Jamestown Man Charged In Ownbey Murder To Stand Trial In May

first_imgMAYVILLE – The Jamestown man accused of killing Dyllan Ownbey, 22, of Jamestown, will stand trial in Chautauqua County Court in May. A Chautauqua County Court clerk tells WNYNewsNow that jury selection for Tavion Turner is scheduled to start on May 5. Turner is facing two counts of second-degree murder because the allegation is that the killing was intentional and that it occurred during a felony.Authorities, however, haven’t provided specifics regarding the felony.Ownbey, of Jamestown, was stabbed to death on Nov. 28, 2017, after the Jamestown Police Department said he was involved in an altercation with another person on Willard Street at Peterson Street. Turner was indicted in May in Chautauqua County Court. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $1 million cash bail.Turner’s trial was originally scheduled for November, but was adjourned. Jason Schmidt will be representing Turner. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson will be the prosecutor. 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

Great Scott! Back to the Future Musical Will Time Travel to the West End

first_img View Comments Back to the Future follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955, where he helps his teenaged parents fall in love. After becoming intertwined in his parents’ high school romance, McFly nearly causes a massive rift in the space-time continuum that threatens his existence. He then enlists the help of Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to return to 1985. Synchronize your watches and jump into your DeLorean because Back to the Future is finally headed to the stage! Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are working with Universal Stage Productions and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to develop a previously reported stage musical version of their film Back to the Future. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will debut in London’s West End on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. Zemeckis, who co-wrote and directed the 1985 film, is reuniting with co-writer Gale to pen the book for the stage version. Composer Alan Silvestri, who scored many of Zemeckis’s films, including Forrest Gump and Cast Away, will co-author the score for the show with Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Ghost the Musical). The musical will also feature familiar songs, including “The Power of Love,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Earth Angel” and “Mr. Sandman,” all of which are part of the original movie. “The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience,” Lloyd said in a statement. “Steven Spielberg once described the film as a musical and whilst we are incorporating some of the original, exhilarating score and songs, Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard’s witty, infectious and heartfelt new songs are the perfect springboard to tell this uplifting story anew.”last_img read more

Jonathan Groff, Tina Fey & More Join Tony Awards Lineup

first_imgJust a little bit (OK, a lot) of star quality! Add Jonathan Groff, Tina Fey, Orlando Bloom and more to the list of stars who will make appearances at the 2014 Tony Awards this Sunday. They will join a bevy of previously announced celebrities, including Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Carole King and Kevin Bacon. Will Radio City Music Hall even be able to handle this amount of star power and the seriously awesome lineup of performers? We can’t wait to see what’s in store on June 8! In addition to Groff, Fey and Bloom, the newly announced stars set to make appearances at Radio City Music Hall include Patrick Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Barrett Foa, LL Cool J, T.I. and former Tonys host Rosie O’Donnell. Star Files View Comments Jonathan Groff Judith Lightlast_img read more

Watch Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan in First Look at Last Five Years Movie

first_imgIt’s what we’ve been waiting for! Hot on the heels of the news that Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years will be released to movie theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015, we now have our first look at stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in action. Check out below as Kendrick sings her heart out to Jordan while he somehow maintains enough concentration to keep the car he’s driving on the road. Trust us, the experience of eating prosciutto will never be the same again. The Richard LaGravenese-helmed film premiered at the Toronto film festival on September 7. View Commentslast_img read more

Watch The Elephant Man’s Bradley Cooper Tease Transatlantic Plans

first_imgThe Elephant Man headliner Bradley Cooper stopped by The Tonight Show, in large part so that he and Jimmy Fallon could redeem themselves after their giggle attack from October. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner is living his dream playing John Merrick, but the dream might just live on past the Great White Way. During his visit, he all but confirmed the speculated West End transfer of the show, teasing, “I’m going to take the whole company, too. Everybody.” And then the hats and hair came back. They kept their cool (for the most part) this time! Check out the interview, plus Cooper’s impeccable air guitar solo, below. And before their trip across the pond that may or may not happen, catch The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre through February 22. View Comments Related Shows The Elephant Man Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015last_img read more

Dan Stevens May Play the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

first_img Stevens is best known as Matthew Crawley on TV’s Downton Abbey. He appeared on Broadway opposite Jessica Chastain in 2012’s The Heiress and his West End credits include Arcadia, The Vortex and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. Stevens’ additional TV and film credits include The Guest, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Hide, The Turn of the Screw, Dracula and Summer in February. View Comments Other stage and screen stars reportedly in negotiations to appear in the Disney flick include Luke Evans as the villain Gaston and Emma Thompson, who may take on the role of Mrs. Potts.center_img Dan Stevens is in talks to take on the role of the Beast/Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway alum and former Downton star may join the previously reported Emma Watson as Belle and more in the Bill Condon-helmed project.last_img read more

Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & Beth Leavel Tapped for The Bandstand at Paper Mill

first_imgBroadway alum Corey Cott, Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes and Tony winner Beth Leavel will headline the world premiere of The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse, according to Variety. Directed by Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuhler, the show will begin performances on October 8 and open on October 18.Cott appeared on Broadway earlier this year opposite Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi. He made his Broadway debut as Jack Kelly in Newsies and has appeared on screen in Madam Secretary and the upcoming films The Intern and The Teacher. Osnes made her Broadway debut in Grease, and has since starred in South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella. She also appeared in the off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera and in Chicago Lyric Opera’s Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale. Leavel won a Tony Award in 2006 for her performance as The Drowsy Chaperone’s title character. She was also nominated for Baby It’s You! Her additional credits include Mamma Mia!, Elf, Young Frankenstein and 42nd Street.The musical, which features a swing score by Richard Oberacker, who collaborated on the book and lyrics with Robert Taylor, tells the story of a group of soldiers who returns to Cleveland after fighting in World War II. They enter a song competition, the winner of which gets to perform his or her tribute to the troops on a live broadcast.The production will feature set design by David Korins, costumes by Paloma Young, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.Additional casting will be announced later. Though it seems aimed for Broadway, there is no official word on whether the musical will play the Great White Way following its Paper Mill production, which runs through November 8. View Comments Star Filescenter_img Laura Osneslast_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Nick Payne’s Incognito

first_img View Comments Tickets are now available for Manhattan Theater Club’s production of Nick Payne’s Incognito. Directed by Doug Hughes, the limited engagement begins on May 3 and will play through June 26 at City Center—Stage 1. Opening night is set for May 24.A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.Cast and creative team will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Nick Payne(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Related Shows Incognitolast_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Matthew Morrison, Tituss Burgess & More

first_imgMatthew Morrison, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Simard, Derek Hough & Rachel Tucker View Comments Happy Friday! Whether your weekend plans involve listening to Tom Berenger or staying in the boudoir, let’s kick things off with the Lessons of the Week. A lot went down on the Great White Way, from a Tony-winning silk act reprise to some more chart-topping Founding Fathers. Take a look below and study up!Matty Fresh Pulled the Wool Over Our EyesWe’re definitely Matthew Morrison/Matty Fresh fan club members. With that said, we will not be able to look at him the same way again after this week’s episode of Younger, in which the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner, uh, ravaged a sheep. Morrison’s not the first person who comes to mind when casting a The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia revival, but hey, if the shear fits. Just stay away from Lea Michele the goat.Hamilton’s Getting A-List RevolutionariesLove Hamilton but tired of listening to the cast recording? One, how dare you—that’s impossible. Two, soon, you can listen to some A-list Hamilfans putting their spin on the tunes. Lin-Manuel Miranda recently spilled some details about the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape. Among the stars involved are Queen Latifah and Sia. We are more than ready for Queen Latifah as The Wiz as George Washington. Here comes the General…indeed!Derek Hough’s Singin’ in the Rain (Again)Dancing with the Stars champ Derek Hough is set to headline Singin’ in the Rain on the Great White Way. If you’re experiencing déjà vu, you’re not alone. Last year, Hough sang the title song—water effects and all—in Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular. That makes Radio City one of the largest casting studios in New York. Harvey Weinstein doesn’t mess around!Rachel Tucker Is Not Ill, MTA PatronsWe all have our dream subway encounters, e.g. a texting-savvy Christine Baranski or an absurdly courteous Helen Mirren. Let’s add a green-eared Rachel Tucker to the list. The current Wicked star said on Show People that strangers occasionally approach her on the train to ask why her ears are green. It’s not a disease, people. It’s just part of the job, along with levitating high and belting even higher.Boq Can Tweet Better Than YouZachary Noah Piser may break your heart (and lose his) as Wicked’s new Boq, but that’s not all: he’s also an award-winning bird caller. He even demonstrated his Irish red-billed chough for us. This marks Piser’s Broadway debut, but we’re sure this talent will launch all sorts of opportunities. Like a musical adaptation of The Birds. Or a revival of Bye Bye Birdie. Or It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. We’ll stop now.Always Play Elton John Live. Always.You know something’s wrong when a composer walks out in the middle of his own show. Unfortunately, that’s what happened when Adam Pascal was on stage during Aida years ago. The Disaster! star shared how upset Elton John was when he realized portions of the orchestra were pre-recorded. Don’t worry; it was very quickly reconciled and everyone moved on. After all, the past is another land. Right, Sir Elton?Tuck Has Everlasting EmotionsTuck Everlasting has yet to begin previews, and it’s already a giant sob fest (for the cast). At a recent press event, numerous cast and creative team members likened the rehearsal experience to a group therapy session with plenty of emotions and (happy) tears. Is it too late to arrange a sponsorship with Kleenex? Tuck-monogrammed tissues for sale in the lobby seems like a failsafe business venture.Disaster!’s Nun Can Throw a PunchWe all have heroes, and some people’s heroes punch sides of beef. On this week’s episode of Help!, Disaster! favorite Jennifer Simard revealed her (literal) card-carrying status in the Sylvester Stallone fan club. His resilience inspired her to get through a rough two-show day when she was all but K.O.’d on the Nederlander stage. Is it too soon for a Rocky revival? It’s 2016, people; it’s about time we had a female Rocky Balboa.Krakowski’s Still Defying GravityJane Krakowski’s currently taking a trip to the library in She Loves Me, but in her last Broadway venture in 2003, she was making a particularly sexy midair call to Antonio Banderas in Nine. At the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary gala, Krakowski proved she’s still got it. As it turns out, descending on silks is like riding a bike: both are fun to do while hitting a high A sharp.Tituss Burgess Has Gone Full TitusWe all know the best wine to drink while going down a Tituss Burgess YouTube spiral is Pinoooot noir. On top of his comedic timing and belting chops, the Broadway favorite and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee is now a wine peddler. Say “Yassss” to PinotByTituss.com. Pinot noir. Wunderbar. Drink before seeing the new Bright Star. Or enjoy with sex party host Debi Mazar. Au revoir! last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Tony Winners Set for Broadway for Orlando & More

