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“A Chorus Line” 101

“A Chorus Line” 101

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

A Chorus Line is one of the most well-known, well-loved and successful American musicals of all time. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1976, A Chorus Line set a precedent for musicals, including perfecting the concept musical format. Beginning next Wednesday Nov. 15, throug...

Theater Club Promoted to Gold Status

Theater Club Promoted to Gold Status

Nelson VanDenburgh, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life, Theatre

The University of New Haven Theater Club has just been promoted to a gold status organization on campus, meaning they are fully funded and recognized by the university. The club “aims to incorporate as many aspects of the performing arts field as possible, and provide an inclusive environment to learn,...

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival

Christina Genovese, Community Engagement Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life, Theatre

The Theater Club paid tribute to Anton Chekov, a Russian playwright and short story writer, with their Short Play Festival, on October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknall Theater. The members of the Theater Club were happy to share Chekov’s work with the campus community, and to have anyone in the stu...

The Book of Mormon says “Hello!” to New Haven

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

Since opening on Broadway in 2011, The Book of Mormon has played over 2,700 performances on the Great White Way. A production in London opened in 2013, and two national tours have launched; one wrapped up in 2016 and the other is still booking through October 2018. The popularity of the show has not di...

Local Fall Theater Preview

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

Connecticut has an extremely rich theater scene, partly because of its proximity to New York City and the bright lights of Broadway. Broadway national tours tend to make stops somewhere in the central Connecticut area, and this fall season features both new and classic musicals in three different cities. NEW HA...

Two for the Price of One: A Twist of Lemmon

Two for the Price of One: A Twist of Lemmon

Sarah Costello, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

A memoir can tell about the life of an individual, but might not get the image across clearly. A stage performance can provide incredible flare, but requires a strong base of meaning to make it worthwhile. When you take the heartwarming, yet heartbreaking true tale of a familial relationship published in wri...

Summer Theater Roundup

Summer Theater Roundup

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

Being a native New Yorker, coming home for summer meant a chance to do one of my favorite things: seeing Broadway and off-Broadway shows. I used this summer as a chance to catch up on shows I hadn’t yet gotten a chance to see and to take in as much new theater as possible before leaving again. New Y...

University Theater Department Performs How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

University Theater Department Performs How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Francesca Fontanez, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Theatre

University of New Haven’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” kept Bucknall Theatre bustling from April 19 through 22. Audience members came anticipating a light-hearted, comic evening, and received just that. The play, directed by Theater Coordinator Dr. Steve Luber...

Theater Department to Perform “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Theater Department to Perform “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Campus News and Events, Entertainment, Student Life, Theatre, University of New Haven

The University of New Haven Theater Department is bringing back the “Golden Age” of musicals, with their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The production will run from Wednesday (April 19) to Saturday (April 22), with evening performances every night and an additional...

World Famous Opera Singer Holds Master Class for Music Students

World Famous Opera Singer Holds Master Class for Music Students

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Music, Student Life, Theatre, University of New Haven

On Tuesday April 4, internationally renowned opera baritone George Gagnidze held a workshop and master class at the University of New Haven. The first part of his visit was dedicated to music and sound recording students, and took place in the recording studio on the first floor of Dodds Hall. F...

Spring Broadway Preview

Spring Broadway Preview

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

From February until May each year, the Broadway community gears up for a full calendar of spring openings. In the spring half of this season, Broadway will welcome 13 new plays and musicals, and nine revival works. Of the 22 shows slated to open in the next few months, 11 are musicals. 7 new musi...

BroadwayCon Brings Community Together

BroadwayCon Brings Community Together

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

“There’s a place for us / Somewhere, a place for us…” In 2016, these lyrics, written in 1956 by musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim, became the tagline for the first ever BroadwayCon. Held in the middle of a massive January blizzard, BroadwayCon brought together passionate fans, industry lege...

Share a Dance With “La La Land”

Share a Dance With “La La Land”

January 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Theatre

In a city of stars, La La Land shines bright; brighter than the other movies of 2016, perhaps. Damian Chazelle (Whiplash) delivered one of the most eccentric, retro, whirlwind movies of the year, and it has slowly burrowed itself into the hearts and souls of many dreamers. The musical, set in modern...

UNH Theater Puts on “Our Town”

UNH Theater Puts on “Our Town”

Angela Tricarico

November 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life, Theatre

One of the great American plays, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, opened at the University of New Haven on November 16. The theater program put on the production, directed by a theater professor at the university, Jonathan Yukich. Though the play was written and first produced in 1938, the text...

This Week In Theater

Angela Tricarico

October 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Theatre

There is a new kitty in town. Mamie Parris, formerly of School of Rock The Musical is making her way to another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical: Cats. She is set to begin performances as Grizabella, The Glamour Cat on October 17. Pop star Leona Lewis, Broadway’s current Grizabella, will sing her final “Memory” when s...

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