Drama professor to receive lifetime Tony Award

Former Design Department Chair for the Yale School of Drama Ming Cho Lee will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 67th annual Tony Awards this June. The 82-year-old long-time Yale professor has been with the School of Drama since 1969 and is the current Donald M. Oenslager Professor of Design. In addition […]

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In ‘Abyss,’ an ‘Odyssey’ of sight and sound

A new show this weekend asks audiences to imagine the end of the world as part of a journey through classical music.

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‘Hamlet’ opens at the Rep

Alas, poor Yorick, who didn’t get a ticket to see “Hamlet” at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

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Rep sells out first show in recent memory, announces next season

Students bummed about not getting tickets to see “Hamlet” with Paul Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 (the show starts tonight, but all 15,000 tickets are currently sold out) can now look ahead to more celebrity-infused Shakespeare coming next March. The Yale Repertory Theatre has just announced its 2013-’14 season, which will include two world premieres, including […]

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Women Whiffs? Not this year

This past weekend, one of Yale’s longest-standing musical traditions was challenged.

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Whim ‘n Rhythm names new class

On Sunday afternoon, Yale’s all-female, all-senior a cappella group Whim ‘n Rhythm confirmed the list of junior women chosen to ascend. Below is the list, along with the singing (or other) groups with which they are affiliated. While last year every Whim tap was chosen from the ranks of Singing Group Council member groups, this year […]

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Whiffs tap new class of juniors

The oldest college a cappella group in the U.S. has finalized its newest tap class of singers (a.k.a. JPress models) Saturday evening. Here is a tentative list of the 14 lucky juniors and the a cappella groups they were in before the rapture: Nick Maas — Society of Orpheus and Bacchus Alex Ratner — The […]

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‘Theory of Flight’ takes off

Almost a year after the launch of The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, the interdisciplinary initiative’s first performance venture will take flight this weekend.

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Grotowski residency comes to Yale

Students, workers and professors in the Calhoun, Branford and Davenport dining halls were serenaded during lunch Wednesday in a series of “interventions” announcing the Yale arrival of the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards.

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Undergrad opera breaks new ground with ‘Castor et Pollux’

Nearly 70 Yale College students will come together this week to resurrect a show last performed in America before most of them were born.

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WYBC to host rap showcase

This Friday, Yale and New Haven will find common ground in an unexpected space: the basement of 216 Dwight St.

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Yale Opera takes on bel canto

Yale Opera will perform Vincenzo Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi,” its first bel canto opera, this weekend at the Shubert Theater.

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