logisticstechnology support for online serviceschild care programs and servicesgovernment owned or leased buildingsessential government servicesIf the function of businesses are not listed above, but owners believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, they may request designation as an essential business. Houses of worship are not ordered closed however it is strongly recommended no congregate services be held and social distance maintained. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet. Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function as described above, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.Any business that only has a single occupant/employee (i.e. gas station) has been deemed exempt and need not submit a request to be designated as an essential business.Businesses ordered to close on Monday, March 15, 2020 under the restrictions on any gathering with 50 or more participants, including but not limited to, bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, casinos, auditoriums, concerts, conferences, worship services, sporting events, and physical fitness centers, are presumed to be compliant with NYS issued restrictions and must remain closed and are not eligible for designation as an essential business for purposes of this guidance. Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations, Including: MGN ImageALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has now released an extended list of service that will not be impacted by his “PAUSE New York” staffing requirements.In a press release Friday afternoon, the Governor’s office says essential businesses or entities, including any for profit or non-profit, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure, are not subject to the in-person restriction announced earlier Friday.The Governor says “Essential Business” means the following:Essential Health Care Operations, Including: trash and recycling collection, processing and disposalmail and shipping serviceslaundromatsbuilding cleaning and maintenancechild care servicesauto repairwarehouse/distribution and fulfillmentfuneral homes, crematoriums and cemeteriesstorage for essential businessesanimal shelters law enforcementfire prevention and responsebuilding code enforcementsecurityemergency management and responsebuilding cleaners or janitorsgeneral maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendorautomotive repairdisinfection Essential Manufacturing, Including: Essential Retail, Including: Essential Infrastructure, Including: research and laboratory serviceshospitalswalk-in-care health facilitiesemergency veterinary and livestock serviceselder caremedical wholesale and distributionhome health care workers or aides for the elderlydoctor and emergency dentalnursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilitiesmedical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers Vendors that Provide Essential Services or Products, Including Logistics and Technology Support, Child Care and Services: defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US government grocery stores including all food and beverage storespharmaciesconvenience storesfarmer’s marketsgas stationsrestaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)hardware and building material stores Defense Essential Services, Including: Construction, Including: skilled trades such as electricians, plumbersother related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes homeless shelters and congregate care facilitiesfood bankshuman services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support banksinsurancepayrollaccountingservices related to financial markets News MediaFinancial Institutions, Including: food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverageschemicalsmedical equipment/instrumentspharmaceuticalssanitary productstelecommunicationsmicroelectronics/semi-conductoragriculture/farmshousehold paper products utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmissionpublic water and wastewatertelecommunications and data centersairports/airlinestransportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garageshotels, and places of accommodation Essential Services Necessary to Maintain the Safety, Sanitation and Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Businesses, Including: 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),Governor Cuomo is the best!!! 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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) WNY News Now Image.RANDOLPH – A Town of Randolph man is facing several charges after allegedly choking a woman until she lost consciousness during a domestic dispute.New York State Police say James Olson, 36, was drunk when he hit and choked the female victim until she passed out during an incident last Friday.Troopers say Olson fled the scene but was apprehended soon after at a nearby residence.Olson, police said, was arrested and taken to the New York State Police Barracks in Jamestown. He is charged with second-degree strangulation and second-degree harassment.Olson was arraigned in the Town of Conewango Court and released on his own recognizance with an order to stay-away from the victim.
