The Broadway theater where Jesse Williams’ nude scene was leaked has stepped up security. People reports that the Helen Hayes Theater, home to “Take Me Out,” has installed a new infrared camera system facing the audience so that the venue’s security team can monitor any would-be phone users during the show. The update comes after an audience member illicitly recorded and posted full frontal nude footage of Williams to Twitter on May 9, the same day the “Grey’s Anatomy” alum was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as a gay baseball player. The New York Times reported that the detection system was installed May 11.
Most of the Big Apple’s most prominent doctors, including former commissioner at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Dave Chokshi, who gave the keynote address, and First Deputy Commissioner/Chief Equity Officer of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Torian Easterling, were present at the recent United Hospital Fund Tribute to Excellence on Health Care Recognizing Quality of Improvement Champions. Dr. Michael L. Parks, associate professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery Hospital for Special Surgery, was honored for his groundbreaking research studying the correlation between socioeconomic and racial disparities in arthritis care and total joint replacements, which has led to a better understanding of racial inequities in musculoskeletal healthcare, ultimately helping to build a more equitable healthcare system.
Disney + original movie “Sneakerella” premiered May 13 on the streaming service. This pop/hip-hop musical is set in the vibrant street-sneaker subculture of New York City and puts a contemporary twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale. Triple threats Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood star as E! and Kira, alongside a multi-talented diverse ensemble cast which includes former NBA star John Salley.
Hot on the heels of their recent album, “Perfect Union,” an international tour which included stops in Atlantic City, Disney’s EPCOT Center and the New Orleans JazzFest, legendary Grammy Award hit makers Kool & the Gang will bring the celebration to the TV morning show Fox & Friends on May 27. The band will perform live in New York City at Fox Square, located on Sixth Avenue between West 47th and 48th Streets in Manhattan (the show airs between 6 and 9 a.m. ET. “We look forward to bringing good times to Fox & Friends as well as fans both in person and on TV,” states group founder/leader Robert Kool Bell. “So get ready for a great performance.”