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Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Theater

A&E When Leslie Jackson saw “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” performed during its first run on Broadway, she was under a spell. Five years later, her fairytale dream has become a reality. Jackson (Bienen ’11) plays the fairy godmother in the show’s national tour, which hits t...

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

Tejas Sekhar, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Giving back and realizing one’s self worth — regardless of background — are both central themes in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production “Last Stop on Market Street,” which follows a day in the life of 7-year-old CJ and his grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in the city on a Sunday...

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication senior Preston Choi was looking for a way to bring a new twist to classical plays. And he wanted to do it in a way that would focus less on the voices of “dead white men.” That’s why he pitched creating an adaptation festival to Lovers and Madmen, a group that produces classical...

The Monthly: April Edition

The Monthly: April Edition

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: John Krasinski opens up about his first foray into horror with “A Quiet Place” in The Monthly’s April cover story. Further reads: Communication students recount their experience setting the stage for the “Starry Night” gala, a Netflix-commissioned study re-sparks...

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E For artist Hank Willis Thomas, advertising has always been something of a “second language.” “(Advertising) was something that I could decode and understand at an early age, and I was hyperaware of being communicated to through the images,” Thomas said. “I realized that the real m...