Tony Award nominees David Furr (Noises Off) and Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos) will join previously announced Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Keri Russell (The Americans) and three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls) in the spring revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. The Michael Mayer-helmed production, which was previously announced but without a theatre attached, will now play the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.
The Hudson is currently the home of the new Broadway musical Head Over Heels, featuring a score by the all-female ’80s rock band The Go-Go’s and also directed by Mayer. The show, which opened July 26, will end its run January 6, 2019.
Burn This will begin performances March 15, 2019, ahead of an official opening April 16.
In Wilson’s 1987 drama, Pale (Driver), a dangerously sexy restaurant owner, falls for a dancer named Anna (Russell). Set in downtown New York in the 1980s, the story follows their troubled relationship in the wake of a shared tragedy—the death of Pale’s brother and Anna’s roommate and dance partner.
The original production of Burn This 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 three Tony Award winners: Derek McLane (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), and Natasha Katz (lights). 101 Productions, Ltd will be the General Manager.
Both Russell and Driver were part of a 2016 benefit reading of Tape at Studio 54, and will be seen together in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, slated for release in 2019.