22-Year-Old Autistic Man Located Following Morning Search

first_imgPOMFRET – A 22-year-old autistic man who left his residence and was unable to be located by family was found safe Sunday morning.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says after a short investigation and search of the area, deputies found the man walk on Route 20 in the Town of Pomfret around 8 a.m.Deputies say the man was not injured and reunited with his family. 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

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Cuomo Takes Over Governors Group As Virus Batters States

first_imgNew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask. File image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo date: 06/24/20.ALBANY — The governor who in large measure has defined states’ up-and-down fight against the coronavirus, including occasional combat with the White House, is poised to widen his national spotlight.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the reins of the National Governors Association on Wednesday during a meeting held virtually because of the disease.Cuomo, who was tapped for the position in 2018, said governors who’ve shouldered the brunt of responding to COVID-19 will unite to prepare for the next virus and control a pandemic still taking the lives of thousands.The new chair said governors will push for a federally funded infrastructure plan, while asking for “unprecedented testing capacity” and stockpiles of protective gear, supplies and medicine. He said governors would help each other safely revitalize economies and schools and fix beleaguered public health systems. “There has never been a moment when state governments have been more instrumental in the lives of the people of this country,” he said, adding: “We now have shown what states can do.”The association representing governors in all 50 states and territories has long focused on training and lobbying for federal aid, but it’s emerged from the political shadows since the pandemic erupted in the U.S. The chairman who is handing off to Cuomo, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, has pushed the group to put bipartisan pressure on the Trump administration to provide supplies and budget help to the states.In a recent interview, Hogan noted times when President Donald Trump would “bristle because he wants people to thank him for the job he’s done and to say everything’s great.”“But my job as chairman of the governors was to stand up for the governors and kind of speak out,” Hogan said. “I’ve praised them when they made progress, but I’ve also been, as nicely as I could, you know, pushed them when I thought they needed to get something else done.”Cuomo signaled Wednesday he’ll follow his predecessor’s bipartisanship — but the governor hasn’t been shy from using the sharp-elbow approach when needed with Trump. While he has worked with Trump to secure more ventilators and has praised the president at times, he has blasted the administration in recent weeks.He criticized it for failing to mandate masks nationwide, waiting until mid-March to ban travel from Europe and not providing additional aid to state governments beyond an initial infusion of cash in early spring. Unlike Trump, Cuomo’s approval ratings have risen as he’s used highly-watched televised appearances to position himself as a steady, data-driven alternative.“Every American knows this was the worst government blunder in modern history,” Cuomo said earlier this week. “Not since the Vietnam War have Americans sat in their living room to see the numbers on the TV screen every night saying what a mistake it was.”Trump, for his part, has rarely attacked Cuomo — an indication of a begrudging respect between the two, who grew up in nearby Queens neighborhoods.That relationship could benefit the NGA, said political consultant Harry Giannoulis, a former senior aide to Cuomo’s late father and former governor, Mario Cuomo, said.Cuomo also has chastised governors in states where the virus is surging for failing to learn lessons about the coronavirus that New York grappled with this spring, when the dead piled up by the thousands in New York City. Cuomo himself has been criticized for New York’s high COVID-19 death toll at nursing homes.Cuomo will have his work cut out for him as he seeks consensus among governors across the political spectrum — currently 26 Republicans and 24 Democrats.“If someone doesn’t like it, they’re just going to quit,” University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor Chris Mooney said. The NGA’s “incentive is to keep as many members possible.”Cuomo’s elevated profile could help the governors association become more influential as it lobbies for $500 billion in unrestricted federal aid to states, which remains a contentious bargaining point as congressional Democrats and Republicans struggle to compromise on another big coronavirus relief package.“Here’s one of the biggest national crises going on in the country and these governors are in the spotlight, empowered on this issue,” Giannoulis said. “And here’s Andrew Cuomo, who’s widely seen as having handled this issue.”The third-term, 62-year-old governor has repeatedly said he isn’t running for president this year and claims he isn’t focused on politics. Cuomo has brought Northeast governors together to collaborate on issues such as travel restrictions and is now sending his staff to help other states with testing, tracing and protective gear.“What’s going to happen is Cuomo will continue to speak out probably,” said University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor Chris Mooney. “And then every time he speaks out, he’s going to be labeled as the chair of the National Governors Association.”The incoming vice chairman, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, said he isn’t concerned about Cuomo using the association as a platform to take digs at the Trump administration. He said the association is most effective when it advocates on behalf of problems facing all states, such as increasing virus testing and shoring up budgets.Cuomo could use his new national platform to seek more uniformity among the states in how they are responding to the virus surge, perhaps influencing national policy.“A lot of the most thorny political issues, you’re just going to leave off the table because you’re not going to have an agreement,” said former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who led the NGA once Trump took office. 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

