"If you're 'In The Mood' for a 'Sentimental Journey' this show will leave you 'Dancing In The Streets!"
-Jim Morgan, Artistic Director, York Theatre Company


SWING FOR VICTORY 60 Second Spot

SWING FOR VICTORY 30 Second Spot

SWING FOR VICTORY 7 Minute Spot

 


From L to R: Dick Baker, Lauren Meyer, Emily Taradash, and John Debkowsky are “On Air” in the national tour of
SWING FOR VICTORY!

From L to R: Lauren Meyer and Dick Baker romance in the “Moonlight In Vermont” in the national tour of
SWING FOR VICTORY!

From L to R: Emily Taradash, Lauren Meyer, Dick Baker, and John Debskowsky board “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” in the national tour of SWING FOR VICTORY!

From L to R: “Hot Cha!” Lauren Meyer, Dick Baker, Emily Taradash, and John Debkowsky clown around in the national tour of SWING FOR VICTORY!

L to R - Stephen Smith, Blair Brown, Ron Remke, and Karyn McNay give their patriotic all during "God Bless America" in SWING FOR VICTORY! at The York Theatre

L to R - Stephen Smith, Blair Brown, Ron Remke, and Karyn McNay are "Shooting High" in SWING FOR VICTORY!
at The York Theatre

L to R - Stephen Smith and Ron Remke do the "G.I. Jive" in SWING FOR VICTORY! at The York Theatre.

L to R - Blair Brown and Karyn McNay are "Getting Corns For My Country" in SWING FOR VICTORY! at The York Theatre

"The Four F's Late Nite Variety Show"

"I'm Shooting High"

"I'll Be Seeing You/As Time Goes By"

"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"

"Sunny Side Of The Street"

 

By Andrew Gans
February 27, 2009

The York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading Series will continue March 11 with a reading of the new musical Swing for Victory!

Directed by Daniel T. Lavender, the reading of the "all-new 1940's big band revue" will boast the talents of Karyn McNae as Faith, Blair Brown as Fran, Ron Remke as Frank and Stephen Smith as Phil. Show time is 3:30 PM. (Note: This is not the Tony-winning Blair Brown but another New York actress with the same name.)

(The 45th Street Theatre with Lively Arts will present the show on March 10 at 8 PM for industry professionals.)

Swing for Victory! features a book by Michael Ruby and 14-piece orchestrations and four-part vocal arrangements of nearly 60 classic songs by Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Rogers and Hart, Dorothy Fields and more.

"Through laughter and song," press notes state, Swing for Victory! "tells the story of The Four F's – a fictional, Modernaires-style mixed quartet – as they embark on a marathon performance to bolster the spirits of a group of soldiers under siege. The group strives to entertain the troops while enduring stress, fatigue and a few unexpected surprises on the eve of V-E Day."

The creative team also includes orchestrator/arranger Joshua Clayton, musical director Alex LeFevre, sound desiger David Roy, and stage manager Eddie Rabon.

The reading will be presented at the York's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. Reservations are required by emailing Jeff Landsman at Jlandsman@yorktheatre.org (include name, phone number, the show's title and the number of tickets) or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24.

For more information visit www.yorktheatre.org.