Jamestown Man Charged After Allegedly Urinating In Street, Then Fleeing Police

first_imgMGN Stock Image.LAKEWOOD – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he was observed urinating in the middle of Sunset Drive in the Village of Lakewood this week.Lakewood-Bust Police report the incident happened Wednesday afternoon.Officers say when Howard McAvoy, no age given, was confronted by patrol officers, he allegedly became uncooperative and then drove away in his vehicle.After a short pursuit, officers were able to get McAvoy to stop his vehicle. Police said he continued to be uncooperative, at times acting hostile to police and resisting arrest.Once in custody, officers alleged McAvoy tried to break the window of the patrol vehicle by slamming his forehead into the glass repeatedly.McAvoy was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest and various vehicle and traffic law offenses.Officers said McAvoy was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for central arraignment processing. 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

City of Jamestown Officials Release Data From Police Reform Survey

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) Pixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown officials have released preliminary data from a survey asking residents for input on law enforcement and its role in the community as part of the New York State Police Reform.The survey was presented to 480 people, ranging from home owners to business owners. Nearly 300 people responded to a question asking them for their thoughts on what the Jamestown Police Department’s role is. Their thoughts varied from protecting the community to not having a definitive answer.The respondents were asked to pick up to ten services listed that they believe are most beneficial. Investigating crimes again and performing narcotics investigations were the top two picked, according to the data.The survey also asked people for their thoughts on how Jamestown Police can best improve policing and build better relationships. Those who took the survey were allowed to pick up to three options. Performing community outreach and establish and build relationships with schools and youth were the top two options selected. Members of the Jamestown City Council Public Safety Committee are expected to review the data, according to the agenda for the Committee’s Thursday meeting. In addition, the agenda says that the committee will create stakeholder groups and discuss the next steps that the legislative body will take.The meeting will not be open to the public, but the stream can be found on the City’s official website.The full survey can be found here:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more

Tim Minchin Says His Musical Version of Groundhog Day Will Have ‘Cool Tunes and Lots of Gags’

first_img View Comments Minchin added that the idea of a Groundhog Day musical is not new: Stephen Sondheim was reportedly working on a stage version of the movie “five or ten years ago”. “It got put on the backburner and he [Sondheim] is happy that we’re making a go of it,” he wrote. “We have Steve’s blessing—and it’s a blessing I value enormously.” Minchin revealed that they’re aiming for a summer workshop of the new musical and hope to have it ready for the stage in a couple of years. He mustn’t keep his audience waiting! Tony nominee Tim Minchin, the Australian musician and comedian who wrote the score for the stage version of Matilda, confirmed on his blog that he’s ready to do the same thing with the 1993 cult classic film Groundhog Day. As previously reported, Minchin will be collaborating with the movie’s original scriptwriter Danny Rubin and Matilda director Matthew Warchus. Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray in the film), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker. “Our version of Groundhog Day is going to be both instantly recognizable, and utterly different,” Minchin blogged. “The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theater, in my opinion. In fact, I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, dark, visually fascinating, and thematically rich, whilst still being a joyous romantic comedy with cool tunes and lots of gags.”last_img read more

Weekend Poll: Which Presidential TV Series Should Become a Broadway Show?

first_imgPresidents’ Day is just around the corner, and the Broadway.com staff will celebrate by sleeping late, ordering Thai food on Seamless and catching up on the binge-watching House of Cards. In fact, a lot of our favorite TV shows from past and present take place on Capitol Hill—The West Wing, Scandal, Veep and Political Animals, just to name a few. Performances are officially underway for the new bio-play All the Way, starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, but we think there’s more than enough room for a few more presidents (even fictional ones!) to join him on the Great White Way. So, we need to know: Which series about presidential politics do you want to see jump from your TV screen to the Broadway stage? Cast your vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Tony Nominee Sophie Okonedo Will Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

first_img Queen Margaret is the wife of Henry VI, who is murdered by Richard. The Hollow Crown is a series of three films based on Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. View Comments Okonedo received a Tony nod for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun and a 2004 Oscar nomination for her performance in Hotel Rwanda. Her other film credits include Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dirty Pretty Things and The Secret Life of Bees. We’re not at all jealous about this. 2014 Tony nominee Sophie Okonedo will play Queen Margaret opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s previously reported Richard III in the next series of The Hollow Crown. According to Variety, the Shakespeare adaptations, directed by Dominic Cooke for for the BBC, will shoot from late September through early 2015.center_img Sophie Okonedo Star Fileslast_img read more

