Via rb.comNEW YORK – The company that makes Lysol has an urgent message to its customers: do not to consume our cleaning products.It comes after President Trump suggested the possibility of injecting disinfectants to protect people from Coronavirus.The suggestion came Thursday during the White House Coronavirus Task Force news briefing.Reckitt Benckiser, a British company, warned Friday human consumption of disinfectant products is dangerous. “Under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route,” the company said in a statement.They issued the statement after, “recent speculation and social media activity.” 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)
WNY News Now Stock Image.FREDONIA – More than a dozen students at SUNY Fredonia were suspended Tuesday for allegedly violating the school’s COVID-19 regulations.In a letter to students, University President Stephen Kolison, Jr. said 13 students violated the Student Code of Conduct by attending a off-campus gathering.“Any Fredonia student who endangers others by disregarding public health precautions will face serious penalties,” wrote Kolison. “We also talked honestly about repercussions for not following the rules.”School officials say the suspensions were issued after reviewing the new policy. Educators are asking others at the college to remind their peers to follow guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately keep the community safe. 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)
U.S. Air Force Image ALBANY — A decision by the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities to transfer institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio-based company will cripple small, local pharmacies, according to State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell.Borrello and Goodell are calling on the state and the agency to reconsider a decision to transfer services out of state.The decision will mean the loss of $30 to $40 million annually in revenues for independent pharmacies in the state, potentially causing the closure of many and shifting those taxpayer dollars out of New York State and into Ohio, the two lawmakers said.“Now, more than ever, the state should make it a priority to utilize New York State-based companies and small businesses to deliver critical services. Yet, this decision will achieve the opposite; it will actually take away business and revenue from independent pharmacies who have been providing vitally needed services to facilities in their areas for years. For many, it will result in the closure of their pharmacies and job losses, which will have a ripple effect in their communities,” Borrello said. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Borrello pointed to an example of the devastating consequences of the decision. An independent, MWBE-owned pharmacy in his district has been providing subcontracted institutional pharmacy services to DDSO (Developmental Disability Service Office) facilities and patients for several years. The changeover means a dramatic loss of the pharmacy’s revenue and will lead to layoffs.Borrello and Goodell also underscored that the change will mean a diminished level of service for DDSO clients. The new pharmacy main point of service is more than two hours away from the communities to be served in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, which will mean longer wait times (and likely, higher costs) for emergency medication deliveries. Specialized medical items, such as feeding devices and formulas, will also no longer be easily available, as the out-of-state provider does not supply these items.“This decision is a bad one for the often medically fragile DDSO clients who rely on the personalized and immediate service these independent pharmacies have provided. Now, they will be at the mercy of an out-of-state provider whose business model and service locations are ill-suited to their needs,” he added.“The state has an unfortunate track record of trying to cut costs through methods that ultimately prove to be more costly, such as its ill-conceived effort to centralize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), which was supposed to save the state money. Instead, transportation brokers ended up substituting public transit for single rider taxi services and costs skyrocketed by more than 1000 percent in some regions. By all accounts, this provider change is going down that same path,” said Senator Borrello.Goodell also noted that the Ohio company has been the subject of several lawsuits, including a recent one initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ has accused the pharmacy of putting the safety of patients at risk by filling prescriptions that had long expired or run out of refills. The allegation is the latest in a string of legal problems for the company. It settled federal lawsuits in 2016 and 2018 to resolve allegations of kickbacks.“The commitment of state funds to a corporation with ethical failings is an abdication of the state’s fiduciary duty to taxpayers. For these reasons and others, we are urging the state and OPWDD to reexamine and reverse this short-sighted decision,” said Goodell.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)
The Cripple of Inishmaan headliner Daniel Radcliffe stopped by CBS This Morning to discuss everything from Gary Oldman’s nudity advice to his adoration for Broadway. “You guys have the most bustling, exciting, theater district in the world,” Radcliffe says. While the Tony nominating committee may not have recognized his acclaimed performance for a third time this season, Radcliffe keeps his head up, assuring us, “it’s not going to stop me from coming back.” And while he may be known for playing a certain boy wizard, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner seems to be keeping his eye on the stage: “As much as Potter was responsible for the first part of my career, I do think Broadway can take a lot of credit for the next.” Take a look at his interview below! Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Related Shows The Cripple of Inishmaan Daniel Radcliffe
Related Shows The Last Ship What have you got? A new musical by a Grammy-winning rock star. The Last Ship, penned by Sting, will bring a lively English shipyard to the Great White Way this fall. Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey and directed by Joe Mantello, the musical played a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago earlier this summer. Broadway.com has an exclusive first look at the tuner’s stunning TV spot, where you can spot stars Jimmy Nail, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and more. Check it out below, then catch The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre beginning September 29. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015
