Culturalist Challenge! What Is the Best Broadway Halloween Costume of 2014?

STEP 1 — SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the “continue” button. STEP 2 — RANK: Reorder your ten choices by

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Rank Their Favorite Avenue Q Characters

TREKKIE MONSTER Show Closed This production ended its run on May 26, 2019 It definitely doesn’t suck to be us, because Avenue Q is celebrating its 12th anniversary this week!

Final appeals, SRC rule on NCUA’s Oct. 19 agenda

continue reading » Final appeals and supervisory review committee (SRC) rules are part of NCUA’s board meeting agenda next week. The meeting will come a day after NCUA conducts a

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Chautauqua County

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) SHERMAN – A Flash Flood Warning was issued for portions of western Chautauqua County Friday night. The storm is over parts of Sherman and has been producing torrential rainfall.Radar elements are suggesting up to 2″ has fallen with an additional 1-2″ possible.Some locations that could experience flooding include, Westfield, Clymer, Ripley, Mina, Sherman, Ripley Beach and Barcelona. Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.The warning is set to expire at 12:15 a.m. Saturday.last_img

We Rank Every Broadway Boyfriend From Best to Worst

first_img 8. Raoul from The Phantom of the Opera He’s doting and devoted, but let’s face it: the Vicomte de Chagny is a way too whiny and fussy for our taste. Sorry, Raoul, we’re totally Team Erik. 3. Rocky Balboa from Rocky The toughest guy of the bunch, Rocky is ready to fight for his true love at any cost. Even a boxing loss is a victorious win when Adrian is by his side. View Comments 9. Marius from Les Miserables We get it, a soldier can’t let his fellow revolutionaries down just because he’s in love. But he almost dies in battle—Cosette must have been super worried. 12. Pippin from Pippin Don’t let his tousled hair and his boyish good looks fool you. Pippin, at his core, only cares about himself. It’s his corner of the sky and you’re just living in it. 2. Prince Topher from Cinderella Crowns off to Prince Topher for seeking out a girlfriend who is not only beautiful, gentle and kind, but also (gasp) smart and politically minded! 14. Cliff Bradshaw from Cabaret He blows into town, has a fling with a club singer and blows back out again, leaving all of his friends in Nazi Germany. And then he writes about it. 4. Charlie Price from Kinky Boots Sure, things were sorta rocky with his materialistic ex-girlfriend Nicola, but you can bet your boots Charlie’s a great catch for love-struck Lauren. 1. Aladdin from Aladdin This so-called “street rat” is actually the most stand-up guy on the list. He always treats Jasmine like a total princess—even before he knows she’s royalty. 6. Sky from Mamma Mia! He’s cute and all, but groom-to-be Sky spends an awful lot of time dancing around in flippers with his buddies. He doesn’t seem to care about Sophie’s paternity crisis either.center_img Here at, we’ve officially given up on finding real dates for Valentine’s Day. Good riddance! We’d much rather date characters from our favorite musicals—that’s not weird, right? While we painstakingly compiled a list of every beau currently breaking hearts in a Broadway musical, we discovered that, sadly, not all boy toys are created equal. For every hero, there’s a two-timing jerk just waiting to break our hearts. Below, we’ve ranked every Broadway boyfriend from most-to-least dateable for your convenience. 10. Drew from Rock of Ages He’s got a huge crush on Sherrie, but instead of being direct and asking her out, he plays games and buys her wine coolers. Man up, Drew. 11. Robert Kincaid from The Bridges of Madison County This photographer may be the love of Francesca’s life, but he’s only a four-day fling. For all we know, he could be sleeping with housewives all over the world! 5. Jack Kelly from Newsies There’s hope he’ll settle down once he gets to Santa Fe, but this outspoken newsboy is too busy leading a strike to give Katherine the committed relationship she deserves. 7. Simba from The Lion King When Nala begs Simba to return to the Pridelands and he refuses, this young king doesn’t seem so mighty. He eventually comes to his senses, but dismissing Nala just isn’t cool. 15. Monty Navarro from A Gentleman’s Guide He’s a murderer! He murders eight people in less than two hours! And when he’s not murdering people, he’s carrying on an affair with two girls at once! 16. Fred Casely from Chicago Once again, cheater. And what’s worse, Fred Casely has no remorse or, really, any redeeming characteristics whatsoever. Well, he does look good shirtless. 13. Fiyero from Wicked Yeah, he looks cute in white pants. But do you really want a boyfriend who dances through life? Is dancing through life going to pay the electric bill?last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! What Is the Best Broadway Halloween Costume of 2014?

