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Northwestern grad Alex Nee tours through Chicago in 'Once'
In 2012, Northwestern University junior Alex Nee was appearing in a college mainstage production of "Rent" and thinking about life after graduation. But a chance visit from a casting director led to the lead role as Johnny in the second tour of "American Idiot"—the Tony Award-winning musical based on Green Day's rock opera album of the same title—and Nee put his senior year on hold to perform across the country and in the UK.
By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts
October 7, 2013