Northwestern University News

Fairytale and Fantasy Galore as Royal Conservatoire Descends on Fringe with INTO THE WOODSFairytale and Fantasy Galore as Royal Conservatoire Descends on Fringe with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Continuing its decade-long, five star run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland makes a return to the capital as the curtain rises on a grim Grimm's tale, Into the Woods. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming LiveSTAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GODBWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

New Transatlantic Partnership Brings Musical Theatre Premieres to the Edinburgh Festival FringeNew Transatlantic Partnership Brings Musical Theatre Premieres to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Two new musicals that explore home and heritage, identity and adventure will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August - the result of a new transatlantic collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive ProgramParticipants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Brandon Cloyd Named New Barrel of Monkeys Artistic DirectorBrandon Cloyd Named New Barrel of Monkeys Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Cloyd as the company's new Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2017. (more...)

Hackmatack Playhouse Opens STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next WeekHackmatack Playhouse Opens STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Six women, three generations. This is the foundation of "Steel Magnolias," the show opening next week at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick. It is also the story of the six actors who were cast in this story of a group of gossipy southern ladies who meet at a small town beauty parlor.  (more...)

LEAD1 Association Announces New Officers!LEAD1 Association Announces New Officers!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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MAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American StudiesMAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The Banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson School District was just one more of the many recent attacks on education in Arizona.  Highly regarded by the community that embraced the program, it was successful in keeping both students and families engaged in the relearning of ancient native knowledge and philosophy that otherwise is unknown by most Americans.  Data shows that the program was also successful in improving graduation rates, test scores and preparing students for higher education. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine TheatreJanet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATEAll-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org. (more...)

Chicago Counterpoint TV back with Special Host matrimonial attorney James HaglerChicago Counterpoint TV back with Special Host matrimonial attorney James Hagler
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development ProgramFive Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Finds Complete Cast, Creative TeamMCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Finds Complete Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTERPhoto Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This SummerGYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMFVeronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth SeasonSteep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

Ken Fischer Named UMS President Emeritus at UMS Annual Board MeetingKen Fischer Named UMS President Emeritus at UMS Annual Board Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) hosted its annual meeting of the UMS Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 27, electing five new Board members and four officers. The Board also named Kenneth C. Fischer as president emeritus. (more...)

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