ANNOUNCING FULL CAST, THEATRE & DATES!
THREE-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE
& GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER & EMMY AWARD NOMINEE
WILL BE JOINED BY TONY AWARD NOMINEES
DAVID FURR & BRANDON URANOWITZ
IN THE FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
IN A NEW PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER
Performances Begin March 15, 2019
Officially Opens April 16, 2019
At Hudson Theatre on Broadway
“AN EXQUISITELY ARRANGED TANGO OF LOVE, LUST AND LONELINESS.” – New York Times
(New York, NY) Producer David Binder announces today that Tony Award Nominees David Furr (Burton) and Brandon Uranowitz (Larry) will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Pale) and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna) in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances on Friday, March 15, 2019 and officially opening on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036).
101 Productions, Ltd will be the General Manager.
When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era.
The design team includes three Tony Award winners Derek McLane (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes) and Natasha Katz (Lights).
The original production of BURN THIS premiered Off-Broadway in 1987 starring John Malkovich as Pale and Joan Allen as Anna, before transferring to Broadway in a critically acclaimed, award-winning production.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 28 at 10AM (EST) through Friday, November 30 at 9:59AM (EST) by visiting www.BurnThisPlay.com, calling 855-801-5876 or in-person at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
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Hudson Theatre, the oldest and newest theatre on Broadway, originally opened in 1903 by Henry B. Harris with a production of Cousin Kate, starring Ethel Barrymore. After 114 years, the landmark venue was restored to its former glory as a Broadway playhouse by Ambassador Theatre Group (in association with Millennium Hotels and Resorts) and it re-opened in February 2017 with Sunday in the Park with George as the 41st Broadway venue.
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ADAM DRIVER (Pale) can currently be seen in theaters in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. He was most recent seen in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. Upcoming films include an Untitled Noah Baumbach feature for Netflix opposite Scarlett Johansson, Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, Scott Burns’ The Torture Report, and Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Driver won the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor for Hungry Hearts, which premiered at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival. Other recent credits include Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His other film credits include: While We’re Young, This Is Where I Leave You, Tracks, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lincoln, Frances Ha, and J. Edgar. Driver also starred on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Girls.” His performance in “Girls” garnered him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His Broadway credits include Man and Boy (dir. Maria Aitken), opposite Frank Langella, as well as Mrs. Warren’s Profession (dir. Doug Hughes) opposite Cherry Jones. Off-Broadway, he starred in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (dir. Sam Gold), which earned him the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor. Prior to that, he took the stage as ‘Louis Ironson’ in The Signature’s revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (dir. Michael Greif). In 2008, Driver founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization dedicated bringing live stage performance to active duty and veteran members of the US Armed Forces and their families. Driver is a Juilliard graduate and is a former Marine who was with 1/1 Weapons Company at Camp Pendleton, CA.
KERI RUSSELL (Anna Mann). A familiar face to audiences worldwide, Keri Russell has starred in a number of major motion pictures, independent films and television shows. Russell was most recently seen on the critically acclaimed FX series “The Americans”, which completed its six-season run this spring. For the show, Russell received a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, three Emmy nominations, one Golden Globes® nomination, and four Critics’ Choice Award nominations. Upcoming, Russell will be seen on the big screen in Star Wars: Episode IX, which reunites her with director J.J. Abrams, and the Scott Cooper directed, Guillermo Del Toro produced supernatural horror thriller, Antlers. Both films are scheduled to be released in 2019. Russell’s film credits include We Were Soldiers, Mad About Mambo, The Upside Of Anger, Mission Impossible III, August Rush, The Girl In The Park, Bedtime Stories, Extraordinary Measures, Goats, Austenland, Dark Skies, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Free State Of Jones, and of course the romantic film Waitress for which she received rave reviews. Russell first garnered attention when she starred in the title role of the hit television series “Felicity” from J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Just four months after the show’s acclaimed premiere on the WB, she was honored with a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series. Russell’s other television credits include the miniseries “Into the West,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” and “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett. Russell made her New York theatre debut in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, in 2005.
DAVID FURR (Burton) was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance in the recent revival of Noises Off. He has also appeared on Broadway in productions of Accent On Youth, Cymbeline, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Rivals, King Lear, and the last revival of The Importance Of Being Earnest, which was also screened in cinemas nationwide. Other notable New York theatre includes the Manhattan Theatre Club productions of Equivocation and The Explorers Club, as well as The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park productions of Cymbeline and As You Like It for which he was honored with the St. Clair Bayfield Award from the Actors' Equity Association. Furr has appeared on film in 13 Hours; Anche Se E Amore, Non Si Vede; Evening; The Sounding; and the upcoming The Highwaymen opposite Woody Harrelson, Kevin Costner, and Kathy Bates. He is best known to television audiences for his roles on “The Man In The High Castle,” “Mr. Mercedes,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Turn: Washington Spies,” “Iron Fist,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Following,” “The Americans,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and numerous guest appearances. He can currently be seen on the CBS drama series “Bull.”
