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) MGN Stock Image.ALABNY – New York State officials have announced an additional $15 million in funding is now available for the Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP.Households that are in need of emergency assistance to heat their homes can apply for funding starting on Tuesday, February 18.The amount of funding a household can receive on HEAP depends on multiple factors, like household size, income, and how the home is heated.For instance, a family of four can have an income of up to $57,564 and qualify for HEAP. Statewide, officials say demand for HEAP remains high. So far this winter more than 1.2 million households have received a regular HEAP benefit, with more than 40,000 of those also receiving an emergency HEAP benefit.Overseen by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, applications for emergency HEAP are accepted at local departments of social services in person or by telephone.A list of offices by county can be found here.
Chautauqua County South County Office Building in Jamestown sign. WNYNewsNow file image 10/16/18.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all Social Services clients with an appointment for today in Mayville, Jamestown or Dunkirk, to not come in for scheduled appointments or non-emergency services. The agency says negative actions will not be taken on the case as a result of missing an appointment.The Department is using this time to update their practices and ensure safe facilities for both clients and staff as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Applications, both certification (initial) and re-certification for assistance should be mailed to Chautauqua County Department of Social Services 110 E. 4th St., Jamestown or 319 Central Ave., Dunkirk or dropped off in either location – drop boxes are available.The department says it is essential that all clients include a working phone number so we can contact you for an interview by telephone. Emergency needs will still be addressed on site at our Dunkirk and Jamestown locations. The Department will communicate further updates as they develop. 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)
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 View Comments Fishing For Wives It’s 1913, Hawaii and two immigrant fishermen, Nishi and Aoki, are lonely and bored with only catching fish. Nishi sends for a picture bride from Japan, but sneaks a photo of his handsome friend in his place. The brides arrive and fall in love—with the wrong man—setting off a comedy of errors with mistaken identity, tragic drowning, seeming betrayal and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized with mime and movement. The production will star Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami. Set design will be by Sheryl Liu, costume design by Carol Pelletier, lighting design by Marie Yokoyama and sound design by Ian Wehrle. Tickets are now on sale to see Edward Sakamoto’s Fishing For Wives off-Broadway. Directed by Ron Nakahara, the show will play April 5 through April 27 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for April 27.
Some Broadway faces are about to get musical on the small screen! Tony nominee Santino Fontana, Broadway vet Donna Lynne Champlin and off-Broadway’s Vincent Rodriguez III have joined the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a Showtime pilot from actress and comedian Rachel Bloom. The half-hour musical comedy series will also feature MADtv’s Michael McDonald. Filming is set to begin in October. Star Files Check out Bloom’s hysterical, if not preemptive, announcement below! Like all good Showtime pilot announcements, there’s some choice language, so you may want to grab your headphones. Fontana most recently starred on Broadway in Act One. He was nominated for a Tony for his performance in Cinderella and also appeared in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot and Sunday in the Park with George. On screen, his voice can be heard in Frozen. Champlin’s Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms and By Jeeves. Rodriguez has appeared in Here Lies Love off-Broadway. According to TVLine, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will follow Rebecca (Bloom), who gives up her Manhattanite lifestyle to find love in California. Fontana will play Greg, her new West Coast friend, and Champlin will play Paula, a suspicious colleague of Rebecca’s. Marc Webb will direct the pilot, which is co-written by Aline Brosh McKenna. View Comments Santino Fontana
Related Shows On the Town Misty Copeland is currently making a triumphant Broadway debut in On the Town, and she recently made this behind the scenes video of her preparation for the role of Ivy Smith in the musical. “I’ve been on stage performing professionally for half of my life, almost, so I don’t often walk into a situation feeling nervous, and I did,” she admitted about starting rehearsals at the Lyric Theatre and the “terrifying” prospect of singing. However, Copeland has garnered rave reviews for her performance and is truly an inspiration for us all. “Whenever I step into something that’s uncomfortable or unfamiliar I grow in leaps and bounds.” Copeland will remain with the revival through the end of its Broadway engagement on September 6. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments
Ryan Spahn(Photo by Caitlin McNaney) View Comments Former Broadway.com Fresh Face Ryan Spahn and more have been tapped for the New York premiere of Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy. Directed by Kip Fagan, the previously announced limited engagement will run March 30 through May 6 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Tickets are now available for the production, which is scheduled to open on April 12.Joining Spahn (Gloria) as Ricky in the cast will be Michael Cullen (King Liz) as Arnold, Aimé Donna Kelly (Witch in Macbeth) as Sadie, Rey Lucas (Orange Is The New Black) as Luce, Deirdre Madigan (A Delicate Balance) as Pam, Christina Nieves (The House on Mango Street) as Jania and Brandon J. Pierce (Metamorphoses) as Donnie.The drama tackles the future of public education and follows the chaotic final days of an urban public high school.Exit Strategy will feature scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Thom Weaver and sound design by Daniel Perelstein.
