The Tony Award Winning play The Nance had it’s final live run on stage, last Sunday (August 11th) but it’s been taped and is set to air on PBS.
As a part of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center series, Nathan Lane and the cast of The Nance will be broadcast on the station sometime next year.
Set in the late 1930’s, The Nance gives us an inside view on what happens backstage in the rowdy and risque world of burlesque. Through the play, we are given the back-story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane) as he performs as a gay man onstage, shadowing his biggest secret in his own life.
The Nance won three Tony’s at this year’s awards ceremony:
Best Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth
and Best Sound Design: Leon Rothenburg
No air-date has been announced, but Lincoln Center reps have confirmed that three showings of the play have been filmed, and that it will make an appearance during next year’s 40th anniversary special.