144Celebrating its 40th season on PBS, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER has just announced the planned broadcast of two major theatrical events to launch the annual PBS Arts Fall Festival. First up is the New York Philharmonic’s critically lauded stage production of STEPHEN SONDHEIM and HUGH WHEELER’S musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. The astounding cast features BRYN TERFEL, EMMA THOMPSON, CHRISTIAN BORLE and AUDRA McDONALD.

The following month will see the broadcast of THE NANCE, DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE’S acclaimed drama set in the twilight of New York’s burlesque era and centered on a homosexual actor living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930’s Manhattan. NATHAN LANE recreates the titular role which won him a Tony Award nomination in 2013.

Speaking last week to reporters at a press conference promoting the play, DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE explained why writing THE NANCE was important to him. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET debuts on PBS 9/26

THE NANCE debuts on PBS 10/10

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Posted by Bob Healy


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