Burn This, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Postpones Broadway Revival

first_img Sad news, Jake Gyllenhaal fans! The Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This has been postponed until the 2017-18 season due to scheduling conflicts with the show’s star. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the play was set to reopen Ambassador Theatre Group’s Hudson Theatre. The Ambassador Theatre Group will announce a new production to open the Hudson Theatre soon. Previews were set to begin in February 2017 with opening night scheduled for March 6.Burn This tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer’s accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a life-changing event. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1987, later transferring to the Great White Way. The Signature Theatre Company revived the show off-Broadway 2002.Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Constellations. His other theater credits include Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet off-Broadway and This Is Our Youth in the West End. His numerous screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar nod, Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code and Nightcrawler. He will next be seen onstage in a concert presentation of Sunday in the Park with George at City Center from October 24 through 26. Jake Gyllenhaal(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more