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In theater, an understudy, referred to in opera as cover or covering, is a performer who learns ... In musical theater, the term swing is often used for a member of the company who understudies seve...

TDF Theatre Dictionary » Swing

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A swing is a performer whose job is to play one or more roles in the acting ensemble of a show—usually a musical—when someone else is out. These dedicated ...

News: Life as a Swing: The Unsung Heroes of Musical Theater ...

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Aug 14, 2013 ... Jared is also a theater junkie. Ask him any question about any Broadway musical and he will most likely know the answer. Jared is married to ...

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Swing? | Backstage

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Feb 18, 2015 ... The odd musical theater gig—where dancers must be ready to perform any of possibly a dozen ensemble roles on any given day—isn't for ...

Swing | Inside Jobs

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Though the term “Swing” might make you think of a beloved piece of playground equipment, it's also a musical theater term. A Swing is like the ultimate ...

8 Things You Didn't Know About Being An Understudy on Broadway ...

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Mar 2, 2015 ... And then there's also a swing, who is someone who doesn't perform in the ... who eventually snagged the starring role in a Broadway musical. ... I got to the theatre, heard Jessie was out sick and went on with an hour's notice.

A Swing StoryDance Spirit

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Nov 14, 2012 ... Imagine you're a swing in a Broadway show. ... As any musical theater pro will tell you, the ability to perform several different versions of the ...

Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical ... - Bloomsbury

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In this textbook for performers, the position of a Swing-an Understudy for the ... just how vital Swings are to the success of any musical theatre production.

The Working Actor: Musical Theatre

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Heather also talks about what it's like to play every single role in the musical theatre canon: swing, understudy, ensemble and principle. She shares the ups and ...

Swings: Unsung Heroes of the Theatre - BroadwayBlack.com

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Sep 30, 2015 ... For most performers in musical theatre, that means one role, a set song list and choreography. Unless that is, that performer is the swing.

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Understanding Broadway: The Swing | Playbill

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Aug 1, 2010 ... "Swings" are vital positions in the cast of a Broadway musical. They need to be ... Frank DiLella is the theatre producer for NY1. *. Check out ...

Newsies' Michael Fatica Shares 10 Secrets of Broadway's Swings

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Oct 5, 2013 ... In a show like Newsies, the job of a swing is to arrive at the theater ... any Broadway musical and not appreciate what its swings have to do.

Broadway Swings: Theatre's First Responders – blog

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Dec 3, 2015 ... I received my BFA in theatre from NYU and two years after my graduation I was cast for the first time as a Swing in a new musical called ...