The forthcoming (and the first revival) of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Burn This, set to open on Broadway this spring, had already announced earlier this year that Keri Russell and Adam Driver will star. Producers have now announced that the production, to be housed at the Hudson Theatre, has added David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz to the cast, as “Burton” and “Larry”, respectively.
David Furr was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance in the recent revival of Noises Off. He appeared on Broadway in Accent On Youth, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Rivals, King Lear, and the most recent revival of The Importance Of Being Earnest, which was also screened in cinemas nationwide. At Manhattan Theatre Club, Furr was seen in Equivocation and The Explorers Club. He also appeared in Cymbeline and As You Like It in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.
Brandon Uranowitz is perhaps best-remembered for his Tony-nominated turns in the recent Broadway productions of An American in Paris and Falsettos. He currently portrays Itzik in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band’s Visit. Uranowitz was acclaimed for his starring role as Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel at New York City Center Encores!. Other Broadway credits include Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the work of Hal Prince, and Baby, It’s You!
Set to begin previews on March 15, 2019, toward an April 16 opening, “Burn This is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era. When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore.”
The design team for Burn This is composed of three Tony Award winners Derek McLane (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes) and Natasha Katz (Lights). The production will be directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.