“A heartfelt new play set in the twilight of burlesque.” —The New York Times.
“A nearly perfect work of dramatic art…” —The New Yorker.
“A heartfelt period piece about coded and censored gay life in 1930s New York…this is Beane’s finest straight (well, straight-acting) play since The Little Dog Laughed
.” —Time Out New York.
“Douglas Carter Beane has found a way to use the campiness that is his primary theatrical color to relevant and moving effect…THE NANCE never hides its emotions behind a cloud of camp, nor does it settle for easy applause-sign trickery. (Even the political jokes are understated.) It shows you the real pain of a real man, and makes you feel what he feels.” —Wall Street Journal.