Douglas Carter Beane’s new play, The Nance, ends its run at the Lyceum Theatre today. The production began previews on March 21 and officially opened on April 15. Though it was scheduled for an open run and enjoyed respectable sales, presumably The Nance was not able to sell enough tickets (particularly during the summer months when kid-friendly fare thrives) to stay open any longer.
Set in 1937, the play starred Tony Award-winning Broadway favorite Nathan Lane in the role of Chauncey Miles, a well-loved New York burlesque performer. Though Chauncey plays a popular campy character type known as ‘the nance,’ he must keep his own true homosexuality a secret.
Directed by Jack O’Brien, the production also starred Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Jonny Orsini, Jenni Barber, Mylinda Hull, and Lewis J. Stadlen.
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