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The Nance Tickets & Information

Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street

Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

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The Nance Summary

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called "the nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man. Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Directed by 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O'Brien, The Nance welcomes 2-time Tony® Award winner Nathan Lane back to Broadway as Chauncey.

The Nance Cast Members:

Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Nathan Lane , Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini , Lewis J. Stadlen

The Nance Creative Team

Author: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Jack O'Brien
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity

The Nance Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 5 Tony Awards
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Nathan Lane
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - John Lee Beatty - Winner!
  • Best Costume Design of a Play - Ann Roth - Winner!
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play - Japhy Weideman
  • Best Sound Design of a Play - Leon Rothenberg - Winner!


Nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Actor in a Play
  • Outstanding Music in a Play - Glen Kelly

Nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding New Broadway Play
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Jack O'Brien- Winner!
  • Outstanding Set Design - John Lee Beatty
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Nathan Lane - Winner!
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Jonny Orsini
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Cady Huffman

The Nance Related Links

The Nance In the News

Showmen Blazing a Trail

From old movies to vaudeville acts, Douglas Carter Beane drew on many swishy real-life performances in writing The Nance.

A Love-Hate Reckoning

Nathan Lane and Douglas Carter Beane dug deep into gay history and their own psyches for The Nance, opening next month at the Lyceum Theater.

The Nance Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Recommended for 15 + (Nudity; mature themes)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 21, 2013 April 15, 2013

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (until curtain if there is an evening performance.)

Mail Order

The Nance
Telecharge Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.