Look, we know you’re getting your stuffed animal guests all arranged for your Tony nomination breakfast party on April 28, but it’s time to take a break for…the Lessons of the Week! We’ve learned all kinds of crazy stuff over the last seven days, from Douglas Sills’ food fantasies to Jarrod Spector’s desire for a cleft chin of his very own. Well, what are you waiting for? Find out below!Samantha Barks Is Befriending a GnomeWest End star Samantha Barks has been hanging around NYC this week, seeing shows, exploring and practicing her French. It can only mean one thing: no, the Les Miz star isn’t reprising the role of Eponine on Broadway. But she is playing another French dreamer, Amelie, in a workshop of the new musical. Oui, oui, Sam, we approve!Tam Mutu Disappointed His DadIf you ask us, the Doctor Zhivago star, who just made his Broadway debut, is living the dream. But if you ask his late father, Mutu has completely missed his true calling of becoming a hairdresser. Yo Tam’s Dad, we all have lots of hopes and dreams. Jarrod Spector, for example, wishes he had Tam’s chin dimple. We can’t always get what we want.Matthew Morrison Acts with His Mouth FullHow does Finding Neverland star Matthew Morrison keep his voice so smooth and silky? He took us to his extra-steamy, chandelier-filled dressing room (seriously, what is going on in there?) to find out. Apparently he shoves pastilles in his cheeks to keep his mouth moist during the show. First three rows, watch out for flying pastille particles.There’s an Ingenious Rhyme For ‘Penis’Something Rotten! lyricists Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick have managed to create one of the most hilarious rhymes in musical theater history: They rhymed “penis” with “genius”! Sure, it’s not an exact match, but opening night red carpet guests—especially Perez Hilton—were wildly impressed. Wow, guys! Now write a song about oranges, elbows, hyphenates, spatulas and condoms.Madonna Pissed Off Alexander HamiltonThe Material Girl was in hot water with founding father Lin-Manuel Miranda this week when he caught her texting throughout his musical Hamilton—he later called the Grammy winner out on Twitter with the hashtag “#noselfieforyou.” Madge responded by taking her own selfie and texting it to Lin while she watched Fun Home.Douglas Sills Wants to Eat the AudienceStarring in a Broadway show must make you work up an appetite, because Living on Love’s Douglas Sills had desserts on the brain when we interviewed him on opening night. “The audience was meringue,” he told us. Meringue? Like, lemon meringue? Great, now we’re starving. Thanks a lot, Doug. Where’s a peanut butter cup care package when you need one?Neil Patrick Harris Is a Vlog ThiefTony winner Neil Patrick Harris is stepping out of the spotlight to play supportive (and a little bit jealous) partner to his real-life husband, It Shoulda Been You star David Burtka…until he hijacked Broadway.com vlogger Sierra Boggess’ video camera and turned it into The NPH Show. Neil, you are more than welcome to drop by Broadway.com HQ anytime and #LiveatFive with us.Relax, It’s Only a SmackdownEvery week on The Broadway.com Show, we pit stars and shows against each other just for fun, like Matt Bomer vs. Cheyenne Jackson, SpongeBob vs. Hee Haw and the velociraptor impressions of Sutton Foster vs. Rob McClure, just to name a few. But when we asked if you’re more excited about Laura Benanti or Anna Kendrick’s new book, we got hate tweets for “pitting these women against each other.” Guys, we love everyone in the Cinderella sisterhood! Calm down, little birds.Brian D’Arcy James Terrified Takeout GuysBefore Something Rotten! star Brian D’Arcy James hated Shakespeare, he starred in Broadway’s Shrek, wearing a giant green head that he couldn’t take off between shows. He successfully freaked out his daughter and any delivery guy that came to the stage door. Broadway definitely needs a green people support group.Ewan McGregor Is Highly FlammableWow. As if Stanley Tucci, Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald weren’t exciting enough, Ewan “my gift is my song” McGregor has signed on to play Lumiere in the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie. But um, how is this going to work, exactly? Will he shrink to actual candelabra size? Will his hands really catch on fire? Will he finally let us try this elusive gray stuff we keep hearing about? Ewan, we have so many questions! View Comments
In addition to this, the SATs scheduled for March 14 have been cancelled. The school will be closed until April 14. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here. ONEONTA (WBNG) — The Oneonta Central School District will be closed for two weeks out of caution due to the coronavirus. For more information, go to the school district’s website by clicking here.
Marjorie R. Ryle, 87, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.She was born Friday, June 15, 1928 in Rising Sun, Indiana, daughter of the late Ralph Baxter and the late Ruby Fleming BaxterMarjorie worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Baker and Dr. Bailey, retiring after more than 10 years of service. She previously worked at Stedman’s foundry as a secretary, and worked 37 years at Ullrich’s Drug store as a cosmetician, hearing aid specialist, and the best chocolate soda maker.She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, where she sang in the choir, and could often be heard giving readings. Her faith was a very important part of her life.Marjorie graduated from Aurora High School where she was a cheerleader. She was proud to be a “Cochran Kid”, and was Aurora’s biggest champion. She referred to it as being by the beautiful Ohio River. She loved being involved with the history of Aurora.She was an excellent baker and was well known for her brownies. Marjorie was a voracious reader, and loved IU basketball. Most of all, Marjorie loved to spend time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Surviving are Children, Mary Ann (Dennis) Ryle Sheets of Massillon, OH; John (Lynn) Ryle of Aurora, In; Grandchildren, Kitty Sheets, Nicholas (fiancé Rebecca) Sheets, Molly Ryle, Becky (Johnnie) Cunningham, Jacob (Sarah) Ryle, Hannah (Marcus) Thayer; and 14 Great-GrandchildrenShe was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert A. Ryle; brother Ralph “Buddy” Baxter; sister, Rosalie Berkley.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, Friday at 11:00am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN 47001.Contributions may be made to the Hillforest Historical Society. Please call the Funeral Home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
The captain suffered an arm injury against Ulster in the semi-final. Rob Kearney comes in for the Skipper while Jamie Heaslip will captain the side.In the pack Ross Molony is on for Devin Toner in the second row. Connacht coach Pat Lam makes no changes to his starting 15 or subs from last Saturday’s semi-final win over Glasgow Warriors.