BOOK & LYRICS BY DAVID ZELLNIK
MUSIC BY JOSEPH ZELLNIK
4th - 14th July
Nominated for 7 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Yank! is a musical based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War II, and billed as the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein never wrote. This Australian premiere love story explores what it means to fall in love and struggle to survive, in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.
"Yank!" is the most intriguing new American musical to reach New York in several seasons
A bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound. …
- Steven Suskin, Variety
7 Drama Desk nominations (including Best Musical as well as best music, book and lyrics) as well as nominations for Best Musical from the Outer Critics' Circle)
YANK! ran as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005 where it had a completely sold out run and won an audience award for Best Musical.
United Kingdom - Hairspray with Michael Ball, Brian Conley, Michael Stark, Les Dennis, Nigel Planer and Mickey Dolenz; Smile the British Premier; Titanic, the Musical, Shaw Theatre, London; Collabro, National.
Musical Director -
Avenue Q (Prince Moo Productions), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vic Theatre Company, 2016), Dogfight (Doorstep Arts, 2016), Next to Normal (Doorstep Arts, 2014) as well as Twisted Broadway 2017.
Choreographer - Dan Venz
Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions), Boy & Girl (Oscar Theatre Co), Grease The Arena Experience (Harvest Rain).
Sound Designer -Ben Murray
Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions) Spring Awakening (Underground Broadway, 2018), Don't Call Me Ishmael (Underground Broadway, 2018), Carrie (Wax Lyrical, 2016).