Nathan Lane Injured During Performance of The Frogs; Due Back Sept. 2

News   Nathan Lane Injured During Performance of The Frogs; Due Back Sept. 2
Nathan Lane was injured during the Sept. 1 matinee of The Frogs at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Timothy Gulan played the rest of the show as Lane sought medical attention for gashes and bruises to his legs, suffered in Act I of the musical.
Nathan Lane in The Frogs
Nathan Lane in The Frogs Photo by Paul Kolnick

The injury occurred when he descended into the stage via trapdoor, according to the paper. Gulan also played the evening performance Sept. 1.

Lane is expected to be back in the show Sept. 2.

The Frogs is based on an Aristophanes comedy and was written by Burt Shevelove and composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. For the new Lincoln Center Theatre staging, Tony Award-winning actor Lane (The Producers) revised the Shevelove libretto and stars as Dionysos, god of wine and drama.

The role is physically demanding and requires Lane, at one point in the Susan Stroman-directed piece, to bounce on and elastic cord and be spun through the air (to say nothing of climbing ladders and rolling around the stage).

The Times reported that Lane was evaluated by doctors and had no broken bones from the incident, and will continue to be evaluated.

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