Cole Porter, composer and lyricist for many legendary Broadway musicals, was a member of the Yale class of 1913.

Star-studded production celebrates 100 years of Cole Porter

January 16, 2013
Generations of Yale actors and musicians will come together to honor the musical legacy of Cole Porter in a staged reading of “Kiss Me Kate.”

Interdisciplinary performance studies grow

December 6, 2012
For the members of the Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY) initiative, all the world’s a stage.

Students collaborate on ‘Sunday’

December 5, 2012
“Sunday in the Park with George,” opening on Dec. 14, will bring undergraduate and graduate performers together in an unusual collaboration.
'Cat Club' highlights Cabaret

‘Cat Club’ highlights Cabaret

November 29, 2012
“Cat Club" highlights how the Cabaret provides School of Drama students with an outlet for creating theater in a radically different way than they do in the classroom.
Timothy Hassler and Paul Lieber DRA ’13 perform as two kittens in “Cat Club” at the Yale Cabaret.

November 29, 2012
The current show at the Yale Cabaret follows two kittens cooking, playing and performing original music on their own hit TV show. “Cat Club,” which opens tonight and runs through Saturday, features Timothy Brown DRA ’13 — whose stage name is Timothy Hassler — and Paul Lieber DRA ’13 as the two cats, who use »
Jefferson Mays plays Robert Lowell in the show’s world premiere.

In “Elizabeth,” a life in letters

November 28, 2012
In “Dear Elizabeth,” a world premiere opening at the Yale Repertory Theatre this Friday, renowned playwright Sarah Ruhl distills over 800 pages of letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop into a story for the stage.
Students and Yale-NUS professors aimed to dispel misconceptions about student life in Singapore at a panel discussion Monday evening.

Yale-NUS panel mulls student life

November 27, 2012
Students and Yale-NUS professors aimed to dispel misconceptions about student life in Singapore at a panel discussion Monday evening.
Provost Peter Salovey, right, performed with his bluegrass band in Davenport College last April.

Salovey to continue arts improvements

November 13, 2012
When Provost Peter Salovey assumes the presidency on June 30 next year, Yale’s galleries and arts professional schools will be stronger than they ever have been before.
Large-scale musicals such as “Once Upon a Mattress” are too expensive to be produced on the CPA budget.

Musicals pose unique challenges

November 9, 2012
Undergraduate students who work on theater shows using CPA Award funding have found it difficult to stage musicals after paying for the rights to produce them.

Theater adapts to new technology

November 7, 2012
Thirty minutes after Undergraduate Production’s “Sound/Projections Seminar” was scheduled to begin yesterday afternoon, its hosts were still waiting for a single student to show. But UP Technical Director Tom Delgado DRA ’09 and Nathan Roberts DRA ’10, production coordinator for the Theater Studies Department, attributed the lack of attendance to Election Day hassle and preparation »

At Rep, a nuanced ‘Antoinette’

November 5, 2012
“America is a doomed experiment,” declares Marie Antoinette in a new play at the Yale Repertory Theatre by award winning playwright David Adjmi. The show, which opened at the Rep on Oct. 26 and will run through Nov. 17, creates an intimate psychological portrait of the French queen, while using her narrative to explore questions »
“Richard 2012” will bring election rhetoric to the stage for the next two weekends.

‘Richard 2012’ questions election

October 31, 2012
“If you care about America, you care about this” reads the tagline of the second theatrical senior project this year. “Richard 2012 or The Body Politic: An Election Event Conceived and Performed by Alex Kramer, Charlie Polinger and Raphael Shapiro, based on Shakespeare’s Richard II and the 2012 US Presidential Campaign” opens Friday at the »