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Five spooky musicals to sing along to this Halloween

Five spooky musicals to sing along to this Halloween
October 26, 2020

Although Broadway has closed its theater’s doors because of the pandemic, with Halloween right around the corner, that’s no excuse not to check out this list of spooky-themed musicals whose soundtracks...

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment
October 12, 2020

Hollywood has a long way to go when it comes to accurate portrayals of Latinxs and other people of color in movies and television shows. Whitewashing -- or casting white actors to play non-white characters...

What’s the Theater Program Doing During COVID?

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“Melancholy” in 2019
September 28, 2020

COVID-19 has made it difficult for live theater to make its comeback, prefacing what the future of professional theater will look like as of now. As the university continues to uphold its social distancing...

Disability in Entertainment

Disability in Entertainment
September 14, 2020

In the entertainment industry, characters, along with supporting plotlines having to do with disabilities, have been few and far between. While shows such as “Switched at Birth,” “Glee,” “Breaking...

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back
August 31, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, life has changed for movie theatergoers. With different states regulating how indoor experiences happen, large movie theater chains had to quickly adapt to the impact of the...

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed
August 31, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Broadway theaters have been tentatively shut down through January 2021 amid New York’s Phase 2 reopening plan, which prompted other theatres to go “dark “ all across the country. These...

“Be More Chill” Upgrades

September 19, 2018

Be More Chill, a musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, is transferring to Broadway with opening night set for March 10, 2019 at the Lyceum Theater. The musical is a coming-of-age...

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns
June 12, 2018

There’s a reason why playwright Tony Kushner’s 1993 masterwork Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is known as The Great Work. It’s exactly that: great. All seven and a half...

“A Chorus Line” 101

November 9, 2017

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...

Theater Club Promoted to Gold Status

Theater Club Promoted to Gold Status
October 30, 2017

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...

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival
October 17, 2017

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...

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

October 1, 2017

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...

Local Fall Theater Preview

September 28, 2017

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...

Two for the Price of One: A Twist of Lemmon

Two for the Price of One: A Twist of Lemmon
September 19, 2017

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....

Summer Theater Roundup

Summer Theater Roundup
August 22, 2017

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...

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