Nathan Lane Will Go On in THE NANCE Tonight Despite Foot Injury
Earlier today, BroadwayWorld confirmed that 2013 Tony nominee Nathan Lane was injured during a performance of THE NANCE last night and had to be replaced by his understudy, Stephen DeRosa. BWW has now confirmed that Lane will indeed go on in tonight's performance at the Lyceum Theatre despite his injury.
In a telephone interview with The New York Times Arts Beat this morning, the actor revealed more details on his injury, sharing that he had injured his foot and leg and was due to see a physical therapist.
According to the report, the injury occurred during the play's first act as Lane stepped off of the production's turntable, which spins around in order to allow the sets to transform from a burlesque house to the apartment of Lane's character, Chauncey Miles.
"The turntable was moving very quickly and I misjudged it, and had one foot on the stage while the other was still on the turntable, and it pulled my leg," Mr. Lane explained. "It twisted badly. I'm seeing a physical therapist today, and we'll see. I hope to be back in the show tonight."
The Nance, which features Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Nathan Lane, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen, was recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Actor - Nathan Lane, 6 Outer Critics' Circle Awards including Outstanding Broadway Play, Drama Desk Awards for Best Actor in a Play - Nathan Lane and Best Music for a Play - Glen Kelly and Drama League Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play and Distinguished Performance - Nathan Lane.
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 by Glen Kelly, orchestrations by Larry Blank, is conducted by David Gursky, has wig design by David BrIan Brown and choreography by Joey Pizzi
The performance schedule for The Nance is Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. PLEASE NOTE: Beginning June 20th, Thursday evening performances of The Nance will begin at 7pm.
Tickets to The Nance, priced from $37.00 to $132.00 through Sunday, August 11 are now available at the Lyceum Theatre box office, attelecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org. A limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit www.LincTix.org.
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