WNY News Now Image.GERRY – A Town of Gerry man was arrested this week after allegedly assaulting a woman following a party.New York State Police say troopers received a walk-in complaint of a past-tense domestic incident on Monday.Through investigation it is alleged that while driving home from a party Casey Saeger, 32, moved to the backseat and choked the victim, preventing her from breathing.Saeger then, according to police, returned to the front seat and head-butted the victim in the face, causing injury to her eye. Troopers say Saeger is charged with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.He was arrested, processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail. 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)
A Second Chance tells the New York story of a recent widower and a divorcee who meet in mid-life and mid-crisis. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither feels deserving of happiness. Yet, the awakening of unanticipated feelings leads them to a possibility they both least expected to find. Everyone deserves to see A Second Chance! Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Ted Shen’s new musical. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the show will star real-life husband and wife Brian and Diane Sutherland and begin performances off-Broadway on March 18 and will run through April 13. Opening night is set for March 30 at the Public’s Shiva Theater. A Second Chance View Comments Brian Sutherland’s Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, 1776, Steel Pier and Victor/Victoria. Diane Sutherland’s Broadway credits include The Light in the Piazza, 1776 and A Chorus Line. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014
What happens when you put Jamie Dimon, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Bernie Madoff all on the same stage? No, not the worst ever cast of The View. You get Greed: A Musical for Our Times, beginning performances March 19 at New World Stages—Stage 2. The cast features Tony Award nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo, as well as Julia Burrows, James Donegan and Neal Mayer. Greed officially opens April 3. Greed, written by Michael Roberts and directed by Christopher Scott, explores the sin we can’t seem to get away from. The show tackles everything from Ponzi schemes to the not-so-subtle sales pitches of retirement planners and mortgage bundlers. With numbers such as “A Little Juice” and “I’ll Cheat On My Taxes,” Greed takes aim at the obvious, and not so obvious, targets. View Comments
She’s flying! Girls star Allison Williams will play the titular character in the upcoming NBC telecast of Peter Pan Live! on December 4. The classically trained singer will join the previously announced Oscar winner and Tony nominee Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. Pan is the Peacock Network’s follow-up to the highly rated Sound of Music Live!, which starred Carrie Underwood along with many Broadway favorites. Further casting will be announced later. A Great White Way family classic, Peter Pan premiered on October 20, 1954 at the Winter Garden Theatre, featuring a book by J.M. Barrie, music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Jule Style, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins and Mary Martin in the lead role of the boy who won’t grow up. NBC has broadcast the musical live a total of three times previously: in 1955 (when it reached 65 million viewers), 1956 and 1960. The musical has been revived five times on Broadway since. The tuner’s classic songs include “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.” “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” said Williams in a statement. She added: “what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?” Williams stars as Marnie Michaels in HBO’s Girls and has recorded several songs (as Marnie) for the show’s soundtrack. Other credits include The Mindy Project and The League. View Comments
Josh Groban has yet to make his Broadway debut (what’s up with that?), but that’s not stopping him from crooning a bunch of show tunes on his latest album, Stages! The set list includes numbers from musicals he saw as a kid with his family—including The Phantom of the Opera and Sunday in the Park with George, as well as songs he’s sung on stage previously, including “Anthem” from Chess. And while they don’t appear in the video, the album will feature duets with both familiar and unexpected faces, including six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson (who recently hinted at her involvement). Stages will be released on April 28. In the meantime, take a look at the video featurette below, and join us in dream-casting the hell out of Josh Groban on the Great White Way! Josh Groban View Comments Star Files
JULIE WHITEBest Featured Actress in a Play, Airline Highway CHITA RIVERABest Leading Actress in a Musical, The Visit The 2015 Tony Award nominations have officially been announced, and we’re not gonna lie—we are beyond psyched. There’s a few other people we’re willing to bet were pretty thrilled with the news this morning: The 2015 nominees! How are Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Christian Borle, Bradley Cooper, Michael Cerveris, Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Karl and more Tony nominees celebrating? Find out below! View Comments KEN WATANABE & RUTHIE ANN MILESBest Leading Actor in a Musical, The King and IBest Featured Actress in a Musical, The King and I KELLI O’HARA & CHRISTIAN BORLEBest Leading Actress in a Musical, The King and IBest Featured Actor in a Musical, Something Rotten! MICHAEL CERVERIS & MAX VON ESSENBest Actor in a Musical, Fun HomeBest Featured Actor in a Musical, An American in Paris ANNALEIGH ASHFORDBest Featured Actress in a Play, You Can’t Take It With You SARAH STILESBest Featured Actress in a Play, Hand to God ANDY KARLBest Featured Actor in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century Kristin Chenoweth Star Files VICTORIA CLARKBest Featured Actress in a Musical, Gigi KRISTIN CHENOWETHBest Leading Actress in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century BRADLEY COOPERBest Leading Actor in a Play, The Elephant Man
Related Shows Love & Money Maureen Anderman will lead the cast of the previously reported world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Love & Money. Tickets are now on sale for the production, directed by Mark Lamos, and the comedy will run off-Broadway August 15 through September 27. Opening night is set for August 24 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Anderman will play Cornelia Cunningham, with Gabriel Brown as Walker “Scott” Williams, Pamela Dunlap as Agnes Munger, Kahyun Kim as Jessica Worth and Joe Paulik as Harvey Abel.Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham’s plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance.The production will feature scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge and sound design by John Gromada. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 4, 2015
