock ImageOLEAN – With their 2020 regular season drawing to a close the St. Bonaventure Bonnies Men’s Basketball team have two games remaining.The Bonnies will have two games this week, with their first one being the team’s Senior Day game in which they will host St. Joseph’s University on ESPN+.To cap off the 2020 regular season, St. Bonaventure will be on the road to face off vs. the St. Louis Billikens.St. Bonaventure’s Men’s Basketball team is 18-11, losing their last two games including a 73-65 loss over La Salle University Saturday. This season, sophomore guard Kyle Lofton leads the team in scoring, averaging nearly 15 a game, along with a team leading 172 assists.At the center position, sophomore Osun Osunniyi is averaging more than 11 points and nearly nine rebounds.Osunniyi is also far and away the team’s leader in blocked shots with 56, with runner-up Dominick Welch only having nine.In his second year as a Bonnie, Welch is averaging nearly 12 points along with seven rebounds, leading the team with 196 boards.Welch also leads the team with 63 three-pointers.This year’s NCAA March Madness will begin on Mar. 15. 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

Ellery Center Fire Department Hosting Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Today

first_imgStock Photo: PixabayELLERY CENTER – The Ellery Center Fire Department is hosting a chicken barbeque fundraiser Sunday to support various local organizations.Fire Chief Jay Mease donated supplies needed to provide the 250 dinners that go on sale at noon at the fire hall, 4400 Dutch Hollow Rd, Bemus Point.Mease says meals will cost $10 and support five local charities.The Park United Methodist Church food pantry, Panama United Methodist Church food pantry, the Salvation Army, St. Susan Center Food Kitchen and UCAN City mission in Jamestown. Additionally, two bird houses will be on raffle.Mease says last week they sold out of 100 dinner in the first 20 minutes of the event. 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

Get a First Look at Alan Menken’s Galavant

first_imgStart smoking your turkey legs, because Galavant is coming to ABC! The musical comedy series, which is written by Dan Fogelman and features music by Oscar winner and Aladdin Tony nominee Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater, was recently picked up by the network. According to The Wire, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee referred to the series in his upfront presentation as “literally Spamalot meets Princess Bride,” and after taking a look at the series’ first trailer, we don’t disagree. Get a sneak peek at the medieval hijinks below! View Commentslast_img

It’s Official! Side Show Will Transfer to Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Side Show Star Files Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame during the Depression era, but denies them love. The tuner features songs such as “I Will Never Leave You” and “Who Will Love Me As I Am?” It’s official! As previously speculated, after successful runs in both San Diego and Washington, D.C., director Bill Condon’s re-imagined staging of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s Side Show is transferring to Broadway. The musical will begin performances on October 28 at the St. James Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will reprise their roles as Violet and Daisy Hilton, respectively, on the Great White Way. Further casting and creative team will be announced later.center_img The original Broadway production, directed by Robert Longbottom, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 19, 1997. The show closed after 91 performances and received four Tony nominations, including a shared nomination for co-stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner. This marked the only time in Tony history where two people were co-nominated for the Best Actress award. Related Shows Davie’s Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Grey Gardens, Curtains and A Little Night Music. Padgett has appeared on the Great White Way in Legally Blonde, Grease and Rock of Ages. Emily Padgettlast_img read more

West End War Horse Star Jack Loxton on a Curious Pattern and Overcoming Equine Allergies

