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‘THE NANCE” BEGINS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT IN MOVIE THEATRES ON JUNE 23
Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-Winning Production starring Nathan Lane, written by Douglas Carter Bean and directed by Jack O’Brien
Douglas Carter Beane’s 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginningJune 23.
The Nance tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque’s era. 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.
WHEN: Starting Monday, June 23
WHERE: For a complete list of theatres in your city, please visit www.broadwayonscreen.com
The Nance, which received three Tony Awards, played on Broadway at New York’s Lyceum Theater in 2013. The New York Daily News called the play “refreshingly original” and USA Today praised Nathan Lane’s standout performance “as heartbreaking as he is hilarious.” In addition to Lane, Beane’s play, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and directed for the stage by celebrated Broadway veteran Jack O’Brien, features an outstanding ensemble cast in Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen. Sets for the stage were designed 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, hair/wig design by David Brian Brown, and choreography by Joey Pizzi. Music was conducted by David Gursky. This presentation of The Nance was filmed last year, and is directed for the screen by Matthew Diamond, and with Andrew C. Wilk as Executive Producer.
The production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Actor – Nathan Lane and two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play – Nathan Lane and Outstanding Music in a Play – Glen Kelly. The Nance won three Tony Awards (Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play), two Outer Critics Circle Awards (Outstanding Actor in a Play – Nathan Lane, and Outstanding Director of a Play – Jack O’Brien), one Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Music in a Play – Glen Kelly), and Nathan Lane won the 2013 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance of the Season.
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About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information: aboutlincolncenter.org
About Lincoln Center Theater
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, is in its 29th year and produces plays and musicals at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse and Claire Tow Theaters, and other theaters on and off Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world, TV and film projects and original cast recordings. Outstanding recent productions include the Tony Award winning War Horse, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The Coast of Utopia. LCT develops new work through play readings, workshops and an annual Directors Lab. LCT also presents a “platform” discussion series, and publishes the Lincoln Center Theater Review. Open Stages, its education program, reaches thousands of NYC public schools students with curriculum-related projects, tickets, and a middle school Shakespeare program. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. This spring, LCT is producing Act One, a new play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Anthony Giardina’s The City of Conversation, directed by Doug Hughes, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, and the LCT3 production of Ayad Akhtar’s new play The Who & The What, directed by Kimberly Senior, at the Claire Tow Theater. For more information: lct.org