Officials Investigate Death Of Inmate At Brocton Facility

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) MGN ImageBROCTON – Officials from the New York State Department of Corrections say they are investigating the Monday death of Jamel McIntosh, an inmate at the Lakeview Scock Incarceration Correctional Facility. McIntosh was reportedly assigned to the facility’s Intensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment program. On Monday, officials say a correction officer on rounds observed McIntosh unresponsive on the shower floor in his cell. Staff immediately unlocked his cell and entered to check his condition. Facility medical staff were summonsed and began emergency response efforts.Outside emergency medical services were also called. McIntosh was transported by ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.While the official cause of death will be determined and released by the Chautauqua County Medical Examiner’s Office pursuant to County Law §671 and §674, officials say preliminary autopsy results indicate McIntosh’s body had no signs of trauma. Any death that appears other than natural causes or from a known medical condition is thoroughly investigated by New York State Police and DOCCS’ Office of Special Investigations. Interviews of other incarcerated individuals in close proximity to Mr. McIntosh were conducted and video surveillance was reviewed, neither of which officials say revealed any staff misconduct or involvement in the incident.The investigation is ongoing at this time. All deaths in DOCCS’ facilities are also reviewed by the State Commission of Correction.McIntosh was serving time for two counts of second-degree robbery and a count of first-degree criminal contempt.last_img read more

Top Prize-Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold In Dunkirk

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) DUNKIRK — Someone who recently visited Matt’s News in Dunkirk could become $27,646 richer.The New York Lottery says a top prize-winning Take 5 ticket was sold at the Chautauqua County store.Another ticket, valued at the same amount, was also sold in the Bronx.The winning numbers for the October 4 drawing are 2-7-14-18-25. Drawings take place every night at 11:21 p.m. and winning tickets may be cashed within one year of the drawing.last_img read more

Eric Bogosian Gets Carnal and Unforgiving

first_img When David Blau—famous writer and guest professor at an elite college—meets pretty, young grad student Leena, the tables turn on his seduction and he gets caught in an unfamiliar struggle for power. In this carnal and unforgiving play, Bogosian levels the playing field in the battle of the sexes. A new spin on the classic game of cat and mouse. The New York premiere of Eric Bogosian’s Red Angel is heading to Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre. Directed by Feliziano Flores, the off-Broadway production will play performances February 27 through March 2. Bogosian is most well-known for writing and starring in the play and the film adaptation of Talk Radio. Other stage credits as an actor include Men Inside and Wake Up and Smell The Coffee. Bogosian has also penned plays including subUrbia, Griller and Humpty Dumpty. His film and TV credits include The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Under Seige II and Wonderland.  View Comments The cast of Red Angel stars Drew Anthony Allen (as David Blau), Stefanie Karis, Jimmy Joe McGurl, and Krissy Garber (as Leena). The design team features set design by David Rubin, lighting design by Sarah Burke and costume design by Ruth Gersh.last_img read more

Wedding and Funeral Extend Off-Broadway

first_imgMy Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, which play in repertory off-Broadway, will extend their run to September 28. Directed by Sonia Blangiardo, the shows play at St Luke’s Theatre. Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Funeral tells the story of Anthony and his large family mourning the death of his father. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 22, 2015 The current cast of Wedding and Funeral also includes Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Rosen as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann,  Liz Gerecitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Erik Ransom as Rodney (Wedding) and Vidal (Funeral), Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia (Wedding) and Rabbi Horowitz (Funeral), Brandon Goins as Andrew (Wedding) and Ezio (Funeral), Joe Scanio as Joseph (Wedding), Brant Michaels as Mario (Wedding), Josh Drake as Frankie (Wedding), Jonathan Wiener as Gregorio (Wedding), David Demato as Peter (Funeral), Mustafa Gatollari as Dominick (Funeral), Beth Dzuricky as Ondine (Funeral), with ensemble members Marie Fontaine and Fred Ross. My Big Gay Italian Wedding Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Beatles Tribute Let It Be Will Return to the West End

first_imgThe Fab Four will “Come Together” once more! Let It Be, the musical tribute to the Beatles, will return to the West End. The show will begin performances on July 9 at the Garrick Theatre and run through September 21. Opening night is set for July 10. The return engagement follows an 18-week tour of the UK and Ireland. Casting will be announced at a later date. Let It Be originally opened in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012 prior to a January 2013 transfer to the Savoy Theatre, where the production ran until February of this year. The show played Broadway’s St. James Theatre last summer. Let It Be uses video footage to tell the story of the band’s rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. The show is packed with classic Beatles’ tunes including “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Day Tripper,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “When I’m 64,” “Hello Goodbye,” “Get Back” and early hits like “Twist and Shout” and “She Loves You.”center_img View Commentslast_img read more

