Top Shubert official leaves post for Ohio

November 27, 2001
The list seems to grow longer every week: the Long Wharf Theatre, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the New Haven Ballet, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale School of Drama. Over the last year, the heads of six major arts organizations in the city have »

Dramat moves fall musical to Feb.

October 26, 2001
The Yale University Dramatic Association, the largest undergraduate theater company on campus, has been forced to postpone its fall mainstage musical. Production problems have left the association with no choice but to move its run of “Candide” to February, Dramat members said. “The cast was really shocked,” said James Johnson ’03, who was set to »

Yale reaches agreement on stolen painting claim

October 24, 2001
Yale has reached a settlement with a Jewish man who said one of the paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery was stolen from his family during World War II. Under the terms of the settlement, Washington, D.C. resident Eric Weinmann will get to keep the painting for a maximum of 10 years, then must »

Arts and Ideas Festival welcomes director

October 23, 2001
Although Mary Miller is the director of New Haven’s premier arts festival, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, she is a newcomer to American culture. She grew up in northern Scotland. “But it’s a huge privilege to be part of a very different culture,” she said. Last night, the Yale administration threw a welcome »

Rental agency caught observing speed limit

October 17, 2001
Max Brunswick, a lawyer for New Haven-based Acme Rent-a-Car, says his client has a technology that saves lives. But if the state Department of Consumer Protection has its way, Acme’s technology will soon be illegal. Last October, in a story that garnered nationwide attention, Acme installed global positioning system transponders in its fleet of 100 »