SUNY Campus To Shut For 2 Weeks After Spike In Virus Cases

first_imgPexels Stock Image.ALBANY — One of the State University of New York’s campuses will shut down for two weeks after more than 100 people in the college community tested positive for the coronavirus, officials announced Sunday.The positive cases at SUNY Oneonta represent about 3% of the students and faculty on campus this semester, said Jim Malatras, the chancellor of the state university system.Malatras, who joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a conference call, said five students have been suspended because of large parties that were held last week. He said three rapid-result testing sites will be set up in Oneonta starting Wednesday.The University at Albany, another SUNY campus, also announced Sunday that four students were temporarily suspended from campus after officials investigated large off-campus gatherings over the weekend. The shutdown of the Oneonta campus in central New York is the first in the state, where most colleges are opening with a mix of in-person and online instruction.Cuomo, a Democrat, urged students to follow virus safety guidelines and avoid large gatherings.“I get it,” he said. ”You go back to college. You want to see your friends. Part of the college experience is socializing.”But he said a 3% infection rate is too high because the virus can spread quickly in a congregate setting like a college.Cuomo said New York state’s overall coronavirus infection rate on Saturday was 0.69% based on 100,000 tests conducted statewide. New York’s infection rate has been below 1% every day for more than three weeks. 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)last_img read more


Biden Optimistic About Results, Trump Won’t Let Dems “Steal The Election”

first_imgGage Skidmore / Shealah Craighead / The White House / CC BY-SA 2.0WASHINGTON – Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is voicing optimism as the nation awaits key swing state totals on Wednesday.Biden, according to the Associated Press election tally, leads Biden 238 Electoral College Points over Trump’s 213.However, as of 1 a.m. Wednesday several key states, including our neighbor to the south Pennsylvania, remain undeclared. “We feel good about where we are,” former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters at a drive-in rally in Delaware.Biden reminded supporters that it may take a some time to count all of the votes but that when all votes ballots were tallied he remains confident in victory.Referencing his former home of Scranton, Pennsylvania multiple times during brief remarks, Biden suggested multiple times that he expects to win the key swing state as well as Michigan and Wisconsin.The brief remarks were delivered over the sound of blaring car horns, and he and wife Jill took time to wave to the crowd before leaving the stage around 12:45 a.m.President Trump tweeted: “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”Twitter, shortly after the tweet was published, flagged the content as “misleading” about the election or other civic process.Several publications, including the New York Times and NBC, have called the state of Ohio for President Trump. Early reports showed Biden running strong numbers in the state and it appeared briefly that Biden may have been lining up an unexpected win.As the full scope of the votes poured in, Trump regained control of Ohio, which has been one of the more reliable predictors of presidential victory in recent decades.Minutes later the Associated Press also called the state’s 18 electoral votes for Trump. 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)last_img read more


She’s Back! A Night with Janis Joplin to Reopen Off-Broadway

first_img A Night with Janis Joplin celebrates the inspirations of one of rock’s greatest legends and takes audiences on a musical journey with Joplin as her unforgettable voice made her a must-see headliner all across the country when she exploded onto the music scene in 1967. The show features many of Joplin’s hit songs, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Down on Me,” “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Ball ‘n’ Chain,” “Maybe,” “Kozmic Blues,” “Cry Baby” and “Mercedes Benz.” View Comments Let down your hair and pull those bellbottoms out of the closet, because A Night with Janis Joplin is returning to the New York stage! After an acclaimed run at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, Mary Bridget Davies will reprise her performance as the queen of psychedelic soul at off-Broadway’s Gramercy Theatre. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, A Night with Janis Joplin opens April 10. No additional casting has been announced. Mary Bridget Daviescenter_img A Night with Janis Joplin opened September 20, 2013 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, where it played 22 previews and 140 regular performances before closing on February 9. Welcome back, Janis! Star Fileslast_img read more


A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Opens on Broadway

first_img Anika Noni Rose wishes the Younger family and the rest of the talented cast a happy opening! Here’s hoping your dream deferred becomes a dream realized. Related Shows View Comments Clockwise from top left, the portrait features Washington as Walter Lee Younger, along with Bryce Clyde Jenkins as Travis, Anika Noni Rose as Beneatha, Sophie Okonedo as Ruth, LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Lena and David Cromer as Karl Lindner. Star Files A Raisin in the Suncenter_img Denzel Washington Sophie Okonedo The widely anticipated Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun opens on April 3 at the Barrymore Theatre with a cast led by two-time Oscar and Tony winner Denzel Washington and under the direction of Kenny Leon. To celebrate the opening of the new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the Younger family as they receive a troublesome offer from Karl Lindner that could affect the rest of their lives. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014 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.last_img read more


F. Murray Abraham & Stockard Channing Will Join It’s Only a Play

first_img View Comments Stockard Channing It’s Only a Play It’s Only a Play is set on the opening night of Broderick’s character Peter Austin’s new play, as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. There’s no business like show business. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015center_img Matthew Broderick Nathan Lane Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and Tony winner Stockard Channing will return to the Great White Way in a newly revised version of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, joining the previously announced Tony winners Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Emmy winner Megan Mullally (who revealed her involvement earlier this week). Micah Stock will also appear in the comedy in his Broadway debut. Jack O’Brien will direct the production, which is set to begin performances this fall at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is set for October 9. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Abraham received an Oscar for his performance as Salieri in the film adaptation of Amadeus. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Mauritius; his additional stage credits include Triumph of Love, A Month in the Country, Angels in America and Macbeth. Channing took home a Tony for Joe Egg and has been nominated for her performances in Other Desert Cities, Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves. Related Showslast_img read more