B’way’s Next Big Stars? See Jimmy Award Winners Jai’Len Josey & Jonah Rawitz in Action

first_img Jai’Len Josey Grade: Sophomore School: TriCities High School VPA Magnet Program Hometown: East Point, GA Role She Nailed: Effie in Dreamgirls In 10 Years, She Should Play… Sarah in Ragtime In 20 Years… Caroline in Caroline or Change Scoring the lead in your high school play is a huge accomplishment—but winning the 2014 National High School Musical Theater “Jimmy” Awards is an entirely different galaxy. Insanely talented high schoolers Jai’Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz won top honors at the annual competition, held at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in New York City on June 30. After a five-day theater boot camp, 56 finalists competed to win $10,000 scholarships, which were presented to Josey and Rawitz at the end of the ceremony. The Jimmy Awards can open some major doors for young performers—after being discovered at last year’s competition, 18-year-old standout Eva Noblezada is now playing Kim in the West End revival of Miss Saigon! How did Josey and Rawitz stand out from the crowd? Click below to see videos of their award-winning high school performances and get a cheat sheet (complete with our dreamcasting ideas) on the two Broadway stars-to-be! Jonah Rawitz Grade: Sophomore School: Adlai E. Stevenson High School Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL Role He Nailed: Usnavi in In the Heights In 10 Years, He Should Play… Prince Topher in Cinderella In 20 Years… Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelscenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott & the Cast of Gigi Begin Previews

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Say a prayer for them tonight! The Vanessa Hudgens-led Gigi begins previews on the Great White Way on March 19. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed tuner, adapted by Heidi Thomas, also stars Corey Cott, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty. Opening night is scheduled for April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Check out Gigi’s stars talking about the revival in’s video below. View Comments The cast also includes Cameron Adams, Kathryn Boswell, Max Clayton, Madeleine Doherty, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Hannah Florence, Alison Jantzie, Brian Ogilvie, James Patterson, Justin Prescott, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Manny Stark, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Richard White, Amos Wolff and Ashley Yeater. Based on the 1944 novel by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 by Anita Loos, with an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Subsequently Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1973, the tuner played 103 performances on Broadway with Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, earning a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Set during the turn of the 20th century, Gigi tells the story of a free-spirited teenage girl living in Paris who is groomed (in the custom of her family) to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until the pair realize they have fallen in love. The show features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” “Say a Prayer for Me Tonight” and more. Related Shows Gigilast_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel & More

