Image by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.NEW YORK – Former Libertarian New York Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe has announced he is seeking the party’s Vice Presidential Nomination.Sharpe revealed his decision on his podcast The Sharpe Way.He is supporting the nomination for President of Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Vice President Nominee in 2012.Sharpe said he will support whomever is nominated and asked voters to have an open mind about voting for someone not Republican or Democrat. Sharpe finished third in the New York Governor’s race in 2018, but garnered enough votes statewide to give the Libertarians ballot access.Sharpe said he will release an official statement about his candidacy soon.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),Judge Gray was the VP nominee for the Libertarian Party in 2012, not 2016. The 2012 ticket was Gary Johnson and Jim Gray. The 2016 ticket was Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.,Let’s not get too technical on details here, especially considering your ties to nefarious and fraudulent actions of people in a County “Committee” you’re affiliated with. Some people’s need to shine a light on matters should be first used to clean out their own closets.
Stock ImageNEW YORK CITY — According to data compiled by the Global Strategy Group, the race between Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano is getting closer.The GSG numbers show Reed leading Mitrano 50 percent to 38 percent. However, when likely voters were shown a simulated debate between the two, using website and press release information, the race stands at Reed 47, Mitrano 45 with 8 percent undecided.“The numbers speak for themselves. We are closing in on Tom Reed because he has failed this district,” said Mitrano. “When voters learn about our campaign, they join us because the people of this district are united in seeking change.”“Despite Reed’s substantially higher level of familiarity to voters, he fails to get above 50 percent – a significant warning sign for incumbents,” GSG said. However, the election tracking site 270 To Win lists Reed as safely likely to be re-elected.“Despite being well-known and even as Mitrano is largely unknown outside her base, Reed is only at 50 percent. Tom Reed is well-known to voters (85 percent familiar); in contrast, Tracy Mitrano is familiar to only 42 percent of voters – and these are largely voters in her Democratic base (60 percent familiar among Democrats),” GSG said.In a related matter, Mitrano was endorsed Wednesday by The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 840, saying Reed does not support organized labor.The local’s president, Ryan Davis, said Reed has consistently voted against organized labor issues.Citing Reed’s efforts to create jobs and grow New York’s clean energy economy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally endorsed Reed for a return to Washington. 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)
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) MGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Cattaraugus County overnight.The County Health Department says an 87-year-old woman and 62-year-old man both developed respiratory failure and were unable to overcome their illness despite aggressive medical treatment.This is the 34th and 35th COVID-19 death in the county.Furthermore, local health leaders reported 85 new cases on Thursday, with 699 now active. The county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 7.3 percent, down from 8.3% the day before.There are also 32 people hospitalized with the virus in Cattaraugus County.There have been 1,965 reported since the outbreak started with 1,231 people recovering.
See Inside Aladdin’s Backstage World ABC’s Nightline featured a behind-the-scenes look at Aladdin April 15. Check out the video below and see everything from major last minute tweaks to the show from director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, to James Monroe Iglehart’s reaction when he won the role of the Genie (he taped it!) and how the magic carpet flies! OK, not the last one, but the rest. The Frozen Storm Rages On The Weekly Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and, as Frozen songwriter and EGOT-er Robert Lopez tweeted April 16, “The #Frozen album just went double platinum, as is @IdinaMenzel’s version of #LetItGo.” According to The New York Times, the movie’s soundtrack has now sold a total of 2.1 million copies in the U.S. Paul Robeson Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies Stage actor, director and playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died, aged 83, on April 14 in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the cause of death was an aortic aneurysm. Dean wrote Paul Robeson, which first opened on Broadway in 1978, starring James Earl Jones. It was subsequently revived on the Great White Way in 1988 and 1995. His other plays include The Sty of the Blind Pig. Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys has been awarded an R-rating! The official reason? The “language throughout,” apparently. F-bombs or not, we know that the film’s stars, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, will be the apples of our eyes as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, when the film officially lands in theaters on June 20. Idina Menzel View Comments John Lloyd Young Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Broadway.com wishes Cumming, Williams and all the Kit Kat Klub’s usual suspects a “perfectly marvelous” opening! In honor of the show’s Great White Way return, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned the above portrait. The whole cast is represented in the sketch, with the foreground depicting, from left to right, Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Cumming as the Emcee, Aaron Krohn as Ernst Ludwig, Bill Heck as Clifford Bradshaw and Williams as Sally Bowles. Michelle Williams About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Shows View Comments Alan Cumming “Come hear the music play” once more at Studio 54! Roundabout’s revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Cabaret opens officially on April 24, the last Broadway show to do so in the 2013-14 season. Director Sam Mendes and co-director/choreographer Rob Marshall have recreated their Tony nominated direction and choreography of the 1998 production, with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams making her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Danny Burstein
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Star Files Related Shows The Real Thing tells the story of Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright who is unhappily married to Charlotte (Nixon), the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Real Thing Tickets are now on sale to see Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon in the new Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Directed by Sam Gold, the production will begin performances on October 2 and open officially on October 30 at the American Airlines Theatre. View Comments The original 1984 Broadway production won five Tony Awards including Best Play. The Real Thing was revived in 2000 and won three Tonys, including Best Revival of a Play. Cynthia Nixon
