PHOTO CALL: Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, With Patrick Cummings and Jessica Grové, Takes a Bow

By Matthew Blank
November 4, 2013

The York Theatre Company's concert production of Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy played Nov. 1-3.



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Directed by Igor Goldin, the cast comprised Frank Anderson, Andrew Boyer, Wilson Bridges, Stephen Lee Anderson, Patrick Cummings, Jessica Grové, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton and William Zeffiro.

Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, which is based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer, features book and lyrics by Will Holt and Sawyer, music by Holt and music direction by Matt Castle.

The musical, press notes state, "begins with JFK’s days at Harvard through his assassination in Dallas, Jack dramatizes the life and career of JFK, while focusing on a central conflict– Jack’s fight to become his own man despite a difficult relationship with his power-obsessed father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Jack examines the triumphs as well as the shadows of the Kennedy legacy leading to the tragic event which continues to resonate with all of us 5o years later."