18Jan/21

Tarp Skunks Reveal Team Colors

first_imgPhoto Courtesy: Jamestown Tarp Skunks/FacebookJAMESTOWN – With their first season as the Jamestown Tarp Skunks starting in three months, the team revealed their colors on Wednesday. The team uniforms will consist of “Skunk Back Black”, “Stay Away Gray”, “Golden Boots Gold”, “Tarp Blue” and “Stink Green”.According to Jamestown Tarp Skunks’s, “Skunk Back Black” represents the skunk, “Stay Away Gray” represents not trying to get too close to a skunk, “Golden Boots Gold” for the rubber boots “Tarp Blue” for the home of the skunk and “Stink Green” symbolizes the skunk spray.Jamestown’s color palette revelation is the second team update this after the team unveiled the Russel E. Diethrick, Jr. logo at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 2020 ceremony on Monday. The Tarp Skunks will begin their 2020 regular season on May 29 for the first of a two-game series vs. the Capital City Reds.Capital City will be one of the four divisional opponents the Tarp Skunks will have, with the other three being the Geneva Red Wings, Saugerties Stallions and the Adirondack Trail Blazers. 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),How freaking stupid. Even if u liked this sport. I wouldn’t buy anything, because of the stupid name.,Dang auto input. . I meant I not ulast_img read more

18Jan/21

Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Head to 54 Below

first_img Andrew Keenan-Bolger SMILE: A BROADWAY REUNION 9/22 at 7PM & 9:30PM Those pageant girls (no, not those girls) are all grown up! Members of the original Broadway cast of the Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch cult favorite will hit the stage together once more—nearly 30 years after it premiered on Broadway. Here’s your chance to hear Disney princess Jodi Benson sing about, well, Disneyland! GET TICKETS SAVION GLOVER 8/12 at 7PM Savion Glover has hoofed all over the place—on Broadway in shows like Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Jelly’s Last Jam and The Tap Dance Kid, on screen on Sesame Street and even at the White House. Now, the Tony-winning choreographer marks his 54 Below debut with a show that will make tap dancing more intimate than ever. GET TICKETS We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below. Take a look below at just some of the supper club’s recently announced sets. From tappers to crooners, sopranos to rockers and a tribute to an icon, the intimate Broadway hotspot is the place to be.  LAUREN PRITCHARD “My Blossom Dearie” – 9/9 at 9:30PM Eight years after making her Broadway debut as the free-spirited Ilse in Spring Awakening, Lauren Pritchard has toured all over: from signing a record deal in England, to rocking out as LOLO to co-writing and performing with Panic! At the Disco. Catch up with the singer-songwriter in her first 54 Below solo show. GET TICKETS Corey Cott View All (5) ANDREW KOBER “Koberet” – 8/18 at 9:30PM He made you laugh in Hair. He made you cry in Les Miz. He made you go “WTF?” on Vlogger 24601. Now, Andrew Kober takes to the stage for his own solo show filled with works by the hottest up-and-comers and songwriting legends. Apparently, the night will include a story about a Parisian sex club. No concert is complete without one. GET TICKETS Matt Doyle Liana Hunt Star Files ELENA SHADDOW 9/6 at 9:30PM Having tackled some classic roles in shows such as Les Miserables, La Cage Aux Folles, Fanny and Showboat, the Broadway darling makes her solo show debut at the Broadway supperclub with a setlist featuring songs from some more contemporary composers. And she knows a thing or two about singing the works of modern musical geniuses. GET TICKETS  NEWSBOYS OF NEW YORK RALLY 8/14 at 7PM Newsies may be closing on August 24, but before that, they’re having one final hurrah and carrying the banner all the way to the swanky supper club. Join your favorite newsboys (and girls!) of past and present, including Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Liana Hunt, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Ryan Steele, for a night of tunes and tales. GET TICKETS Ben Fankhauser 54 SINGS ELAINE STRITCH 9/12 at 9:30PM We’ll drink to this. Tony winners Christine Ebersole and Beth Leavel, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (who appeared on stage with Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music) and more will take to the stage to pay tribute to the late Broadway icon. Expect to hear the songs and stories that made her the Broadway baby we all loved. GET TICKETS MATT DOYLE With The Whiskey 5 – 8/15 & 16 at 8PM Doyle, having recently starred in the off-Broadway hit Jasper in Deadland, returns to 54 Below after his sold-out debut earlier this year. The Broadway fave will perform with the band The Whiskey 5 some original tunes, crowd-pleasing classics and numbers he’s always wanted to bring to the stage, but never had the chance (until now). GET TICKETS View Commentslast_img read more

