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Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!

The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) presents Douglas Carter Beane's new play The Nance directed by Jack O'Brien, which opened last night, April 15. This production features Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Nathan Lane, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen.

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all of the excitement of The Nance's opening night, and you can go inside the after party festivities below!

In The Nance, playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be homosexual. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints, the portrait of a homosexual man, living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life.

THE NANCE has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Leon Rothenberg, original music and arrangements by Glen Kelly, orchestrations by Larry Blank, is conducted by David Gursky, and choreography by Joey Pizzi.

Photos by Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Douglas Carter Beane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini & Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Matthew Goodrich

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Megan Sikora

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Michael Kostroff

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Stephen DeRosa

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Andrea Burns

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Mylinda Hull

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Geoffrey Allen Murphy

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Lewis J. Stadlen

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Stephen DeRosa

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Lewis J. Stadlen

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Mylinda Hull

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Stephen DeRosa

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini & Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini & Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini & Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini, Nathan Lane, Lewis J. Stadlen

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Douglas Carter Beane, Jack O'Brien, Jonny Orsini, Nathan Lane, Lewis J. Stadlen

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Douglas Carter Beane, Jonny Orsini, Nathan Lane, Lewis J. Stadlen

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini, Nathan Lane, Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!
Jonny Orsini, Nathan Lane, Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Jenni Barber

Photo Coverage: Celebrate Opening Night with the Cast of THE NANCE- Inside the After Party!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.