The Nance: Nathan Lane and Jonny Orsini

Nathan Lane and Jonny Orsini in a scene from The Nance. 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 in marked contrast to his offstage life.

Video: Lincoln Center Theater