Dancing On Nails Will End Off-Broadway Run Early

Paul Manuel Kane's Dancing On Nails, which officially opened July 24 following previews that began July 10, will play its final performances at Off-Broadway's Theatre 80 July 31.

Lori Wilner
Lori Wilner

Directed by Allen Lewis Rickman, the production was originally scheduled to conclude Aug. 29.

The cast features Peter Van Wagner (Isaac Ginsburg on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Lori Wilner, Lauren Klein, Michael Lewis and Jazmyn Richardson.

"He’s Jewish and she’s Black," press notes state. "He’s 50 and she’s 20. And it’s 1953. The new comedy Dancing On Nails explores the challenging relationship between a lonely middle-aged shopkeeper and his young African-American employee in 1950s Greenwich Village."

Playwright Paul Manuel Kane has authored the plays Florabel (Playbox Theatre), New York Stories (Roy Arias Theater) and Red Wing Cara Cara (Altered Stages).

The production has scenic design by Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb.

Remaining performances are July 31 at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Marks Place (just west of First Ave.). Tickets are $55 and are available through DancingOnNails.com.

Michael Lewis, Loril Wilner and Peter Van Wagner
Michael Lewis, Loril Wilner and Peter Van Wagner (Photo by Marina Levitskaya)