Police Search For Abducted Pennsylvania Teen

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) JAMESTOWN – The Pennsylvania State Police issued an amber alert Tuesday morning in search of an abducted 15-year-old.Police say Damion Mickey is a white male, 5’5″ tall, 120lbs, with blue eyes, blonde hair, wearing an orange t-shirt, and red sweatshirt.Police say he was last seen on Tuesday between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the area of Fairview Avenue in Connellsville City, Pennsylvania.The teen was allegedly abducted by 32-year-old Kieth Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s clothing description is unknown, although police say he is a white male, 5’4″ tall, 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.The two are believed to be traveling in a white in color 2018 Chevrolet Malibu four door sedan bearing Pennsylvania registration KYB1942.Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.last_img read more

West End’s Shakespeare in Love is Broadway Aimed

first_img Adapted by Tony winner Lee Hall and directed by Declan Donnellan, the production officially opened at London’s Noel Coward Theatre on July 23 and also stars Tony nominee Paul Chahidi. Set in London during the late 16th century, Shakespeare in Love centers on young playwright William Shakespeare, who is struggling with his latest work Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter. A great fan of Shakespeare’s plays is young, wealthy Viola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress. Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time, but, dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play. The movie, penned by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and directed by John Madden, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench. Shakespeare in Love also starred Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush and Tom Wilkinson. Can you love a fool? Can you love a player? The answer from London is a resounding yes. The acclaimed West End stage adaptation of the hit 1998 film Shakespeare in Love is aiming for Broadway in the 2015-16 season. According to the New York Post, the transfer will probably star Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, reprising their lead roles of Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Listen to Nicole Scherzinger Sing ‘Memory’ From Cats

first_imgNicole Scherzinger recently finished her acclaimed run as Grizabella in the revival of Cats in London’s West End and you can now listen online to her rendition of the classic 11 o’clock number “Memory.” Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by BBC Radio 2 on February 12 to premiere “what I think is the best recording of anything of my music ever done.” The composer also reiterated that “we are taking Cats to Broadway and I just hope and pray that she will agree to do it there as I think she’d take America by storm.” Take a listen to Scherzinger’s performance below; Cats continues its limited engagement through April 25 at the London Palladium with Kerry Ellis starring as Grizabella. View Commentslast_img read more

Six Things On the Twentieth Century’s Kristin Chenoweth Loves

first_imgStage and screen darling Kristin Chenoweth is (finally) back on Broadway in the revival of On the Twentieth Century. The Tony and Emmy winner recently spent some time with The New York Times, and from their subsequent story, we learned about all sorts of items on Kristin Chenoweth’s list of favorite things. Take a look below at just some of the people, places and things Chenoweth can’t stop gushing about.1. Schmackary’sDuring the course of the interview, Chenoweth not only snacked on one of their legendary cookies (from the description, it appears to have been Funfetti), but also had more brought to her dressing room to share. “Hello? It’s called Schmackary’s, and it’s in Midtown,” Cheno said, incredulous that anyone would not know of the Hells Kitchen honorary historic landmark. We just assumed The New York Times watched Side by Side by Susan Blackwell.2. Trashy TVWhen describing her down time, the Emmy winner explained that after a bath and some neck stretches, “I get in bed, and I watch bad television.” Her particularly faves? Real Housewives (any county), Vanderpump Rules and Dance Moms. Tune in next season for her guest appearances on all three—she’ll probably get an Emmy for at least one of them.3. Comden and GreenBetty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the book and lyrics for her current Broadway gig, but Chenoweth was already familiar with their work, having sung “If You Hadn’t But You Did” on her 2001 album Let Yourself Go. During the recording session, the lyricists suggested On the Twentieth Century for her—the second time she had heard this (the first was from her Oklahoma voice teacher). Chenoweth later sang the song at Green’s memorial service (per his advanced request), proving, considering the subject matter, that the Tony-winning songwriter had a hearty sense of humor.4. Madeline KahnChenoweth taking on the role of Lily Garland is all sorts of kismet. The role’s originator, the late Madeline Kahn, is one of her personal heroes. So much so that she named her Maltese after her. Chenoweth never met Kahn in person, but earlier this year, she told the ladies of The View, “I’m hoping she’s proud of me.”5. Mani/PedisThe Broadway star, when asked how she wanted to spend her day off, told the Times that she’d “love to do something normal…I would love to get a pedicure.” And that she did, selecting bright red polish (a character choice for Lily) for her toes and just getting her fingernails clipped: “I don’t want to slice up my co-workers.” It’s OK, Cheno. Andy Karl is used to getting roughed up a bit on stage.6. Paying It ForwardThis summer, Chenoweth will oversee a Broadway-themed “boot camp” for high school students in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. “This is what I’m probably most proud of,” she said of the project. “As you get older, you learn how you want to make your mark, how you want to be remembered.” To learn more about her partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation and to donate, visit their website.Here are just a few items that we would like to add to the list on Chenoweth’s behalf:7. High Notes8. Being an Assistant Principal9. SoulCycle Booster Seats10. JapaneseOn the Twentieth Century opens officially at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12. The Roundabout production is scheduled to run through July 5. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Star Files Related Shows On The Twentieth Century Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Comedian Dawn French Will Headline Solo Show in West End

