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Northwestern alumna stars in Marriott Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘Newsies’

Northwestern alumna stars in Marriott Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘Newsies’

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

Workforce strikes, power shifts and political corruption. More than a century later, these themes remain relevant both onstage and off, and a recent Northwestern alumna will help bring them to light in the Marriott Theatre’s upcoming production of “Newsies.” Eliza Palasz (Communication ’15)...

NU alumni create alt-rock musical addressing depression, sexual assault

NU alumni create alt-rock musical addressing depression, sexual assault

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Theater

A&E Twenty-seven is an infamous age for rockers in pop culture. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain — they all suffered from depression or addiction; they all died at age 27. Dayna Clay — the title character in “UNPLUGGED: A Survivor’s Story in Scenes and Songs” ...

Award-winning pianists to play in Bienen concert series

Award-winning pianists to play in Bienen concert series

Eunice Lee, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

A&E The Bienen School of Music will host its third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series, presenting six concerts featuring internationally-renowned pianists. This year, the series will open with Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, who will perform some of his repertoire from the Van Cliburn International P...

Northwestern faculty member’s play to premiere at The Kennedy Center

Northwestern faculty member’s play to premiere at The Kennedy Center

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Staff, Theater

A&E The tongue twister “she sells seashells by the seashore” has tripped up many a novice actor during warmups. But despite influential paleontologist Mary Anning possibly being the subject of this infamous saying, many people have never heard of her. Communication Prof. Laura Schellhardt said s...

New musical theater class signals change to Waa-Mu writing process

New musical theater class signals change to Waa-Mu writing process

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

During one of her first few weeks at Northwestern, Melissa Lewyn saw a purple flier advertising a new student-run musical theater writing class. Taught by the two head writers of the Waa-Mu Show, “Introduction to Musical Theater Writing” is a newly created elective, which immerses students in...

Northwestern alumnae direct, compose opera monodramas about female identity

Northwestern alumnae direct, compose opera monodramas about female identity

Jenny Kang, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Three Northwestern alumnae are the creative stars of Ensemble Dal Niente's Edge Theater’s first production of this season’s STAGED series, which features a musical act centered on women and their place in society. A Chicago-based music collective, Ensemble Dal Niente, will present “Piece Her...

New student web series follows fictional struggles of Vladimir Putin’s illegitimate son

New student web series follows fictional struggles of Vladimir Putin’s illegitimate son

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

You think you have it rough with your parents? At least your dad is not the President of Russia. The fictional struggles of Vladimir Putin’s illegitimate son are the premise behind “Putin Jr.,” a new web series for NU Channel 1 created by Communication sophomore Chase Reed, who is a Daily columnist....

Annual theater production tackling climate change issues arrives at Northwestern

Annual theater production tackling climate change issues arrives at Northwestern

Aidan Markey, Digital Managing Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

To Communication senior Isadora Porte, theater can be more than just a performance — it can be a call to action, too. Porte and other Northwestern students will get together Sunday to present Climate Change Theatre Action at NU, one of more than 200 theatrical performances in a biennial global series...

Locally filmed independent movie premieres at Chicago International Film Festival

Locally filmed independent movie premieres at Chicago International Film Festival

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

Many people identify with a single “coming-of-age” moment in the transition from youth to adulthood, and Communication Prof. Kyle Henry said people go through that again when transitioning to middle age. “Rogers Park,” an independent film produced by Henry, premieres Thursday at the Chicago...

Kellogg alumna develops site that matches users with fictional characters

Kellogg alumna develops site that matches users with fictional characters

Crystal Wall, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

A&E Countless algorithms exist to help users discover their ideal partner. But what if the perfect match was Albus Dumbledore, Ross Geller or Leslie Knope? For Kimberly Foerster (Kellogg ’98), that person was Meredith Grey from “Grey’s Anatomy,” according to a website she designed to...

Q&A: Canadian singer-songwriter Mappe Of

Q&A: Canadian singer-songwriter Mappe Of

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

A&E Experimental Canadian artist Mappe Of wants to end the concept of music genres. His debut album, “A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone” — which incorporates aspects of folk, electronic and experimental audio — attempts to defy genre norms while dealing with heavy themes. The singer-songwri...

Grammy Award-winning composer to conduct NU, UChicago choirs in joint concert

Grammy Award-winning composer to conduct NU, UChicago choirs in joint concert

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

A&E In a joint performance with the University of Chicago, members of a Northwestern vocal ensemble will perform with Grammy Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre, whom NU choral organizations director Donald Nally called an “American icon.” The concert will be held Friday in Rockefeller Memoria...