LESLI MARGHERITA “All Hail the Queen” – 6/13 & 14 at 11PM The queen is back! The Broadway.com vlogger returns to 54 Below to perform updated versions of familiar classics, as well as some new songs. The Matilda firecracker takes on the crowd with her signature sass and hilarious storytelling. GET TICKETS Tony Yazbeck JOE CASSIDY “Rock Star (Both Inches)” – 5/8 at 11:30PM He grew up in Wisconsin, gave law school a fair trial, then found his place on the boards. But before that, he dreamed of becoming a rock legend. The If/Then cast member brings to the Broadway supper club a set that includes music be Styx, Foreigner, The Who and U2. GET TICKETS Justin Guarini MILLY & ABIGAIL SHAPIRO “The Shapiro Sisters: Live Out Loud!” – 5/5 & 21 at 7PM Move over, Callaways; a pint-sized sister act is coming to 54 Below! Singing siblings Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas) team up alongside Matilda mom Lesli Margherita (5/5) and Andrea McArdle (5/21) for a tribute to Broadway characters that have touched their hearts. GET TICKETS JUSTIN GUARINI “Lovesick” – 6/2 at 9:30PM Fiyero’s not the only one whose reputation is “so scandalacious!” The current Wicked star Guarini, will make his 54 Below debut in June with a show full of music and revealing stories about the horrifying places love has taken him: from a Catholic School closet to American Idol hotel rooms. GET TICKETS It may finally be getting warm outside, but even in summer, 54 Below is always the hottest spot in town, with the venue featuring dozens of stage stars strutting their stuff every week. Below are some of the exciting just-announced, sure-to-be amazing, upcoming nights at Broadway’s supper club. CHUCK COOPER “Jazz Poetry” – 7/1 & 8 at 7PM The words of Langston Hughes, Dr. Maya Angelou and more have always been melodic, but not like this! Tony winner Cooper brings a new show to 54 Below that celebrates the composers who have brought music to the poems of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Right movement, plus rap and slam. GET TICKETS Lesli Margherita EMILY BERGL “Til I Get It Right” – 6/10 at 7PM & 6/13 & 14 at 8PM Perhaps the only act that combines Berlin with Blondie, Rodgers and Hammerstein with Tracey Chapman and Coward with Britney. Known for her roles on Desperate Housewives and Southland, Bergl promises a night that’s heartbreaking, droll and a little dangerous. GET TICKETS Star Files View All (5) MATT DOYLE 5/22 at 7PM & 5/24 at 8:30PM After performing on the 54 Below stage with the Skivvies, Broadway hearthrob Doyle has his own show, presumably with clothes on! The Jasper in Deadland star will present original music alongside co-writer Will Van Dyke, as well as some pop classics he has been waiting to sing for a crowd. GET TICKETS TONY YAZBECK “The Floor Above Me”with Curtis Holbrook & Melinda Sullivan – 7/28 at 9:30PM, 8/1 at 11PM & 11 at 9:30PM Song and dance man Yazbeck marks his 54 Below debut with tenor tunes and toe-tapping moves. In addition to crooning the songs of Joni Mitchell, MGM and more, Yazbeck will invite Curtis Holbrook and Melinda Sullivan to the stage for some stellar tap dancing. GET TICKETS View Comments Chuck Cooper Emily Bergl
Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite! The girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy Bedbugs!!! officially opens off-Broadway on September 14 at the ArcLight Theatre. Robert Bartley directs and choreographs the production, which will run through October 26. Related Shows Featuring music by Paul Leschen and a book and lyrics by Fred Sauter, Bedbugs!!! follows Carly, an exterminator, who is hell-bent on avenging her mother’s bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intelligent, carnal creatures out for blood and world domination. The tuner premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2008. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 2, 2014 Bedbugs!!! View Comments The cast includes Chris Hall, Grace McLean, Nicholas Park, Brian Charles Rooney, Danny Bolero, Tracey Conyer Lee, Barry Shafrin, Gretchen Wylder, Courtney Bassett and Colin Scott Cahill.
