Almost every major arts group at Yale will be participating in Shakespeare at Yale.

Yale to celebrate the Bard

April 1, 2011
When English professor David Kastan first emailed University President Richard Levin in the middle of the night one year ago about hosting a celebration of Shakespeare at Yale, he wasn’t sure what the President’s response would be. He wasn’t even sure if Levin knew who he was. “At that point, I had met [Levin] once,” »

Purvis takes over instrument collection

March 28, 2011
Yale’s oldest musical artifacts have a new caretaker. William Purvis, a horn player and School of Music faculty member since 1999, was appointed as the director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments on March 11. Purvis had been the collection’s interim director since 2008, and in his new role as director, Purvis said he »

Rep announces season

March 22, 2011
While the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2011-’12 season features three brand new works, many of the theatre’s patrons will recognize several familiar faces running the shows. Of the six shows this season, three will be world premieres, including new works by Amy Herzog DRA ’07, Will Eno, and another that has yet to be announced. The »
The Elizabethan Club is funding three theatrical productions this semester to help celebrate its 100th anniversary. The first, Gabe Bloomfield’s ’11 production of “Hamlet,” opens tonight.

Elizabethan Club supports theater

February 10, 2011
At this time last year, the production of “Hamlet” that opens at the Calhoun Cabaret tonight was just as real as the ghost of King Hamlet. Though director Gabe Bloomfield ’11 had in mind a look, and even the perfect actor to play Hamlet, he was unsure whether he could find the resources to execute »
Yale Rep revivies an August Wilson play originally produced at the Yale Rep.

Rep welcomes Wilson home

February 4, 2011
In the first act of “The Piano Lesson,” the main character Doaker gives an extended monologue detailing the history of the ornately carved piano sitting in his living room. It dates back to the days when his father and mother were enslaved by white Southerners. “It was the story of our whole family, and as »

Tech studio helps musicians

January 26, 2011
When School of Music lecturer Jack Vees asked colleague Ben Verdery which band he would like for a piece Vees was writing him, Vees was surprised by his answer. “I thought he was going to say something like The Beatles or The Who — you know, something from his or my youth,” Vees said. Instead »

‘Cow Play’ headed to theater festival

January 11, 2011
“Cow Play,” a show written by Matthew George ’11 that wowed full houses at the Whitney Humanities Center last fall, will soon be back on the stage. George’s play, as directed by Charlie Polinger ’13, has been selected to be performed at a regional theater festival at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts as part of »

Yalies meet Sondheim

December 3, 2010
Students from professor Dan Egan’s class “Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical Theater” got a first-hand look at the subject of their coursework last Wednesday. The class’s 20 students got the chance to meet Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer and lyricist who is best known for writing the score for musicals “Into the Woods,” “Company” »

Music admin retires

December 1, 2010
When Vincent Oneppo MUS ’73 began working for the School of Music, press releases were sent via snail mail and the school’s yearly concert schedule was outlined by hand in a large ledger book. More than 40 years have passed since then and Oneppo — who is retiring today from his post as the director »

School of Music gives back to its alumni

November 19, 2010
When it comes to money and alumni at the School of Music, it is the school that does the giving. On Thursday, the School of Music released the names of 14 alumni who will receive funding for music-related projects through the AlumniVentures program. The awards, which were established in 2008, are part of a program »

Timberbrit hits NYC

November 16, 2010
The worlds of pop music, opera and technology will collide on stage this Thursday night. That is when a new production of “Timberbrit,” a musical featuring music by Jacob Cooper MUS ’06, will take the stage at St. Mark’s Church in New York City. The opera is loosely based on the love affair between Britney »

Crowds, critics roar for ‘Tigers Be Still’

November 9, 2010
Kim Rosenstock DRA ’10 just recently started decorating the walls of her New York apartment, even though she’s been living there since July. That’s because Rosenstock has been preoccupied with the New York opening of her play, “Tigers Be Still.” The play, which is being produced by the prominent Roundabout Theatre Company, opened on Oct. »