first_img View Comments Comedian Dawn French will bring her acclaimed 30 Million Minutes to London’s West End. Directed by Michael Grandage (who is also behind Nicole Kidman’s return to the boards), the production will play a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre from November 11 to December 5. Opening night is set for November 12.The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written the show herself, basing it on her life and career. 30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as she takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.“I shall be buying new pants in honor of this exciting opportunity to bring my show into London’s glittery West End, so every audience member can relax in the knowledge that I will be fully contained and utterly fragrant at all times,” said French in a statement. “Look, it’s not a play, it’s not stand up, it’s not a monologue, it’s not a slide show, but it’s something a bit like all of those with some alarming extreme striptease thrown in.”30 Million Minutes will feature set and costume design by Lez Brotherston and lighting design by Willie Williams.last_img read more

Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman Enlisted for 2 Across

first_imgThe sun’ll come out soon for Annie star Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman off-Broadway! The pair have been tapped for Jerry Mayer’s new comedy, 2 Across. Directed by Evelyn Rudie, the production will begin previews on November 14 at St. Luke’s Theatre. The open-ended engagement is scheduled to officially open on December 9.McArdle originated the title role in Annie, becoming the youngest performer nominated for a Tony as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Additional Great White Way credits include Jerry’s Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Les Miserables and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.Gilman’s stage credits include The Odd Couple, Aspirins & Elephants, Catskill Sonata, Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, Mutually Assured Destruction and Stuff Happens. Screen credits include Studio 5B, CSI Miami and Bones.Two strangers, a psychologist (McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles.  But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives. 2 Across View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 7, 2016last_img read more

Exclusive First Listen: Sierra Boggess’ Big Number From School of Rock

first_img Star Files Class will begin for Sierra Boggess on November 9 when she starts performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical and we have an exclusive first listen of her big second act number! The three-time Broadway.com Choice Award winner and Olivier nominee is a long-time collaborator of the legendary composer, who has penned her another epic tune (of course he did): ” Where Did The Rock Go.” Check it out, with lyrics by Glenn Slater, below and then the show, which will officially stick it to the man open on December 6 at the Main Stem’s Winter Garden Theatre. View Comments School of Rock – The Musical Sierra Boggess Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Celebrates One Fine Valentine’s Day

