Yank!, with Bobby Steggert, Extended Through April 4

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05 Mar 2010

Bobby Steggert and Ivan Hernandez
Bobby Steggert and Ivan Hernandez
Photo by Carol Rosegg
The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical Yank!, which officially opened at the Off-Broadway venue Feb. 24 following previews that began Feb. 16, has been extended by two weeks.

Due to the high demand for tickets, performances will now continue through April 4 rather than the originally announced March 21.

Bobby Steggert, recently on Broadway in the revival of Ragtime, heads the cast as Stu. He is joined onstage by Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers), Ivan Hernandez (Romantic Poetry, The Fantasticks), Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Zak Edwards (Encores! No No Nanette), Todd Faulkner (PBS's "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).

Igor Goldin directs. The production also features music direction by John Baxindine and choreography by Jeffry Denman.

Yank! The New Musical has music by Joseph Zellnik with book and lyrics by David Zellnik. The musical, according to the York, "tells the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who gets drafted for World War II in 1943, and becomes a photographer for Yank Magazine, the journal 'for and by the servicemen.' Yank! has a score that pays homage to the 1940s and explores what it means to be a man, and what it is to fall in love and struggle."



The production also boasts set design by Ray Klausen, costume design by Tricia Barsamian and lighting design by Ken Lapham.

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

Tickets are available by calling (212) 935-5820 or by visiting www.yorktheatre.org. All performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).