Audobon Community Nature Center Hosting Little Explorers Program

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) Max Pixel Stock Image.KIANTONE – When the leaves fall off a plant, what is left behind? Does every tree and plant lose its leaves in the winter?Adults and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about “Evergreens and Conifers” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, December 12 10-11:30 a.m.Explore different trees and plants and figure out how they survive during these colder months. Along the way, learn what it means to be an evergreen, which trees are known as conifers, and which plants might be both.After an indoor lesson, attendees will head outside to find plant skeletons, identify evergreens and conifers, and look for evidence of the ways plants provide forest animals with the resources they need to survive the winter. A snack is provided after the walk and a craft is offered if there is time.Since the program takes place rain or shine,  officials say to be sure to dress for the weather.Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs. Face coverings are also required when attendees cannot maintain physical distance outdoors, so plan to have one available.The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members.Make reservations by Thursday, December 10, 2020, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Register for a Program.”The 2020 Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebooklast_img read more

Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Underway

first_imgPexels Stock Image.ALBANY – Local health departments have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers across New York State.Governor Andrew Cuomo said statewide 3,762 sites have been identified for vaccine distribution, but currently, only 636 sites have been activated.He says as of Tuesday, 900,000 vaccines have been distributed for 2.1 million healthcare workers.Hospitals that do not distribute their doses by the end of the week could get fined. “They are distributing vaccines to the healthcare workers along with the hospitals. So healthcare workers can either go to the hospitals… or they can go to 600 sites that are across the state,” said the Governor.Meanwhile, some local health departments across the state say more communication and partnership with localities is key to building out the infrastructure to get things done quicker.An aide to the Governor said the state is working on a public dashboard for vaccine data.He also said the goal is to have all nursing home residents receive their first dose of the vaccine within the next two 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

Maggie Gyllenhaal to Make Broadway Debut in The Real Thing

first_img The Real Thing Gyllenhaal’s stage credits include Closer, Anthony and Cleopatra, Three Sisters and Homebody/Kabul. Her screen credits include Crazy Heart, Secretary, Waterland, Cecil B. Demented, Donnie Darko, Sherrybaby, Happy Endings, Dark Knight, Away We Go, World Trade Center, Stranger Than Fiction, Mona Lisa Smile, Adaptation, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and White House Down. She will soon be seen in the upcoming Frank and The Honourable. Related Shows The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love. View Commentscenter_img The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. Prepare to be seduced all over again! Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to make her Broadway debut starring opposite the previously announced Ewan McGregor in Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play The Real Thing. Directed by Sam Gold, the Roundabout production will begin performances on October 2 and officially open on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Are Fuming Over If/Then’s Tony Snub!

first_img 3. Daniel Radcliffe for Best Actor in a Play – 11% Radcliffe delivers a stellar performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan as Billy, not that the nominators seemed to notice. Or ever seem to notice—this is the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner’s third time on the Great White Way boards, and the third time he’s been given the Tony cold shoulder. The production received a total of six nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play for Sarah Greene, but apparently there’s no magic spell for receiving a nod for this leading man. The 2014 Tony nominations were announced on April 29, and while we’re eagerly cheering on the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, there were a number of shows and performers that were left behind. (Seriously, only four Best Musical nominees when they could have picked five? Don’t get us started!) We asked fans which Tony snub they’re fuming over most. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say. Still angry? We don’t blame you. Show those nominators how it’s done by choosing the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards nominees! View Comments 1. If/Then for Best Musical – 16% As Elizabeth would say/belt, “What the f*ck?!” Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy for all of the nominees, but it’s painful to see such a beautiful and original musical get left behind. Sure, past Tony winners Idina Menzel and composing team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey may have been nominated this year for their work, but where’s the love for the show? Come on, there’s an empty spot for a Best Musical nominee! 2. The Bridges of Madison County for Best Musical – 14% We cried our eyes out at the show, and now we’re reliving the heartbreak after this snub. While we’re at it, where’s Steven Pasquale on the list?! And did we mention that there’s a fifth spot left open on the list of Best Musical nominees? (Clearly, we’re not over it.) At least we can take solace in the tuner’s four nominations, including Best Original Score for Jason Robert Brown and Best Actress in a Musical for Kelli O’Hara.last_img read more

Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham Will Join Elisabeth Moss in The Heidi Chronicles

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Bryce Pinkham Related Shows View Comments Orange is the New Black’s Jason Biggs and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’s Bryce Pinkham will join the previously reported Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss in the now confirmed revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles on the Great White Way. The production, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin rehearsals in January and open in early March 2015. Bad Jews’ Tracee Chimo will play a number of supporting roles.Biggs will take on the role of Scoop Rosenbaum, a writer who has a long flirtation with Heidi. His Broadway credits include The Play What I Wrote, The Graduate and Conversations With My Father. His additional screen credits include the American Pie series, Jersey Girl, Anything Else, Saving Silverman, My Best Friend’s Girl and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Pinkham will play Peter Patrone, Heidi’s gay best friend. He received a Tony nod for Gentleman’s Guide; his other Great White Way credits include Ghost and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Chimo will play the roles of Fran, Molly, Betsy and April. She has previously appeared on Broadway in Harvey and Irena’s Vow.The Heidi Chronicles won both the Tony and the Pulitzer in 1989. This is the first revival since the original production shuttered in 1990. The show spans over 20 years, following Heidi Holland (Moss) from high school to her career as an art historian and how she copes with feminisim, men, politics and motherhood.The creative team will include scenic design by John Lee Beatty and costume design by Jessica Pabst. Theater, dates and additional casting will be announced later. Star Files The Heidi Chronicleslast_img read more

