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The Nance

Nathan Lane as Chauncey Miles in Douglas Carter Beane’s <EM>The Nance</EM>
Nathan Lane as Chauncey Miles in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance
The Nance: By Douglas Carter Beane
NEW YORK  •  Lincoln Center Theater  •  Ongoing

Douglas Carter Beane: The Nance
Directed by Jack O'Brien

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.


Jenni Barber , Andréa Burns , Cady Huffman , Mylinda Hull , Nathan Lane , Geoffrey Allen Murphy , Jonny Orsini , Lewis J. Stadlen

Sets: John Lee  Beatty
Costumes: Ann Roth
Lighting: Japhy Weideman
Sound: Leon Rothenberg
Original Music: Glen Kelly
Orchestrations: Larry Blank
Conductor: David Gursky
Hair/Wigs: David Brian Brown
Choreography: Joey Pizzi

Lincoln Center Theater Web Site

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Contact: Lincoln Center Theater
at The Lyceum
149 West 45th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 239 62 00

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