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Third Annual ‘National Swing Day’ Will Celebrate Some of Broadway's Hardest-Working Performers

The January 17 event includes a Playbill Instagram takeover from SpongeBob SquarePants swing Alex Gibson and a Facebook Live broadcast with the swings of A Bronx Tale.

Brynn Williams & Alex Gibson

Brynn Williams & Alex Gibson (Marc. J. Franklin)

The third annual National Swing Day will take place January 17 with a series of social media takeovers celebrating some of the theatre industry's hardest-working actors, who must be prepared to go on with little notice for up to dozens of roles.

Started by Actors' Equity Association, National Swing Day honors the all-too-often unsung heroes of Broadway: swings. Look for the hashtag #EquityTeamSwing on all social channels for posts and discussions honoring this group of Broadway's most-versatile performers.

A swing is a member of a production's company that is essentially a general purpose ensemble understudy.

Click here for the full article published on by Logan Culwell-Block on January 16, 2017.