Image via Buffalo Sabres Twitter.BUFFALO – The Buffalo Sabres have replaced General Manager Jason Botterill.“We have relieved Jason Botterill of his duties as General Manager,” owners Terry and Kim Pegula announced Tuesday on social media.Senior Vice President of Business Administration Kevyn Adams has been named General Manager.Botterill was a NHL winger drafted by the Dallas Stars. After his playing career he served as associate general manager with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He held his Sabre’s post for three years and his dismissal comes in the face of a nine-year playoff drought for Buffalo. 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)
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 – As we begin the first full week of October, temperatures will remain below average with a brief warm-up mid-week. Sunday will remain chilly with scattered rain showers possible in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-50’s.A few rain showers will stick around for early Monday before skies clear in the afternoon as high pressure builds in late Monday into Tuesday allowing for a brief warm-up Tuesday. Highs on Monday in the upper-50’s. High pressure will stick around long enough to provide for a dry sunny day on Tuesday. Highs reach around 65.High pressure moves out by late Tuesday allowing for another system Wednesday that will bring a return for a change of rain showers with highs around 60.Cooler air returns for Thursday and Friday with temperatures once again back in the mid-50’s. Some remaining moisture for Thursday will provide a few rain showers. Otherwise both days will see some sunshine.Any remaining moisture with the colder air may provide for the first few wet snow flakes of the season well inland on Thursday night. Don’t expect any accumulation. This will be very light and insignificant.Dryer warmer air looks to return next weekend with highs returning to the mid-60’s.Also a weather announcement, the National Weather Service Buffalo New York Doppler radar will be out of service starting this upcoming Thursday, October 8th for around one week while technicians work on updates. Radars in Cleveland, State College, and Binghamton will help to provide some coverage during the outage.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.
Star Files Hugh Jackman Tony winner and Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman is literally the busiest person ever. In the last five years, he starred in 10 films, including the adaptation of Les Misérables, and two Broadway shows: Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway and A Steady Rain. He’s a showbiz superhero. As we previously reported, Jackman is headed back to the Great White Way next year in Jez Butterworth’s The River and he and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, are “very excited.” We totally know why Hugh’s excited—he can probs give up the chicken for a while and he might just snag another Tony, but his wife’s particular joy over his Main Stem return had us chuckling. Find out why in The Today Show video below! View Comments
Star Files Wait, what? Excuse us?! Those first impressions must have been pretty damn strong. Screen star and Broadway cutie Zachary Levi got hitched in a secret ceremony in Maui, E! News confirms. The lucky lady? Actress Missy Peregrym, star of the ABC series Rookie Blue. View Comments The private couple revealed the news online, with Peregrym tweeting out a pic of the two in matching his and hers hoodies (the hottest newlywed item these days), saying “that coffee date was UNREAL.” Levi added, “these dreams and goals are really workin out.” The two enjoyed a long weekend in Hawaii with friends. Levi made his Broadway debut last year in the musical First Date as the naive and a-dork-able blind-dater Aaron. His screen credits include the NBC series Chuck, Thor: The Dark World and Tangled. Our congratulations to the newlyweds! We assume our top-secret invitation got lost in the mail. You’ve been here before, Levi, but just so you have it on hand: 729 7th Avenue Ave., New York, NY, 10019. Zachary Levi
You Can’t Take It With You Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 The cast will also include Nick Corley, Austin Durant and Joe Tapper as the three G-Men. Additional previously announced cast members include Mark Linn-Baker, Reg Rogers, Crystal A. Dickinson, Marc Damon Johnson and Patrick Kerr. Complete casting will be announced sometime next week. The Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can’t Take It With You centers on the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. The show debuted at the Booth Theatre in 1936 and was last revived on Broadway in 1983. The new production will feature original music by Jason Robert Brown. Tony nominee Johanna Day, Will Brill and Fran Kranz have joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You. The trio will play Mrs. Kirby, Ed Carmichael and Tony Kirby, respectively. They join a starry lineup that includes James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley and Byron Jennings. Performances will begin on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night for the Scott Ellis-helmed production is set for September 28. Day received a Tony nod for her performance in Proof and appeared on Broadway August: Osage County. Brill made his Broadway debut earlier this year in Act One. Kranz appeared on the Great White Way in 2012 in Death of a Salesman.
