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Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has played its last note. The program, which began in 2009, served as a key transitional opportunity for writers and composers who had recently graduated from musical theater writing programs and were just beginning to navigate the real-world theater industry.

Musicals that were first read at YIMT included Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs' "Pop!" (later produced at the Yale Rep and several other theaters); Christopher Cerrone's "Invisible Cities" (a Pulitzer Prize finalist); and (a personal favorite) Sharon Kenny and Janine Nabers' "Mrs. Hughes," about the poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.