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Actors' Equity Association Announces Third "National Swing Day"

The event will take place on January 17.

The cast of Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Actors' Equity Association will mark its third annual "National Swing Day" with a social media celebration on Wednesday, January 17.

Swings are those members of the company who cover the parts played by other chorus members. Often the most important to cast because of the nature of the job, a swing must have vocal range, be able to dance and be able to step into a role from young child to an older character, male or female. A swing also must know the smallest detail of every "track." Essentially, the swing must be able to do it all and must be ready to go on at a moment's notice.

Using the hashtag #EquityTeamSwing, the event will flood social media with posts and discussions honoring swings for their work onstage.