Dancing On Nails Ends Off-Broadway Run July 31
By Andrew Gans
Paul Manuel Kane's Dancing On Nails, which officially opened July 24 following previews that began July 10, plays its final performances at Off-Broadway's Theatre 80 July 31 at 3 PM and 7 PM.
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"), Bryna Weiss, Lori Wilner, Michael Lewis and Jazmyn Richardson. (Weiss joins the cast for the final two performances, replacing Lauren Klein — in the role of Luba Fogel — who had a prearranged departure after the July 24 opening to star as Linda Loman in the Denver Center Theatre Company production of Death of a Salesman.)
"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.
Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Marks Place (just west of First Ave.). Tickets are $55 and are available through DancingOnNails.com.
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