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Release Date:
 February 25, 2014

what the critics are saying

Yank! is the most intriguing new American musical to reach New York in several seasons… a bright and enjoyable score. Sensitive material is enhanced by a fine cast. Yank! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point.
– Variety

Yank! is a snappy WWII salute to musicals. Steggert is thoroughly winning… Hernandez is exactly the kind of leading man the musical theater needs - tall, dark and talented.
– New York Daily News

“Its subtitle, 'A WWII Love Story,' encapsulates its main aspiration: to depict a same-sex couple as so many heterosexual couples have been shown over the years, struggling to capture the elusive thing called love against a backdrop of grand events. ... The cast's lone woman, the versatile Nancy Anderson in an absurdity of multiple roles, sings the kind of slow number that many screen and stage heterosexual couples have kissed to. Here, it's Stu and Mitch doing the kissing; the effect is sublime. ”
– The New York Times


Original Off-Broadway Cast

"The most intriguing new American musical to reach New York in several seasons: bright, original and moving" is how Variety described YANK! following its 2010 off-Broadway premiere. Its twice-extended, sold-out run at the York Theatre was the recipient of 7 Drama Desk, 3 Outer Critics' Circle, and 2 Lucille Lortel nominations - all including Best Musical. Written by Joseph Zellnik (music) and David Zellnik (book and lyrics), YANK!, a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks, tells the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who becomes a reporter for (the real) Army magazine Yank, faces his fear in battle, and perhaps even scarier for him, finds love with a fellow soldier named Mitch. With a lively and tuneful score inspired by the theatre and pop sounds of the 1940's, the show captures the spirit and exuberance of the World War II era even as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival. Following its initial run, the Zellnik brothers continued to refine the show, adding three new numbers and engaging legendary Broadway orchestrator Jonathan Tunick to provide all-new charts. Now, cast members Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee, Ragtime; Big Fish), Ivan Hernandez (Into the Woods), Nancy Anderson (Far From Heaven) and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas) reunite under the baton of music director Rob Berman to record the Original Off-Broadway Cast Album of YANK!

sound clips

track listing
  1. Opening Speech
  2. Remem'bring You
  3. Yank
  4. Polishing Shoes
  5. The Saddest Gal What Am
  6. Betty
  7. Click
  8. Get It, Got It, Good
  9. Rememb'ring You / Letters
  10. Blue Twilight
  11. You, You
  12. Yank (reprise)
  13. A Couple of Regular Guys
  14. Your Squad Is Your Squad
  15. Light On Your Feet
  16. Just True
  17. My Soldier
  18. A Couple of Regular Guys (reprise)
  19. Final Speech / Remem'bring You (reprise)

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