first_img You’re now in a long-running play that seems to have become a West End fixture. How does that feel? First and foremost, it feels like an honor to be part of such a phenomenon: the story, the film, the book, and of course the play of War Horse have all made such an impression, and it feels an absolute joy to be part of the play and to be able to tell this story to audiences for another year. The part of Albert in particular has been a fast-track to stardom. That’s about War Horse offering a fantastic foothold, though I’m certainly not thinking about stardom and all that stuff myself: for me, it’s all about experience and being very humble and keeping your feet on the ground. Kit’s story is such a great story, but it’s not like I’m sitting there thinking, “I’m going to be in the next Breaking Bad.” People have described the play as “boy-meets horse/boy-loses-horse,” culminating in a moving finale. What’s brilliant about it is that Albert is a hopeful person who is tested and pushed in every direction and through insurmountable odds tries his best to find his horse. I find Albert such an admirable character to the extent that he’s so positive and brave and courageous. I’d never be able to take on those qualities in my own life. Any idea, at this point, what’s on tap next? Honestly, I’m just so glad to have what will have been 18 months of great West End work, so I don’t know what’s next. Maybe I’ll go join Kit on Game of Thrones? The role of Albert in the long-running War Horse has produced some highly distinguished alumni, starting with Luke Treadaway, who went on to win an Olivier Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and, more recently, Kit Harington, who is a major star now thanks to Game of Thrones. The role is currently being played at the New London Theatre by Jack Loxton, who took over the play’s horse-loving leading man in March. Broadway.com caught up with Loxton to reflect on the early days of a career that holds even greater promise to come. Both Christopher and now Albert were roles originated by Luke Treadaway in productions directed by Marianne Elliott [who co-directed War Horse with Tom Morris], so there’s a pattern developing, no? It is kind of bizarre to have followed on from one actor like this but on the other hand, it also feels like not a bad way to start. Luke’s obviously a very good actor and someone to look up to, so it’s been a privilege in that respect, as it has been to have two parts in two plays that are so well-renowned. I feel very lucky to be a part of two amazing shows so quickly. This is actually your second West End takeover since leaving drama school in July 2013, which seems pretty good going in a relatively brief period of time. Yes, my first professional job was the alternate Christopher [the male lead] in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and it was such a privilege to make my debut in a part like that in such an incredible play – one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Are you experienced with horses yourself? I’d been riding horses for a decade or so, since I was about 12, and had an allergic reaction so I wasn’t allowed to go horseback riding in case of injury, which is quite ironic given that I have ended up in this play. Luckily, our Joey is made of nice cane, not manky fur, so I don’t have to sneeze! It must be great so early in your career to have a year’s contract on the West End. It means I’m able to relax and enjoy London while having a beautiful part in a beautiful play. For me at this point in the run it’s about keeping my stamina and energy levels up—about finding a routine of looking after yourself and stretching properly. This role isn’t as physically grueling as Christopher but nor is it a walk in the park. [Laughs]. Can you trace your interest in theater to anything in your background? My mom is an English teacher and a great lover of theater, so there’s that, and I was taken on when I was quite young by the youth theater at the Birmingham Rep, where I’m from, so I did manage to get some experience on stage before I got to drama school. War Horse offers such a unique challenge, given the interaction required between the human characters and the puppeteers who bring to life the animal aspects of the performance—Joey (the horse referenced in the title) especially. And Joey can be very temperamental some nights. This is an extremely technical play with all the puppetry that’s going on: there’s a section called “clipping and unclipping,” and sometimes it proves quite a handful positioning Joey around the stage. View Comments Was there a particular show you saw that made a lasting impact? When I was 10 or 11, I saw a production of Noises Off that I completely fell in love with; I think I got the bug then!last_img read more

Pippin’s Carly Hughes Will Star Opposite Jennifer Nettles in Chicago

first_img In addition to Pippin, Hughes’ Broadway credits include Beautiful, Ghost, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Related Shows View Comments In addition to Wright, the current cast of Broadway’s second longest-running show includes Bianca Marroquin as Roxie, John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. She’s trading in magic for all that jazz! Current Pippin star Carly Hughes will join the cast of Broadway’s Chicago as Velma Kelly. She takes over for current Velma, Amra-Faye Wright, beginning February 2, 2015. As previously reported, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut that same day as Roxie Hart. Hughes and Nettles will do the Hot Honey Rag at the Ambassador Theatre through March 29. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

