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Nathan Lane to return to 'The Nance' after injury

  • Article by: MARK KENNEDY
  • AP Drama Writer
  • July 25, 2013 - 3:35 PM

NEW YORK — A spokeswoman for "The Nance" says star Nathan Lane will return to the Broadway play Thursday after injuring his leg during Wednesday's performance.

Lane was unable to finish Wednesday night after the Tony Award-winner's leg was injured by the play's revolving set. Two and a half hours before he was due to go on Thursday, the spokeswoman said he would be back.

In Douglas Carter Beane's play, Lane plays a "nance" — a show business term for a stereotypically camp homosexual man — who is struggling both with his own identity and frustration at society's hypocrisy toward homosexuality.

Lane, a Tony winner for "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," was nominated as best actor this year for "The Nance."

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