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Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE

Lincoln Center Theater will present The Nance, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). It will also star Jenni Barber, Andrèa Burns, Cady Huffman, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen.

The marquee just went up at the Lyceum Theatre and you can check it out below!

A nance, according to Webster's Dictionary, is "an effeminate or homosexual man." In the world of 1930's burlesque, a nance was a wildly popular character, a stereotypically camp homosexual man, usually played by a straight performer. 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, with humor and pathos, 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE

Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE
Theatre Marquee unveiling for Nathan Lane starring in 'Nance' at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City on 2/12/2013

Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE
Theatre Marquee unveiling for Nathan Lane starring in 'Nance' at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City on 2/12/2013

Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE
Theatre Marquee unveiling for Nathan Lane starring in 'Nance' at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City on 2/12/2013

Up on the Marquee: THE NANCE

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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.


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