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Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway

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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, scroll down for photos from the red carpet 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: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Paul Runick

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jack O'Brien

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Holland Taylor

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jason Patric

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Mike Birbiglia

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Caroline Rhea

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Justin Mikita & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Caroline Rhea & Mike Birbiglia

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Douglas Carter Beane & Lewis Flinn

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jack O'Brien

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Steve Bakunas & Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Jason Patric

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Emily Tyra & Greg Hildreth

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Douglas Carter Beane & Lewis Flinn

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
Douglas Carter Beane

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Opening Night of THE NANCE on Broadway

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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.