Game Of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds, Tony winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer) and more have been tapped to appear opposite the previously reported Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, the limited engagement at London’s Barbican’s Theatre will run August 5 through October 31. Opening night is set for August 25.Joining Cumberbatch as the sweet prince, Hinds as Claudius and Norton as Polonius will be Anastasia Hille (The Effect) as Gertrude, Sian Brooke (Tartuffe) as Ophelia, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Edward II) as Laertes and Leo Bill (the upcoming Light Shining in Buckinghamshire) as Horatio.The production will feature set design by Es Devlin, costume designs by Katrina Lindsay, video by Luke Halls, lighting by Jane Cox, music by Jon Hopkins, sound by Chris Shutt and movement by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.Unable to get to London to see the show? The October 15 performance will be broadcast live around the world by NT Live . View Comments
Related Shows Lynn Shore and Mark Vogel will blow out the candles off-Broadway in Happy 50ish!, a new musical comedy the duo has created with David Burnham. Performances will run from July 15 through August 30 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Opening night is set for July 26. Paul Stancato will direct and choreograph.Happy 50ish! takes place during a surprise 50th birthday party for Bob. He’s early, his wife is late, and the guests are waiting outside. He reads his birthday cards aloud while realizing what’s in store for him in this new era.Shore has appeared regionally in The Wizard of Oz, Godspell, The Sound of Music and Babes in Toyland. Vogel has composed music for numerous TV series including Full House, Delta and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. View Comments Happy 50ish Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 30, 2015
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Casting Set for Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HamletWe now know all the lucky souls who will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch on stage in the hotly anticipated Hamlet. Rudi Dharmalingam will play Guildenstern, with Matthew Steer as Rosencrantz; rounding out the company will be Barry Aird, Eddie Arnold, Nigel Carrington, Ruairi Conaghan, Colin Haigh, Paul Ham, Diveen Henry, Karl Johnson, Amaka Okafor, Dan Parr, Jan Shepherd, Morag Siller, Sergo Vares and Dwane Walcott. As previously reported, Ciarán Hinds takes on the role of Claudius, with Tony winner Jim Norton as Polonius, Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Siân Brooke as Ophelia, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Laertes and Leo Bill as Horatio. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, rehearsals began today and previews start on August 5 at London’s Barbican Theatre. And speaking of Cumberbatch…Arise ‘Sir’ Kevin Spacey!Oscar nominee Cumberbatch was among those named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours as well as just becoming a Dad! He collected a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), as did fellow stage and screen star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey received an honorary Knighthood, although it doesn’t mean you can call him Sir Kevin—as he’s American he just gets some sort of jewelry to wear. Other notable names to garner nods included Tony and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and West End fave Michael Ball, who both picked up OBEs (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).School of Rock Will Play LondonAndrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming School of Rock—The Musical marks the first time he has opened a show on Broadway before London since Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. However, that doesn’t mean that a West End production isn’t in the works. “We’ll play London after New York,” the composer told The New York Post. We have a feeling that this won’t be the only other city wanting to be in the band!Tracy Letts & Danny Burstein Board IndignationA trio of Broadway vets have been tapped for the big screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s best-selling novel Indignation, directed by James Schamus. Tony winner Tracy Letts, upcoming Fiddler headliner Danny Burstein and his Cabaret partner-in-crime Linda Emond, will all star in the film, Deadline reports. Production is scheduled to begin in and around the Big Apple this week for the 1951-set story about an idealistic son of a kosher butcher, played by Logan Lerman.Justin Long’s Double Duty at WTFMore big names have joined the already starry lineup for this year’s Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions and Justin Long will now perform in two shows. On the Main Stage: completing the cast of Off the Main Road are Daniel Sharman (Teen Wolf) and Jeremy Davidson (Army Wives); Kristolyn Lloyd (Heathers: The Musical) rounds out the cast of Paradise Blue; and Glynn Turman (The Wire) finalizes the company of A Moon for the Misbegotten. On the Nikos Stage, Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Clara Young (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith) will all join new musical Unknown Soldier, and last but by no means least, An Intervention will feature Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie) and Long (Ed) as part of a rotating cast. It will be double duty for Long, as he’s also appearing in the production of Legacy at the Nikos. Time for a Broadway.com field trip! View Comments
