Northwestern University News

Patient-Friendly Guide Offers Free Step-by-Step Information for People With Soft Tissue Sarcoma
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

FORT WASHINGTON, PA - People with various soft tissue sarcoma diagnoses need access to state-of-the-art treatment information in easy-to-understand language. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published the NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Soft Tissue Sarcoma for people with various soft tissue sarcoma diagnoses, including sarcomas of the limbs, outer trunk, head, and neck; sarcomas of the inner trunk; gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and desmoid tumors. (more...)

Sheinelle Jones Named Weekend TODAY News Anchor
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Sheinelle Jones was named News Anchor of the weekend editions of TODAY. Jones, who joins NBC News from FOX in Philadelphia, will begin her new role Saturday, October 4. (more...)

GNS Healthcare Appoints Dr. Jan Berger to Its Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“Jan's life's work aligns directly with our company's mission, and we welcome her to our board during a period of tremendous growth for GNS,” said Colin Hill, CEO and co-founder of GNS. “We recently launched the Meaningful Adherence solution to help health plans optimize medication adherence interventions, and in June, a study based on our work with Aetna to predict individuals' risks of developing metabolic syndrome was published by The American Journal of Managed Care. Jan's expertise, as well as her extensive operational and business development experience, will be of great value to GNS as we take the personalization of health care to the next level.” (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Welcomes New Additions to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's board of directors welcomes several new leaders while saying thank you to a number of retiring board members. David Gross, Mike Hsu, Randy Mahoney, Ruthellyn Musil and Terry Timm will fill vacancies created by retiring board members John F. Bergstrom, Bob Buchanan, Mayor Tim Hanna, Kathi Seifert and Walt Rugland. (more...)

Agency Theater Collective to Premiere AT THE CENTER, Begin. 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Inspired by the ground-breaking work of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law, The Agency Theater Collective presents the world premiere of At the Center, adapted from hundreds of hours of interviews with exonerees, innocence lawyers and crime victims. (more...)

Northwestern University to Stage One-Woman Play GROUNDED, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

'Grounded,' a one-woman play about a fearless American fighter pilot suddenly reassigned to operate military drones in the pursuit of terrorists half a world away, will run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 12 at Northwestern University. (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events to Accompany GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Beg. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production the compelling family comedy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company to Present LOOKINGGLASS ALICE; Tickets On Sale 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Continuing its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of signature Lookingglass production Lookingglass Alice, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin from the works of Lewis Carroll, produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Lookingglass Alice runs November 12, 2014 - February 15, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 and can be purchased through the box office at (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org. (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

The Museum of Broadcast Communications & MeTV Network to Honor Rich Koz - Celebrating 35 Years as 'Svengoolie'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) and the MeTV Network are proud to honor award-winning television personality Rich Koz as he celebrates 35 years as 'Svengoolie'. An event will be held in his honor on Friday, October 10 at 7PM at the museum, 360 N. State Street in Chicago. The evening will include an exclusive interview with Rich Koz, the unveiling of a new 'Svengoolie' exhibit featuring his original coffin and artifacts from the original set, a Halloween Costume contest and a featured horror film with classic 'Svengoolie' bits. Svengoolie will also be meeting and greeting all his fans during an autograph session. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.museum.tv. A private reception with Rich before the event is available for $100. All proceeds benefit the museum. (more...)

Iron Mountain Appoints Eileen Sweeney Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

In her new role, Sweeney will oversee Iron Mountain's global data management business including offsite tape vaulting, archival tape management, asset and media destruction, and data restoration. The data management business provides service to more than 30,000 customers across 75 markets via nearly 100 data management facilities. Sweeney will be responsible for the continued development of the data management portfolio to support customers' evolving information management needs. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Premiere BETTER, 10/4-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

A Jewish, Midwestern, Chekhovian comic drama for the 21st century will be the third offering in The Echo Theater Company's 2015 seaason at Atwater Village Theatre, the company's new permanent home. Jennifer Chambers directs the world premiere of Better, a gentle examination of family and mortality by Jessica Goldberg, opening Oct. 4. (more...)

Under the Streetlamp to Return to Columbus, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

With the mantra "Retro never sounded so now," Under the Streetlamp harmoniously blends the diverse talents of Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley to perform classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s with the perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. (more...)

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