Ramin Karimloo View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 The cold never bothered her anyway, right? Broadway megastar Idina Menzel, after receiving countless nominations for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, finally took the plunge at the Richard Rodgers stage door following a performance of If/Then. She herself nominated If/Then producer David Stone, co-star Anthony Rapp and everyone at the stage door. That’s right. If you’re a Tony winner, the #IceBucketChallenge nominating rules don’t apply to you. But wait. Wait. OMG. 2460WHAT?! Sorry Idina, we interrupt this “Watch It” for a very important message. Ramin Karimloo, after being nominated by many (including our own Paul Wontorek), has also joined the movement. And not to be outdone by the boys of Newsies, the Les Miserables hunk is sans shirt. All for a great cause! Idina Menzel Star Files Related Shows If/Then
Peter Gallagher Turns Cop for the Peacock Network Peter Gallagher is going to be a busy man. Along with soon starring on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century with Kristin Chenoweth, he’s landed a recurring role in Law & Order: SVU. TVLine.com reports that he will play Deputy Chief William Dodds, the tough but charismatic boss of all New York City’s special victims units in the hit NBC show’s 16th season. Jane Lynch to Team Up With Sting & Patti LuPone for Concert Broadway favorite and Emmy winner Jane Lynch will host Uprising of Love, the previously reported benefit concert for global equality, which will feature Sting, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter and more. The Great White Way casts of Wicked and Once, along with the cast of I Am Harvey Milk, are also now set to appear at the event at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre on September 15. View Comments Bonnie Langford & Gary Wilmot Are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels West End vets Bonnie Langford (Spamalot, Cats, Dr Who, Bugsy Malone) and Gary Wilmot (The Pajama Game, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Me and My Girl) will waltz their way into the West End’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from September 16 at the Savoy Theatre. Langford will succeed Samantha Bond as Muriel Eubanks, while Wilmot will replace John Marquez as Andre Thibault. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tam Mutu & More Join Samantha Barks in London’s City of Angles London Les Miz favourite Tam Mutu, Katherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn will join the previously announced Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser in the Donmar’s City of Angels. The revival will be helmed by Josie Rourke. This sounds like one you need to beg/borrow/steal a ticket for.
View Comments This cast is bustin’ out all over! Recent Side Show star Matthew Hydzik, Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, Tony winner Jarrod Emick and Tony nominee Tony Roberts have joined the cast of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming production of Carousel. They join the previously announced Steven Pasquale, Laura Osnes, Jenn Gambatese and Denyce Graves. The Rob Ashford-helmed production will begin performances on April 10 and run through May 3. Opening night is set for April 11.Hydzik will take on the role of Enoch Snow. In addition to Side Show, his Broadway credits include West Side Story and Grease. D’Amboise, who will play Mrs. Mullin, recently completed a special return to the Broadway revival of Chicago after starring in Pippin on the Great White Way. Her additional credits include Tony-nominated performances in A Chorus Line and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Emick will play Jigger Craigin and took home a Tony Award in 1994 for Damn Yankees; he has since appeared in The Rocky Horror Show, The Boy From Oz and Ring of Fire. Roberts, who takes on the role of the Starkeeper, received Tony nominations for How Now, Dow Jones and Play It Again, Sam and most recently appeared on Broadway in The Royal Family.Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, follows the tragic romance of carousel barker Billy Bigelow (Pasquale) and mill worker Julie Jordan (Osnes). The show features a catalogue of musical theater standards including “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. The show was revived four times, with the most recent staging winning the 1995 Tony Award for Best Revival.Not able to get to the Windy City to catch them? The opening night performance will be available to stream on WFMT on April 12 beginning at 7:15PM! Laura Osnes Star Files
Ripcord An off-Broadway switcheroo has gone on at Manhattan Theatre Club! Emmy winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor will replace the previously announced Mary Louise Wilson in Ripcord. Wilson has withdrawn from the production due to the extension of a book tour. SNL’s Rachel Dratch and Glenn Fitzgerald have also been tapped for the show, which stars Marylouise Burke. Directed by David Hyde Pierce, the new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire will begin previews on September 29. Opening night is scheduled for October 20 at New York City Center—Stage I.Taylor is set to take on the role of Abby Binder. She won an Emmy Award for the TV drama The Practice and in recent years garnered four Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men. Taylor received a Tony nod for Ann, a one-woman show she also wrote. Additional screen credits include Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, To Die For, One Fine Day, The Truman Show, Legally Blonde and Baby Mama.Dratch will play Colleen Dunne. Probably best known for seven seasons of Saturday Night Live, she most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production of Tail! Spin! and Alex Timbers’ and Michael Friedman’s musical version of Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Delacorte Theatre. She is well known to Lindsay-Abaire having appeared in several of the plays he’s written as part of the 24 Hour Plays project.Fitzgerald will appear as Benjamin. Stage credits include Hamlet, Ivanov and The Importance of Being Earnest. His multiple screen credits include Flirting with Disaster, The Ice Storm, A Price Above Rubies, The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester, Dirty Sexy Money, Madam Secretary and Elementary.A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility so when the cantankerous Abby (Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.The production will feature scenic design by Alexander Dodge, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, costume design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, sound design and original music by John Gromada and fight direction by Thomas Schall.Additional casting will be announced later. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 6, 2015 Star Files Holland Taylor View Comments Related Shows