Post-Show Talkback Series to Start at YANK! 3/2

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in partnership with Broadway Impact today announced programming for three Post-Performance Talkbacks to discuss varied topics related to the themes of their acclaimed production of Yank!, currently playing at York Theatre at Saint Peter's. Yank! features music by Joseph Zellnik, book and lyrics by David Zellnik, and direction by Igor Goldin. Performances began on February 16th and continue through March 21, 2010.

The Post-Performance Talkback schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 2nd

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Past, Present and Future of the Historic Policy

Moderated by Blake Hayes, Founder of Equality Army, with panelists Anthony Hayes (Human Rights Campaign) and Denny Meyer (American Veterans for Equal Rights)

Tuesday, March 9th

Pop Music of World War II: The Songs That Changed a Generation

Panelists to be announced.

Wednesday, March 17th

Gay and Lesbian Characters in Musicals: "They are what they are ..."

Panelists include Will Taylor (La Cage aux Folles) and Michael Anderson (Brooklyn College Dramaturgical MA candidate)

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.

Honors for Yank! include a GLAAD Media Award nomination, a NYMF Audience Award for Best Musical and the New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Musical Production.

The creative team for Yank! also includes John Baxindine (Music Director), Jeffry Denman (Choreography), Ray Klausen (Set Design), Tricia Barsamian (Costume Design) and Ken Lapham (Lighting Design).


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


Please visit www.yorktheatre.org for the complete performance schedule. Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the The York Theatre at Saint Peter's box office (enter on 54th Street, just East of Lexington), and are currently on sale through Sunday, March 21st. Running Time is 2 hours, 20 minutes.

 

 

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