Broadway is Heating Up! Meet the Cast of BURN THIS- Now in Previews!
Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Pale) and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna) will lead the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, Burn This is set to begin performances on tonight, March 15, 2019 and officially opening on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hudson Theatre.
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.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
Adam Driver (Pale): Adam Driver can currently be seen in theaters in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. He was most recently 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 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing live stage performance to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. 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): 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 Globe 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 theater debut in the Off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig in 2005.
David Furr (Burton): David Furr was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for the recent revival of Noises Off. His other Broadway credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Accent on Youth, Cymbeline,The Rivals, and King Lear. Other New York theater includes Equivocation, The Explorers Club, and As You Like It (St. Clair Bayfield Award). Furr's film credits include 13 Hours, Anche se è amore non si vede, Evening, The Sounding, and the upcoming The Highwaymen. His recurring television appearances include "Bull," "The Man in the High Castle," "Mr. Mercedes," "Dynasty," "Odd Mom Out," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Iron First," "Madam Secretary," "The Following," and "The Americans."
Brandon Uranowitz (Larry): Brandon Uranowitz is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his performances in An American in Paris and Falsettos. He was most recently 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."
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