Burn This Closes on Broadway July 14 | Playbill

Broadway News Burn This Closes on Broadway July 14 The Lanford Wilson play, starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell, opened at the Hudson Theatre in April.
Adam Driver and Keri Russell Matthew Murphy

The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's 1987 drama Burn This wraps up its limited engagement at the Hudson Theatre July 14. The Michael Mayer–helmed production stars Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Keri Russell (The Americans) and three-time Emmy nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls), along with Tony nominees David Furr (Noises Off) and Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos).

Burn This, which officially opened on Broadway April 16, was nominated for three 2019 Tony Awards. The production was nominated for Best Revival, with additional nods going to actors Driver and Uranowitz. Driver was also nominated for a Drama League Award, and Uranowitz for a Drama Desk. The revival was nominated for a Drama League for Outstanding Revival.


Set in downtown New York in the 1980s, Burn This follows the troubled relationship between a restaurant owner, Pale (Driver), and a dancer named Anna (Russell), in the wake of a shared tragedy—the death of Pale’s brother and Anna’s roommate and dance partner.

The production began previews on Broadway March 15.

The original production premiered Off-Broadway in 1987 starring John Malkovich as Pale and Joan Allen as Anna. The play transferred to Broadway that same year for a critically acclaimed run at the Plymouth Theatre, earning Allen a Tony Award for her performance.

The 2019 Broadway revival is produced by David Binder. The design team includes Natasha Katz (lights), Derek McLane (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), and David Van Tieghem (sound design and original music). 101 Productions, Ltd is the general manager, and casting is by Jim Carnahan.

Production Photos: the 2019 Revival of Burn This on Broadway

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