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Demolition Of Jamestown Moose Lodge, Galloway Mansion Underway

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) Image by Storm Hartmann / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – The demolition of an iconic Jamestown property is underway.Image by Storm Hartmann / WNY News Now.Wrecking crews are taking down the former Galloway Mansion and current Moose Lodge, 405 E. 5th St.In recent years, the building needed repair, something that the Moose Lodge was unable to financially support. Last year the structure was obtained by the Chautauqua County Land Bank and sold.The DYI Network show “Salvage Dawgs” combed through the historic property in April 2019 to salvage vintage pieces. The show’s hosts, Robert Kulp and Mike White, recover everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. Once items are recovered, the team sells valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.Before the Moose, the mansion was owned by the Galloway family who found fortune as Pennsylvania oil tycoons.The Galloway daughter, Grace, was a singer that regularly played at the Chautauqua Institution. Grace died of tuberculosis at age 27 in 1898.Her father commissioned a statue in Grace’s memory at Lakeview Cemetery. A Pittsburgh artist used Grace’s last portrait to model a statue after her.“Lady in the glass.” Photo date: 04/04/19. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.The mystery surrounding Grace and her statue has persisted for decades.last_img read more

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Rent Is Streaming on Netflix! Five Reasons to Give It a Second Watch

first_img Anthony Rapp 3. Angel and Collins Still Win Most Adorable Couple One of the few scenes actually shot in New York City, “I’ll Cover You,” featuring original cast members Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel and Jesse L. Martin as Collins, is as adorable as it was on Broadway. Just try to ignore the CGI’d breath coming out of their mouths while they sing. Adam Pascal View Comments 4. Two Words: OBC Reunion We get chills watching Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Jesse L. Martin rocking out on that table and raising a glass to “you and you and you, you and you.” It’s always a treat to see the OBC back together again (even if they’re, oh, a good decade older than the characters are supposed to be). 1. Mark and Roger Have an Awesome Apartment These days, a loft of this size (even if it has no heat and is completely infested with rats) would get at least $3,000 a month even in Bed-Stuy. But let’s suspend our imagination for a minute and drool over the gorgeous views of New York City a Warner Brothers backlot. Here’s an excuse to get into your PJs and not go “Out Tonight”—the 2005 movie adaptation of Rent is now streaming on Netflix Instant! Sure, we’re the first to admit this movie’s got some issues—most of it wasn’t filmed in New York, it didn’t score big at the box office, and it ranks an underwhelming 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But hear us out: There are five moments in the movie that really do hold a candle (“What are you staring at?”) to Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway masterpiece. Grab your scarf and your stash and check out the evidence below! Idina Menzel Star Files 5. Roger Actually Goes to Santa Fe In what is by far the most ridiculous moment of the movie, Roger packs up his blue convertible and hightails it to Santa Fe, where he does lots of gazing at cactuses while his luscious Bon Jovi hair blows in the breeze. The whole “What You Own” montage is definitely worth a second look (or at least, a second laugh). 2. Rosario Dawson Makes a Kick-Ass Feline of Avenue B Getting to see the Cat Scratch Club in all its gritty glory is fun, but what really gives “Out Tonight” an added dimension is Rosario Dawson as Mimi. It would have been great to see Daphne Rubin-Vega rocking the turquoise vinyl, but if we have to have a replacement, we’ll take the fiery, sexy Rosario any day.last_img read more

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God Is Coming to Broadway

first_img View Comments Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the co-creation (with his son) of The Walking Dead. Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, The Last Testament is the ultimate celebrity autobiography. An Act of God The creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. (No word yet on whose body God will “borrow” for the show). God said in a statement through His press agent (no, really): “This play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old-fashioned and holier-than-thou and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” Jeez, God. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Related Shows God is making His official Broadway debut, and it’s not in Mormon! A stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God by The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum is in the works. The show is set to take the Great White Way by storm in 2015, just in time for Judgment Day.last_img read more

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The City of Conversation Extends Again Off-Broadway

first_img In addition to Maxwell, the cast includes John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke, Michael Simpson and Phillip James Brannon. Beginning July 8, Andy Lucien will take over the role of Donald Logan, currently played by Brannon. Star Files Jan Maxwell Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, The City of Conversation tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (Maxwell), a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker in the nation’s capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency.center_img Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The City of Conversation will now play off-Broadway through July 26. Starring five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, the political drama by Anthony Giardina had already previously extended through July 6. The play celebrated its opening night on May 5. View Commentslast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Newsies, Josh Radnor & More

first_imgHey, stop caressing those prosthetic Bryan Cranston earlobes you scored at the Broadway Flea Market—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! We’re bringing you ten of the weirdest things that happened in the last seven days, and we’ll give you a hint: They just might involve Michael C. Hall, Annaleigh Ashford, Jeremy Jordan, Aaron Tveit, Andy Mientus, Laura Benanti and Darren Criss. Well, what are you waiting for? Check ’em out!Josh Radnor Was Born to Play TootsieWe knew the Disgraced star, How I Met Your Mother alum, screenwriter and director was a multitalented guy, but we had no idea he could also do a dead-on Tootsie impression. Can he also tap dance in a red sequined dress? If so, checkmate, Will Swenson.Aaron Tveit & Annaleigh Ashford Are in a CultNo, they didn’t just get cast in season two of The Leftovers. Aaron Tveit and Annaleigh Ashford are doing a workshop reading of C’mon Get Happy, a musical about a charismatic cult leader who worships The Partridge Family. Hmm. Still not as weird as the cult Matthew Morrison and Adam Jacobs belong to.Hedwig is Harder than HamletJohn Cameron Mitchell, the creator and original star of the Tony-winning rock musical, has a message for new Hedwig headliner Michael C. Hall: The transgender rock goddess is the hardest role he will ever play. Then he can go back to easy stuff like playing serial killers.Everyone Loves Christopher SieberWhen Susan Blackwell polled Broadway stars at the BC/EFA Flea Market to find out which celebrities they want to cook treats for, both Mamma Mia! star Felicia Finley and Jose Llana of Here Lies Love chose Matilda’s Christopher Sieber. Chris, we’re begging you, teach us your ways.Culturalist Is Fun…and ScaryLast week’s American Horror Story challenge was spooky—but this week when we asked you who should play Christian in a Moulin Rouge! musical, the real horror show started. Aaron Tveit fans and Darren Criss fans, please try not to murder each other in a West Side Story-esque rumble. It’s just a poll, guys.Brian Dennehy Has a Beef HeadOn The Colbert Report, new Love Letters star Carol Burnett and Stephen Colbert took turns praising Burnett’s co-star Brian Dennehy—apparently he has a “head like a shoulder of beef” and “shoulders like Joan Crawford used to have.” Great, now we’re confused and also starving.Laura Benanti Lives in Cougar TownWelcome to Cougar Town. Population: Laura Benanti. The Tony winner, Nashville star and Twitter maven is six years older than her boyfriend, who officially turned 29 (aka the “Thank God” birthday) this week. Oh Laura, you don’t look a day over 18! Hang on, is that a fanny pack? Um, never mind.Andy Mientus Is a Gay SuperheroThe Les Miz star is gearing up to play the openly gay supervillain Pied Piper on CW’s The Flash, which is the best news we’ve heard since Cam and Mitchell adopted Lily. Even though he’s playing an evildoer on TV, the real-life Mientus planned an awesome wedding proposal for his husband-to-be Michael Arden, so he’ll always be a superhero to us.Wicked Fans Are Quilting Through LifeThank goodness! Someone finally made the lobby of the Gershwin Theatre into an Emerald Quilt City, made entirely by Wicked fans who also love quilting—unadulterated quilting. We had no idea this crossover existed, but hey, we’re into it. They’re quilting through life! Wearing a thimble, sewing like quilters dooo…Never Neverland Is Full of NewsiesJeremy Jordan has been a Neverland resident for a while, but now Newsies alums Ryan Steele, Jake Lucas, Jacob and David Guzman, Daniel Quadrino, Garrett Hawe and Alex Wong are following the second star to the right all the way to NBC! Just don’t forget the way back to Broadway, guys: It’s second neon sign to the left and straight on ‘til Patti LuPone. View Commentslast_img read more

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Crusty Curmudgeon Larry David Discusses Fish in the Dark

first_img View Comments Who is Larry David? That’s just what 60 Minutes correspondant Charlie Rose attempted to uncover in a recent profile with the Fish in the Dark star and creator. Before the deep psychoanalysis begins, plenty of words get tossed around: “Crusty,” “curmudgeon,” “jerk,” et cetera. And yet, before its official opening on March 5, the Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator’s Great White Way debut is already one of Broadway’s hottest tickets. In the dark comedy, David plays a character who is not Larry David, but, let’s face it—sort of is. “It’s not about me,” he explains. “But the character is very similar to me. OK, it’s me. Yeah.” Check out the clip below to learn more about the play and just who exactly Larry David is—and why he’s wearing his own clothes on the Cort Theatre stage. Related Shows Fish in the Dark Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015last_img read more

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See Anne Hathaway & Andrew Rannells Boss Robert De Niro Around in The Intern

first_img View Comments Related Shows Grounded The trailer for Les Miz movie Oscar winner Anne Hathaway’s new movie, The Intern, has just been released and it looks adorable! The Grounded headliner stars opposite the legendary Robert De Niro and recent Hedwig Andrew Rannells in the film, which follows “Senior Intern” De Niro getting an office job at Hathaway’s company. Cue a plethora of generation-gap jokes from the Nancy Meyers penned and helmed flick, followed by a touching twist. Check out the trailer below then Hathaway’s acclaimed performance in Grounded, currently playing at the Public off-Broadway. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2015last_img read more

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Darren Criss is an Audience Choice Award-Winning Hedwig & a Terrible Makeup Artist

first_imgDarren Criss may be a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning Hedwig, but one thing he’s not? A gifted makeup designer. The latest Hedwig and the Angry Inch headliner traded in his pumps for a glue stick and brush as he provided his very own makeup tutorial to Billboard. However, as Criss observes, the final product is less transgender rock goddess and more Italian opera buffone…who’s missing an eyebrow…and has a soul patch. At least he can sing and look fabulous while doing it. You can catch Criss (in makeup done by a professional, thankfully) at the Belasco Theatre through July 19. Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Darren Crisslast_img read more

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Johanna Day & More Set for Sweat Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Tony nominee Johanna Day, Younger favorite Miriam Shor and more have been tapped for the New York premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the previously reported off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement October 18 through November 27. Opening night is set for November 3 at the Public Theater.Along with Day (Proof) as Tracey and Shor (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as Jessie, the cast will include Carlo Alban (Tamburlain) as Oscar, James Colby (Patriot’s Day) as Stan, Khris Davies (The Royale) as Chris, John Earl Jelks (Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Brucie, Will Pullen (An American Daughter) as Jason, Lance Coadie Williams (Shows for Days) as Evan and Michelle Wilson (A Raisin in the Sun) as Cynthia.Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.The production will feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, projection design by Jeff Sugg and original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017 Johanna Day(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Related Shows Sweatlast_img read more

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Will Eno’s New Play Has a Name

first_img Related Shows Wakey Wakey View Comments Will Eno(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Signature Theatre will present the world premiere of Will Eno’s previously unnamed Wakey, Wakey next year. The production, directed by Eno (a Residency Five playwright at the off-Broadway company), will begin performances at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on February 7, 2017.Eno’s new comedy asks some thought-provoking (if a bit vague) questions: What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This marks Eno’s third play as part of Signature’s residency program, following The Open House and Title and DeedWakey, Wakey is scheduled to run through March 19 and open officially on February 27. Casting will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 2, 2017last_img read more

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