first_img Star Files Sutton Foster There’s no business like show business, there’s no seat like the aisle seat, and there’s no day like Friday. And guess what? It’s finally Friday, ya’ll! So let’s revisit some of the weirdest, wackiest and WTF-iest things that happened on the Great White Way in the last few days. That’s right, it’s time for…the Lessons of the Week!Sutton & NPH Have the Same Taste in MenYep, these two Tony winners have something else in common—they’ve both smooched David Burtka. As we learned in this adorable #TBT photo, Sutton invited David to the Sadie Hawkins dance in high school and later spent the evening making up choreography to “Cold Hearted Snake.” Twenty years later, David married NPH. Hmm, we suddenly have a strange desire to bust out our old Brandy and Monica CD.Idina Menzel Has Blonde AmbitionIn the last year, Idina was manhandled by John Travolta, starred in the biggest movie ever, belted out the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and concluded her run in If/Then. So there’s nothing left to do but break out the bleach! We love the new look, Idina. But remember, supernova: no matter how famous you get, always remember your roots.The On the Town Dudes Are Actually NinjasTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves show off some pretty fancy footwork in the splashy musical On the Town—but you really haven’t lived until you’ve seen them fly high and defy gravity in these awesome exclusive shots. When you guys are done with this whole sailor thing, we think you’d make some really spectacular witches.Audra McDonald Auditions In Her SleepWhen you realize Audra’s about to appear in her twelfth Broadway show and a new movie musical, it’s easy to wonder what the hell you’ve been doing with your life. (Um, eating peanut butter cups?) She even auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber in her sleep! Wow, Audra, when you sing “The Music of the Night,” you really sing “The Music of the Night.”George Costanza’s Replacing George CostanzaSadly, Larry David is leaving the cast of his Broadway comedy Fish In the Dark—not that there’s anything wrong with that. The Seinfeld co-creator will be replaced by the guy who played the character based on him (got that?) in Seinfeld, Tony winner Jason Alexander. This is better than that time we were first in line for chocolate babka.David Burtka Has an Award-Winning PenisIt Shoulda Been You star David Burtka is more than just a pretty face—he’s an awesome dad, a chef and his junk is literally prize-winning. Yep, after “running around the stage with his thing flapping” in The Play About the Baby, he nabbed the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award. Or as he puts it more bluntly, “my penis won an award.” Geez, Burtka, no wonder Sutton and NPH can’t keep their hands off you! (Cue Brandy and Monica.)Darren Criss Is a Great Sandy DumbrowskiWe got chills! They’re multiplyin’! No, not because of that flu that’s going around. Because Hedwig and the Angry Inch star-to-be Darren Criss can lip sync to Laura Osnes singing “Hopelessly Devoted” on the Grease cast album like a boss. You better not be teasing us about this, Darren. We take our Grease movie casting polls very seriously.Wanna Be in Les Miz? Take Off Your ShoesHere’s an acting tip for all you aspiring Broadway stars out there: If at first you don’t succeed, try again in your socks. In her audition, new Les Miserables star Brennyn Lark was asked to sing “On My Own” eight times…but with no shoes. Why? She has no idea. Hey, sometimes when you’re in Les Miz, you gotta take it off.Lesli Margherita’s Wedding Had the ForceIt’s no secret Matilda star Queen Lesli Margherita has a serious Star Wars obsession, but we had no idea her wedding to husband Daniel Stafford came complete with Storm Troopers and a cake cut by a lightsaber. Strom Troopers and a lightsaber? How many galactic credits did that set her back? Just thinking about it gives us heart Palpatines.Groffsauce Might Bring His Butt Back to B’waySorry, guys—Looking has been canceled, so you’ll no longer be able to see Jonathan Groff (and his butt cheeks) on HBO. But there’s good news: The Hamilton king is free to return to Broadway! Yes! Get over here, Groff! Transfer with Hamilton! Star in Hedwig! Become a Broadway gypsy! Audition for ALW in your driveway! Flap around like David Burtka! Star in The Goat with Lea Michele…the goat! Idina Menzel View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Switches Her Fences Awards Category & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Viola Davis Switches Her Fences Awards CategoryViola Davis has made a notable decision regarding her reprise of her Tony-winning leading actress role in the much-buzzed about film adaptation of Fences. According to Variety, the stage and screen favorite has decided her performance as Rose Maxson in the movie is a supporting one. Paramount is thus submitting her where it can in awards season in that category, including for Screen Actors Guild Awards consideration, although the studio cannot control where she’s put in the Oscar race. Fun fact: the only person so far to win a Tony and an Oscar for the same performance in two different categories is The King and I’s Yul Brynner.Micah Stock & James Roday Set for RabbitTony nominee Micah Stock (It’s Only A Play, The Front Page) and James Roday (Psych) will take the leap in White Rabbit Red Rabbit off-Broadway. Stock is scheduled for December 5, with Roday on December 12. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Dates Set for Hairspray Live! Album & DVD ReleaseRun and tell that! The original soundtrack to Hairspray Live! will drop on December 9, with the DVD of the telecast scheduled for release on December 20. As you all know by now, the musical is set to air on December 7 on NBC, starring Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad and so many more. You can’t stop the beat!Aleshea Harris Wins $45,000 Relentless AwardCongratulations to Aleshea Harris, who has been selected for the 2016 Relentless Award, winning $45,000—the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, her show, Is God Is, is a revenge tale of twin sisters that takes its cues from the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk. The play will receive the most extensive national roll-out in American theater, with staged readings at some of the most esteemed theaters in the country.P.S. Take a look below at a snippet of “You’re Welcome,” the brand new song from Moana performed by Dwayne Johnson and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Oh, and Jordan Fisher will perform the song with Miranda on the film’s end credits. You’re welcome! Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 White Rabbit Red Rabbit Related Showscenter_img View Comments Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in ‘Fences.'(Photo: Paramount Pictures)last_img read more

Exclusive! See Adam Pascal in Something Rotten!

first_img View Comments Related Shows We’re shaking it with Shakespeare! Broadway favorite Adam Pascal is currently starring in the hilarious Something Rotten!. Taking over the role of The Bard himself, Pascal joins a stellar cast featuring Tony nominee Rob McClure, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar, Catherine Brunell and Leslie Kritzer. Last seen on the Main Stem in Disaster!, Pascal is now thrilling you with his quill as the Will of the people. Check out the egg-cellent pics, and be sure to catch the hit tuner at the St. James Theatre before it closes on January 1, 2017! (Psst, you’ll also be able to see Pascal, McClure and Grisetti in the tour of Something Rotten! when it launches on January 17, 2017, in Boston, MA.) Adam Pascal Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017center_img Adam Pascal as Shakespeare in ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files Something Rotten!last_img read more