Cabaret not ‘Dancing’ around politics

“Only later, after the laughter, I reclaim myself,” says Bert Williams, one of Broadway’s forgotten legends, in this week’s Yale Cabaret performance. “Dancing in the Dark,” an original musical that premieres Thursday, aims to celebrate the life and work of this seminal figure of American theater. The musical highlights different forms of theater from Williams’ […]


Old Campus welcomes public

Though turnout was not as high as in previous years, Old Campus opened its gates to hundreds of New Haven residents and students alike this Saturday in celebration of the annual Communiversity Day. The four-hour outdoor event, hosted by the national service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, was meant to expose city residents to the variety […]


Track teams hand Harvard two losses

Harvard went home disappointed by the double defeat doled out by the men’s and women’s track teams Saturday afternoon. The men won by a decisive margin, 114-45, while the women took a closer victory, 88-75. The meet held at McCurdy Track is the only dual Harvard and Yale meet of the season and serves as […]

‘Lulu’ offers shock value, little else

The synopsis describes one woman’s rise through the ranks of society, in which she is known to some as a temptress and to others as an innocent; it hints at a proverbial search for understanding. From this sound bite, the audience might anticipate a classy production a la Reese Witherspoon in “Vanity Fair” — sophisticated, […]


Jazz man inspires ‘Story’

A revolutionary jazz musician enjoys a quick rise to fame, pulls away from the church and his family toward drugs and mental illness, and commits suicide at the age of 33. But “The Donny Hathaway Story” isn’t a typical canned, melodramatic Vh1 celebrity expose: It’s live, refreshing and onstage this weekend at the Yale Cabaret. […]


Student volunteering rises

Volunteering among university students across the country has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a report released this week by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The report, “College Students Helping America,” said the number of student volunteers has increased by roughly 20 percent between 2002 and 2005. In the same amount of […]


D.S. celebrates 60th anniversary

Directed Studies, a selective humanities program for freshmen, celebrated its 60th anniversary last Friday with a series of events culminating in a gala at the President’s House. The daylong conference featured panel discussions among D.S. instructors, students, alumni and professors from other universities, and a speech by Jose Cabranes LAW ’65, a 2nd Circuit Court […]