This One’s For The Girls Star Haley Swindal to Appear on ‘State of the Arts’ Tomorrow.

Broadway World Off Broadway
By BWW News Desk
October 19, 2017

Haley SwindalTHIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS, a new musical by Dorothy Marcic, is currently in previews with the Opening Night set for October 27th at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. One of the production’s stars, Haley Swindal, is this week’s special guest on the popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program “State of the Arts,” airing tomorrow (Friday) at noon. The segment can be heard online at

Haley Swindal appeared in JEKYLL & HYDE on Broadway, THE SECRET GARDEN at Lincoln Center Theater, and the national tours of WHITE CHRISTMAS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and I LOVE A PIANO. She is also currently appearing Off-Broadway in SISTAS. Haley has sung at Carnegie Hall alongside jazz great Steve Tyrell, with Ronan Tynan at Yankee Stadium and under the baton of Steve Reineke with The New York Pops.

Under the direction of tamara Kangas Erickson, THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS also starsTraci Bair (CIRQUE DREAMS, PANDORA’S BOX), Aneesa Folds (RAGTIME, SISTAS) and Jana Robbins (Broadway’s GYPSY, I LOVE MY WIFE, CRIMES OF THE HEART), with music direction by Zachary Ryan.

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS isn’t just for the girls! This “rocking, soulful and non-stop brilliant” new musical (Stage Scene LA) looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 Top 40 hits. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill men, women and everything in between!

Writer Dorothy Marcic also created the hit musical SISTAS, the longest-running African American musical in New York history now in its sixth smash year. Her first musical RESPECT (the genesis for THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS) played in over 70 U.S. cities. Dr. Marcic is a professor at Columbia University, a former Fulbright Scholar and author of 14 books including MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE, RESPECT: WOMEN AND POPULAR MUSIC and, most recently, LOVE LIFT ME HIGHER.

Presented by William Franzblau, THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS plays Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm at St. Luke’s Theatre308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through or by calling 212-239-6200.