The Broadway production of Douglas Carter Beane's new drama, The Nance, celebrated its opening night on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre. Following the performance, the cast and their guests headed to the Westside Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis for the first-night festivities.
The Nance stars Broadway icon Nathan Lane in the role of Chauncey Miles, a headline "Nance" performer in the world of 1930s burlesque, struggling with his homosexuality offstage while playing flamboyant camp characters onstage. The production reunites Lane with his Tony Award-winning Producers castmate Cady Huffman, along with Andréa Burns, Jenni Barber, Mylinda Hull, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini, and Tony Award nominee Lewis J. Stadlen. Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien directs.
Guests included Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Victoria Clark (Cinderella), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Victor Garber (Present Laughter), Linda Lavin (The Lyons) and Steve Bakunas, Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Cynthia Nixon (Wit), Jason Patric (That Championship Season), comedienne Caroline Rhea, Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey), Holland Taylor (Ann), and Mare Winningham (Picnic).