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) JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged following a shooting early this morning on East Seventh Street at Lincoln Street, according to the Jamestown Police Department.Police say that the passenger of a red sedan fired several shots towards a home that was occupied by several adults and young children. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle at an address on Columbia Avenue.Police add that the suspect, Stephon L. Thomas, 20, was inside the Columbia Avenue residence. Thomas was arrested and the occupants were able to exit the residence safely.An executed search warrant resulted in the seizure of a loaded 9mm handgun. Thomas is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment. Thomas is currently in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment. Police say more charges are expected as the investigation continues.Police say no one was hurt in this incident and this incident is believed to a targeted crime and not a random act of violence.Investigators believe that this shooting is linked to a shooting incident from Sept.30, where multiple shots were fired in the area of 52 Bowen St. That investigation is also continuing and police say charges are pending in that case. Anyone who may have additional info on either shooting is asked to contact the Jamestown Police at 483-7537 or via the Anonymous Tips line at 483-Tips (8477). All Calls will be kept confidential.
Baldwin requested a rehearsal break, telling Orphans director Dan Sullivan and the show’s stage manager in private that one of the two actors had to leave the production, offering to quit himself. Instead, the decision was made to fire LaBeouf. “He was shocked,” says Baldwin. “He had that card, that card you get when you make films that make a lot of money that gives you a certain kind of entitlement. I think he was surprised that it didn’t work in the theater.” Most interesting is the inside look at what happened in the Orphans rehearsal room. In the article, Baldwin says LaBeouf seemed “scattered” when he arrived to start work on the show, “like a lot of young actors today.” He notes tension between them from the start, partly due to the fact that, “LaBeouf seems to carry with him, to put it mildly, a jailhouse mentality wherever he goes.” Baldwin admits that LaBeouf memorized all of his lines prior to rehearsal and was frustrated waiting for his co-star to catch up. Finally, according to the account, he “attacked” Baldwin in front of the company one day, saying Baldwin was slowing him down. “If you don’t say your lines,” he allegedly said, “I’m just going to keep saying my lines.” After being accused of calling a photographer a “f*ggot” on the streets of New York City and a reporter a “toxic little queen,” Baldwin came under attack from openly gay media powerhouses like Anderson Cooper of CNN, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Harvey Levin of TMZ. He even felt the chill at the opening night of Broadway’s Machinal on January 16. “I can’t tell you how frosty the reception was toward me,” he says. “These are all people who are heavy-hitting theatrical artists in that community and many of them are gay. And I was thinking to myself, ‘These people think I’m a homophobe.’ And that makes me incredibly sad.” Baldwin accuses Sullivan of playing both sides, coddling LaBeouf and continuing on with rehearsals with no enthusiasm. “I don’t think Sullivan liked the play,” says Baldwin. “I don’t think he liked me. Sullivan agreed to do something that, once he realized what it was, he had lost interest in it.” Read the entire article on Vulture.com. In a riveting first person article that graces the cover of the February 24, 2014 issue of New York Magazine, Alec Baldwin addresses his recent P.R. problems—being called a homophobe after a fight with paparazzi, his failed MSNBC talk show and his involvement in the firing of Shia LaBeouf from Broadway’s Orphans—and worries that Broadway just doesn’t like him anymore. View Comments
Attend the tale, or at least set your DVR! The previously announced telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Oscar winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Byrn Terfel, will air on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center on September 26. Audra McDonald, who appeared, uncredited, in select performances of the concert, will serve as host. View Comments With music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler, Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family. The production, directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Alan Gilbert, played Avery Fisher Hall from March 5 through March 8. In addition to Terfel as the titular barber and Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, the cast included Jeff Blumenkrantz, Christian Borle, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Philip Quast.
View Comments Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos are bringing off-Broadway to the small screen! The two will team up with writer Jamie Denbo to produce a musical comedy series on ABC Family based on the tuner Rated P For Parenthood, according to Deadline. The show originally played the Westside Theatre in February 2012. With a book by Sandy Rustin, music by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer and lyrics by Rustin, Lipton and Rossmer, the stage version of Rated P for Parenthood explores a variety of touching and humorous relationships between parents and their children through songs and sketch comedy vignettes. Rustin, Lipton and Rossmer will also serve as producers for the series. Under the direction of Jeremy Dobrish, the off-Broadway production starred Courtney Balan, Chris Hoch, David Josefsberg and Joanna Young.