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We’ll Drink to That! Hedwig Star Neil Patrick Harris Instagrams His (Shirtless) Mexico Margarita Binge

first_img Margarita #1: Whoa, looking good, NPH! We can’t wait to see that chest covered in glitter in Hedwig this spring! Magachita #3 (or #4): That’s it, buddy, we’re cutting you off! Time to get back to Broadway where you belong. Margarita #4: Shut up. It’s 6 degrees in New York City today. Margarita #7: Oookaayy, our NPH is starting to look a little drunk now… Margarita #12: NPH’s sweet daughter Harper makes an appearance in this photo, looking terrified of her crazy dad. Margarita #17: Guys, he’s not drunk, he’s rehearsing! This is Hedwig under the influence of too much grain alcohol and Brita. Hedwig and the Angry Inch Spring Awakening and Glee besties Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele recently Instagrammed their vacation pics from Mexico, but it looks like they’ve got some competition for best beach body! Super slim and toned Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris, also vacationing in Mexico with his family this week, grabbed his iPhone to document his last day south of the border—in nothing but skimpy swim trunks. “Let’s see just how many margaritas I can drink,” he posted. “Cheers!” What happened next? Well, you’ve just gotta see it to believe it. Check out NPH’s drunken adventures below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Related Shows Lea Michele Margarita #19: Commenter josiethehan put it best: “He looks like the kind of cat with no fur.” Jonathan Groff Star Files Margarita #W: Uh… NPH? You’re starting to freak us out. Neil Patrick Harris View Commentslast_img read more

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SOS: Broadway Revival of Titanic Postponed

first_img View Comments It hasn’t sunk entirely, but the previously announced Broadway revival of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Tony-winning musical Titanic will no longer set sail this fall. The new production, under the direction of Thom Southerland, has been postponed due to the lack of availability for an appropriate Broadway house for the 2014-15 season. It will also no longer have its Canadian premiere at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto this summer.With a score by Yeston and a book by Stone, Titanic details the lives of a cross-section of the 2,200 people on the voyage in 1912, more than 1,500 of whom met their deaths when the ship crashed into an iceberg. The original musical focused on the vessel’s passengers in first-class, second-class and steerage with a rousing score that included the tunes “Godspeed Titanic,” “The Largest Floating Object in the World” and “I Must Get On that Ship.”Revised plans for the show’s Broadway bow will be revealed as soon as scheduling allows. The cast of the London production of ‘Titanic’last_img read more

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King Charles III Extends Reign Over West End

first_imgLong may he reign over the West End! King Charles III has extended its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre through January 31, 2015. Directed by Rupert Goold, the production had previously been set to end its limited engagement on November 29 after officially opening on September 11. Tim Pigott-Smith will remain in the titular role. The cast also includes Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen, Lydia Wilson, Katie Brayben and Miles Richardson. View Comments In the future history play by Mike Bartlett, the Queen is dead, and after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. The controversial play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. The production originally had an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre earlier this year. Next stop Broadway?last_img read more

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Check Out the Phabulous New Phantom Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel

first_img Related Shows View Comments Admit it, you’ve always wanted to travel down to the Phantom’s lair—and now you can! The new art gallery pop-up shop at the Paramount Hotel features Phantom-inspired mask artwork from artists all over the country, a silent auction to bid on the masks, costumes worn by original stars Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, a create-your-own mask station, Phantom merchandise and the chance to get your photo taken in a recreation of the Phantom’s lair. Check out Norm Lewis, Mary Michael Patterson and the current stars of the Broadway production hanging out and checking out the exhibits. Stop by the pop-up shop from October 24 through 30 at the Paramount Hotel, then see The Phantom of the Opera in the flesh at the Majestic Theatre. from $29.00 The Phantom of the Operalast_img read more

