Briefs: Spring 2019

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Interlochen Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 2019 Interlochen Arts Festival lineup! Tickets are on sale now.

Eight Interlochen alumni, including Sydney James Harcourt (AS 94, 97, IAA 94-97), Santino Fontana (IAC 99), and Chad Beguelin (IAC/NMC 85), are among the nominees for this year’s Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. See the full list of alumni nominees.

Dr. Amanda Sewell was recently named Music Director of Interlochen Public Radio.

Cathy Guisewite (IAC/NMC 66), the creator of the popular cartoon strip Cathy, was recently profiled in The Cut and on NPR. Guisewite also published a new book, "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays From the Grown-up Years," on April 2.

NPR featured a new recording of the classic James Bond theme "You Only Live Twice" by Bill Frissell (IAC/NMC 67) and bassist Thomas Morgan from their album, Epistrophy, which was released on April 12.

James Stephenson (IAC/NMC 79-84, 86, IAA 83-86, IAC Fac 04, 08) had his work “The Storyteller” performed by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band at the Chicago Symphony Center. His wife, Sally Stephenson, was the guest violin soloist.

Stacie Passon (IAA 85-87) will direct a television adaptation of Anais Nin’s Little Birds for the United Kingdom’s Sky network.

Otis Murphy (IAC/NMC 90) performed the premiere of James Stephenson’s (IAC 79-84, 86, IAA 83-86) saxophone concerto with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band on April 19.

Kate Baldwin (IAC 91-92) stars as Charlotte in the new off-Broadway musical, Superhero. Superhero began performances Jan. 31 at the Second Stage Theater and features a score written by fellow Interlochen alumnus Tom Kitt (IAC/NMC 90). The musical tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and an unexpected hero.

Jayson Kerr Dobney (IAC 94) curated “Play it Loud,” a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition celebrates the artists of the rock n’ roll genre, and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

Ottessa Moshfegh (IAC 96-97) interviewed Whoopi Goldberg for Vice's Garage Magazine.

Vella Lovell (IAC 98-01, IAA 01-03) will star in the new NBC comedy pilot, Friends in Law.

Michael Arden (IAC 99, IAA 99-01) plays the Aide of Cornwall in the Broadway revival of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. The production opened on April 4. Elizabeth Marvel (IAC/NMC 82-83, IAA 83-87) is Goneril.

Miles Mykkanen (IAC 02-04, IAA 08-09) was selected as one of the five winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.