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Burn This on Broadway Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Burn This Debuts on Broadway at the new Hudson Theatre - Show Summary - Photos

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Show Summary - Burn This on Broadway
Burn This first premiered Off-Broadway in 1987, and transferred to Broadway later that same year. The original production starred John Malkovich and Joan Allen in groundbreaking performances, for which Allen earned a Tony Award.  The play is written by Lanford Wilson, whose other works include Balm in Gilead, The Gingham Dog, Talley’s Folly, Fifth of July, Angels Fall, and Redwood Curtain. Wilson, who died recently in 2011 at the age of 73, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for Fifth of July.  He was well known for down-to-earth and relatable portrayals of many individuals, often dealing with themes of gay relationships. Burn This is the story of a young dancer and choreographer named Anna who recently lost her best friend, Robbie, due to a boating accident while he was with his lover, Dorn. The play begins shortly after the funeral, and deals with the aftermath of losing such a close friend.  When Pale, Robbie’s coke-snorting hyperactive brother, bursts onto the scene, Anna is at first repelled, but then begins to fall for him. The play is a heartrending story about relationships, identity, and love. This production is directed by Michael Mayer, who has previously directed Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Everyday Rapture, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was first built in 1903, and recently purchased and restored by the UK-based theatre company Ambassador Theatre Group.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: February 2017
Show Opens: 03/06/17
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 performances per week
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Should You See Burn This On Broadway?

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  What Is Burn This Like?
In the 2017 revival of Burn This, the role of Pale, first brought to life by John Malkovich, will be portrayed by the incomparable Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal has been dabbling in theatre for the last several years in between film roles, and has appeared on Broadway once before: in the 2015 production of Constellations. His Off-Broadway roles have included a 2002 London production of This Is Our Youth, the 2012 Roundabout production of If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, and an upcoming one-night engagement at New York City Center of Sunday in the Park with George. In addition to the casting, another excellent reason to see this production of Burn This is that it will be the first production in the newly resuscitated Hudson Theatre, which is an old venue located in the heart of the Broadway district that has been used for other purposes since its last Broadway show in 1968.

Is Burn This Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those over the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Lanford Wilson in white shirt
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in blue shirt in front of blue background
  • Michael Mayer on red carpet
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Cast Members:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Broadway Theatre:
Hudson Theatre
139-141 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10001

Theatre Landlord:
Ambassador Theatre Group

44th Street Between 7th Ave and 6th Ave
Hudson Theatre Box Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Seating Map:
CLICK HERE For the seating map
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Show Duration:

Stacey Mindich
Jessica R Jenen
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne
  Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager:
101 Productions
Casting Director:
Jim Carnahan Casting
Press Agent:
Play - Revival
Production Credits:

Michael Mayer (Direction)
Other Credits:

Lanford Wilson (Book)
Broadway Show Parking  
Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Hudson Theater is located at:
Quik Park 1133 Parking
100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10001
ICON Resource Parking
164 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10001
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.