Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yank! A New Musical

Tonight marks the opening of previews for a musical I have been highly anticipating...

According to the website: 

"Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the romantic relationship between two servicemen long before don't-ask-don't-tell was part of the national discussion.  With a lively score inspired by the pop sounds of the 1940s,  Yank! captures the spirit and exuberance of the era even as it explores questions of prejudice,  courage and survival. It tells the story of Stu—a photographer for Yank magazine—and Mitch, an Army Private, who fall in love and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against them."

I have several friends who are either closely associated with this production, or have fallen in love with its earlier versions, and they all say that it is a powerful, beautiful new musical with an incredible score (Joseph Zellnik, music and David Zellnik, lyrics).  The cast looks to be phonemonal, as well.  In particular, I am looking forward to seeing Bobby Steggert, as he blew me away as younger brother in the recent Broadway revival of Ragtime.

Performances are presently scheduled through March 21st.  I will be sure to post a review as soon as I have the joy of experiencing the show personally, but in the meantime, click here to purchase your tickets...

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