View Comments Andrew Rannells Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Stephanie J. Block Christian Borle Falsettos Star Files Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells (Photos: Bruce Glikas) The tight knit family begins to assemble! Something Rotten! Tony winner Christian Borle and Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells will star in the Broadway revival of Falsettos. The trio will play Marvin, his ex-wife Trina and his lover Whizzer, respectively. The production, directed by James Lapine, is scheduled to begin previews on September 29 and officially open on October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Additional casting will be announced later.Borle took home a Tony Award in 2015 for his performance as a leather-clad Will Shakespeare in Something Rotten!. He also won in 2012 for Peter and the Starcatcher. His additional credits include Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins and Spamalot on Broadway and NBC’s Smash, The Sound of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live! on screen.Block earned a Tony nomination in 2013 for her turn in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She has also appeared on the Great White Way in Anything Goes, 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked and The Boy From Oz.Rannells most recently appeared on Broadway in Hamilton. His additional credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Book of Mormon (for which he earned a Tony nomination), Jersey Boys and Hairspray. On TV, he headlined The New Normal and is a regular on HBO’s Girls. His films include The Intern and Bachelorette.The musical by Lapine and William Finn follows Marvin, who struggles to create a “tight knit family” out of his eclectic array of core relationships, including his ex-wife, his new boyfriend, his adolescent son, his psychiatrist and his neighbors. Amidst a series of life changes, he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility and what it means to be a man.Watch Borle, Block and Rannells discuss taking on these roles below!
Sara Bareilles Star Files View Comments Jessie Mueller and the cast of ‘Waitress’ Waitress Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Related Shows Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and the cast of Waitress brought some sugar, butter and flour to the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on May 2 as they offered The Today Show a taste of two numbers from the scrumptious new musical. Take a look as Mueller and her co-stars (including Kimiko Glenn and Keala Settle) perform a bookend of snippets from the opening number “What’s Inside” and finale “Opening Up.” Check it out below, then see what’s inside the filling over at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Jessie Mueller
View Comments The cast of ‘Hamilton’ & a bunch of Hamiltons(Photo: Joan Marcus) History had its eyes on Hamilton on Broadway’s biggest night, but before the musical won 11 Tonys out of a record-breaking 16 nominations, it reached yet another milestone. The revolutionary musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda surpassed the $2 million mark for the first time in its Broadway run, which celebrates the anniversary of its first performance one month from today. Joining the show in the front runners was The Lion King in its usual top spot, along with Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Two other nominated productions, Waitress and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, joined Hamilton in playing at Standing Room Only this past week.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 5:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,071,899)2. Hamilton ($2,028,208)3. Wicked ($1,859,038)4. Aladdin ($1,581,642)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,343,083)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Fully Committed ($370,867)4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($360,867)3. Fun Home ($331,268)2. The Father ($298,505)1. An Act of God ($256,649)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.27%)2. Hamilton (101.76%)3. Waitress (100.86%)4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (100.23%)**5. The Lion King (100.03%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Fiddler on the Roof (67.46%)4. Something Rotten! (66.76%)3. Kinky Boots (63.14%)2. Jersey Boys (62.43%)1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (59.50%)* Number based on seven regular performances** Number based on six regular performancesSource: The Broadway League
View Comments Wayne Brady(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Wayne Brady’s going from the Land of Lola to the room where it happens. The Emmy winner and Broadway alum will join the Chicago cast of Hamilton, assuming the role of Aaron Burr from January 17 through April 9 at the PrivateBank Theatre. As previously announced, Joshua Henry (Chicago’s current Burr) will take the role on tour beginning March 10.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical began performances in Chicago on September 27.Brady recently starred on Broadway in Kinky Boots; he also appeared in Chicago in New York and Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. His numerous screen credits include Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Wayne Brady Show (earning an Emmy for both), and the current CBS reboot of Let’s Make a Deal.The current Chicago cast of Hamilton also includes Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton, Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton, Karen Olivo as Angelica Schuyler, Alexander Gemignani as King George III, Chris De’Sean Lee as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, José Amor as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, Wallace Smith as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison and Samantha Marie Ware as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds.