Yank! extends run by two weeks

The York Theatre Company's Off-Broadway premiere of David Zellnik and Joseph Zellnik’s musical, Yank! A World War II Love Story, has extended its run by two weeks due to the high demand for tickets. The musical will now play through to 4 Apr 2010 at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s.

Yank! opened at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s on 24 Feb 2010, following prevews from 16 Feb and was originally scheduled to close on 21 Mar 2010.

The show opened to mostly excellent reviews: Harmonies are vibrant (newyorktheatreguide.com); A Fine mix of humor and simmering drama (NY Times); Supremely entertaining (AP); Bright, original and moving (Variety).

Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the 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 1940’s, Yank! captures the spirit and exuberance of the era as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival.

Directed by Igor Goldin, Yank! stars Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers), Ivan Hernandez (Romantic Poetry, The Fantastics) and Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, 110 in the Shade).

The musical also features Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Zak Edwards (Encores! No No Nanette), Todd Faulkner (PBS’ “Wordscape”), Denis Lambert (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls, Grease), David Perlman (Calvin Berger at Barrington Stage), Christopher Ruth (Happy Days at Paper Mill/Goodspeed) and Tally Sessions (South Pacific).

Featuring music by Joseph Zellnik and book and lyrics by David Zellnik, Yank! also features music direction by John Baxindine, choreography by Jeffry Denman, set design by Ray Klausen, costume design by Tricia Barsamian and lighting design by Ken Lapham.

Yank! is co-produced by Maren Berthelsen, Pamela Koslow, Stuart Wilk, Matt Schicker, Hugh Hayes, Jim Kierstead, Sondra Healy and Shidan Majidi.

Tally Sessions, Joseph Medeiros, David Perlman, Nancy Anderson, Christopher Ruth and Todd Faulkner
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