The Lion King Derrick Davis, who co-stars with the pair in the production, is planning a benefit concert at Times Square’s Urbo and a GoFundMe account has been created by colleague Christina Grant to help them back on their feet. The cause of the fire is still being determined, with a local State of Emergency declared. No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze. The Lion King’s Aaron Nelson and Nteliseng Nkhela, who play Simba and Rafiki, respectively, in the long-running Broadway musical, have “lost everything” in a devastating fire. Both lived in New Jersey’s 400-unit Avalon at Edgewater apartments, which the New York Daily News reports were destroyed when a blaze started around 4:20 PM on January 21. View Comments Related Shows Nelson is making his Great White Way debut in the show. His regional theater credits include columbinus 2.0, RENT and Dreamgirls. Screen credits include Chicago Fire. Nkhela, who is also appearing on Broadway for the first time, joined The Lion King directly from the Hamburg company of the musical. Other stage credits include The Journey, Memeba and I’m African. from $75.00
Related Shows Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, the Broadway production will begin performances on March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. If Finding Neverland lands in London in 2016, it will not be the first time that the musical has been seen in the U.K. The show made its world premiere at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in September 2012 after canceling its fall 2011 debut at La Jolla Playhouse. That production featured direction by Rob Ashford, musical by Frankel and Korie and a book by the film’s screenwriter Allan Knee. At the time, the show was aiming for a West End run in 2013, but after mixed reviews and backstage turmoil, the Harvey Weinstein-produced tuner overhauled its creative team. Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. The Great White Way incarnation stars Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly. View Comments Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland is aiming to open in the West End in 2016. Composer Gary Barlow told The Daily Mail that he’d like the tuner to cross the Pond next year and also revealed more details about the show’s concept album, which will be released in April. Rita Ora will take on a number called “Play,” while Paloma Faith sings “Circus Of Your Mind.” As previously reported, Jessie J will belt “Stronger.”
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Brian d’Arcy James’ Movie Wins Toronto SpotGood news for Something Rotten headliner Brian d’Arcy James. The three-time Tony nominee’s previously reported new movie Spotlight will be screened at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Tom McCarthy and also starring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, the project follows the story of a Boston pedophile priest. Other stage and screen faves’ projects to make the lineup include Helen Mirren’s Eye in the Sky, Eddie Redmayne’s The Danish Girl, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Demolition, Bryan Cranston’s Trumbo, Christopher Plummer’s Victoria and the screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, led by Maggie Smith. The festival will run September 10 through September 20.Wicked’s Stephen Schwartz Will Be Celebrated UptownA tribute to Wicked and Pippin composer Stephen Schwartz and a Patti LuPone concert are just some of the events that will take place at Symphony Space’s upcoming season, under the artistic direction of Andrew Byrne for the first time. The New York venue, which is situated at Broadway and 95th Street, was built in 1915 and a number of presentations will include centenary inspired celebrations, such as concerts celebrating Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra, who were both born that year.Kinky Boots’ Cyndi Lauper Will Pen Another B’way ShowCyndi Lauper, who won a Tony for her infectious pop-rock score of Broadway’s Kinky Boots, stopped by The Today Show on July 28 and chatted about the recent world domination of the tuner. Lauper is especially excited that the musical is heading to London as “it’s really an English story.” She also confirmed that she will do another project on the Great White Way, which made us all “say yeah!” Check out the interview below and then Kinky Boots at Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Salonga & Miranda Duet#Ham4Ham, the pre-show that takes place outside the gargantuan hit that is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, raised the bar once again on November 11. Lea Salonga stopped by the Richard Rodgers Theatre to duet with Miranda on “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. However, before they started, the Allegiance headliner and original Princess Jasmine had a surprise in store for the genius…Check out the video below! Maria Friedman to Follow Every RainbowBroadway alum Maria Friedman will be climbing every mountain as the Mother Abbess in the previously reported U.K. incarnation of The Sound of Music Live!. Director Coky Giedroyc has also tapped her sister, the comedian Mel Giedroyc, for the role of Frau Schmidt. They join Kara Tointon, Katherine Kelly, Julian Ovenden and more. Still no word yet on airdate, but it will be broadcast on ITV during the holiday season.Sneak Peek of Damon Albarn’s wonder.landBlur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has recently turned his hand to writing tuners and we finally have a first look at his latest, wonder.land. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, with a book and lyrics by Dying for It playwright Moira Buffini and helmed by Rufus Norris, the production will play the U.K.’s National Theatre from November 23. Check out the footage below! Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Star Files Related Shows Hamilton from $149.00
View Comments Related Shows Star Files Danny Burstein Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 He won’t hit the stage of the Broadway Theatre until November 20, but Danny Burstein is ready to show off his newest onstage look, as everyone’s favorite milkman Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. The five-time (!) Tony Award nominee shared this dressing room snap in costume on Instagram during a break from the musical’s tech period on November 12. “Still smiling,” he wrote in the photo’s caption. So are we, Danny, so are we! For more on this beloved Broadway baby, check out our recent video interview with Burstein below. Fiddler on the Roof