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Burn This - 2019 - Broadway

$69 - $289

Academy Award nominee Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman, Star Wars, "Girls") and Golden Globe winner Keri Russell ("The Americans," Waitress, "Felicity") star in the acclaimed drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson.

When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and co-starring Tony nominees David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz, BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Hudson Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
141 W. 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Burn This


‘Burn This’ Review: Adam Driver, Keri Russell Simmer In Broadway’s Spar Wars - Deadline
So what's needed? I'd say passion, or at least chemistry. But Russell's Anna just hasn't the emotional weight to provide the heft needed for an equal and opposite reaction to Driver's Pale. She seems no more inescapably drawn to Pale than she was to Burton. Better she had stayed with that rich, handsome, doting stiff. They'd have had a nice little life.

Theater Review: Men Behaving Bigly, in Burn This and Socrates - Vulture
But Driver keeps the show aloft. Turns out Kylo Ren is immensely compelling onstage - a genuine weirdo in the hulking, strangely graceful body of a former Marine, unafraid of huge, ugly displays of emotion, blazing through Pale's aggrieved, hilarious, F-word-peppered rants with the dexterity of a dancer like Robbie. At one point, he gently puts his hand on Russell's breastbone, and it's genuinely unsettling how much of her tiny torso his big human paw covers. He's an unstoppable force and an immovable object. And he's funny as heck. Whether he's steaming over the injustices of the world - "Half my fuckin' adult life, I swear to Christ, has been spent looking for a place to park!" - or padding around the room wearing one of Anna's little happi coats, struggling to get his enormous limbs through the weird double armholes, Driver's got a keen sense for comedy of multiple sizes, from the subtle background lazzo to the over-the-top tirade. It's fun to watch him interact with Uranowitz's wonderfully wry Larry - who can't help smiling, as if from behind his hand, at such a splattery, honest display of personality - and with Furr's Burton, who's sympathetic despite his many blind spots, and who really doesn't mean to bust out his aikido training on Pale. Pale just has a way of ... bringing things out in people.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the 2019 Tony-nominated revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This will play its final performance today, July 14, at Broadway's Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 2019
Only 8 performances left to experience the 2019 Tony-nominated revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS.
by Stage Tube - June 19, 2019
Kerri Russell was a guest on Wednesday's episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring on Broadway in Burn This. During the interview, Russell talks about the experience of doing Broadway for the first time.
by Stage Tube - June 3, 2019
Adam Driver was a guest on Monday morning's episode of 'Good Morning America' to talk about starring on Broadway in Burn This. Driver talks to GMA host Lara Spencer about his Tony-nominated performance in the play, and he also talks about his Arts in the Armed Forces program, which aims to bring American theatre to active duty service members.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Arts in the Armed Forces, founded by actor and Marine Adam Driver, will treat an audience of 50 veterans and active duty military to the May 29 performance of Lanford Wilson's Burn This at Broadway's Hudson Theatre. The event is free of charge for the attendees and will be followed by a private reception.
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2019
Keri Russell was a guest on last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about starring in 'Burn This.' During the interview, Russell tells Meyers that she still isn't used to being on stage every night. She says, ' I have immense respect for people who do it, and a beer definitely helps.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 27, 2019
This season, Academy Award-nominee Adam Driver is making his return to the Broadway stage alongside Keri Russell in Lanford Wilson's play Burn This.
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 17, 2019
The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This officially opened just last night, April 16, at the Hudson Theatre. Stars Academy Award Nominee and three-time Emmy Award Nominee Adam Driver (Pale), Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna), Tony Award Nominee David Furr (Burton) and Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Larry) celebrated the special occasion on Monday, and we're taking you inside the big night below!
by Michael Dale - April 17, 2019
The phrase 'toxic masculinity' wasn't exactly in the vernacular in 1987, when Circle Rep's buzz-producing run of Lanford Wilson's Burn This moved uptown to Broadway. So perhaps coked-up, homophobic, violently aggressive, possessive bullies were considered sexier than they are now.
by Review Roundups - April 16, 2019
The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This starring Academy Award Nominee and three-time Emmy Award Nominee Adam Driver (Pale), Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna), Tony Award Nominee David Furr (Burton) and Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Larry), opens on Broadway tonight!
by Julie Musbach - April 16, 2019
Brandon Uranowitz is no stranger to the Broadway stage. We took a moment to catch up with Uranowitz about the hard work he's put into his craft that's led to the string of great projects.
by Walter McBride - April 16, 2019
Last night, Burn This had its opening night celebration, ahead of tonight's official opening, on Broadway. Check out photos of the stars arriving below! Stars in attendance included Casey Cott, Zach Braff, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Nick Cordero, Al Roker, Ansel Elgort, and more!
by Walter McBride - April 16, 2019
Last night, Burn This had its opening night celebration, ahead of tonight's official opening, on Broadway.
by Walter McBride - April 16, 2019
Last night, Burn This had its opening night celebration, ahead of tonight's official opening, on Broadway.
by Stage Tube - April 15, 2019
Tonight BroadwayWorld hit the red carpet at opening night of the first Broadway revival of Burn This. Get the scoop on the fiery new revival starring Keri Russell and Adam Driver before it opens at the Hudson Theatre tomorrow night below!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2019
Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Pale) and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna) lead the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, Burn This is currently in previews, and is set to open on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hudson Theatre.
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2019
Keri Russell stopped by 'Good Morning America' on Monday morning to talk about her transition from television to Broadway. In her interview with Michael Strahan, Russell tells him how starring in 'Burn This' ' was too big of an adventure to pass up.'