Tickets for Pageant: The Musical Now On Sale

first_img Pageant: The Musical Like every beauty pageant you’ve seen before, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions, the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unlike some (though possibly not all) beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men and the audience gets to select the winner each night. View Comments Conceived by Robert Longbottom, Pageant is written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell and Frank Kelly with music by Albert Evans. The cast includes Skivvies headliner Nick Cearley, Frankie J. Grande, Alex Ringer, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker and Curtis Wiley. Related Shows Broadway has its fair share of men in dresses this season, but there are some drag queens getting ready to werk off-Broadway who know how to compete. Tickets are now available for Pageant: The Musical. The tuner is set to begin performances on June 29 at The Davenport Theatre, where it will play concurrently with Forbidden Broadway on Sunday and Monday evenings through September 1. Opening night is set for July 14. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2014last_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale For Disenchanted! Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Disenchanted Tickets are now available for Disenchanted! off-Broadway. The fairy tale musical lampoon will begin performances on November 26 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, where it will play a nine-week limited engagement. Opening night is set for December 4. The cast of Disenchanted! includes Michelle Knight as Snow White, Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella, Jen Bechter as Sleeping Beauty, Lulu Picart as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. The production features scenic design by Gentry Akens, costume design by Vanessa Leuck and lighting design by Graham Kindred Related Shows Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the musical features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. The show premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Tim Allen & His Family Witness the Magic of The Lion King

first_imgThe Lion King had some very special guests in the Pridelands on November 23, 2014: Last Man Standing star Tim Allen, his wife Jane Hajduk and daughter Elizabeth! The trio headed to the Minskoff Theatre to see the “The Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and more  live, then stopped backstage to hang out with Nteliseng Nkhela, who plays Rafiki in the hit Disney musical. Check out these photos of the Allen family’s trip to Broadway, then catch The Lion King’s gorgeous sets, costumes and songs in person. The Lion King from $75.00 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Inspirational Teachers Eligible for New Annual Tony Award

first_imgThere’s a great teacher behind every great artist! As you can see in the video below, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris and so many more big stars have thanked their teachers in their Tony acceptance speeches, and now inspirational theater educators have a chance to win their very own Tony! The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural “Excellence in Theatre Education Award.” Now through March 31, nominations are being accepted online for K-12 theater educators. Anyone—from students and school administrators, to friends, neighbors and family—can submit a worthy teacher for consideration. Nominees must be current teachers at an accredited K-12 institution or recognized community theatre organization anywhere in the United States. He or she must be a teacher whose position is dedicated to and/or includes aspects of theater education. A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University and other leaders from the theater industry will select the finalists and winner. “This new award underscores our longstanding commitment to theater education,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Innumerable Tony Award winners have thanked their teachers during acceptance speeches. Starting this year, we’re putting educators and their essential roles at center stage.”center_img View Commentslast_img read more

The Bachelor’s Ben and Lauren Feel the Love at The Lion King

first_img Related Shows View Comments Chantel Riley, Jelani Remy, Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell(Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images) The Lion Kingcenter_img Can you feel the love? The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are spending their first week as a public pair by going to a  Broadway show. The newly engaged couple cozied up backstage at Disney’s The Lion King after the performance on March 17. The season 20 stars met up with onstage duo Simba and Nala, played by Jelani Remy and Chantel Riley, respectively. It was revealed earlier this week that Lauren received the final rose on this season’s Bachelor. The Bachelor franchise is no stranger to the Broadway blockbuster. On season 6, The Bachelorette’s Ali Fedotowsky had an episode right there in the pride lands. The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, true love, The Lion King… It all just makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds believe the very best. from $75.00last_img read more