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Seeing a new musical in its development cycle is something relatively new to me.  While I’ve seen things at Playwrights Horizons & Second Stage, I’ve never seen one so clearly still being worked on.  In fact, apparently during the run at the York Theatre Company, a song was dropped.

Yank! A WWII Love Story (as so printed on the ticket, so spoiler-phobes beware) is ultimately about a young man come to terms with being gay while serving in the military during World War II, and does indeed fall in love.  Given that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hearings are ongoing and a major political plot point in the news, its not all that surprising that someone (or some people as they case in fact is) has written a musical about someone who was gay in the military.

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