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17 wed jul 2013

The Nance

The Nance

Nominated for 5 Tony Awards!

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called "the nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man.

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.

Directed by 3-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, THE NANCE welcomes 2-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane back to Broadway as Chauncey.

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Lincoln Center, Lyceum Theatre