first_img STEP 1 — SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the “continue” button. STEP 2 — RANK: Reorder your ten choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. The staff is wild about Culturalist, the awesome website that lets you rank and create your own top ten lists. In fact, we love it so much that we’ve decided to partner with them! Each week, we’re bringing you a new Broadway-themed topic, so you can rank your favorites on Then we’ll announce the most popular ten choices on the new episode of The Show every Wednesday. STEP 3 — PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) Last week, Bonnie & Clyde stole the top spot for the Broadway flop that most deserves a comeback. This week, we’re all about Halloween! In honor of the only day it’s socially acceptable to eat your weight in peanut butter cups, we’re asking you to rank the new Broadway characters you think would make the best Halloween costumes. To start us off, video producer Anthony Taylor posted his list of ultimate Halloween looks here!center_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the October 22 episode of The Show. View Commentslast_img read more

Made in Dagenham Sets West End Closing Date

first_imgThe stage adaptation of the hit film Made in Dagenham, starring Gemma Arterton and Adrian Der Gregorian, will close in the West End. The new musical comedy will play its final performance on April 11 at the Adelphi Theatre, where it opened on November 5, 2014. Directed by Rupert Goold, the show has a book by Richard Bean, music by Grammy winner David Arnold and lyrics by Olivier winner Richard Thomas. Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady (Arterton) is just trying to get her husband Eddie (Der Gregorian) out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to “unskilled.” Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for? View Commentscenter_img The production is designed by Olivier winner Bunny Christie and choreography is by Aletta Collins.last_img read more

Brandy Norwood Extends Engagement in Chicago on B’way

first_img View Comments Brandy Norwood will continue to Razzle Dazzle ’em on Broadway! The Grammy winner has extended her engagement in Chicago and will now appear as Roxie Hart through August 2. The pop/R&B star had previously been set to leave the Ambassador Theatre on June 21. One caveat: Norwood will not be performing in the musical on June 22, June 23, June 27 or June 28.Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and her hit record “The Boy Is Mine” is the longest running number-one song and best-selling duet of all time. Screen credits include Moesha, Cinderella and The Game.The cast also currently includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn (through June 14), Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.Check out’s interview with Norwood below! Chicago Related Shows from $49.50last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Rank Their Favorite Avenue Q Characters

first_imgTREKKIE MONSTER Show Closed This production ended its run on May 26, 2019 It definitely doesn’t suck to be us, because Avenue Q is celebrating its 12th anniversary this week! The Tony-winning musical originally opened on Broadway on July 31, 2003 and played for 6 years before moving to off-Broadway’s New World Stages. In honor of the hit tuner’s big birthday, we asked you to rank your favorite characters on Culturalist, from Trekkie Monster to Lucy the Slut. The results are in—check out your picks below! LUCY THE SLUT GARY COLEMAN Avenue Q ROD BRIAN PRINCETON KATE MONSTER NICKY View Comments Related Shows THE BAD NEWS BEARS CHRISTMAS EVElast_img

