First Look At Nathan Lane In Broadway’s ‘The Nance’

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Broadway’s favorite golden boy Nathan Lane has returned once again to the stage. This time around Nathan will be on the stage in the Broadway production of The Nance.

The two-time Tony award winning actor will take the stage in Douglas Carter Beane’s new play The Nance. In the show, Lane plays a burlesque character, otherwise known as a “campy homosexual man, most times played by a straight actor.”

The stand out poster reveals Nathan Lane in his role, dressed in what appears to be a silk kimono, with a face full of makeup, as he stares wistfully at a picture of Chauncey Miles.

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“Beane brings audiences into the world of 1930s New York burlesque and introduces Chauncey Miles (Lane), a headline ‘nance’ performer who, unlike his counterparts, is actually a gay man living in secrecy and fear.”

The play is directed by Jack O’Brien, and in addition to Nathan Lane, The Nance also co-stars Tony winner Cady Huffman, Andrea Burns, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jonny Orsini, and Jenni Barber.

Runs of the show begin on March 21 at the Lyceum Theater on Broadway. Nathan briefly left the stage to guest-star in a character arc on The Good Wife, where he played a manager hired to cut costs at Lockhart & Gardner.

In 2010 it appeared that Nathan Lane might have grown tired of musical theater, with receiving mixed reviews for his role in The Addams Family. At the time he told The Daily Beast: We’ve done the best we could. [laughing] I think this might be my farewell to the musical theater.”

Are you excited to see Nathan Lane return to Broadway?