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Burn This is a play by Lanford Wilson. Lanford Wilson (born on April 13, 1937 in Lebanon, Missouri) is an American playwright. ...

It begins shortly after the funeral of Robbie, a young gay dancer who drowned in a boating accident. In attendance were his roommates, choreographer Anna and ad man Larry. Soon joining them in Robbie's lower-Manhattan loft are screenwriter Burton, Anna's longtime lover, and Pale, Robbie's coke-snorting, hyperactive restaurant manager brother. In the face of their shared tragedy, the quartet attempts to make sense of their lives and reconsider their own identities and relationships. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other articles with similar names, see Gay (disambiguation). ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with flatshare. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Billboards and street advertising in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, (2005) Advertising is paid communication through a non-personal medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is controlled. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Cocaine (or crack in its impure freebase form) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Hyperactivity can be described as a state in which a person is abnormally easily excitable and exuberant. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... In general usage a tragedy is a play, movie or sometimes a real world event with a sad outcome. ...

Commissioned by the Circle Repertory Company, the off-Broadway production, directed by Marshall W. Mason, opened on February 19, 1987 at Theatre 890. The cast included Jonathan Hogan, Joan Allen, John Malkovich, and Lou Liberatore. Circle Repertory Company, originally named Circle Theater Company, was founded in July 1969, in a second floor loft at Broadway and 83rd Street by director Marshall W. Mason, playwright Lanford Wilson, director Rob Thirkield, and actress Tanya Berezin. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Marshall W. Mason was the Founding Artistic Director of New York’s legendary Circle Repertory Company, acclaimed by the New York Times during the 1970’s and 80’s as “the chief provider of new American plays. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joan Allen in a scene from The Contender Joan Allen (b. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ...

After seven previews, the Broadway production, with the same cast again directed by Mason, opened on October 14, 1987 at the Plymouth Theatre, where it ran for 437 performances. The cast was replaced by Lisa Emery, Scott Glenn, Lonny Price, and Eric Roberts for the last two weeks of the run. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for supporting roles. ... Eric Roberts Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American film actor. ...

Allen won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, and Liberatore was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Drama Desk Award nominations went to Liberatore and Malkovich, and Roberts won the Theatre World Award. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ...

The West End production, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, opened on November 7, 1990 at the Lyric Theatre. Malkovich and Liberatore were joined by Juliet Stevenson and Michael Simkins. // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lyric Theatre is a common name for performing-arts houses, including: Australia Lyric Theatre Brisbane, Queensland Lyric Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales U.S. Lyric Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson (born October 30, 1956) is an English actress. ...

The Signature Theatre Company revival, directed by James Houghton, opened on September 19, 2002 at the Union Square Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than three months. The cast included Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Ty Burrell, and Dallas Roberts. Norton's performance won him an Obie Award and garnered both him and the production Lucille Lortel Award nominations. James (Jim) Houghton (b. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For the fictional character Ed Norton, see The Honeymooners. ... Catherine Ann Keener (born March 26, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Ty Burrell, (born August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon) , is an American film and television actor. ... The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... Born Lucille Wadler in New York City on December 16, 1900, Lucille Lortel was originally an actress in the 1920s (she once recollected comparing breast sizes with Helen Hayes), who went on to become an Off-Broadway theater producer and empresaria with the help of a wealthy husband. ...

External links

  • Internet Broadway Database listing
  • Lortel Archives listing

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