By Douglas Carter Beane
June 19 – July 5, 2015
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
No performances June 21 or July 4
$25 - $40
Kalita Humphreys Theater
Directed by Bruce Coleman
Music direction and original music composed
by Adam C. Wright
Choreography by Kelly McCain
Starring B.J. Cleveland
Also Starring - Sterling Gafford, Bob Hess, Sherry Hopkins, Linda Leonard and Brett Warner
Uptown Players opens its 2015 season with the zany Broadway comedy The Nance, the 2013 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winning play written by Douglas Carter Beane. The Nance stars B.J. Cleveland in the leading role, which garnered a Tony nomination for Nathan Lane on Broadway.
The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (Cleveland), a headline nance (a parody of a gay man) in the twilight of New York burlesque’s era, who is homosexual. 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 1930s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his offstage life.
This brilliant and touching comedy was nominated for five Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards, and The New York Daily News called the play “refreshingly original.”
Rated R for adult humor and situations / brief nudity
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Uptown Players is thrilled to announce its 2015 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater complex, which will feature the regional premiere of the 2013 Tony Award nominated play, The Nance, the professional area premiere of the 2011 Tony nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, the 2014 Tony award winning musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, plus a new play entitled Harbor, which just completed a successful off-broadway run.