Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

Photo of Alan Cumminng courtesy of the Joyce Theater.

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Returning to action after its annual hiatus, the dedicated-to-dance Joyce Theater offers a rare outlier: An hour-long, one-man show, Burn, made collaboratively by the multi-talented Scottish actor Alan Cumming and choreographer Steven Hoggett, in celebration of the Scottish poet laureate Robert Burns.

Arriving in Chelsea weeks after its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, it has music by Anna Meredith. Cumming is already 20 years older than the Scottish bard was when he died, at 37, in 1796. Can he cut it as a dancer? We’ll soon find out.

Tuesday through Saturday

September 20 to 25

Tues./Wed. at 7:30pm

Thurs./Fri. at 8pm

Sat. at 2pm & 8pm

At the Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Ave. at W. 19th St.

As of this writing, only $76 and $106  tickets remained (includes $6 fee). To purchase online via the Joyce website, click here. By phone, call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800, Mon.-Sun., 12-6pm. Runtime is approximately 1 hour with no intermission. There is a free, post-performance “Curtain Chat” on Wed., Sept. 21. The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. Masks are required at all times for visitors inside the theater, including performances. Click here for their full health & safety protocols.


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