One person seriously injured in head on collision on US 136

Hamilton, Ill.- One person was seriously injured in an accident on US-136 in Hamilton, Illinois on Saturday, December 3rd. TV Station WGEM reports that a vehicle was traveling westbound on US-136 near Broadway street in Hamilton at about 9:30 PM Saturday when another vehicle going eastbound crossed the center line, and the two vehicles collided head-on.
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‘A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical’ Is a Broadway Concert for the Truly Devoted

A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond MusicalIf you’re a Neil Diamond fan, you’ll be in clover. All around this critic, his devoted faithful waved, pointed to the sky, swayed, whooped, and sang. A Beautiful Noise is a jukebox musical (Broadhurst Theatre, booking to September 3, 2023) only for those who love Neil Diamond—or for people who want to hear “Sweet Caroline” played with theater roof-raising gusto. If you’re not a Neil Diamond fan, you’ll have to figure out how much you want to hear “Sweet Caroline” played with theater roof-raising gusto, and make your ticket-buying choice accordingly.A Beautiful Noise tries,...

Broadway Theatre League giving away dinner and a show!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Broadway Theatre has an exciting giveaway that is offering dinner and a show to some lucky winners!. Participants can enter for their chance to win two (2) tickets to three (3) Broadway Theatre League Shows of their choice between February 17, 2023 and August 6, 2023, PLUS a $100 gift card from Rhythm and Monroe Restaurant.

In Broadway’s ‘A Beautiful Noise’ the music is more interesting than the man

By now, fans of Neil Diamond know that the man is from New York. He references the city in a string of time-held hits like “New York Boy,” “Brooklyn Roads” and “I Am…I Said.” In that last song, Diamond croons, “Well I’m New York City born and raised / But nowadays / I’m lost between two shores / L.A.’s fine, but it ain’t home / New York’s home / But it ain’t mine no more.” The refrain paints a picture of a forlorn man, passing through the skies and two distinct lives. The song exudes emotional imagery, but withholds details of what exactly causes Diamond’s low spirits. Regretfully, Broadway’s “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical” — written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Michael Mayer — follows suit.

SNL's Kenan Thompson Says Going To Broadway Shows Keeps Him From Becoming Complacent

Kenan Thompson has been hard at work on "Saturday Night Live" for the past 20 years. This fall, he began his 20th season on the show, where he portrays various fictional characters and real people, including Reba McEntire, Diondre Cole, Jean K. Jean, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg, and more. As the longest-standing member of the "SNL" cast, Thompson has undoubtedly worked tirelessly to develop a plethora of comedic characters for the show. Although many of these characters were designed specifically for "SNL," others are somewhat derivative of other characters he has played on past shows, such as Jean K. Jean, who bears resemblance to Pierre Escargot from the Nickelodeon show "All That," which Thompson starred on before "SNL."

A Britney Spears musical is coming to Broadway in 2023

Once Upon a One More Time, the new jukebox musical set to Britney Spears' iconic catalog is officially heading to Broadway next year. The musical fairy tale story follows a group of classic fairy tale figures who realize that maybe they haven't reached their happily ever after, after all. "Every...

School bus involved in 7-vehicle crash in Crest Hill

CREST HILL, Ill. - A crash involving a school bus, a semi and five other cars took place Monday morning in southwest suburban Crest Hill. Children were on the bus at the time of the crash but there were no reported injuries from the collision that happened around 7:48 a.m. on Route 53 near Broadway Street, according to Crest Hill police.
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Review: ‘Moulin Rouge’ offers sensory overload, spectacular music, visuals

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 4, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — This night at the theater offers pop music delivered by Broadway-style power singers, a set that looks like the inside of a fancy chocolate box, provocative costumes, confetti cannons, and an intoxicating mix of romance and harsh reality. The...

GObike Buffalo’s new Headquarters on Broadway

GObike Buffalo has a new headquarters at 313 Broadway. This is the building that has been meticulously restored by architect Michael Anderson (learn more). The first floor space will be finished before Christmas, says Anderson. Once GObike moves into the building, it will be 100% occupied. Anderson’s Abstract Architecture occupies...

Neil Diamond surprises audience with 'Sweet Caroline' performance at Broadway opening of 'A Beautiful Noise'

Neil Diamond sang "Sweet Caroline" at the Broadway opening of his musical" A Beautiful Noise," five years after retiring due to his Parkinson's diagnosis. Diamond stopped touring in January 2018, but brought the audience to their feet with his rendition of "Caroline" at the Broadhurst Theatre on Sunday, with his wife Katie McNeil by his side.

Crash Closes Route 53 In Front of Stateville

Seven vehicles involved in a crash in Lockport that has Route 53/Broadway closed between Caton Farm Road and Division. The crash involves a school bus and semi-tractor trailer. Crest Hill Deputy Chief Jason Opiola tells WJOL that there were children on the school bus. The roadway is closed due to extensive property damage and waiting for tow trucks to untangle the crash. Four people transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

‘A Broadway Christmas’ at Hanover Tavern

For an uplifting blend of familiar and new, Virginia Rep has created a one-of-a-kind holiday presentation. Led by music supervisor and curator Jason Marks and director Irene Kuykendall, the Rep’s ensemble of musical theatre all-stars presents “A Broadway Christmas.”. The performance celebrates timeless Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa songs...