Peter Van Wagner, Lori Wilner, Lauren Klein, Marco Greco, Jazmyn Richardson Cast in Off-Broadway's Dancing On Nails

Casting has been announced for Paul Manuel Kane's Dancing On Nails, which will begin previews July 10 at Theatre 80.

Lori Wilner
Lori Wilner

Directed by Allen Lewis Rickman, the production will officially open July 24 at 7 PM.

The cast will feature Peter Van Wagner (Isaac Ginsburg on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Lori Wilner, Lauren Klein, Marco Greco 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 will feature scenic design by Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb.

Performances will continue through Aug. 29.

Show times are Wednesdays at 3 PM and 7 PM and Thursdays at 3 PM.

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