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Broadway shows on TV: ‘Nance’ tonight, ‘Hairspray Live!’ next week

Lewis J. Stadlen as Efram, Cady Huffman as Sylvie, Nathan Lane as Chauncey Miles and Jonny Orsini as Ned in "The Nance." (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
Lewis J. Stadlen as Efram, Cady Huffman as Sylvie, Nathan Lane as Chauncey Miles and Jonny Orsini as Ned in “The Nance.” (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

Is it me or is there a lot more theater on TV? And at movie theaters? And other non traditional venues which is all a really good thing.

On Monday (Nov. 28) we had #TheaterOnTV with “Buried Child” as part of the #PBSTheater Close-Up series.

Downstage, Taissa Farmiga, Nat Wolff and Ed Harris in "Buried Child." (PHOTO: Monique Carboni)
Downstage, Taissa Farmiga, Nat Wolff and Ed Harris in “Buried Child.” (PHOTO: Monique Carboni)

Tonight at 9 on Channel 13 is an encore performance of “The Nance” with the amazing #NathanLane as a closeted gay burlesque comic. (repeats on Channel 13  at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 6, plus streaming live on various PBS stations ).

Next week, Dec. 7, we get #HairsprayLive with major theater folks #KristinChenoweth#HarveyFierstein #JenniferHudson and civilians with talent.

Logo for "Hairspray Live!"

This is a good thing! So watch them all so ratings go up and TV network executives decide to air more. Use all the social media you can as well.

‘The Nance’ streaming now on PBS websites

Nathan Lane publicity shot from "The Nance," available for watching on PBS websites.
Nathan Lane publicity shot from “The Nance,” available for watching on PBS websites.

If you missed “The Nance,” starring the incomparable Nathan Lane Friday night on PBS Channel 13, you can watch it now on the station’s website by clicking here.

Nominated for three Tony Awards, Douglas Carter Beane’s celebrated play is both a love letter to the grand old days of burlesque and a love story before its time. Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a burlesque comedian caught between the tug of his heart, the calling of his art, and the increasingly harsh realities of Depression Era politics and mores.