DMW Greer's play BURNING BLUE based on his own experiences as a Naval Aviator makes its world premiere
at The Kings Head on London's Fringe and takes
audiences and critics by storm.
Producer, Robert Fox, moves BURNING BLUE to
the West End where the production receives two Olivier Awards.
"The most topical, powerful and spellbinding play in London."
- Evening Standard, London
"A miracle; a compassionate, searingly emotional play."
- The Sunday Express, London
- The Times, London
BURNING BLUE premiers in Cape Town and then Johannesburg, South Africa where critics continue to
praise this sophisticated adult drama.
The production continues its journey to Tel Aviv
where it plays to sell out houses for eighteen months.
BURNING BLUE then makes its American Premiere
in Los Angeles. The crowds fill the theatre and
the critics, again, are filled with praise.
John Hickok returned to the helm directing the American premiere in Los Angeles at the tiny Court Theatre,
where it was an instant hit.
"A heart-breaking love story; a visceral collision with the shattering consequences of prejudice. Greer's dialogue churns with authenticity and conviction."
- Los Angeles Times
"Greer has created compelling characters and
situations, with sharp funny dialogue."
- The Hollywood Reporter
BURNING BLUE opens Off Broadway in
New York City, again to public and critical praise.
"Greer writes with blazing authority about men and machines, under tension. With the appeal of A FEW GOOD MEN and a passionate, yet measured denouncement
of homophobia in the U.S. Navy."
- The New York Post
"If you're not already angry about our
militarys homophobic Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy,
DMW Greer's powerful drama should do the trick!"
"John Hickock, who also directed the London West End and Los Angeles productions, skillfully steers the nine-member cast through the mounting tensions and elicits
robust performances from all."
- Curtains Up
DMW Greer and co-writer, Helene Kvale,
adapt BURNING BLUE for the screen.
BURNING BLUE was shot entirely in New York City
and Long Island, NY.
Screened at the SVA Theater, NYC.
BURNING BLUE screened at the
Cannes Film Market
LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. acquires
BURNING BLUE for distribution in
select markets and on-demand.
Drawn from the author’s own life, BURNING BLUE explores the concepts of love, friendship and honor in the U.S. Navy when a routine accident investigation turns into a modern-day Witch Hunt. Following two fatal mishaps involving F-18 jets aboard an aircraft carrier a government agent is placed aboard the ship to determine what may be at the root of these accidents. His mission abruptly changes course when a young sailor reports seeing one of the fleets' top-ranking fighter pilots in a gay club. The suspected aviator and three of his squadron mates and their spouses become the subjects of a deadly investigation entangling them in a web of jealousy and deceit changing their lives forever.
In 1992 David wrote his first play, BURNING BLUE, which opened at The King's Head on London’s fringe in 1995 before transferring to The West End where the production won two Olivier Awards and the play earned great critical acclaim. Subsequent productions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York were critical hits as well. His second play, ALICE VIRGINIA, premiered in London in 2003 with Andrew Halliday and Amanda Boxer supporting the late Susannah York in the title role. Adapted from the play, BURNING BLUE is David's film directing debut.