Photo: PixabayCLYMER – While numerous events have been canceled this summer due to COVID-19, the annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will take place as scheduled at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer.Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce officals say the tournament will take place Saturday, August 27.A few things will be managed differently this year as organizers adhere to new social distancing regulations.They are asking that all golfers register and pay online in order to avoid gathering at a sign-in table before the tournament. Golfers are asked to check out chamberrsvp.org to learn more or to register. Chamber officials say space is limited and early bird pricing will be honored through August 7.The deadline for all registrations is August 20. 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)
Norm Lewis from $29.00 Related Shows Sierra Boggess Star Files The Phantom of the Opera Close your eyes and surrender to Norm Lewis’ beautiful voice. The Tony nominee will soon make history as he becomes the first African American performer to play the titular role in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera on May 12, starring opposite Sierra Boggess. But Phans don’t have to wait that long to hear the Tony nominee perform a number from the show! Lewis took to Twitter to announce he was “overwhelmed and incredibly honored” to be interviewed by Diana Sawyer on an upcoming ABC World News segment. Watch a sneak peek of his appearance below, in which he gives us what we’ve all been waiting for: a few bars of a Phantom staple! Is it May 12 yet?! View Comments
John Douglas Thompson Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf, starring John Douglas Thompson, will shutter on June 29 at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, the one-man Louis Armstrong bio-play opened off-Broadway on March 4. At time of closing, the production will have played 18 previews and 136 regular performances. Thompson morphs between playing Armstrong, his manager Joe Glaser, and fellow trumpeter Miles Davis. View Comments Star Files In March of 1971, one of the greatest music legends the world would ever know was performing the final set of shows he would ever play at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. But the audiences who adored him onstage never really saw the man behind the trumpet. In Satchmo at the Waldorf, we encounter Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied.
Looks like she really is the Queen. The If/Then Broadway cast album, starring Idina Menzel, debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest debut for a cast recording since Rent back in 1996, which of course she also featured on. According to Billboard, If/Then sold 15,000 copies in the week ending June 8. James Snyder Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments Related Shows LaChanze Star Files Idina Menzel If/Then Jason Tam Jenn Colella Anthony Rapp If/Then, a new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who wants to make a brand new start as she returns to New York City. The cast album was recorded by Masterworks Broadway and also features the voices of Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp (who was also in Rent’s original cast), Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. View All (6) Thanks to her work on Frozen, Menzel has spent a great deal of time on the Billboard chart lately, with the film’s soundtrack selling 2.9 million copies to date. She is the first Tony Award acting winner to have a top 10 single, for the movie’s Oscar-winning number “Let It Go.”
View Comments Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis may just be heading to the Heavyiside Layer. According to The Daily Mail, rumors are swirling that the Broadway and West End alum could step into the role of Grizabella in the current West End revamp of Cats, replacing current star Nicole Scherzinger. The Trevor Nunn-helmed production is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the London Palladium through February 28, 2015, with Scherzinger taking her final bow on February 7. Cats, featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe, ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway. It won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the tuner tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer.” Broadway.com recently attended the production’s opening night to chat with Lloyd Webber; check out the video below of all the feline frenzy! In addition to starring in Wicked on Broadway and in the West End (where she originally served as a standby for Idina Menzel), Ellis has also appeared in the West End’s We Will Rock You, Les Miserables and Oliver! She has collaborated with Queen member Brian May on two albums: Wicked in Rock and Anthems. Ellis won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award in 2009 for Favorite Breakthrough Performance for her turn in Wicked.
Peter Gallagher remains out sick from On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee will now not make the March 6 performance or March 7 matinee as he continues to recover from a severe sinus infection. He is currently expected to return for the evening performance on March 7. James Moye, who usually plays Max Jacobs, continues in the role of Oscar Jaffee in his absence. Directed by Scott Ellis and starring Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, the Roundabout production has already had to push back its official opening at the American Airlines Theatre to March 15 as a result of Gallagher’s illness. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 On the Twentieth Century premiered on Broadway in 1978, and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. This production will play a limited engagement through July 5. On The Twentieth Century Related Shows View Comments In addition to Chenoweth and Gallagher, the cast includes Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn‐Baker and Tony winners Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. It follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career.
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. View Comments Iconic magical duo Penn and Teller are back on Broadway in—you guessed it—Penn & Teller at the Marquis Theatre. The two return to the Great White Way after their first Broadway gig in 1987 and in 1991 with The Refrigerator Tour. To celebrate their latest conjuring, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Roberson” transformed them into the mystical sketch above. In addition to Penn Jillette and one-name-wonder Teller, the portrait features assistant Georgie Bernasek and piano man Mike Jones. You can catch them all at the Marquis Theatre through August 16! Related Shows Penn & Teller Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015
Related Shows Something Rotten! View Comments Bea excited! Heidi Blickenstaff is the latest Broadway fave to show us the glitz and glamour of the Great White Way. Look out for Renaissance Woman: Backstage at Something Rotten! with Heidi Blickenstaff!Blickenstaff, who plays Bea in the musical comedy, will grab a camera and give us a glimpse of backstage life at the St. James Theatre, where she throws on a beard, puts on “A musical” and…something involving eggs. Expect appearances from her hysterical co-stars, including Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders and the bard himself: Tony winner Christian Borle.Before Something Rotten!, Blickenstaff appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family, [title of show] (in which she played—get this—Heidi), The Little Mermaid and The Full Monty. She works hard and plays harder: this spring she celebrated her Broadway opening by getting married the very next day.Renaissance Woman begins on July 23 and will run every Thursday for eight weeks. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017
Jake Gyllenhaal(Photo: Bruce Glikas) After teasing us with various limited engagements, the rumors were true and Jake Gyllenhaal will return to the Main Stem in the first-ever Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the play will reopen Ambassador Theatre Group’s Hudson Theatre, with previews beginning in February 2017. Opening night is set for March 6.Burn This centers on four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer’s accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a life-changing event. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1987, later transferring to the Great White Way. The Signature Theatre Company revived the show off-Broadway 2002.Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Constellations. Other theater credits include Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet off-Broadway and This Is Our Youth in the West End. His numerous screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar nod, Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code and Nightcrawler. He will next be seen on stage in a concert presentation of Sunday in the Park with George at City Center in the fall. Related Shows Burn This View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 14, 2019
Chester Gregory & Allison Semmes View Comments We heard it through the grapevine! Broadway favorites Chester Gregory and Allison Semmes will lead the national tour of Motown the Musical as Motown founder Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively. The touring production of the hit Broadway show will begin at the Stanley Theatre in Utica, NY, on January 11, 2017, before continuing on to cities all across North America.In addition to Gregory and Semmes, the cast of Motown the Musical will include Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye, David Kaverman as Smokey Robinson and CJ Wright and Raymond Davis Jr. portraying Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.The production will also feature Michelle Alves, Malcolm Armwood, Erick Buckley, Darilyn Castillo, Judith Franklin, Jeremy Gaston, Alyssa V. Gomez, Garfield Hammonds, Rod Harrelson, Jared Howelton, Louis James Jackson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Ramone Owens, Devin Price, Alana Randall, Tavia Riveè, Matthew Sims Jr., Kimberly Ann Steele, Doug Storm, Daniel Robert Sullivan, Gabriella Whiting, Galen J. Williams and Ricardo A. Zayas.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.