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VOLUME 30 | NUMBER 3 | WINTER 2021-22

ON OUR COVER: Bill Damaschke ’85 meets with media after accepting the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 74th annual Tony Awards on Sept. 26, 2021. Photo courtesy of Cindy Ord.

14 Bringing Broadway Back A lifetime of experiences prepared Bill Damaschke ’85 to serve as producer of a Tony Award-winning musical that echoes real life as Broadway bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 Taking Off A series of rejections didn’t stop Torri “T.J.” Newman ’06 from writing a story that has become a New York Times bestseller and landed a seven-figure movie deal.

22 At Home Among the Spires As Illinois Wesleyan celebrates the 25th anniversary of its association with the Pembroke Program and the University of Oxford, Rachel McCarthy ’21 shares a firsthand account of her experience studying in the “City of Dreaming Spires.”

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Volume 30, Number 3, Winter 2021-22