View Comments With one look at London’s theater critics, Glenn Close melted their hearts and now it seems that the rapturously received revival of Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera could be transferring to the Big Apple. “But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else,” the Tony-winning musical’s lyricist Don Black told the New York Post. “I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.”Close is reprising her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond for a limited engagement at ENO’s London Coliseum through May 7. Directed by Lonny Price, the semi-staged production also stars Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Shaefer and Fred Johanson as Max Von Mayerling.Close was recently seen in A Delicate Balance on Broadway, the first time she had appeared on the Main Stem in 17 years. The six-time Oscar nominee got her start on the Great White Way, and also won the Tony for her work in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. Her film and TV roles include Dangerous Liaisons, Air Force One, Fatal Attraction and Damages.Featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Black, Sunset Boulevard premiered in the West End in 1993, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patti LuPone. In a widely publicized upset that resulted in an out-of-court settlement, Close brought the role to Broadway the following year. The production garnered seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.Based on the 1950 film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star who recruits young writer Joe Gillis to help relaunch her career in the world of talking films. A reclusive shut-in, Desmond forms an unhealthy obsession with Gillis and soon demands he move in to her lavish Hollywood mansion. Star Files Glenn Close in ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith) Glenn Close
Gov. Zell Miller and others will officially open the Tifton, Ga., doorsof the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratoryon Dec. 12.The $6 million University of Georgialab is the only one of its type in the nation. Its goal is to enable scientiststo find better ways to grow food and fiber crops while protecting the environment.”This has been a vision we’ve all had for several years,” said CraigKvien, NESPAL coordinator and crop physiologist at the UGA Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Tifton campus. “This facilityis a prototype that we hope will be adapted to other regions across thenation.”NESPAL evolved from scientists’ conducting research across many disciplines.”This laboratory provides a way for scientists to get together to workon some ‘bigger-picture’ issues we face today,” Kvien said.For example, entomologists can find ways to control the insects devouringtomato plants. But they can also work with biotechnologists to make theplants resist the insects. That way, growers don’t have to use chemicalsthat may harm the environment.”So many problems facing agriculture today,” said CAES dean and directorGale Buchanan, “can’t be adequatelysolved by scientists working alone.”The cooperative work goes beyond even the scientist teams, Kvien said.”One of our strengths is our link with other academic and industry groups,”he said. “That brings together the talents of academics and the practicalityof industry to make the research not only faster, but more easily adaptedto production.”Kvien expects some of today’s NESPAL research to be in the field inless than five years. He’s understandably excited about NESPAL.”It’s not this unit alone that can accomplish anything,” he said. “It’sthis unit working with all the others and communicating results. That’swhat will get us to our food production and environmental protection goals.”Current NESPAL projects include:* Precision agriculture that allows farmers to better apply fertilizersor pesticides where needed.* Riparian zone management to control nonpoint pollution.* How pest-control methods affect marketing standards and consumer demandsfor produce.* Developing computer-based systems to make more effective pest-controldecisions.* Study of how pesticides and fertilizers move through the soil andother landscape features.* Using plant and animal processing byproducts as resources.* Developing pest-resistant crops with artificial and natural breedingprograms.* Finding better ways to produce native plants for landscape use.The lab has been operating since 1992. But cramped office and lab spacelimited scientists’ work. The new building has 40,000 square feet.Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,the Georgia Research Alliance and othershelped pay for the new building. It houses 14 offices, 12 labs and seminarand conference rooms.Architects designed the building with the environment in mind. It’snestled into a soil berm and topped by a reflective white roof. Solar collectorsheat water for the building, and motion- and light-sensitive switches controlthe lighting.
Fresh fruit is an important part of a balanced diet, but bringing fruit into the house during the summer months may attract pesky fruit flies. However, one bad apple — and even the flies it might attract — shouldn’t turn your family off of fruit. There are several ways to prevent and remedy fruit fly problems. Annoying but not harmfulAdult fruit flies can become a nuisance in any area where food is stored, processed or prepared, and in areas where people dispose of food waste and even animal waste. These yellowish-brown or dark-brown, gnat-like flies don’t pose any health threats to your family, but they can be quite annoying. They usually emerge in late summer and remain active until the first killing frost. Adult flies, which are tiny at only one-eighth to one-fifth of an inch long, feed and deposit eggs on overripe, fermenting canned and cooked fruit, decaying vegetables, pomace from cider presses and fungi. Keep trash cans coveredTo prevent and control the pests, families should dispose of overripe fruits and vegetables. Fruit peelings, vegetables, mops with food particles, uncovered trashcans and wastewater can all attract the flies. To avoid fruit fly infestations, you should buy fruits and vegetables in sound condition and be sure to store them properly. If an infestation does occur, you should find the breeding material and dispose of it. In addition to food, the flies also look for water and will thrive in sink drains. They like to eat the residue on the side of the drainpipe. You should keep the drain covered to prevent the pest from getting to the water in the P-trap. Pouring chlorine bleach down the drain does not help, but using a brush to remove the residue should do the trick. Adult fruit flies can be easily controlled with dichlorvos resin strips and household aerosol sprays that contain pyrethrins or synthetic pyrethrins. Follow insecticide label instructions when using insecticides, and take care when spraying insecticides near food and kitchen utensils.