18Jan/21

This Week’s Picks! Harry Connick Jr., New Les Miz Stars & More

first_imgHey, you, staring longingly at your tropical island screen saver! There is no need to be depressed, not with all the great stuff this frigid (but still enchanting) city has to offer. So bundle up, stuff your pockets with tissues, and hit the town. We have a concert with Harry Connick Jr., new additions to Les Miz and Beautiful, and a solo show from a beloved Broadway gypsy. Here come this week’s picks! Enjoy On the Town at Home Available March 3 One of the many reasons why the revival of On the Town is such a hot ticket is its fabulous, brassy music. (You just hummed “New York, New York” didn’t you?) Now you can enjoy it anywhere, as a two-disc cast album finally gets released. Just don’t get so carried away that you try replicating the silky smooth choreography of Megan Fairchild and Tony Yazbeck. Your core will snap like a dry twig. View Comments See Les Miz’ Nouveau Additions Begins March 3 at the Imperial Theatre Les Miserables says bonjour to new leads galore. Ready? Here’s who is joining the revolution, so to speak: Tony and Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee as Thenardier, ensemble member Chris McCarrell as Marius, Broadway vet Wallace Smith as Enjolras, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, and Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier. And there are also new kiddo cast members! That’s another reason to use an exclamation point! Click for tickets! Welcome Back Harry Connick Jr. March 7 at Avery Fisher Hall Harry Connick Jr. is a busy guy, what with American Idol, acting, recording songs, and doing whatever is required to look foxy in middle-age. Seriously, the dude looks like he’s aging in reverse. So, the charismatic piano man doesn’t get to New York too often. When Connick Jr. does, he puts on a show. That makes attending this one-night-only concert—featuring numbers from his expansive musical repertoire— a priority. Click for tickets! Hail the New Carole King Begins March 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre All good things must come to an end. Fortunately, that means another good thing can start. Stage vet Chilina Kennedy, who played Mary Magdalene in the most recent revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, takes over for the departed, Tony-winning Jessie Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. We’ll miss you, Jessie, but if her “I Don’t Know How To Love HIm” is any indication, Chilina will be awesome too. Click for tickets! Settle Down with Kirsten Wyatt March 6 at 54 Below Spend any time on Broadway and you’ve probably seen Kirsten Wyatt in a show, mostly likely playing a tramp (High Fidelity, Annie), elf (Shrek, A Christmas Story), or some variation thereof. How does “a wee character woman with a squeaky voice” thrive amidst the shuffling and slim categorization? Instead of waiting for an incongruous revelation on Broadway Nosh, see Gypsies, Tramps, and Elves, her solo debut—with special guests!—at 54 Below. Click for tickets!last_img read more

18Jan/21

Finding Neverland’s Laura Michelle Kelly Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger!

first_img Laura Michelle Kelly View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland It’s time to play make believe with an Olivier winner! Finding Neverland star Laura Michelle Kelly is Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. Get ready for her new series, Never Grow Up: Backstage at Finding Neverland with Laura Michelle Kelly.Broadway’s Sylvia Llewelyn Davies will grab a camera and show us around backstage at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where she—with the help of some lovely, wonderful thoughts and fairy dust—brings Neverland to life. Expect plenty of hijinks from the cast that’ll never grow up, including Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Carolee Carmello and Teal Wicks.Kelly took home an Olivier Award for her performance in the title of role of Mary Poppins in the West End. She later reprised her performance on Broadway. Her additional credits include Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and Speed the Plow, Les Miserables and Peter Pan in London. She returns to Finder Neverland after starring in the pre-Broadway engagement at Massachusetts’ American Repertory Theater.Never Grow Up will premiere on March 14 and run every Saturday for eight weeks. Star Fileslast_img read more

