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Q&A: Communication alum actress Claire Neumann stars in ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Q&A: Communication alum actress Claire Neumann stars in ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

Claire Neumann found her golden ticket when she landed a role in “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Neumann (Communication ’09) featured in several ensemble roles and occasionally called upon as an understudy, took the stage in the Chicago premiere on Oct. 2. The show will run...

Bienen’s ‘Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel’ celebrates 50th anniversary

Bienen’s ‘Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel’ celebrates 50th anniversary

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

More than 50 years ago, pianist Jeffrey Siegel was at a party in Chicago after a night performing as a soloist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During the party, a woman approached him and commented that while she enjoyed classical music, she wished her listening experience would be more than just...

Northwestern to host conference about life of Bette Davis

Northwestern to host conference about life of Bette Davis

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 3, 2018


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

Even the beautiful acting force that was Bette Davis slowly succumbed to the march of time, receiving fewer parts as she aged. So, in 1962 Davis posted an employment ad in the Hollywood Reporter stating “Mother of three, divorcee, 30 years experience as an actress in motion pictures, wants steady employment...

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

Ed Rutherford (Communication ’03) first encountered the writings of John Collier while he was studying theater at Northwestern. After reading a teleplay adaption of one of Collier’s short stories, Rutherford said he was hooked on the British expatriate’s cynical yet humorous tone and promptly checked...

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

August 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

The production company Part of Main is teaming up with two Northwestern alumnae to present “The Squirrel Plays” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “The Squirrel Plays” by Communication Prof. Mia McCullough (Communication '92) is a two-part performance, made up of companion plays “Infestations”...

Lollapalooza 2018: A conversation with Evanston-born artist Femdot

Lollapalooza 2018: A conversation with Evanston-born artist Femdot

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

August 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

In his early performance at Lollapalooza’s American Eagle stage Saturday, Femdot brought all the energy. Fresh off releasing his album “Delacreme 2” and graduating from DePaul University with a biology degree in the spring, the Evanston-born and Chicago-raised hip hop artist performed for a sma...

Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see and what to eat

Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see and what to eat

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Lollapalooza is an essential Chicago-area experience — four days of crowded trains, blistering August heat and all the music, food and fun you could ever wish for. The music festival will once again take over Grant Park this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Here is your guide to Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see ...

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Northwestern’s American Music Theatre Project is once again headed to Scotland for the world’s largest arts festival. Eleven NU students will spend the last two weeks of July working with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to produce two musicals that they will perform at the Edinburgh...

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 22, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

Feeling blue? “Pinkalicious” is sure to cheer any audience member up. The short musical based on a popular children’s book opened this July 14 at the Marriott Theatre featuring Northwestern alumni and current students in its cast. The kid-friendly musical follows a young girl named Pinkalicious...

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

The story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb — two Chicago teenagers who became famous for the 1924 murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks — has been told again and again in books, movies, musicals, plays and TV shows. Nina Barrett (Medill ’87) is doing it differently. “What I'm trying to do...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

July 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For producer and artist Kweku Collins, Pitchfork Music Festival is, and has been, his big thing. “That was the festival I went to in high school and, after I graduated, that’s my hangout when it comes summertime,” the 21-year-old said. “That’s the one I rush to get tickets for. Like, ‘Pitchfork...