Molly Ringwald, Jeff Goldblum & More to Headline Cafe Carlyle

first_img Throughout the season, Woody Allen will continue to perform Monday nights with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Stage and screen star Molly Ringwald will also make her Carlyle debut this season, with An Evening with Molly Ringwald from October 7 through October 18. Known for her performances in the John Hughes films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink, Ringwald has appeared on the Great White Way in Enchanted April and Cabaret. The season kicks off on September 16, when Goldblum takes to the stage with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Goldblum, who has appeared on Broadway in shows including Seminar and The Pillowman, makes his Carlyle debut through September 20. Following Goldblum, Wilson will play the New York hotspot from September 24 through October 4. Having appeared on screen in films including It’s Complicated and Sleepless in Seattle, Wilson released her debut album AM/FM in 2012; her second album is set to drop in 2015. She made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Café Carlyle’s fall 2014 season will include venue debuts from screen stars Molly Ringwald, Jeff Goldblum and Rita Wilson. The lineup will also feature many returning favorites, including Woody Allen and Grammy winner Steve Tyrell. Among the additional performers scheduled to play the venue this fall are Carlyle audience favorites Buster Poindexter (a.k.a. David Johansen) from October 21 through 25, husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey from October 28 through November 22 and Grammy winner Steve Tyrell, who celebrates his tenth anniversary playing the Carlyle’s holiday slot, from November 25 through December 31.. View Commentslast_img read more


Damian Lewis to Return to the West End in David Mamet’s American Buffalo

first_img Lewis won both the Emmy and Golden Globe for Homeland. His additional screen credits include Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Romeo and Juliet, The Sweeney, Your Highness and Life. He will soon be seen on screen in the upcoming Queen of the Desert, Our Kind of Traitor, The Silent Storm and Wolf Hall. Lewis has appeared on Broadway in Hamlet. Other stage credits include The Misanthrope, Five Gold Rings and Pillars of the Community. View Comments Former Homeland star Damian Lewis will return to the West End stage to headline a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, the production will play a limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre April 16, 2015 through June 27. Opening night is set for April 27. American Buffalo premiered at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago and opened on Broadway on February 16, 1977. The play was also adapted into to a 1996 film starring Dennis Franz (Don), Dustin Hoffman (Teach) and Sean Nelson (Bobby). Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honor among thieves. As three small-time crooks, Donny Dubrow, Walter “Teach” Cole  (Lewis) and Bobby plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed… and a coveted Buffalo nickel.last_img read more


Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants Will Be Adapted Into Broadway Musical

first_img View Comments Sara Gruen’s acclaimed 2006 best-selling novel Water for Elephants is being adapted into a Great White Way tuner. Producers Peter Schneider and Elisabetta di Mambro, in association with Broadway Across America (’s parent company) and Mehr! Entertainment have acquired the worldwide rights to reimagine the book as a musical for the stage. No word yet on the creative team or timing of the project.In this Depression-era novel, young Jacob Jankowski’s life is dramatically changed when he is tossed by fate onto a train that is the home of the “Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.” Just shy of his veterinary degree, Jacob is hired to doctor the circus’s animal menagerie. During this time, he bonds with Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but emotionally troubled superintendent of animals. The tempestuous triangle that develops becomes even more complicated when Rosie, an Asian elephant with a personality to match any of the humans, enters the picture. “The Great Gray Hope” for this third-rate traveling show raises the stakes—both literally and figuratively—in this romantic saga of love and trust pitted against danger and evil.  The book has been published in 43 countries and sold more than 10 million copies sold worldwide. The 2011 film adaptation was directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese and starred Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz.last_img read more


Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Keeps His Cool as Local News Anchors Wig Out

first_imgLet’s go ahead and give Broadway favorite Christopher Jackson the key to the city after getting through this truly bizarre local news segment. Hamilton’s George Washington stopped by the Vegas buffet of crazy that is Fox’s Good Day New York, and he remained remarkably cool as Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto did the following:1. Conduct the interview while wearing colonial garb2. Consistently interrupt him3. Imply that the general public was apprehensive about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s abilities to write a hip-hop musical4. Genuinely not seem to understand how a hip-hop musical about American history could be something other than “mockery”5. Sign off with a freestyle rap joking about drive-by shootingsAgain, we can’t stress enough how well Jackson conducted himself in spite of all this. Later, he took to Twitter to write, “That’s life in the damn circus… #notsurprised #speechless.” Take a look at the seven-minute (?!) segment below if you can—if only for Jackson’s comments on the show and his impressively unfazed demeanor. Hamilton is currently playing the Richard Rodgers Theatre. from $149.00 Related Shows Star Files View Comments Christopher Jackson Hamiltonlast_img read more


Our Favorite Fan Photos from’s The Wiz Live! Scavenger Hunt

first_img View Comments Another brand new day, another live musical telecast and another Scavenger Hunt! During NBC’s The Wiz Live! on December 3, readers eased on down to Twitter and shared some positively funky shots with us as they watched for all things worthy of #PraiseHands, #Woof and more. Take a look at some of our favorite #WizHunt entries below—you owe it to yourself to check it out![View the story “#WizHunt” on Storify]last_img