Northwestern University News

The Araca Project Announces Seven Original Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Araca Group has announced the seven shows that will comprise the 2014 Araca Project season, lasting from September 7th until November 2nd at the American Theatre of Actors. Led by Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is a New York City-based Broadway production and merchandising that has served, among others, Wicked, Urinetown, Rock of Ages, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition, Araca is now the largest screen printing and merchandising company on Broadway. Learn more at www.araca.com. (more...)

Northwestern to Host PRINCESS POWER, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"Princess Power," a music concert celebrating Disney princess songs, will be performed at Northwestern University, 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3. (more...)

The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. Announce Online Master of Arts in Counseling Degree Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill., and LANDOVER, Md., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. (TWOU), announced today that they will partner to deliver a new online Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, Counseling@Northwestern, which will begin accepting applications in fall 2014 for classes beginning in spring 2015. (more...)

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

THE SUN EXPERIMENT to Play FringeNYC, 8/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HelikonRep announced today that it will produce the world premiere of THE SUN EXPERIMENT, by NYTW Emerging Playwright of Color CATHERINE YU, at the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Nightand named for 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's theory on the rotation of the sun, THE SUN EXPERIMENT will be directed by HelikonRep Artistic Director and Drama League Directing FellowELENA HEYMAN. The play will feature Ben Chase, Lauren Currie Lewis, and Julia Watt. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE Creates Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

universitiesHISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past in high schools, colleges, universities and theatres throughout the country and encourages responses to those plays from contemporary women playwrights. (more...)

Two Pence Theatre Company to Present WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, 9/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Two Pence Theatre Company announces their 2014 production of Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, Thursday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The production is directed by Two Pence Theatre Company Member Kathryn Walsh. Previews run Thursday, Sept. 4, Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The regular production schedule, September 11 - 27, is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $25 ($20 for previews) and are now on sale. To purchase tickets visit www.twopencetheatre.org/see and for more information about the company visit www.twopencetheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

side project's MILES AWAY Begins Previews 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

As the final play of the side project's 9-show 'Season of Reps,' the company will present the Chicago premiere of Miles Away by Christine Whitley. Directed by Scott Weinstein, the play will start previews August 4th and run in rep with Mike and Seth by Daniel Talbott, directed by Artistic Director Adam Webster. Both plays are hyper-intimate studies of characters at key turning points of their lives. (more...)

Saba Provides Selected Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Metrics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

“Saba ended fiscal year 2014 with very strong bookings growth in the fourth quarter and we plan to build on that momentum in fiscal year 2015,” said Shawn Farshchi, President and CEO, Saba. “New cloud bookings during the last three quarters of fiscal year 2014 grew 75% over the last three quarters of fiscal year 2013, culminating in record fourth quarter new cloud bookings. We experienced strong growth in all geographies, in our small and medium sized business markets, and in our behind-the-firewall to cloud migrations. With an adept talent management sales team, a growing pipeline, and a robust demand environment, we believe we are well positioned to deliver new cloud bookings growth in excess of 30% in fiscal year 2015.” (more...)

The New York Times General Manager of Core Digital Products Named to Board of Directors of TheLadders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TheLadders today announced the appointment of The New York Times General Manager of Core Digital Products, Paul Smurl, to its board of directors. Smurl is the fourth addition to the board. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra Launch All-New Meditation Experience 'Expanding Your Happiness'
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra announced the launch of their latest, all-new meditation experience 'Expanding Your Happiness,' (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Actor and Drag Star Charles Busch, 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 25 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 26 (8 p.m.). Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Tickets for Charles Busch range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli Set for Music at the Mansion Concert Series, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, July 27, at 3pm. Performers include Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be members of Gas Lamp of Performing Arts cast of Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

Emmy-Nominated Director Helms MARAT/SADE at California Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Emmy-nominated director Kent Johnson takes the reins of Peter Weiss' radical theatrical masterwork Marat/Sade for California Stage Theater Company. Having directed over 200 productions in his 68 year career, Johnson now grapples with his most challenging project yet. (more...)

FAC's Youth Repertory Ensemble to Present APPLAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The FAC's Youth Repertory Ensemble, currently in its 15th season, is a 5-week conservatory training program for aspiring theatre performers, designers and technicians ages 14 to 18 - the only program of its kind in Colorado. The culmination of their work will take the form of a production of the knock-your-socks-off musical, Applause. (more...)

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...)

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