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Disability in Entertainment

Disability in Entertainment

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

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 Bad,” “Atypical,” “Red Band Society,” and “The Good Doctor” all have characters...

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

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

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 worsening spread of the virus both nationally and internationally. One of the largest theater chains...

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

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

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

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 shutdowns have had a negative impact on an entire artistic field. Theaters have had to...

“Be More Chill” Upgrades

Angela Tricarico, Contributing Writer

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 story with a sci-fi twist, based on the 2004 young-adult novel of the same name by Ned Vi...

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

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 hours of it. The text itself is a behemoth split into two plays meant to be performed together. When sta...

“A Chorus Line” 101

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

April 18, 2017

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

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...

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