Related Shows View Comments The cast of Puppet Titus Andronicus features Rinkel along with Adam Weppler, Sarah Villegas, Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran, Drew Torkelson, Shane Snider, A.J. Cote, Mindy Leanse, Ross Hamman and Abby Judd. Puppet Titus Andronicus is presented by the Puppet Shakespeare Players, who combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio techniques. The show features silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make Titus the “poetic atrocity” that it is. Puppet Titus Andronicus They make murder and cannibalism look so…cuddly! Puppet Titus Andronicus opens at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre on July 30. The Ryan Rinkel-helmed production will run through August 17. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014
Star Files Bobby Cannavale The new Annie hits movie theaters on December 19 and Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale stopped by Good Morning America to chat about the classic tuner’s 21st-century makeover and more. Foxx pokes fun at Wallis, who seems to get younger and younger, while Diaz isn’t too worried about people comparing her Miss Hannigan to Carol Burnett’s. She also revealed (we so love Diaz for her stance on Botox!) “I did a lot of face acting….lots of scowling, my face was very tired at the end of this shoot!” Plus how did You Can’t Take It With You’s Byrne cope with the “pretty foxy” scene her real-life boyfriend Canvavale had with Diaz? Watch below to find out! More ABC US news | ABC World News View Comments
Related Shows David Beach will join the cast of Something Rotten! on Broadway. The actor will take over for Brooks Ashmanskas as Brother Jeremiah beginning January 15 at the St. James Theatre. Ashmanskas will next appear in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation 0f 1921 and All That Followed.Beach last appeared on Broadway in Fish in the Dark. His additional stage credits include It’s Only a Play, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown and Moon Over Buffalo. On screen, he’s appeared on Veep, The Good Wife, Person of Interest and Blue Bloods.The current cast of Something Rotten! features Brian d’Arcy James, Tony winner Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vicchi and Michael James Scott.Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! View Comments
Family tensions reach boiling point over Thanksgiving in off-Broadway hit The Humans, which will officially open on the Main Stem on February 18. Written by Stephen Karam and directed by Joe Mantello, the play is running at the Helen Hayes Theatre.To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned the above portrait of the cast. There’s Reed Birney as Erik, Jayne Houdyshell as Deirdre, Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid.Broadway.com wishes the The Humans team a happy opening—we’re thankful you’re here on the Great White Way! Star Files About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Reed Birney Jayne Houdyshell © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments
Star Files Renée Elise Goldsberry Hamilton Related Shows from $149.00 View Comments Renée Elise Goldsberry With Hamilton’s big win on February 15, Renée Elise Goldsberry is officially a Grammy winner. Oddly, no one bothered to tell Renée Elise Goldsberry. While visiting Late Night, the Hamilton star confessed that she did not realize that when the show won Best Musical Theater Album, she and her co-stars also received awards. “I’ve been dreaming of winning a Grammy since Whitney Houston was winning Grammys,” she said. Now, whether she knew it at the time or not, her dream came true. Check out the clips below to discover Goldsberry’s initial reaction to hearing Angelica Schuyler’s show-stopper, “Satisfied” (hint: it involves a lot of four-letter words), why she made a stranger take a selfie with her after the BET Awards and more.
Laura Benanti View Comments Star Files The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.We can’t wait to let Laura Benanti entertain us as Amalia in the revival of musical rom-com She Loves Me, which officially opens at Studio 54 on March 17. From stage to screen, the Tony winner has dazzled fans in her numerous roles, all of which she has fit as perfectly as Cinderella’s glass slipper. Benanti has ventured Into the Woods, fallen for an international terrorist in Women on the Verge and even mothered Supergirl. Think it’s impossible to rank her varied performances? Don’t have a nervous breakdown! Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan already started off the challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”).STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.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 next week on Broadway.com!