Star Files The Color Purple Cynthia Erivo Broadway’s The Color Purple is ready to “Push Da Button!” Broadway vets Grasan Kingsberry, Kevyn Morrow and more will complete casting for the revival. Starring the previously reported Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, the John Doyle-helmed musical will begin performances on November 10. Opening night is scheduled for December 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.Joining Kingsberry (original cast of The Color Purple in 2005) and Morrow (A Chorus Line) will be Dwayne Clark (Spiderman), Lawrence Clayton (Bells Are Ringing), Carrie Compere (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Bre Jackson (Book of Mormon), Ken Robinson (Memphis), Antoine L. Smith (Memphis) and Rema Webb (The Lion King). Phoenix Best, Patrice Covington, Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Akron Watson will make their Broadway debuts in the production.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Other principals previously announced also include Kyle Scatliffe, Isaiah Johnson and Joaquina Kalukango. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 View Comments Related Shows Jennifer Hudson
View Comments Enjoy Supergirl’s Broadway FlavorPremieres October 26 on CBSSupporting Broadway’s best means going beyond the stage. No, we don’t mean doing James Earl Jones’s taxes, cleaning Lesli Margherita’s kitchen or doing anything that will lead to a restraining order. Keep it simple and legal, like checking out the series premiere of Supergirl, which features two of our favorites, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan. Oh, and here’s a bonus: the show looks pretty darn good! Hey, you, trying to decide between Sexy Joe Papp and Slutty Jean Valjean for Halloween. They are both horrible, terrible ideas. Your time would be better spent sampling what this glorious city has to offer, including a starry staged reading, a Broadway debut and Megan Hilty and Andy Karl in concert. Get ready for this week’s picks! Star Files Load Up with Megan HiltyOctober 27 and 28 at New York City CenterMegan Hilty and Andy Karl are everywhere these days; not that we’re complaining. What will we complain about: just two performances of Encores!’ Annie Get Your Gun concert, which stars these two dynamos. How do we get more, gods of Broadway? Would you like us to talk to our mom every day, stop making fun of tourists? We’re willing to listen—after we’re done enjoying what should be a rousing event. Click for tickets! See King Charles III BowOpens November 1 at the Music Box TheatrePeople either love the royal family like their own or would rather get a paper cut in the eye than read about their comings and goings. Leave it to Broadway to bridge that gap! Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III imagines a world in which Queen Elizabeth II dies, making Prince Charles the new king. The drama is also delivered in Shakespearean verse, which gives the modern-day tale even greater weight. Click for tickets! Meet Hamilton’s New King Begins October 27 at Richard Rodgers TheatreEverything is going right for Hamilton. Its devoted, high profile fan base includes the leader of the free world. The creator has been recognized as a genius. But, oh no!, Jonathan Groff is leaving (temporarily) to wrap up Looking. Thankfully, the supremely talented Andrew Rannells takes over as King George! Phew! Now if everyone in the cast could just stay in the show forever that would be great. Does that work for you, Lin? Click for tickets! Get Charitable with Wesley TaylorOctober 26 at New World StagesWe usually don’t promote readings, which conjure images of drafty gyms and folding chairs harder than nuclear physics. There are exceptions. First, if it’s charitable. Second, if the readings are short plays by Wesley Taylor, the actor your probably know from The Addams Family, Rock of Ages and Smash. Third, and finally, if the actors involved include Debra Messing, Nathan Lane and Stockard Channing. So, yeah, get going and support the Actors Fund. Click for tickets! Megan Hilty
Related Shows Believe! Deaf West’s Spring Awakening revival is currently running on Broadway and on January 4, NBC News went behind the scenes of the groundbreaking production, profiling Wendla and the Voice of Wendla, Sandra Mae Frank and Katie Boeck, respectively. “I wanted to learn how to sing,” said Frank, one of nine deaf actors in the cast, about her childhood ambition. “Here I am singing, just singing in a different way.” Co-star Oscar winner Marlee Matlin later added: “I can’t be the only one. I want to be able to see more deaf actors get recognized for their work.” Check out the video below and then the show, playing at the Brooks Atkinson through January 24. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening View Comments