Northwestern University News

Frank Almond Named 2014 Artist-In-Residence of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has announced that Frank Almond will serve as MYSO's 2014 Artist-in-Residence, a newly created position generously sponsored by the Johnston Family. An internationally celebrated violinist who holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO), he founded and directs the beloved Frankly Music Chamber Concert Series in Milwaukee. A devoted educator, he has held academic positions at San Diego State University, Texas Christian University, and Northwestern University, and recently joined the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to Variety, acting teacher George Morrison, who throughout his career worked with such stars as Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Edie Falco and more, recently passed away. He was 86 years old. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth to Reunite Original Cast and Creative Team for STUPID F##KING BIRD Remount, 7/28-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is bringing back the bird and reuniting the entire cast and creative team of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird after its runaway success in the summer of 2013. Nominated for eight Helen Hayes Awards and winner for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding New Play or Musical, Stupid Fucking Bird is directed by Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz and runs for three weeks: July 28, 2014 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

Elite Panel of Judges to Pick Tech Winners in 15th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

CHICAGO, IL(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has lined up 57 local luminaries to judge the 2014 ITA CityLIGHTS awards program, celebrating the best and the brightest in the Illinois technology community. The ITA CityLIGHTS judges include Brandon Jung, Head Google Cloud Partners, Americas, Google; Melinda Kramer, CEO, KloudVentures; Roger Liew, CTO, Orbitz Worldwide; Jeff Malehorn, President & CEO, World Business Chicago; Nancy Sullivan, CEO & Senior Managing Director, IllinoisVentures; and other leading lights in the Chicago-area business, technology, education, finance and media sectors. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY & DON'T GO GENTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Haven Theatre Company announces their 2014-2015 season. The company's second full season features two Chicago premiere productions: Catherine Trieschmann's Hot Georgia Sunday, directed by Marti Lyons, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., and Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be announced on the Haven Theatre Company website: (more...)

Kristiana Colon Wins Arizona Theatre Company Latino Playwriting Award for OCTAGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Kristiana Colon's Octagon, the unlikely story of eight young poets' win-at-all-costs and damn-the-consequences approach to the three-minute competition of a poetry slam, has been named the 2014 winner of Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award. (more...)

The Humana Healthier Choices Program Returns to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Humana Healthier Choices program is returning to the Windy City for its seventh consecutive year at Taste of Chicago. Working with a panel of local physicians, health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) identified 52 healthy foods from 29 Chicago restaurants - the largest number of menu items in the program's history - representing 44 percent of all vendors at this year's food festival. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Season's Final Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Windy City Playhouse is proud to announce and welcome to the team our premiere season's fourth and final director: Jessica Thebus! (more...)

Northwestern Presents a Show Against Bullying for Kids Ages 5 to 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A musical based on a children's classic that won a Newberry Honor Book award -- and that speaks to the hearts of anyone who has ever needed a friend -- is back by popular demand. The family production is part of the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 2014 SummerStage season. (The center was formerly known as the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University or TIC, for short.) (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Launch 2014-15 Season with New, Intimate Staging of TITANIC, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 02, 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. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 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...)

David Cromer in THE NORMAL HEART and More Set for 2014 Three Oaks Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

Music Institute Announces 2014-15 Nichols Concert Hall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating 85 years, the Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2014-15 season of its popular Faculty and Guest Artist Series. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in the heart of downtown Evanston. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Interactive Sessions at BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

One of the biggest advantages of attending conferences is the ability to network with other's in your field, especially speakers. BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics offers this on an even greater scale. The largest producer of online-only conferences focused on life sciences and clinical diagnostics, has announced their Annual Genetics and Genomics Virtual Conference will take place August 20-12, 2014. The one-of-a-kind global web-based conference will be conducted through live video webcasts and real-time networking. The benefit of online connections is important to many in the life sciences community who are seeking alternatives to customary (often expensive and time consuming) physical conferences and ways to earn free continuing education credits. (more...)

Swashbuckling Pirates Invade Northwestern University This Summer, 7/19-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious operetta -- will be staged July 18 through Aug. 2 as the centerpiece of Northwestern University's summer theater season. (more...)

Ian Derrer Appointed as New Artistic Administrator of Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of Jonathan Pell's decision to step down after thirty years of distinguished service to The Dallas Opera, General Director & CEO Keith Cerny is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Artistic Administrator, Ian Derrer. (more...)

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