first_img Daniel Radcliffe View Comments Producer Fred Caruso Dead at 41Fred Caruso is dead at the age of 41 in an apparent suicide. According to a post found on The Big Gay Musical’s Facebook page, he had been struggling with suicidal thoughts before he died on Monday, June 13. The theater producer was behind off-Broadway’s Newsical and encouraged fans, friends and loved ones to donate to The Trevor Project in his final post.Wesleyan University Establishes the Hamilton PrizeAttention all young, scrappy and hungry aspiring college students! Wesleyan University will establish a four-year full tuition scholarship honoring Hamilton creators (and Wesleyan alums) Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. Beginning in the class of 2021, incoming college students may submit a creative written work to be considered for the Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize. Hopeful participants should strive to passionately smash every expectation—Miranda and Kail will serve as honorary chairs on the judging committee.Could Hugh Jackman Be A Face in the Crowd?Tony winner Hugh Jackman is always in demand for the hottest stage and screen roles, both razzley-dazzley and Wolverine-ish. According to the New York Post, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello has his sights set on him starring in the stage adaptation of Academy Award winner Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. The musical project is in its early stages, so in the meantime—hey, Hugh! Can you please play the role of all of our summer wedding plus ones?Daniel Radcliffe Could Get Naked in PrivacyFive-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will lead off-Broadway’s Privacy beginning on July 5. The stage alum recently stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss his latest theatrical venture. The play explores our complicated relationship with technology, and Radcliffe revealed that anything can happen during this immersive production. So the question is now on Colbert (and everyone else’s) mind: will he hail back to those Equus roots and strip down? “One of the great things about the show is that it’s gonna be changing on a nightly basis—so who knows?” he said. That’s not a “no”! Star Filescenter_img Broadway for Orlando Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Winners Set for Broadway for Orlando70 Broadway favorites including Tony winners Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, James Monroe Iglehart, Billy Porter and Chita Rivera, will join forces to record a new benefit single of the iconic 1965 song, “What the World Needs Now is Love.” The Broadway for Orlando initiative has been created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community. 100% of the proceeds from the number’s sale will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida and is set to be available for digital download purchase on Broadway Records from June 20. Catch In the Heights fave and current On Your Feet! star Andréa Burns’ powerful rendition of the song at today’s #Ham4Ham below; she will also feature on the record.last_img read more