Rosie Perez has exited The View. According to Variety, the stage and screen star, currently on hiatus to work on Larry David’s first play Fish in the Dark, will not be returning to the morning show. A View spokesperson denied that the stage and screen star would be leaving; the show’s ratings are steady compared to last year’s but are down in the key demographics. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 Perez received an Oscar nod for her performance in Fearless. Her Broadway credits include The Ritz, Reckless, The Play What I Wrote and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Fish in the Dark will begin previews at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on February 2. View Comments Related Shows Fish in the Dark The View is broadcast on ABC and is currently hosted by Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell in her return to the show, along with long-time friend to Broadway Whoopi Goldberg and MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
Look out for new feisty innkeepers, hopeless romantics, botched haircut victims and more! Beginning March 3, the Broadway revival of Les Miserables will welcome five new leads at the Imperial Theatre: Tony and Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee as Thenardier, current ensemble member Chris McCarrell as Marius, Wallace Smith as Enjolras, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine and Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier. They will take over for Cliff Saunders, Andy Mientus, Kyle Scatliffe, Caissie Levy, Eponine understudy Brittney Johnson and Keala Settle respectively. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Related Shows Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, an original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1987 and was revived previously in 2006. Lee received Tony and Olivier nods for his performance as Bert in Mary Poppins; he also appeared in the West End in Contact, Oklahoma!, Crazy For You and Me & My Girl. McCarrell was recently seen on screen as a Lost Boy in Peter Pan Live!; Les Miz marks his Broadway debut. Smith’s Broadway credits include Rocky, Godspell, American Idiot, The Lion King, Hair and Ragtime. Les Miz will mark the Broadway debuts for both Hennigsen and Lark. Izen returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Mary Poppins. She was seen on the London stage in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lautrec and Annie. Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo will continue in the role of Jean Valjean through the summer. The current cast also includes Tony nominee Will Swenson as Javert and Samantha Hill as Cosette. The role of Eponine is currently played by Erin Clemons, who steps in temporarily following Tony winner Nikki M. James’ departure earlier this month. Johnson begins performances as Eponine on February 10. Les Miserables View Comments
A View From the Bridge Mark Strong Related Shows Mark Strong and the company of A View From the Bridge will begin Broadway previews on October 21. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the Olivier-winning revival is scheduled to officially open on November 12 at the Lyceum Theatre.In Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, described as one of Miller’s most passionate dramas, Eddie Carbone (Strong) is a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.The play debuted on Broadway in 1955 and was most recently seen on the Great White Way in 2010, starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. This latest production began life at the Young Vic, before transferring to the West End where it won three Olivier Awards earlier this year, including Best Revival, Best Director for Van Hove and Best Actor for Strong.The cast will also include Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, Michael Gould, Nicola Walker, Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell. View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016
Anne Hathaway in ‘Grounded'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Anne Hathaway is bringing her latest stage role to the big screen. The Oscar winner will reprise her performance in George Brant’s Grounded in a film adaptation, according to Variety. Hathaway will also produce the project. No word yet on a director or production timeline.Hathaway recently won the Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in the solo show. She is also up for Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards.Grounded explores the consequences of war and the struggle to find a balance with home life. Hathaway plays a fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone. She endures 12-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer, then goes home to her family in the suburbs for another 12 hours.Prior to her stint in Grounded at the Public, Hathaway appeared on the New York stage in Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theatre and Carnival at Encores!. She won an Oscar for playing Fantine in Les Miserables and her numerous additional screen credits include Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Love & Other Drugs, Rachel Getting Married and The Devil Wears Prada.
Related Shows Turn Me Loose Turn Me Loose, headlined by Scandal’s Joe Morton, has extended off-Broadway. The new comedic drama by Gretchen Law will now play through July 17; it had been set to shutter on July 3. The production will be dark at the Westside Theatre July 4 through July 10 due to a previous commitment on Morton’s part.Turn Me Loose is a new play about 60’s comic genius Dick Gregory (Morton), the first black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the overwhelming power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights leaders. Wielding razor-sharp wit Gregory hacked away at myths about race, poverty, war, and politics. Gregory is still championing the same messages today, at age 83.Directed by John Gould Rubin, the show co-stars John Carlin and features an original song by John Legend (who also co-produced the project). The production officially opened on May 19. Joe Morton in ‘Turn Me Loose'(Photo: Monique Carboni) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 17, 2016 View Comments