Seat Filler: Best NYC Theater of 2010

The Advocate's man on the New York theater scene counts down the top 10 LGBT-inclusive productions of the past year.

BY Brandon Voss

December 20 2010 10:00 AM ET


1. Yank!
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.