Jake Gyllenhaal Cheers on Constellations Co-Star Ruth Wilson at the Golden Globes

first_imgGolden Globe nominee Jake Gyllenhaal may not have taken home a trophy at the January 11 ceremony for his performance in Nightcrawler, but he still had plenty to celebrate. Not only did his sister Maggie nab an award, but his Constellations co-star Ruth Wilson also won big! The newly-minted Broadway stars flew out to Los Angeles to attend the Golden Globes, and will be back in New York City just in time for their opening night in the Nick Payne drama on January 13. Check out this adorable photo of the co-stars celebrating at the InStyle and Warner Brothers party at the Beverly Hilton, then see them fall in love on Broadway in Constellations! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 Constellationslast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Constellations Shines Bright

first_img UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. You Can’t Take It With You ($445,041) 4. Honeymoon in Vegas ($440,476)*** 3. Chicago ($437,317) 2. Constellations  ($432,399)* 1. Disgraced ($404,998) Two shows that recently opened on Broadway to generally positive reviews are beginning to reap the benefit of good notices. Constellations, led by screen favorites Jake Gyllenhaal and 2015 Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, inched toward full capacity at 99.6% in its first full week post-opening (plus one added performance). Expect grosses to climb as well as the Manhattan Theatre Club production continues at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meanwhile, Honeymoon in Vegas, which has had a more difficult time bringing in audiences, opened on January 15 to several thumbs up. In turn, the tuner saw its highest-grossing week since it began performances in November. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the show to see if critical reception can keep it afloat at the table. Five usual suspects took the top-grossing spots: The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Motown the Musical (which played its final performance on January 18). *Number based on nine regular performances **Number based on five regular performances ***Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances Source: The Broadway League Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 18: FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Elephant Man (102.79%)** 2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 3. The River (102.33%) 4. Aladdin (100.01%) 5. Constellations (99.62%)* FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,721,611) 2. Wicked ($1,684,664) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,659,010) 4. Aladdin ($1,487,116) 5. Motown the Musical ($1,229,340)* UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Disgraced (71.32%) 4. You Can’t Take It With You (68.53%) 3. Mamma Mia! (67.89%) 2. Chicago (66.79%) 1. On the Town (65.79%) View Commentslast_img read more

The Heidi Chronicles, Starring Elisabeth Moss, Will Close Early

first_img Related Shows The Heidi Chronicles Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 View Comments The first Broadway revival of Wendy Wassterstein’s The Heidi Chronicles will play its final performance on May 3, according to The New York Times. The Pam MacKinnon-helmed production stars Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham. Performances were initially scheduled to run through August 9. At the time of its closing, the production will have played 80 performances at the Music Box Theatre.“We were very well reviewed, and the performances were remarkable, but people didn’t come to see it,” producer Jeffrey Richards told the Times. “Whether it was how crazy busy it was at this time of year or the consumer being asked to choose between so many shows, Heidi Chronicles was not at the top of their list.”The Heidi Chronicles won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. This is the first revival since the original production shuttered in 1990. The show spans over 20 years, following Heidi Holland (Moss) from high school to her career as an art historian and how she copes with feminism, men, politics and motherhood.In addition to Moss, Biggs and Pinkham, the cast includes Tracee Chimo, Ali Ahn, Leighton Bryan, Elise Kibler and Andy Truschinski.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more

Jonathan Groff on the Return of Spring Awakening: ‘I Love That It’s Back!’

first_imgJonathan Groff, who plays King George in the new hit musical Hamilton, has another buzzed-about show on the brain: the upcoming revival of Spring Awakening.“Oh my God! I am so excited to see it,” Groff told Broadway.com. The actor, who was Tony-nommed for originating the role of Melchior in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony-winning musical, noted that his former Spring Awakening co-stars have given the revival their seal of approval. “Lea [Michele] saw it and Skylar [Astin] saw it, and I have a bunch of friends who saw it in L.A. and loved it,” he said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things. I just love that its back on Broadway, though it makes me feel a little old. But I’m into it. I’m happy to be old. I feel like I wish it had never left, so I’m thrilled that it’s back.”Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play by the same name, follows a group of teenagers as they navigate through their sexual and intellectual blossoming, with varying degrees of support from the adult figures in their lives. The new production utilizes American Sign Language in the production to intensify the rift between the lost and longing teens and the adults who refuse to hear them.The new production, which features Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and Emmy winner Camryn Manheim, begins performances on September 8 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for September 27. View Comments Jonathan Groff Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening last_img read more