BRANDON URANOWITZ (Larry) is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his performances in An American in Paris and Falsettos. He can currently be seen as Itzik in the Tony Award winning Best Musical The Band’s Visit, directed by David Cromer. Most recently, Uranowitz was acclaimed for his starring role as Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel at New York City Center Encores!, directed by Josh Rhodes. Other Broadway credits include Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the work of Hal Prince, co-directed by Mr. Prince and Susan Stroman at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Baby, It’s You! After studying drama at NYU Tisch, Brandon joined the national touring company of Rent, directed by Michael Greif. Regionally, Brandon was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for starring as Arnold Beckoff in Torch Song Trilogy, directed by Michael Kahn at DC's Studio Theatre. The Washington Post called Uranowitz "perfect... impeccably dry" and "effortlessly hilarious.” He also starred as Eugene in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, directed by Scott Schwartz at the Old Globe. Film credits include the upcoming The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, and Stage Fright. On television, Brandon recurs this season on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for Amazon. He has guested on “Dietland”, “Blue Bloods," “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent." @BranUran.
LANFORD WILSON (1937 – 2011) authored Balm in Gilead, The Rimers of Eldritch, The Gingham Dog, Lemon Skey, Serenading Louie, The Hot L Baltimore, The Mound Builders, Angels Fall, Burn This, Redwood Curtain, Trinity, Fifth of July, Talley & Son, Talley's Folly, Book of Days, Rain Dance, Sympathetic Magic and some 20 one-act plays including Brontosaurus, The Great Nebula in Orion and the paired A Poster of the Cosmos and The Moonshot Tape. For television, he wrote for "Taxi!" (no relation to the series) and "The Migrants," from a story by Tennessee Williams. He also wrote the libretto for Lee Hoiby's opera of Williams' Summer and Smoke and a new translation of Chekov's Three Sisters. Wilson co-founded (with Tanya Berezin, Rob Thirkield and Marshall W. Mason) the Circle Repertory Company in New York City and was a resident playwright there from 1969-1995. Awards include the Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in Theatre Arts, The Institute of Arts and Letters Award, The Edward Albee Last Frontier Award, The John Steinbeck Award, The Drama-Logue Award (Los Angeles) for Talley's Folly and Fifth of July, two New York Drama Critic's Circle Awards for Best Play (Talley's Folly and The Hot L Baltimore), two Obie Awards for Best Play (The Hot L Baltimore and The Mound Builders), an Obie Award for Sustained Achievement, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Talley's Folly). He was a member of the Dramatists Guild Council. The theatre community as a whole deeply felt his loss in March 2011 when he passed away at the age of 73.
MICHAEL MAYER (Director). Recent work includes: Head Over Heels (Hudson), Chess (Kennedy Center), WarholCapote (ART), Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender (Belasco), and the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie at London’s ENO. Broadway Credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award, best musical revival, also National Tour), Spring Awakening (Tony Award/Best Musical and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Director; also London, National Tour, Vienna, Tokyo, and Seoul productions); American Idiot (also co-author, Drama Desk Award for Best Director; also US, UK and Asia tours); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award/Best Musical also London and National Tour), Side Man (Tony Award/Best Play also London and Kennedy Center Productions), A View from the Bridge (Tony Award/Best Revival), Everyday Rapture, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway credits include: Love, Love, Love (Roundabout), Brooklynite (Also co-author, Vineyard), Whorl Inside A Loop (with Dick Scanlan, Second Stage), 10 Million Miles (Atlantic). National Tour: Angels in America. London: a record-breaking West End run of Funny Girl and UK tour. Tokyo: As You Like It (Toho Theatre). Film: The Seagull, A Home at the End of the World, and Flicka. Television: Smash (Director/Producer, Season One) and two seasons of Alpha House for Amazon. Opera: a celebrated production of Rigoletto (Met). He serves on the Board of New York Stage and Film. @MichaelMayerDIR.
DAVID BINDER (Producer) is a Tony Award-winning producer whose credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, and festivals. David has been recently appointed as BAM’s next Artistic Director, where he will succeed Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo in January 2019. This season he is also producing Network. This summer, David was the Guest Artistic Director of LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre, which featured artists from around the world including Back to Back, Taylor Mac, Anna Deavere Smith, the National Theatre of Korea and Duke Riley’s Fly by Night, among many others. On Broadway, David produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival. Hedwig also played a US national tour. He is the original producer of Hedwig, having mounted the original production in 1997. David produced the record-breaking production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, which was the first Broadway show to be filmed by NT Live. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Audra McDonald; Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda on Broadway and subsequently in Los Angeles with Center Theatre Group; De La Guarda; and Fuerza Bruta. In New York, David produced the High Line Festival, curated by David Bowie. He also produced the Dutch New Island Festival on New York’s Governors Island, 10 days of site-specific performance, music, theater, and dance from the Netherlands. At the Sydney Opera House, David produced This Is Our Youth with Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin. He has been a teaching fellow at Princeton University and was on the faculty at the Yale School of Drama for six years. David’s TED talk, “The Arts Festival Revolution,” has been seen online by more than a half million people and was chosen by The Guardian as one of the best talks about theater on the web.
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