Yalies meet Sondheim

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” […]

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Music admin retires

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 […]

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School of Music gives back to its alumni

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 […]

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Cail ’13 on the fence about The Game, gets last ticket, speaks

Our staff reporter Melissa Cail ’13 is in possession of the very last student section ticket sold for The Game. She tells her story here: I had been on the fence about making the trek to Cambridge this weekend for The Game. Both pre-break exhaustion and the lack of promising tailgating prospects had contributed to […]

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Timberbrit hits NYC

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 […]

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Crowds, critics roar for ‘Tigers Be Still’

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. […]

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Seminar offers career advice to musicians

The Yale School of Music knows it takes more than practice, practice, practice to get to Carnegie Hall these days. The School of Music hosted a seminar in the Morse Recital Hall Saturday on how professional musicians can develop community outreach skills, which will inturn help them find audiences in their communities. The seminar is […]

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Yale “It Gets Better” video hits the web

The Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale School of Drama “It Gets Better Video” has hit the web. The video, which is part of a campaign that offers encouragement to LGBT youth across the country who are dealing with bullying and issues of sexual identity, features testimonies from faculty, students, staff and guest artists from the […]

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“Sunrise, Sunset:” Broadway composer, New Haven native Bock dies at 81

New Haven native Jerry Bock, the celebrated composer of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “She Loves Me,” died Wednesday at the age of 81. Bock, who was born in New Haven in 1928 to salesman George Bock, composed the music for 10 Broadway musicals over the course of his career. Many of these shows, including […]

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Rep’s video reaches out to LGBT teens

Members of the School of Drama and Yale Repepertory Theatre have been collaborating on a new project as usual. But this time, it is neither a musical nor a play — it is a YouTube clip. On Monday, 300 people from the School and the Yale Rep community participated in a video featuring testimonies from […]

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Cabaret hosts Russian artists

For people who thought Russian drama began and ended with Chekhov, the Yale Cabaret presents a show that will make them think again. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”5752″ ] The production — a pair of new Russian plays collectively titled “Russian Shorts” — is the culmination of a 10-day residency for four Russian artists sponsored by the Yale […]

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