18Jan/21

#LoveWins! LGBT Broadway Characters React to the Best News Ever

first_img View Comments Get out your rainbow flags, pants, suspenders and tank tops, because the Supreme Court has officially ruled that the Constitution grants same-sex marriage as a nationwide right. WOOHOO! Congratulations to all of our LGBT friends! The Great White Way has become the Great Rainbow Way, and our favorite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters in Broadway musicals are spending the day celebrating. Jump for joy with Angel, Lola, Hedwig, the Priscilla gals and more!last_img read more

18Jan/21

NeNe Leakes Begins Performances in Chicago on Broadway

first_img from $49.50 Related Shows View Comments Chicago Spice it up for mama! NeNe Leakes will return to Broadway as Chicago’s Keeper of the Keys on November 23, replacing Carol Woods. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is scheduled to play a limited engagement as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival through December 20.Leakes is best known for her appearances on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta; she made her Broadway and stage debut last year as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Additional acting credits include Glee.Chicago also currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.last_img read more

18Jan/21

Fiddler’s Samantha Massell on Shower Songs, Late-Night Snacks & More

first_img Related Shows View Comments Age: 25Hometown: New York, NYCurrent Role: A standout performance as Hodel, Tevye’s second oldest daughter, who falls for a radical, young man in Broadway’s new revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Stage and Screen Cred: Massell has appeared on the New York stage in the ensemble of Broadway’s La Boheme and two shows at Encores! (Little Me and It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman). Her regional credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame at both La Jolla and the Paper Mill Playhouse, and Aladdin, Into the Woods and Bye Bye Birdie all at the MUNY. Fiddler on the Roof Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016last_img read more

18Jan/21

Jude Law Will Headline Obsession

first_imgJude Law(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) We’re a keeping a close eye on this production…with this talent attached, who knows what life it could have after London! Two-time Tony nominee Jude Law is set to lead a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s film Obsession at the Barbican. Helmed by Ivo Van Hove, a 2016 Tony nominee for directing A View From the Bridge and who is currently represented on Broadway by The Crucible, the show will begin performances on April 19, 2017. Obsession is scheduled to officially open on April 25 and play a limited engagement through May 20.“I’d heard great things about Ivo van Hove and when I saw A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic and then Antigone at the Barbican I knew he was someone I really wanted to have the opportunity to work with,” said Law in a statement. The actor received Tony nods for his work in Hamlet and Indiscretions. On screen Law garnered Oscar nominations for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain; other film credits include Gattaca, Enemy at the Gates, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Road to Perdition, Alfie, Closer, The Holiday, Contagion, Hugo, Anna Karenina, Side Effects, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes series.Drifter Gino (Law), powerful and graceful as a puma, encounters Giuseppe and his much younger, trapped wife Giovanna at their roadside restaurant and petrol station. He and Giovanna are so irresistibly attracted to one another they begin an affair while plotting to murder her husband. But the crime does not unite them in this chilling story where passion can lead only to destruction.Visconti’s first feature film, 1943’s Obsession, is based on James M Cain’s novel The Postman Always Rings Twice and gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval.Following Kings of War, Obsession is part of the Van Hove’s residency at the Barbican; additional productions set for the lineup include Roman Tragedies and After the Rehearsal/Persona. View Commentslast_img read more

