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Nathan Lane's new play!

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EponineAmneris
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Nathan Lane in new play THE NANCE
Posted: 10/24/12 at 12:06pm
http://broadwayworld.com/article/OFFICIAL-Nathan-Lane-Led-THE-NANCE-to-Open-415-at-Lyceum-Theatre-Jack-OBrien-to-Direct-20121024

I can not wait to see him back on Broadway!!! It should be in THE ICEMAN COMETH, but this will do

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Updated On: 10/24/12 at 12:06 PM
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 12:21pm
Yay. I've been waiting to see Nathan Lane play Nathan Lane in a new Nathan Lane play.
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Playbilly
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joined:3/30/12
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 02:31pm
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Haven't people tired of him, yet?
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flahooley2
Understudy
joined:6/1/08
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 02:50pm
It's actually Douglas Carter Beane's new play, and a more serious one as well. As for audiences being tired of Lane, I don't think so. He kept The Addams Family alive for a year after devastating reviews, starred in a hugely successful revival of Iceman, and has been very well received in an understated performance on The Good Wife. He's also been away from Bway for 2 years, so it's not like we've just seen him. Just go see The Performers instead.
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Jane2
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Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 03:17pm
Nathan Lane's a gem-no getting tired of a gem. A one of a kind gem.
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once a month
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joined:4/16/04
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 03:29pm
Count me in...another drab Nathan Lane portrayal! Can't wait...I enjoyed him more in Love, Valour than Producers or Merlin or Addams Family but I need my Nathan fix.
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 04:30pm
Nathan has taken a definite serious path in his most recent work. There is nothing funny about THE ICEMAN COMETH or THE GOOD WIFE. From what I understand, this new play is pretty dark and serious as well. He wants to show his range and break the mold the haters have him in before the end of his career. He certainly has the acting chops, work ethic and drive to do drama well.



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Updated On: 10/25/12 at 04:30 PM
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mc1227
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joined:7/29/07
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/24/12 at 07:19pm
Nathan said during Addams Family that it was probably his last musical. The recent serious roles show that great side of Nathan that has been overshadowed by the enormity of the musical roles he has played. He is a wonderfully talented actor. I am thrilled about this role and the subject matter. I think he will be perfect.
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 02:33am
Here's how his role is described in a casting notice:

"Male. Late 40s Early 50s. A performer. Off stage he is refined and elegant. Even if his shirts are frayed, there is a sophistication about him. He speaks with a standard American accent so flawless he almost sounds British. A quick temper. Overly proud and vain, a mischievous sense of humor. Self-loathing but still charming. On stage, all bets are off. Wild, effeminate, think Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly at their swishiest. Must have an ability to hold a stage with personality. Some singing involved."

...sounds like Nathan Lane.
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aaronb
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joined:6/3/12
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 05:17am
Nice!
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 08:14am
Thank you for sharing that, Kad. From reading that, it does sound like a character Nathan will be able to do very well.
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Gothampc
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Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 10:26am
The question is, will he get bored in the role and start breaking character and talking to the audience?
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broadwaybabywannabe2
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joined:11/9/11
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 05:14pm
I love Nathan Lane... i mean i was so turned on to him when i first saw him in the Los Angeles production of the "Lisbon Traviata" so many years ago, and still to this day am a huge fan...he is MR. BROADWAY!...
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GavestonPS
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joined:6/10/12
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/25/12 at 05:28pm
In my experience Joey (as Lane used to be called) was also a really nice guy, if a little shy, and as funny off stage as on.

I don't get the hatred...
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EponineAmneris
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Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 08:47am
^^^ Thank you for the input, GavestonPS That's good to hear.

And I don't get it, either. But... I don't know that it's really "hatred"/"haters", I think it's more a mentality of "one trick pony."

"I've seen him do that before."
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EponineAmneris
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Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 08:47am
Sorry... Double post.

"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
Updated On: 10/26/12 at 08:47 AM
AThousandSweetKisses
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joined:10/26/12
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 10:39am
I will never tire of seeing Nathan Lane perform! ;D
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 11:47am
^^^ Neither will I, AThousandSweetKisses

"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
Updated On: 10/26/12 at 11:47 AM
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Jane2
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joined:2/13/04
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 12:38pm
I'm a huge Nathan Lane fan, but-- "In my experience Joey (as Lane used to be called) was also a really nice guy"

I'm glad you had that experience, but no.

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AC126748
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joined:7/15/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 01:03pm
The question is, will he get bored in the role and start breaking character and talking to the audience?

I've never seen him break when he was doing a straight play. He's only done it in FORUM, THE PRODUCERS, and THE FROGS (to my experience), and each time he did it there it was expected and encouraged. He definitely didn't do it in BUTLEY or GODOT or ICEMAN COMETH. (Although considering his character is a vaudevillian I wouldn't be surprised if there was vamping written into the script)


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Updated On: 10/26/12 at 01:03 PM
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iluvtheatertrash
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joined:11/9/04
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 02:15pm
He couldn't have been sweeter every time I've had the pleasure of meeting him. Kind and gracious. Always love seeing him on stage.
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 02:47pm
^^^ That's been my expierience, too, iluvtheatertrash. And I do, too.

"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
Updated On: 10/26/12 at 02:47 PM
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Jane2
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joined:2/13/04
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 03:54pm
Oh, dear Nathan is a curmudgeon and is the first one to admit it! Not saying anything new here.
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 04:34pm
No one is saying he's a saint, Jane2. No one is saying we eat dinner with him all the time and know him as a "friend." I expect we are all meaning stage door expieriences, charity events, ect.
"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
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Jane2
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Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 05:10pm
Yes, Eponine Amneris. Of course he's a nice guy at stage door experiences, charity events, ETC. What celebrity isn't? It's their job, you know.

Just forget it, ok? ok!
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themysteriousgrowl
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joined:11/10/10
Nathan Lane's new play!
Posted: 10/26/12 at 05:16pm

Yes, everyone please forget it.
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