News from On and Off York Street

Tony Awards logo
October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Tony-Winning Alumni!

Actors Andrew Burnap (’16) and David Alan Grier (’81), and designers Derek McLane (’84) and Catherine Zuber (’84) won in their categories.

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A scene from Slave Play by Jeremy O'Harris
September 29, 2021

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (’18) Joins the Cast of Broadway’s SLAVE PLAY

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (’19) wrote the role with Crowe-Legacy in mind, which she first performed at the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival.

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Abubakr Ali
September 16, 2021

Abubakr Ali (’19) Cast as Dark Horse Comic Hero ‘Grendel’

Leading the Netflix cast, Ali is the first Arab Muslim male actor to portray a series lead in a comic book adaptation.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen
August 13, 2021

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (’15) Cements A Place on Hollywood’s New A-List

“At every point, when I asked people that I looked up to, they said, ‘Absolutely, yes.'” said Abdul-Mateen.

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David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo
June 30, 2021

An Extraordinary and Unprecedented Gift from David Geffen

The gift of $150 million ensures that from this day forward, in perpetuity, the School is tuition-free.

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Sydney Lemmon
June 29, 2021

Sydney Lemmon (’17) Joins Cast of ‘Firestarter’

Lemmon will play the mother of a child with pyrokinetic abilities in the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

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Molly Bernard
June 23, 2021

Molly Bernard (’13) Says Goodbye to ‘Younger’

Cast in the pilot shortly after graduating, Bernard grew into adulthood with her character, Lauren Heller.

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Stella Baker
June 22, 2021

Stella Baker (’18) leads CW series ‘The Republic of Sarah’

Baker and showrunner Jeffrey King fought to create “a flawed protagonist who can make mistakes.”

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James Cusati-Moyer
April 15, 2021

James Cusati-Moyer (’15) Joins Cast of ‘Black Adam’

The DC film starring Dwayne Johnson will be released in the summer of 2022.

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April 13, 2021

Tamilla Woodard (’02) Appointed Chair of Acting

Woodard’s five-year term as Chair and Resident Director at Yale Rep officially begins on July 1, 2021.

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