Northwestern University News

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...)

Fullbridge Hires Notable 'Career Accelerator' to Expand Business Immersion Programs for Silicon Valley Tech Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2014) - Fullbridge, Inc., the global leader in delivering the real world experience students need to successfully transition from the classroom to great jobs, announced today that Becky Fisher founder of the Silicon Valley based career-accelerator Beyond Business, has joined the company as Managing Director, Fullbridge West Coast. Working closely with partners at such tech companies as Airbnb, Prezi, Google and eBay, Fisher will develop expanded programs for new and existing Fullbridge clients through strategic partnerships that provide students access and opportunities with leading innovative employers.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: OH MY GOODNESS… IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life of the Hollywood Squares Star
by Shari Barrett - Sep 01, 2014

Directed by John Hall and based in part on Lynde's life and 1976 touring show, OH MY GOODNESS…IT'S PAUL LYNDE is produced with the full approval and cooperation of the estate of Paul Lynde, starring Michael Airingon who channels the late entertainer both in appearance, voice and attitude to a tee. The show traces Lynde's Life from his humble beginnings to his rise to stardom as one of America's funniest and biggest stars on television in the 70's, featuring voice-overs by the Master of the Hollywood Squares himself, Peter Marshall. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Spinal Surgeon Advises: 'Protect the Back Early in Life to Avoid Injury'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Young athletes today often participate in sports year round and with increasingly competitive club and school sports, it has become common to choose one sport to specialize at a young age. While this specialization may seem like a competitive edge, new Northwestern Medicine research suggests that repetitive activity in just one sport, high impact or not, may not be a great idea for growing athletes. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season on September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers. (more...)

The Real Thing: more cast members announced
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 28, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinsteinhave joined the cast of The Real Thing. Alex, playing 'Brodie,' and Madeline, playing 'Debbie,' will both make their Broadway debuts at the American Airlines Theatre. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Adds 16 Full-Time Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has added 16 new research- and practice-track professors to its full-time faculty for the start of the 2014-15 academic year, bringing the school's total number of full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and lecturers to 82. (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

Time Travel Through COMMUNICATING DOORS at Hedgerow Theatre, 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In Alan Ayckbourn's comic thriller Communicating Doors, which runs at Hedgerow Theatre from September 4 to October 5, the prolific British playwright mixes laughter, suspense and a touch of fantasy as he creates a scenario where it's possible to rewrite history. (more...)

MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Navitas Systems Announces Promotion of Mil Ovan to President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Navitas Systems LLC (www.navitassys.com), a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions, energy storage products, and power electronics for commercial, industrial and government/military customers, has named Mil Ovan as President, effective immediately. Ovan has over thirty years of experience in bringing innovative new-to-the-world products to global markets, with the most recent twelve years as a founder and CEO of energy storage and renewable energy companies.   (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

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