Seat Filler: Best NYC Theater of 2010
BY Brandon Voss
December 20 2010 11:00 AM ET
Directed by Igor Goldin and penned by gay brothers David and Joe Zellnik, York Theater Company’s moving World War II musical had tap dances, torch songs, a drag number, a dream ballet, and shirtless soldiers. What more could you want from an old-timey tuner? In this sentimental salute to barracks bottom-bunkers before “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Ragtime’s Bobby Steggert was adorably affecting as a shy draftee who falls for a conflicted fellow private played by Ivan Hernandez. Nancy Anderson played a lesbian servicewoman, and choreographer Jeffry Denham provided sassy comic relief as a gay journalist at Yank, a real-life WWII ’zine.
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