Written during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s by Langford Wilson, the play revolves around the sudden death of dancer Robbie and the loved ones who come together in a collision of grief and passion. Driver plays Pale, Robbie's estranged brother, with Russell and fellow Tony nominee Uranowitz playing the late Robbie's roommates.
Driver said that the play, in his mind, is about “being inarticulate about something so beautiful gone, without any warning or explanation, and then the loss of that life gone...it can make us into howling animals.”
Also in his chat with GMA's Lara Spencer, the former marine discussed his Arts in the Armed Forces program, which aims to bring contemporary American theatre to active duty service members. Watch the entire interview above.
Burn This is currently playing at the Hudson Theatre through July 14. Driver will be seen next on the big screen in The Dead Don’t Die.