18Jan/21

Odds & Ends: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Are Cockroaches & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Don’t Raid the Oh, Hello StarsMove over, Lea Michele the Goat. John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, who wrapped up their Broadway debuts in Oh, Hello last month, are the latest to receive the honor of having two Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches to be named in their honor at the Bronx Zoo. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the success of your recent Broadway run than having two cockroaches named after you. Congratulations? Sam Rockwell Joins Lily Rabe FilmBroadway alum Sam Rockwell will star in the dramedy We’re Just Married, joining the previously announced Lily Rabe and Chris Messina, Variety reports. The Rodrigo Garcio-helmed project was first announced in 2012. Rabe’s father, Tony winner David Rabe, has penned the script. The movie is set in the 1970s and follows a tempestuous love triangle between a couple in a dwindling marriage and their neighbor. No word yet on a production timeline or release.Tony Awards Win Directors Guild AwardWhile the 2017 Tony Awards are just four months away (not that we’re counting), last year’s ceremony just received a special honor. Glenn Weiss and his directing team have won a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. This marks his seventh win for the Tonys, having won previously in 2007, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013 and 2015. Catch Weiss’ work once more at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11. Woke up to this letter. Thanks Wildlife Conservation Society and Bronx Zoo! No matter what happens @nickkroll and I will survive as Roaches. pic.twitter.com/nx4d7oSGi1— John Mulaney (@mulaney) February 6, 2017 View Comments John Mulaney & Nick Kroll(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

17Jan/21

Butterflies in the Garden

first_imgButterfly gardens are a lot of fun but require a little planning. To ensure asuccessful garden, first consider the butterfly’s needs.Butterflies prefer to rest and feed in full sunshine, which means 10 or more hours ofsunlight per day in June. Water, resting places and food sources for caterpillars areimportant considerations.Putting larger plants to the rear and smaller ones up front makes sense. To make thegarden even more interesting, put a butterfly feeding-dish stand or birdbath where you caneasily see it.A small bench or outdoor chair nearby will make the butterfly garden a great morning orevening resting spot.Pay close attention not only to plants’ height, but to their vigor. As an example, Lantanacamera ‘Miss Huff’ and butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’) canbecome four-foot-wide bushes! Planted too close, these “towers with flowers” cancrowd out neighboring plants.Examples of troublesome, spreading butterfly plants include Monarda, Physostegia andLysmachia.The goal of any butterfly garden is to attract butterflies. Since butterfliesespecially need nectar in hot weather, selecting heat-tolerant, nectar-producing plants isimportant.Purple coneflower (Echinaceae purpurea) and Lantana are two types of butterflyattractors which produce nectar even in the hottest, longest droughts.Pick a combination of nectar plants for season-long bloom. The 1994 Georgia Gold Medalselection ‘Homestead Purple’ verbena will flush in early spring. And Helianthusangustifolia will bloom profusely in September. These plants can extend the nectarseason for very early and late-season butterflies such as zebra swallowtails andfrittilaries.Green food sources for caterpillars are vital to keep strong butterfly populations.Ornamental fennel, the favorite food of our eastern black swallowtail, is easy to grow.Dill, garden fennel, carrot and parsley do well, too. Common butterfly weed, or Asclepiastuberosa, is a good food source. Add these to your garden to encourage morecaterpillars.Butterflies need water and like places to rest and warm up. Add large flat rocks toyour garden. Or fill a birdbath with sand and then add water until the sand glistens.Another fun thing you can do is put pieces of fruit, old or fresh, on top of the sand.Old watermelon, cantaloupe, banana, apple and pear attract butterflies like magnets.The single most important thing you can do to grow healthy plants for butterflies isprepare your garden soil. The goal is to have well-drained soil with lots of organicmatter.Turn the soil 12 inches deep over the entire area. Add several bushels of compost, pinebark or manure, and turn the soil again. Your plants will thrive in this type of soil.Fertilize your garden the day you plant with an even sprinkling of 10-10-10 fertilizer(about one pound per 1,000 square feet). Water it in thoroughly. Apply again every threeweeks until July 1.Avoid getting fertilizer on plant flowers and leaves. It may burn them. Weedoccasionally to cut down on competition for nutrients.Common sense dictates that anything used to kill bugs won’t be suitable for a butterflygarden. A few chewed leaves is a small price to pay for lots of butterflies.After a killing frost, let your plants dry down naturally. Around Christmas, cut woodybushes such as buddleia and ‘Miss Huff’ lantana to six inches high.Set your lawn mower blade on high (three inches or so) and mow the entire garden exceptthe woody bushes. Leave the debris on the ground and cover with an inch or two of freshpine straw. Mound leaves around the bush trunks.Your garden will look neat all winter, and your perennials will emerge just fine nextspring.last_img read more