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Tony-winner Nathan Lane stars in ‘The Nance’ Friday through Sunday at Coral Gables Cinema

Broadway’s The Nance starring Nathan Lane as a gay vaudevillian will be screened Friday through Sunday at Coral Gables Cinema.

From the theater:

Don't miss two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of "The Nance" coming to the Gables Cinema this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 to July 13, at 1:00 pm each day. In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. Douglas Carter Beane’s "The Nance" recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles (a gay man in his personal life) playing a headliner called “the nance,” a stereotypically camp gay man and master of comic double entendre – usually played by a straight man,  and his fellow performers. At a time when it was 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. When the mayor of New York tries to end burlesque, Chauncey must fight in court for his freedom of expression. Performances are captured live and presented in high quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection that brings Broadway to the Gables. The New York Times calls the show, "A nearly perfect work of dramatic art, whose power derives from its equitable compassion and its unromantic view of myth.” Tickets are $20 and under and are available in advance through the Cinema’s website www.gablescinema.com and in person at the box office during regular screening hours. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the website for more info and online ticket purchases. The Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Avenue, directly across from Books & Books, in downtown Coral Gables.


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