Lortel Nominations Have Yale Connections

 Rebecca Taichman and Paula Vogel

Rebecca Taichman and Paula Vogel

Ato Blankson-Wood, a recent grad from the Yale School of Drama, just received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for outstanding male lead in a musical for his role in The Public Theater’s “The Total Bent.” (Music is by Tony Award-winner Stew.) The show also was nominated for outstanding musical. The Lortels honor the best of off-Broadway

Also honored with a nom is “Indecent,” as outstanding play. The Paula Vogel-Rebecca Taichman work opens on Broadway tonight. Taichman also got a nom for outstanding director of a play.