Tix Now Available to See Caissie Levy & More in First Daughter Suite

first_imgTickets are now on sale to see Broadway alums Caissie Levy, Alison Fraser, Betsy Morgan and more in the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s First Daughter Suite. Off-Broadway performances will begin at the Public Theater on October 6, with opening night set for October 21.The show is a follow-up to LaChiusa’s 1993 musical First Lady Suite and explores the complex relationships between First Ladies and their daughters. The production, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, is scheduled to run through November 15.The cast will also include Rachel Bay Jones, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Theresa McCarthy, Isabel Santiago and Carly Tamer. First Daughter Suite Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 22, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Oscar Isaac Sets Dates for Hamlet & More

first_imgP.S. A new trailer is out for the HBO screen adaptation of the Tony-winning All the Way, with Bryan Cranston reprising his Tony-winning performance as as Lyndon B. Johnson. The movie will premiere on May 21. Oscar Isaac(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images) View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac Sets Dates for HamletPerchance to dream! The rumors were true and Star Wars heartthrob Oscar Isaac will play the title role in Hamlet staged by Sam Gold at Brooklyn‘s Polonsky Shakespeare Center this summer. The pair last worked together on Zoe Kazan’s We Live Here in 2011; Hamlet is their first collaboration on Shakespeare and their first production with Theatre for a New Audience. The production will play a limited engagement June 4 through July 30, officially opening on June 22.Katey Sagal Enlisted for Dirty DancingWe’re so ready to have the time of our lives (again!). Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) has been tapped to join ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing as cougar Vivian Pressman. According to Deadline, production on the TV event, which will be directed by Wayne Blair and choreographed by Hamilton and Cats’ Andy Blankenbuehler, is scheduled to begin this week in North Carolina. As previously reported, the cast is also set to include Debra Messing, Colt Prattes, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Trevor Einhorn, Beau “Casper” Smart and Billy Dee Williams.Frankie Michaels Dead at 60Frankie Michaels, who was honored with a Tony award aged 10 for his role of Patrick Dennis in the original cast of Mame, has died aged 60. The Connecticut Post reports that he passed away on March 30 at his home in Chittenango, N.Y. Michaels is the youngest male performer to ever win a Tony; he his survived by his son, Michael Lloyd Chernesky, a sister Felicia Hreschak, companion Lucille Bort and close friend Steven Clark.Buzzy New Tuner My Paris to Bow at Long WharfHmm. We’re keeping a close eye on this new musical—the team attached is simply stellar. After receiving a developmental staging at Goodspeed last year, My Paris, starring Broadway favorites Mara Davi and Bobby Steggert, has just gone into rehearsal for a run at Long Wharf Theatre May 4 through May 29. Directed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, the tuner features music and lyrics by Charles Aznavour (the “French Frank Sinatra”), book by Tony and Oscar winner Alfred Uhry and English lyrics and musical adaptation by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown. My Paris follows the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can and the world of Le Moulin Rouge.last_img read more

Barbra Streisand Will Present at 2016 Tony Awards

first_img View Comments Barbra Streisand is set to return to the Tony Awards stage for the first time since 1970! The legendary EGOT and show business icon will present at the 2016 Tony Awards on June 12.As previously announced, Broadway’s biggest night will also feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, 2016 Tony Nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane, among others. Additional presenters will be announced soon.While Streisand hasn’t appeared on the Tony Awards since 1970, Broadway has never left her. Streisand next releases Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, her third Great White Way album, later in 2016. Streisand’s The Broadway Album and Back to Broadway released in 1985 and 1993, respectfully, both went multi-platinum. Streisand’s appearance at the Tony Awards precedes the legendary recording artist’s nine-city August North American concert tour: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! She made her Main Stem debut in 1962’s I Can Get It for You Wholesale, before two years later going on to headline Funny Girl.Hosted by Tony winner James Corden, the event will take place at the Beacon Theatre and air on CBS. Barbra Streisand(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)last_img read more

Will & Grace Officially Set for Small Screen Return

first_img We are all about these TV series reboots—especially when they star Broadway (and Smash) alums. After capturing our attention with a hilarious reunion focusing on the 2016 election, Will & Grace is officially set for a 10-episode revival on NBC.Great White Way vets and Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will reprise their roles from the beloved ’90s and early 2000s sitcom, which focuses on roommates and best friends Will and Grace and their highly quotable friends Jack and Karen. Original series creators Max Mutchnik and David Kohan are attached as executive producers, as is James Burrows, who is slated to direct the reboot after directing the show’s original eight-season run. No dates or guest stars have been announced. Get hyped up with a taste of the Will & Grace reunion below! Eric McCormack & Debra Messing(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more