COVID: Experimental Drug Remdesivir Gives Hope

first_imgShare: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) FRANCE 24 / YouTube / FDANEW YORK – Right now, health experts are working around the clock to find a treatment for the Coronavirus, and a doctor leading up a clinical trial for a drug called Remdesivir says they’re getting good results.Doctor Kathleen Mullane said COVID-19 patients who have been getting it have been recovering quickly with most going home in less than a week.Stat news reported the latest findings after getting a video of a conversation about the trial.Initially, Remdesivir was tested to see if it could help people who had the Ebola Virus but it didn’t do much. Multiple studies in animals showed the drug could prevent and treat coronaviruses related to COVID-19, with the World Health Organization pointing to its potential back in February.According to a video stat obtained, Doctor Mullane said most of their patients were severe and most of them are leaving after 6 days of treatment.To be clear, there’s no control group in this study so everyone is getting the drug which means it’s hard to point to the drug itself causing their improvement.Although, there are hundreds of trial sites around the world right now and thousands are part of the study.So the company who makes it, Gilead, said it expected results from the trial by the end of the month.last_img read more

New Executive Order Allows ‘Non-Essential Gatherings’ In NY

first_imgShare: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) ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new executive order allowing “non-essential” gatherings of up to 10 people.The Governor dropped the state ban on gatherings of any size.Now, up to 10 people are allowed to be together as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.The order is one of the biggest steps the state has taken to loosen rules that were adopted in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. last_img read more

Fredonia Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Trafficking Case

first_imgShare: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) File mugshot image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.BUFFALO – A 47-year-old Village of Fredonia man has plead guilty in connection with a drug trafficking case in Chautauqua County.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says Nathaniel Gates Jr. plead guilty to possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine in a federal courtroom on Wednesday.In April 2015, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration started investigating suspected drug trafficking activities in Chautauqua County.During the investigation, prosecutors say police made three controlled purchases of narcotics from Gates. Investigators also executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Brigham Road apartment in Fredonia and recovered illegal narcotics and items commonly used in drug distribution. The plea is the result of an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 25, 2021.last_img read more

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Travels to No Man’s Land With Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

first_img View Comments Patrick Stewart Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Ian McKellencenter_img Star Files No Man’s Land No Man’s Land headliners Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are accustomed to having famous people visit them backstage—but when former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped by for a visit, even the Sirs were surprised! The honorary chair of the World Justice Project took an evening off on January 11 to catch the existential Harold Pinter play at the Cort Theatre, and after the show, she went backstage to greet Broadway besties McKellen and Stewart and co-stars Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in person. Check out this hot shot, then catch the starry foursome in No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, playing in repertory through March 30.last_img read more

The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Celebrates Opening Night

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 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. The Cripple of Inishmaan Related Shows View Comments Star Filescenter_img In honor of the dark comedy’s opening night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast, which in addition to Radcliffe as Billy, features Ingrid Craigie, Pádraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt and June Watson.  Happy opening to Radcliffe and all at The Cripple of Inishmaan! Daniel Radcliffe Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan officially opens at the Cort Theatre on April 20, with Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe front and center. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage, the production comes to the Great White Way after an acclaimed run in the West End.last_img read more

Broadway Grosses Hit $1.27 Billion in 2013-14 Season

first_img This past season, which began May 27, 2013 and ended May 25, concluded with grosses up 11.4%, attendance up 5.6% and playing weeks up 4.6% on last year’s figures, which were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. View Comments Big name stars such as Denzel Washington, Daniel Craig and Neil Patrick Harris, along with popular titles including Aladdin and Les Miserables, helped Broadway do big business over the 2013–2014 season. Great White Way shows grossed $1.27 billion during the period and total attendances reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1496 playing weeks.center_img 44 productions opened during the 2013-2014 season which included 16 musicals (12 new, four revivals), 25 plays (10 new, 14 revivals, one return engagement) and three specials.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Get Bloody with Carrie, Chicago’s Milestone & More

first_img Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho A new rock musical based on a familiar story is premiering in Denver. Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way, The Kentucky Cycle) has penned The 12 with composer Neil Berg. The musical takes place after the crucifixion and before the resurrection. It opens at the Denver Center for the Arts. Please don’t ask WWALWD. We already know. from $49.50 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Chicago Merry Murderesses Are the Cats Meow Come on, babe. Why don’t we paint the town…7,486 times?! On November 23, the Tony-winning revival of Chicago will surpass Cats as the second longest-running show of all time. No need to look out for number one—Phantom’s got eight years on everybody. Nevertheless, we can’t wait to rouge our knees, roll our stockings down and salute the razzle-dazzler this fall.center_img Related Shows View Comments This Performance Contains Pig’s Blood Immersive theater is all the rage—and now infamous musical thriller Carrie is joining the ranks of Wayra and Sleep No More. Suddenly your dream of getting doused in pig’s blood at the prom along with this outcast telekinetic teen will finally come true. Just head to L.A.’s La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in March. Tip: wear red.last_img read more

Matilda Alum Ripley Sobo Will Appear in Upcoming Steve Jobs Biopic

first_img In addition to Sobo, the cast will include Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Tony nominee Jeff Daniels, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Katherine Waterston. Ripley Sobo, who recently starred on Broadway in Matilda as the titular bookworm, will appear in the upcoming Universal biopic of Steve Jobs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Aaron Sorkin has penned the screenplay, which is adapted from the Apple founder’s biography by Walter Isaacson. Danny Boyle will direct. Sobo will play Lisa, Jobs’ daughter. In addition to Matilda, she appeared on Broadway in Once. Sobo’s previous screen credits include Kid Witness, Winter’s Tale and Batman v Superman.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Check Out Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More in Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

first_imgHow have we gotten through life this long without a photo of Justin Guarini leaning against a massive haystack in front of an oversized paisley bandana backdrop? The American Idol and Wicked alum headlines the new tuner Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, which kicks off performances at the Dallas Theater Center on September 2. Take a look at this shot of Guarini in a slick suit (though we still want to see him in a cowboy hat) with his co-stars Rose Hemingway, Ryah Nixon and Ken Clark. Is Broadway the next stop for the folks of Kornfield Kounty? View Commentslast_img read more

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Set for West End Holiday Season

first_imgFor a limited run over the festive season at the West End’s Apollo Theatre, the original cast of London’s The Play That Goes Wrong (which is now continuing its run at the Duchess Theatre through September 11, 2016), will bring their comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan. Directed by Adam Meggido, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is set to run December 4 through January 31, 2016.The cast will include Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.The production will feature set design by Simon Scullion, with lighting by Matt Haskins, costumes by Roberto Surace, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom, and songs composed by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer. View Commentslast_img read more