WBEZ | Elizabeth Meriwether http://www.wbez.org/tags/elizabeth-meriwether Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: See what came before 'New Girl' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-see-what-came-new-girl-102438 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Comedian Tommy Davidson</strong></span></span> visited<em>&nbsp;The Morning AMp</em> (and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-09-14/afternoon-shift-148-making-it-work-102439"><em>Afternoon Shift</em></a>) today and took <a href="https://twitter.com/UpComedyClub/status/246622832212185088/photo/1">a cool photo with a pair of Rockettes</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- People love talking about Diane Lane</strong></span></span>. Specifically, Diane Lane&#39;s &quot;famously beautiful face.&quot; Additionally, in <a href="http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/theater/diane-lane-back-onstage-in-sweet-bird-of-youth.html?ref=theater">this <em>New York Times</em> article</a>, Goodman artistic director Robert Falls speculates as to whether <em>Sweet Bird of Youth</em> will move to Broadway after its run in Chicago.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mistakes%20madeline%20made.png" style="float: left; height: 240px; width: 300px; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- A fan of<em> New Girl</em>?</strong></span></span> Creator Elizabeth Meriwether&#39;s play <em>The Mistakes Madeline Made</em>&nbsp;opens at <a href="http://www.greenhousetheater.com">Greenhouse </a>October 3. It&nbsp;&quot;tells the story of a young woman, Edna, who develops Ablutophobia, the fear of bathing. Struggling with a soul-crushing job as a personal assistant and an unexpected loss, she wages a furious and funny war against all things complacent, pampered and clean. As Edna&rsquo;s smell starts to overwhelm her co-workers and many casual lovers, the play raises the questions: is dirty living a political act? And is clean living even possible in these times of unrest?&quot; Oh. Wow.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-see-what-came-new-girl-102438