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Northwestern alumna Hannah Wolff assistant directs Interrobang Theatre Project’s “For the Loyal”

Northwestern alumna Hannah Wolff assistant directs Interrobang Theatre Project’s “For the Loyal”

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E When actress Sarah Gise was selected for the lead role of Mia in the play “For the Loyal,” she specifically requested a female assistant director. Gise felt that in a play with a male writer, director and majority male cast, Hannah Wolff (Communication ’13) was a necessary female presenc...

Graffiti Dancers and Tonik Tap unite to present Beyoncé’-themed ‘Graffoníks 4’

Graffiti Dancers and Tonik Tap unite to present Beyoncé’-themed ‘Graffoníks 4’

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance

A&E While deliberating on a theme for the fourth-annual “Graffoniks” show, Graffiti Dancers’ co-artistic director Alana Rosenbloom jokingly suggested the idea of centering the collaboration around Beyoncé’s album “4.” “Anybody who knows me knows I’m obsessed with Beyoncé,” the Commu...

“Paint the Eyes Softer” features local mummy and student research

“Paint the Eyes Softer” features local mummy and student research

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E Essi Rönkkö was visiting the Styberg Library at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in October 2016 to check out a book about panel portraits when she stumbled across what she calls “Northwestern’s best worst-kept secret” — a nearly 2,000-year-old mummy of a five-year-old gi...

Northwestern alum writes, stars in Steppenwolf’s ‘The Accidental Curator’

Northwestern alum writes, stars in Steppenwolf’s ‘The Accidental Curator’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E When Northwestern alum Molly Regan (Communication ’73) began contemplating turning her family stories into a play, Steppenwolf Theatre told her they didn’t have a space for one-woman shows. Regan ignored the warning and wrote on. Just last weekend, she performed “The Accidental Cura...

Seth Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Seth Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Jane Recker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers hosted the 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills on Sunday. As Meyers (Communication ‘96) noted, however, given the circumstances in Hollywood it might have been more appropriate for a woman to host the show. “If it’s any consolation, I’m...

Northwestern Symphony Orchestra to tour Asia, marks first international tour in school history

Jane Recker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Over spring break, Northwestern’s top orchestral students will go on a three-city tour of Asia to showcase their talents to an international audience, the University announced in a news release. The Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, which hand-selects students from the Bienen School of Music, will...

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks join forces to tell the story of Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks join forces to tell the story of Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers

Stavros Agorakis and Jane Recker

December 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

When Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg were all asked about the importance of including powerful female roles in "The Post" given the recent current events in Hollywood, Streep gave a wry smile and simply said, “Well, I would like the fellas to talk about this.” Spielberg was quick...

Northwestern theater education leads Wildcats to Broadway success

Northwestern theater education leads Wildcats to Broadway success

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Theater

Open any Broadway playbill right now and there’s a decent chance you’ll find a Wildcat’s name somewhere inside. For the second year in a row, Northwestern ranked seventh in Playbill’s list of the most represented colleges on Broadway. Playbill listed 16 NU alumni who are gracing the stage in the 201...

Q&A: Alumna Kristyn Pope, performer in “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”

Q&A: Alumna Kristyn Pope, performer in “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under 2017 Holiday Guide, Alumni, Arts and Entertainment

2017 Holiday Guide Dancer and actress Kristyn Pope (Weinberg ’04) wears several hats in the touring production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as Rita, dance captain and an ensemble member. With the production currently playing at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, The Daily spoke with P...

NU lecturer brings artistic merit of video games to public view through gallery exhibits

NU lecturer brings artistic merit of video games to public view through gallery exhibits

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Visual Arts

A&E Most people grow up thinking of video games as a purely recreational activity — but for Communication lecturer Chaz Evans, video games aren’t just ways to pass the time; they’re an art form. While Evans did grow up playing video games — mostly through demos in shopping malls and bi...

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra performs NU alumna’s piece featuring 300 bells

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra performs NU alumna’s piece featuring 300 bells

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Music, The Monthly

A&E The Harris Theater stage is 2,025 square feet. On Sunday afternoon, half of that space was taken up by the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. The remaining 1,012 square feet were claimed by the four members of Third Coast Percussion for their 300 assorted bells. The quartet — a Grammy Awa...

Communication professor, alumna make film about conflict between science, religion

Communication professor, alumna make film about conflict between science, religion

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly

A&E When the flood came, Noah loaded his animals into the ark, the biblical tale goes. There were cattle and lions, birds and fish and, according to creationists, dinosaurs. “We Believe in Dinosaurs” follows the creation of Ark Encounter — a life-size construction of Noah’s Ark — by th...