Jersey Boys to Close on Broadway

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgMark Ballas(Photo: SMOG design) Mark Ballas Related Shows from $59.00 View Commentscenter_img Jersey Boys Big guys don’t cry. It’s the end of an era: Jersey Boys will shutter on Broadway on January 15, 2017. The musical began performances on October 4, 2005 and officially opened on November 6 at the August Wilson Theatre. At time of closing, the production will have played 4,642 performances.Dancing with the Stars’ Mark Ballas will be the final actor to take on the iconic role of Frankie Valli and is set to make his Broadway debut in the show on October 18; he will remain with the production until the end of its run. Mauricio Pérez will continue to play the role at certain performances during the week, while Dominic Scaglione Jr. is scheduled to appear as Frankie for the final time on October 16.Ballas is a two-time champion and nine-time finalist of Dancing with the Stars; he earned a 2011 Emmy nod for his work on the show. U.K. stage credits include Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, Copacabana, Jesus Christ Superstar and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”The Great White Way production also currently stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio and Matt Bogart as Nick Massi.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Star Fileslast_img read more

Nassau Officer Acquitted of Harrassing Colleagues

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer was aqcuitted of harassing her colleagues who arrested her while she was off-duty after a parking dispute with on-duty officers who accused her of resisting arrest.A Nassau County jury found Dolores Sharpe, 53, not guilty Wednesday of harassment and resisting arrest charges following a two-week-long trial.“I am free of this dark cloud that these men placed over me and my good name,” Officer Sharpe said. “I did nothing wrong and today the jury made that fact clear.”Officers Charles Volpe and Victor Gladitz, who are white, had arrested Sharpe, who is black, for allegedly trying to strike one of the officers “in his face with a neck chain by swinging it at him” and later “refused to comply with multiple lawful orders to place her hands behind her back,” the officers alleged in  court documents.The altercation occurred Nov. 29, 2013 the parking lot of a store in Hempstead, where Sharpe was shopping at the time, authorities have said. One of the officers accused Sharpe of blocking his view during an investigation. Heated words were reportedly exchanged by both sides, but Sharpe’s lawyer said the arresting officers crossed a line.“Not only was this incident one which subjected Officer Sharpe to an extreme level of humiliation, but the clear attempt by these two officers was to personally degrade her and deprive her of any sense of dignity,” said Sharpe’s Hempstead-based attorney, Frederick Brewington. “The County of Nassau and its Police Department have been asked to investigate the actions of the two officers and consider charges of perjury against at least one of them.”In addition to the arrest, Sharpe later served a 30-day unpaid suspension. A police spokesman has said that an internal affiars investigation into the case is continuing.Prosecutors said they respected the outcome.“An arrest was made, allegations were reviewed, the evidence was presented and a jury carefully considered the case, as evidenced by their four-day deliberation,” said Paul Leonard, a spokesman for Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “Judge Kluewer presided over a fair trial. We respect the jury process and their verdict.”last_img read more

CDC: Flu Bug could be severe this season

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgATLANTA – Health officials say the flu season could be a bad one. New findings show the influenza vaccine is not as effective protecting against the virus this year.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data Thursday that reveals 52 percent of the collected flu virus samples are different than the virus strains included in this year’s vaccine.The report indicated that vaccinated people may have a milder illness if they do become infected.“It’s too early to say for sure that this will be a severe flu season, but Americans should be prepared,” said CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.“We can save lives with a three-pronged effort to fight the flu: vaccination, prompt treatment for people at high risk of complications, and preventive health measures, such as staying home when you’re sick, to reduce flu spread.”So far this year, seasonal influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been the most common.Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of complications related to the flu, sometimes leading to hospitalization and even death. High risk individuals include pregnant women, young children (especially those younger than 6 months who cannot be vaccinated), people with chronic illnesses and/or compromised immune systems and the elderly.Indiana Department of Health offer steps people can take to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory diseases like pertussis (whooping cough):Clean – properly wash your hands frequently.Cover – cover your cough and sneeze.Contain – contain your germs by staying home (or keep children home from school) if sick.Symptoms of the flu include:Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greaterHeadacheFatigueCoughMuscle achesSore throatlast_img read more