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Tix Now On Sale for Incident at Vichy Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Tickets are now available for Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy off-Broadway. Directed by Michael Wilson and starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas, along with Tony nominees Jonathan Hadary and Jonny Orsini, the production will play a limited engagement October 27 through December 6. Opening night is set for November 15 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Celebrating the Centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth, Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape.The cast will also include David Abeles, Curtis Billings, James Carpinello, AJ Cedeño, Quinlan Corbett, Brian Cross, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jonathan Gordon, Alex Morf, Darren Pettie, John Procaccino, Alec Shaw, Derek Smith and Evan Zes. View Comments Incident at Vichylast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Matthew Morrison Cuts Loose at Footloose Reunion & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Matty Fresh Cuts LooseHe may be a leading man now, but Matthew Morrison still knows how to cut loose like a real Broadway hoofer. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner made a surprise appearance at the late performance of the joyful original cast reunion of Footloose at Feinstein’s/54 Below on January 12. After finishing one of his final shows in Finding Neverland (he leaves the tuner on January 24), Morrison headed uptown to watch his friends from the 1998 musical that marked his Main Stem debut in the chorus from the darkness of the club’s bar. But as Broadway phenom Orfeh tore up the place with a rousing “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” and two original ensemble members in the audience, Kristen Leigh Gorski and Serena Soffer, leapt to their feet to recreate some of the show’s energetic choreography, Morrison had to get in on the fun. The artist formerly known as Matty Fresh threw himself into the moves between Gorski and Soffer and showed the entire enthusiastic crowd that he’s still got it. Let’s hear it for the boy indeed!Richard Libertini Dead at 82Richard Libertini, a character actor of both stage and screen, died on January 7, aged 82, at his home in Venice, California. According to the New York Times, his former wife Melinda Dillon said the cause was cancer. Best known for his performance as the somewhat nutty General Garcia in the 1979 movie The In-Laws, he made his Broadway debut in Woody Allen’s 1966 comedy Don’t Drink the Water. Libertini’s additional Great White Way credits included Paul Sills’ Story Theatre, Metamorphoses, Bad Habits, Honeymoon Motel and Relatively Speaking. He is survived by his son with Dillon, Richard.Seasons of Larson Cast CompleteAnton Stephans (The X Factor) and Noel Sullivan (Grease) are the final names to be announced for Seasons of Larson. The previously reported one-off concert celebrating the life and music of Rent composer Jonathan Larson will take place on January 25 at the West End’s Lyric Theatre.Eddie George’s Encounter With Funny Or DieEddie George, the current Prince of the Courtroom at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, recently had a brush with Funny Or Die. The concept was that the NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner would turn up to an interview thinking that he was there to promote his role as Billy Flynn in Chicago, but instead gets ambushed by a football-hating intellectual community access show host. Check out the video below! P.S. Tony nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) will join the previously reported Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and more for Broadway Inspirational Voices’s fundraising event Inspirational Broadway on February 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.last_img read more

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Tickets Now Available to See Sean Hayes in An Act of God

first_img Sean Hayes Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 An Act of Godcenter_img Thanks be to God! Tickets are now on sale to see An Act of God’s return to Broadway, this time with Tony nominee Sean Hayes, who has been playing the Almighty on the West Coast. Directed by Joe Mantello, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, will run for a limited engagement May 28 through September 4. Opening night is set for June 6 at the Booth Theatre.The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning former The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” The production previously ran on Broadway last year at the heavenly Studio 54, starring Jim Parsons.The casting of God’s angels will be announced soon.This is the Word of the Lord. Sean Hayes in ‘An Act of God’ View Commentslast_img read more

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Rory O’Malley Takes the Throne in Broadway’s Hamilton

first_img Hamilton View Comments from $149.00 Rory O’Malley(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Proving the old adage that when one door closes, another one opens, Rory O’Malley will don King George’s crown in Broadway’s Hamilton (heard of it?) on April 11. The Tony nominee, who had been supposed to be headlining Nerds, A Musical Dot Comedy this spring before it was called off at the eleventh hour, replaces Jonathan Groff in the gargantuan hit.O’Malley received a Tony nod for his performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon; he has also been seen on the Great White Way in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway credits include Nobody Loves You and Little Miss Sunshine. His screen resume includes Partners, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, 1600 Penn and Dreamgirls.O’Malley will be the fourth man to don His Majesty’s robes. Brian d’Arcy James played King George off-Broadway before Groff stepped in and later took the show to the Main Stem. Andrew Rannells briefly replaced Groff last fall, while he filmed the final installment of Looking.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and is running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Starring Miranda in the title role, the cast also currently includes Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler and Javier Muñoz as Hamilton alternate. Related Showslast_img read more

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