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‘Burn This’ delays, Broadway gets ‘Indecent’

Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to Broadway in

Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to Broadway in "Burn This," but not as early as originally announced. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano

THE SHOW “Burn This”

THE DEAL A Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 drama which was to become the first production to play the newly renovated Hudson Theatre, has been postponed because of scheduling conflicts on the part of its star Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal just led an acclaimed concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George” at City Center.

 

THE SHOW “Indecent”

THE DEAL This experimental work by Paula Vogel about Sholem Asch’s 1907 Yiddish-language drama “God of Vengeance,” will open on Broadway next spring. It had an acclaimed Off-Broadway run this spring at the Vineyard Theatre. Asch’s play, about a Jewish patriarch who runs a brothel and whose daughter enters into a lesbian relationship with a prostitute, caused quite a stir in its day. When it premiered on Broadway in 1923, the police arrested the cast on charges of obscenity.

 

THE SHOW “Blueprint Specials”

THE DEAL You’ve probably never heard of this long-lost series of musicals commissioned by the U.S. Army and written by Frank Loesser (“Guys and Dolls”), among others, during World War II as feel-good entertainment for soldiers. The first-ever revival will be presented at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in January as part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Laura Osnes and Will Swenson will lead the cast, which will include military veterans.

 

THE SHOW “She Loves Me”

THE DEAL The recording of the recent revival of the musical will screen in movie theaters nationwide Dec. 1. On June 30, it became the first musical to be streamed live on the internet while still playing on Broadway. The cast included Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel.

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