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Chicago theater company presents immersive production about self-help lectures

Chicago theater company presents immersive production about self-help lectures

Victoria Lee, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

In a world oversaturated with TED Talks, panels and podcasts intended to transform ways of thinking, many rely on these self-help tools to successfully navigate through life. Nonprofit Chicago-based theater organization Nothing Without a Company investigates this phenomenon in its production of “Cornerstone.”...

The Monthly: March Edition

The Monthly: March Edition

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Top Stories

In this edition of The Monthly: Zach Braff makes his return to television, Northwestern Artist in Residence Jen Bervin explores interdisciplinary art, Jerry Mitchell directs the stage adaptation of “Pretty Woman” and Matt Bellassai discusses his career post-Buzzfeed. Check out the March edition ...

Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger bring on-screen chemistry to ‘Midnight Sun’

Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger bring on-screen chemistry to ‘Midnight Sun’

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


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

A&E Co-stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger had to get close fast while filming “Midnight Sun.” During a rare respite from the Vancouver rain on the second day of filming, director Scott Speer put the two actors in a sailboat to film one of the heaviest scenes of the movie, and hoped f...

Communication senior’s film set for limited theatrical release, online streaming

Communication senior’s film set for limited theatrical release, online streaming

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

March 7, 2018


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

A&E Most RTVF students wonder if their films will ever be accepted to a film festival. For Communication senior Alex Herz, the question isn’t if, but how many. After his film’s international debut at the Together! Disability Film Festival in London and its subsequent screening at the Vittori...

Artist in Residence Jen Bervin leads workshops, classes on interdisciplinary art practice

Artist in Residence Jen Bervin leads workshops, classes on interdisciplinary art practice

Christopher Vazquez, Assistant Video Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Still smiling after beginning her 9 a.m. workshop Saturday, Jen Bervin stood in front of participants at the interdisciplinary art workshop she was leading in University Library. She instructed the group to each take one of the various art pieces around the lounge, feel it and write something about it. “It’s...

Jerry Mitchell directs the new stage adaptation of “Pretty Woman”

Jerry Mitchell directs the new stage adaptation of “Pretty Woman”

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

If you’re trying to take a movie-musical to Broadway, you want Jerry Mitchell on your team. The star director and choreographer has helped films like “Hairspray,” “Kinky Boots” and “Legally Blonde” make their way from the silver screen to the Great White Way. His newest endeavor: “Pretty...

Matt Bellassai leaves Buzzfeed to create a podcast, write memoir

Matt Bellassai leaves Buzzfeed to create a podcast, write memoir

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

It was during his journalism residency at a socialist magazine run out of an attic in Lincoln Square that Matt Bellassai (Medill ’12) realized he hated writing about politics. Instead, Bellassai discovered his true gift and eventual brand: complaining about people. “We had to send in these weekly reports to...

Zach Braff returns to television with his new sitcom, ‘Alex, Inc.’

Zach Braff returns to television with his new sitcom, ‘Alex, Inc.’

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Zach Braff (Communication ’97) is one of Northwestern’s most notable alumni, made famous by portraying the hapless J.D. on the classic sitcom “Scrubs.” However, what they say is true: Stars, they’re just like us. Braff was charming and humorous when interviewed over the phone, even accidentally...

Theater Wit in Chicago to run play on salad internet meme

Theater Wit in Chicago to run play on salad internet meme

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E There are many plays that analyze modern relationships, personal struggles and societal norms, but only one can wrap all of these up together into some leafy greens. “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” based off the eponymous 2011 meme, delves into the challenges of modern womanhood. Di...

Local dance ensemble presents adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Local dance ensemble presents adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Victoria Lee, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E One particular quote from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” rings true throughout Evanston Dance Ensemble’s adaptation of the classic comedy: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” The show will be performed by the youth dance group at Northwestern’s Josephine Louis Th...

Lovers & Madmen’s winter show brings punk rock energy to NU

Lovers & Madmen’s winter show brings punk rock energy to NU

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

A&E With its captivating special effects, punchy choreography and gritty belting, “Jasper in Deadland” breaks a lot of musical theatre rules. What else would one expect from one of the first punk rock musicals to be performed at Northwestern? “Jasper and Deadland” has been done fewer than s...

‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ features feel-good family fun

‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ features feel-good family fun

Vy Duong, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Father-daughter relationships can be tricky, especially when one speaks English and one speaks toddler babble. In “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” a stuffed bunny might prove the key to connecting parent and child and transcending the language barrier. Presented by Imagine U, “Knuf...