Jordan Roth ’97 attends the MoMA Film Benefit at the Museum of Modern Art on Dec. 14, 2021, in New York.
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Jordan Roth ’97, president of the Jujamcyn Theaters, is producing an eight-week Broadway revival of Into the Woods. “This is a show with a direct line to our heart like nothing else really,” he said. — Vanity Fair
Universal has optioned the screen rights to The PremonitionMichael Lewis ’82’s book about the COVID-19 pandemic. — The Wrap
Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher ’06 filed an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that would set up a secure reporting office for people who want to report suspected UFO activity. — The Washington Times
In an article headlined “Solveig Gold [’17] is Proud to Be the Wife of a ‘Canceled’ Princeton Professor,” the Cambridge doctoral candidate hosted a dinner party and spoke about her aspirations and her husband, former Princeton professor Joshua Katz. Attendees included Princeton Professor Robert P. George, a supporter of Katz. — The New York Times

Former Cincinnati city councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld ’07 was found guilty on one count of bribery and one count of attempted extortion, and found not guilty on four other counts, in a case involving a development project and undercover FBI agents. —WCPO Cincinnati
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt ’76 thinks “the next big thing” is the “bioeconomy,” a catch-all term that includes artificial intelligence and using molecular biology in manufacturing. — The Straits Times
New England’s electric grid is on its way to doubling in size and incorporating “vast amounts of renewable resources,” wrote Cheryl LaFleur ’75, chairwoman of the grid operator’s board of directors. — The New Haven Register
As Nike stock was falling, John W. Rogers ’80 — a Nike director since 2018 and the chairman, co-CEO, and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments — bought a large block of shares. — Barron's

“You’re probably looking at another year or two of more variants emerging, trying to match the vaccine to the variant, more boosters — especially for older people, immunocompromised people. Eventually this will plateau and settle out, but we’re not quite there yet.”

— Dr. Celine Gounder ’97 on how much longer we’ll be quarantining and vaccinating for COVID-19. — CBS Mornings

 University of Michigan professor Heather Ann Thompson *95’s team won a five-year, $2-million grant from the university’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to investigate the U.S. carceral system, including mass incarceration and police brutality. — The University Record
Novelist Rachel Lyon ’05 has a deal for her new book, Fruit of the Dead, a reimagining of the Persephone myth, set for release in 2024. — Publisher’s Weekly
Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan ’86 said people are returning to dressier workplace fashion, but not “serious dressy heels or constricting footwear.” — NPR
Director Eugene Jarecki ’91, whose new Elvis Presley documentary is titled The King, compared the current state of the United States to the singer’s “Fat Elvis stage,” but said America still has time to make a comeback. — The Wrap

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