Starry Noises Off Opens Officially on Broadway

first_imgIf a bad dress rehearsal really is good luck, one of these characters may have just won that $1.5 billion Powerball. The Broadway revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off opens officially on January 14 at the American Airlines Theatre. The Roundabout production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, boasts a cast that includes Tony winner Andrea Martin and Smash bombshell Megan Hilty.To celebrate, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the cast. The hijinks-laden gang’s all there: check out Squigs’ sketchy depictions of Martin as Dotty Otley, Hilty as Brooke Ashton, Campbell Scott as Lloyd Dallas, Rob McClure as Tim Allgood, Kate Jennings Grant as Belinda Blair, Tracee Chimo as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Daniel Davis as Selsdon Mowbray, David Furr as Garry Lejeune and Jeremy Shamos as Frederick Fellowes.Congratulations to the cast of Noises Off; may your show-within-a-show remain delightfully disastrous! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 13, 2016 Related Showscenter_img 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. Noises Offlast_img read more

Gunman Convicted of Freeport Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man has been convicted of gunning down a 23-year-old man he and another man were robbing at a Freeport abandoned home during a drug deal two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Jerod Plowden guilty Friday of second-degree murder and robbery. He was acquitted of first degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges.Prosecutors said the 25-year-old St. Albans man and Nolan Gaugler, 21, of Mineola, met with the victim, Moez Hassan of Queens, on Stevens Street under the guise of buying Xanax pills from him on April 12, 2011.But, Plowden and Gaugler robbed the victim of 75 Xanax pills and $30 at gunpoint before the drug deal went down.Hassan was then shot five times—once in the head, chest, and left arm, and twice in the abdomen.Police caught Gaugler within minutes several blocks from the scene. He was found to be in possession of the stolen drugs and cash. He pleaded guilty to robbery in a plea deal in which he’s facing 16 years in prison.Plowden was apprehended 16 days later in Suffolk County during a routine traffic stop.He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 6.last_img read more