Carolyn McCormick & Kristine Nielsen Set for What I Did Last Summer

first_img Related Shows The cast is now set for the Signature Theatre production of A.R. Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer. Carolyn McCormick and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen will star as Grace and Anna Trumbull, respectively, alongside Pico Alexander as Ted, Juliet Brett as Bonny, Noah Galvin as Charlie and Kate McGonigle as Elsie. Performances will begin on April 28 at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center off-Broadway.McCormick returns to Signature after The Open House; she is known for her performance as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on Law and Order. Nielsen earned a Tony nomination in 2013 for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; her additional credits include You Can’t Take It With You, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Alexander returns off-Broadway after appearing in Punk Rock earlier this season. Brett made her off-Broadway debut in The Jacksonian. Galvin’s off-Broadway credits include The Burnt Part Boys and Love and Information. What I Did Last Summer marks McGonigle’s off-Broadway debut.The play takes place near the end of World War II. With her husband overseas, Grace takes her teenage son and daughter to Lake Erie for the summer. However, she soon discovers that her attempt for maintain the status quo may have adverse effects on her splintering relationship with her family.What I Did Last Summer, directed by Jim Simpson, will open on May 17 and run through June 7. The production will feature set design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Claudia Brown, lighting design by Brian Aldous, sound design by Janie Bullard and projection design by John Narun. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 View Comments What I Did Last Summerlast_img read more

Meet An Act of God Star Tim Kazurinsky!

first_imgAge: 65. “The fact that my crusty old kisser is considered a ‘fresh face’ is a minor miracle.”Hometown: Chicago, ILCurrent Role: A Broadway debut as Gabriel, the title deity’s right-hand angel, opposite Jim Parsons in David Javerbaum’s celestial comedy An Act of God.Stage & Screen Cred: Kazurinsky’s varied career includes a three-year stint (1981-84) as performer and writer on Saturday Night Live, playing Officer Sweetchuck in three Police Academy films, screenwriting credits for About Last Night and numerous TV comedies and a year-long run as the Wizard in the national tour of Wicked.“Working with Jim Parsons, I feel like I’m taking a master class in comedy. His timing, his intonation and his pauses are brilliant. He’s the real deal. And he’s actually nicer than God.”“I was an ad man in my 20s. I started in 1971, which is when Mad Men ended, and it really was like the show. There was so much booze, and it was tough for women to break in. I started doing improv at Second City as a creative outlet and backed into this career.”“David Mamet taught the only acting class I ever took. He was just a starving playwright then and worked a dishwasher at Second City. We didn’t have contact when I adapted his play Sexual Perversity in Chicago into [the movie] About Last Night, but he was always gracious about it.”“I compare Saturday Night Live to childbirth. After it’s over, you love your child and forget how painful it was. I loved going back for the 40th anniversary. The young people on the show could not have been nicer and made us feel like part of the family.”“John Belushi was my best friend. He and Eddie Murphy were the funniest people I ever worked with. John died at 33—he’s now been gone longer than he was alive—but he still shows up in my dreams, patting me down to look for a hidden pack of Marlboros. And I haven’t smoked in 30 years!”“Wicked fans are really diehard. Oh my lord! They’ll ask you to sign something and say, ‘This is my 30th time seeing the show.’ I’d love to play the Wizard again. My wife [actress Marcia Lynn Watkins] made her Broadway debut in 1974 [in Good News] and it’s taken me 41 years to catch up!” Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Related Shows An Act of God View Commentslast_img read more

Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball, Aims for B’way

first_img View Comments Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.The production, directed by Jonathan Church, stars Olivier winner Michael Ball and rising star Rebecca LaChance, who made her Broadway debut last year as the Carole King understudy in Beautiful. The new staging features an adapted book by Stewart’s sister, Francine Pascal, who is the author of the Sweet Valley High series.The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1974, follows the relationship between silent film director Mark Sennett and his star Mabel Normand. The score features such tunes as “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything.” Though the original production closed in the fall of 1974 after 66 performances, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical and nods for its stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.Take a look at Ball, LaChance and the rest of the Mack & Mabel cast in action below.last_img read more

Paul Slade Smith to Step In for Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Paul Slade Smith Finding Neverland Believe! Paul Slade Smith will temporarily take over for Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman when the Emmy winner departs Finding Neverland on April 3. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical is playing at the Lunt-Funtanne Theatre.Smith has been playing Mr. Henshaw/Nana and understudying Grammer in the production. His previous performing credits include the national tours of Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. As a playwright, Smith’s work Unnecessary Farce has received over 195 productions. His latest play, The Outsider, had its world premiere in June of last year at Peninsula Players Theatre and received an industry reading in New York City in early March, with a cast led by Grammer.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast is currently led by Tony Yazbeck as Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Llewelyn Davies. Alfie Boe will begin performances as Barrie on March 29.center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Hello, Darlings! Leigh Ann Larkin & Jon Peterson Will Lead the Cabaret Tour

first_imgLeigh Ann Larkin & Jon Peterson Come taste the wine, come hear the band, come blow your horn, start celebrating right this way! Broadway favorites Leigh Ann Larkin (Gypsy, A Little Night Music) and Jon Peterson (Cabaret) will lead Roundabout Theatre Company’s national tour of Cabaret as Sally Bowles and the Emcee, respectively. Larkin and Petersen will begin performances in the touring production on February 21 when the show plays the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, Michigan.In addition to Larkin and Peterson, the cast of Cabaret features Benjamin Eakeley as Clifford Bradshaw, Alison Ewing as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray as Fräulein Schneider, Scott Robertson as Herr Schultz and Patrick Vaill as Ernst Ludwig.Featuring a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. The musical features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”Roundabout Theater Company’s acclaimed production of Cabaret includes direction by Sam Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl, tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari, sound design by Keith Caggiano, based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan. View Commentslast_img read more