Lanford Wilson's Modern Classic Burn This at the Mark Taper Forum
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The last date listed for Burn This was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 6:30pm (Closing Night).
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Stephen Seiferheld May
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I'm often in public places, like on the bus or subway, where every other word out of some people's mouths is "fuck" or "like." Occasional profanity doesn't bother me when it makes a point, but it was so REPETITIOUS. I don't like hearing it on the bus and I didn't like it coming out of Pale's mouth. I know it's his character, but I just don't want to hear it or be around it. The play was good and the acting excellent. I'd only recommend it to someone who doesn't mind hearing variations of the word "fuck' about 400 times within two hours.
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- “<em>Burn This </em>cherishes every involuntary spark of feeling that suddenly lights up the darkness.” <em>--New York Times</em>
Anna is a dancer-choreographer who has lost Robbie, her best friend and collaborator, in a tragic accident. Pale is Robbie’s brother, a powder-keg lost in his own way, who arrives at her doorstep in the middle of the night. Pale is dangerous, sexy, raw and demanding, and he interrupts the course of Anna’s existence bringing major changes in her life.
This passionate modern classic, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson (Talley’s Folly), features original music by Peter Golub, and is directed by Nicholas Martin (Dead End at the Ahmanson, The House of Blue Leaves at the Taper) and features Brooks Ashmanskas (Julie & Julia), Ken Barnett (Puccini for Beginners, The Producers), Zabryna Guevara (Marley & Me, All Good Things) and Adam Rothenberg (Mad Money, The Ex-List). B
urn This, which had its world premiere in CTG/Mark Taper Forum’s 1986-87 season, moved to Broadway in 1987, and helped to ignite the careers of John Malkovich and Joan Allen. Newsweek said of the play, “[It] has a voracious vitality and an almost manic determination to drive right into the highest voltage that life can register.”