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Opening night for 'Shows for Days'

Dale Soules, Zoe Winters, Michael Urie, Jerry Zaks, Douglas Carter Beane, Patti LuPone, Jordan Dean and Lance Coadie Williams - Opening night for 'Shows for Days' at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater - Departures at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 30th June 2015

Michael Urie and Patti LuPone
Michael Urie and Patti LuPone
Zoe Winters and Michael Urie
Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and Dale Soules

Love's Labour's Lost opening night-arrivals

Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn - Opening night of Love's Labour's Lost at the Delacorte Theater-Arrivals. - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 13th August 2013

Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn
Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn
Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn

Tony Eve Cocktail Party

Douglas Carter Beane - Tony Eve Cocktail Party held at LDV Hospitality's Lugo Caffe - New York, NY, United States - Saturday 8th June 2013

2013 Broadway com Audience Choice Awards

Douglas Carter Beane - The 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center - New York City, NY, United States - Sunday 5th May 2013

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Meet The 2013 Tony Award Nominees Reception

Douglas Carter Beane - Meet The 2013 Tony Award Nominees Reception held at the Broadway Millenium Hotel - New York City, NY, United States - Wednesday 1st May 2013

Don't Write Off 'The Nance' As Broadway's Finest Of 2013


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'The Producers' star Nathan Lane shines in Douglas Carter Beane's new play 'The Nance' set in the twilight of the burlesque era. The production opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on Monday night (April 15, 2013) to seemingly unanimous praise from even the most discerning of theatre critics.

Lane plays Chauncey Miles, a headline performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be a homosexual. The show explores the difficulties of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of the 1930s, which Lane appears to demonstrate with aplomb. "The Nance, a Lincoln Center Theater production directed by the estimable Jack O'Brien and featuring a fine supporting cast, is the most ambitious work to date from Mr. Beane," said the New York Times. The New York Daily News said, "Lane has won Tonys for musical star turns in "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Under Jack O'Brien's assured direction, he's funny, sad and touching as the conflicted Chauncey."

The Huffington Post directed most of its praise at Lane's performance, saying, "As he's [Lane] previously demonstrated, he has the uncanny ability to make audiences laugh while tugging at their heartstrings - the gift indicating more than a spark of genius."

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar Review


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"Quirky" doesn't begin to describe the new, long-awaited film To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. If you've seen any of the promos for the movie, you probably know the premise: three drag queens (Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo) start a cross-country trek to Hollywood, carting with them their wardrobes and an autographed picture with the title inscription. Hardly out of New York, their car breaks down in middle-of-nowhere Snydersville. Here, the "ladies" give the town a makeover, bringing it not only fashion sense, but respect for women, racial harmony, and an end to spouse abuse. A drag queen can do a lot when she puts her mind to it.

The three are as different as drag queens can be. Vida (Swayze) sweeps around like a Southern debutante, while Noxeema (Snipes) acts more like a pro wrestler. Chi Chi (Leguizamo) is the Charo-type of the bunch, a drag queen-in-training who never realizes when she's laying it on too thick. Of the three, Leguizamo is the one to watch. It's almost frightening how well he lands his role, while Swayze and Snipes are more like guys acting like guys in drag. The supporting cast is uninspiring, but watching for the numerous cameos is fun.

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