Photo Flash: Hunter Foster, Adam Trese, et al. at BURNING Opening!
Off-Broadway's The New Group presents Burning, written by Thomas Bradshaw and directed by Scott Elliott, kicking off the company's 2011-12 Season. The production officially opened last night, November 14 at 7:00 PM. Burning plays a limited engagement through December 17 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the big opening below!
In emotionally charged intersecting stories spanning two eras, a contemporary black painter, who depicts shocking racial violence in his art but hides his race from the press, goes to Berlin for a gallery show only to find that his work has been misinterpreted. And in the mid-'80s an ambitious teenage boy, recently orphaned, comes to New York to become an actor and is taken in by a gay couple in the industry as they are preparing the debut of a new Broadway play. In searing and graphic tales of self-invention and sexual identity, Burning attacks the pretenses of the worlds of art and theatre.
Burning features Jeff Biehl (Off-B'way: The Master Builder, Women Beware Women, The Polish Play, Hellhouse, Civilization, Thomas Bradshaw's Southern Promises), Reyna DeCourcy (Dreams of the Washer King - Cherry Lane Studio Theatre, Civilization - Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2011), Barrett Doss (Thomas Bradshaw's Cleansed - Brick Theater, Orestes 2.0 - HERE), Hunter Foster(B'way: Million Dollar Quartet, Little Shop of Horrors - Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms., Urinetown, The Producers; Off-B'way: Happiness - Drama Desk nom., Modern Orthodox; also: Little Miss Sunshine - La Jolla Playhouse), Andrew Garman (Partial Comfort Productions' After and A Bright New Boise; Off-B'way: Uncle Vanya - CSC), Drew Hildebrand (The Flea: Thomas Bradshaw's Dawn, also Offending the Audience and Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations), EVan Johnson (Off-B'way debut), Danny Mastrogiorgio (B'way: Wait Until Dark, Contact; Off-B'way: Stunning - LCT3, Sailor's Song - LAByrinth, Wintertime - Second Stage, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Two Gentlemen of Verona - NYSF), Andrew Polk (Off-B'way: The Accomplices - The New Group, Drama Desk nom., Flight - Lucille Lortel, The Odysseys, Vick's Boy, The Truth Teller), Larisa Polonsky (Off-B'way at The New Group: One Arm; TV: "Eden," "Lights Out," "The Good Wife"), Adam Trese (B'way: 12 Angry Men, A View From The Bridge; Off-B'way at The New Group: Marie and Bruce, The Women of Lockerbie), Vladimir Versailles (Off-B'way: The Wood; Film: Moozlum, How to Score Your Life; TV: "The Philanthropist") and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Off-B'way: Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy - Nursing, Paraffin; Film: HBO's Stag & Doe and Phil Spector-upcoming, Showtime's Children of God).
Photo Credit: Carolyn Contino / BEImages
Scott Elliott, Thomas Bradshaw
Danny Mastrogiorgio, Barrett Doss, Drew Hildebrand, Adam Trese, Playwright Thomas Bradshaw, Jeff Biehl, Andrew Garman, Hunter Foster, Director Scott Elliott, Larisa Polonsky, Reyna de Courcy, Stephen Tyrone Williams, EVan Johnson, Vladimir Versailles
Reyna de Courcy
Danny Mastrogiorgio, Larisa Polonsky, Jeff Biehl, Reyna de Courcy, Adam Trese
Barrett Doss, Larisa Polonsky, Stephen Tyrone Williams
Danny Mastrogiorgio, EVan Johnson, Andrew Garman