first_imgChilina Kennedy in ‘Beautiful’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) They haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling quite yet. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical finished Valentine’s Day Week with a noteworthy $920,024, making it one of 17 shows to increase its total gross by over $100,000 since the previous week. The Book of Mormon once again took the top spot by capacity, because nothing says “romance” like spooky Mormon hell dreams. It took the fifth spot on the boards by gross, joining Aladdin, Wicked, The Lion King and Hamilton, which topped the list over Presidents Day Weekend (if Alexander Hamilton was never president, is this irony? Thoughts, Alanis?). There simply aren’t enough tickets for Hamilton’s televised Grammy win to affect the numbers immediately, but expect the megahit to remain at the top all the longer. Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 14:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($1,792,099)2. The Lion King ($1,717,043)3. Wicked ($1,695,453)4. Aladdin ($1,493,306)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,472,569)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Noises Off ($432,543)4. Disaster! ($364,575)*3. Hughie ($330,298)**2. The Humans ($224,521)*1. Our Mother’s Brief Affair ($187,877)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.78%)2. Hamilton (101.73%)3. Aladdin (99.96%)4. The Lion King (99.92%)5. Wicked (97.26%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. An American in Paris (68.66%)4. Disaster! (68.23%)*3. Our Mother’s Brief Affair (66.35%)2. Jersey Boys (65.64%)1. Finding Neverland (65.47%)**** Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on seven preview performances***Number based on nine regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

Gloria Estefan to Co-Host Broadway Barks with Bernadette Peters

first_img The self-proclaimed doganizer is back to spread canine love to the Great White Way, and this time, she’ll been joined by the queen of conga. Gloria Estefan will co-host the 18th annual Broadway Barks celebration alongside founder Bernadette Peters on July 30. The adoption event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place at Shubert Alley beginning at 3 PM.A roster of Broadway favorites are on tap to showcase the pups up for adoption. The lineup includes Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni, Reed Birney, Sierra Boggess, Sophia Anne Caruso, Allison Case, Michael Cerveris, Leanne Cope, Alma Cuervo, Drew Gehling, Rick Holmes, Jayne Houdyshell, Judy Kaye, Beth Malon, Willow McCarthy, Judy McLane, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, Brad Oscar, Jill Paice, Gabriella Pizzolo, Emily Skeggs, Peter Scolari, Carrie St. Louis, Max von Essen, Aviva Winick, Amra-Faye Wright and Jessica Keeenan Wynn.Broadway Barks helps shelter animals find permanent homes. Every year, the Broadway community comes together to introduce dogs and cats to New Yorkers and encourage adopting from the 27 participating animal rescue groups. Bernadette Peters & Gloria Estefan(Photos courtesy of Katz PR) View Commentslast_img read more

Peachy Outlook.

first_imgNot since the early 1990s have Georgians had such promise for an abundant crop of sweet Georgia peaches. University of Georgia experts say this may indeed be a very good year. “If everything works out well, it should be one of the best crops we’ve had in a decade,” said Kathy Taylor, a UGA Extension Service scientist in Fort Valley. That means the weather must cooperate with growers for the next five weeks or so. Right Rain, Winter Weather Peaches are about 80 percent water. Timely rains, when the young fruit starts growing, helped get this year off to a good start. Photo: Jennifer Cannon “There’s plenty of water,” Taylor said. “We’re excited that we also had plenty of cold weather this winter.” Peach trees need at least 850 hours of temperatures below 45 degrees, called chill hours, to grow a bountiful crop. “We’ve had a bumper crop of chill hours this year,” Taylor said. So far, most Georgia peach trees have had about 1,300 chill hours, the most in 19 years. And it shows. “The buds have come on much earlier than normal,” Taylor said.Beware Jack Frost Amid all the pretty blooms and buds, little peaches are already growing, making them susceptible to late-season frosts. “Last week’s frost damaged some young fruit — more in south Georgia because their crop comes earlier,” Taylor said. “But they will still have a crop this year.” The frost only lightly thinned the crop in the rest of the state, saving the growers a little labor cost. If frost stays away past Easter, consumers can expect to pay about the same retail prices as we paid last year. “Prices varied last year depending on the retail source and location,” Taylor said. “They were generally between $1 and $3 per pound. That may not be so relevant in Georgia. Peach growers have no control over the retail price. Produce brokers, not peach farmers, have the most influence over retail prices.”First to Market Georgia-grown peaches could hit the national and international markets first this year, as much as seven days earlier than those grown in rival California. And that would give Georgia producers a significant economic advantage. If Georgia peaches get to market first, growers could get about 25 cents per pound. If not, producers could see prices as low as 15 cents per pound. “In terms of taste,” Taylor said, “we will have probably very good flavor if all these weather conditions hold up well for us.”last_img read more