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Keri Russell and Adam Driver Fizzle in Broadway’s ‘Burn This’: REVIEW

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Keri Russell swipes a match that won’t catch. Adam Driver strikes one up, but of course it’s out before long. Rarely does a single moment so literally, and unfortunately, stand in for the whole. Both stars on stage at the Hudson Theatre have considerable tools at their disposal — Russell is fresh off the best work of her career on The Americans, Driver an Oscar nominee — but the revival of Burn This that opened there tonight is flame-retardant nonetheless. An affair between their two characters never lets off sparks.

Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play, originally headlined on Broadway by John Malkovich and Joan Allen, circles a single combustible relationship with little else to fuel the action. Some consider it the openly gay playwright’s HIV/AIDS drama, though the young male lovers being mourned at the outset have died in a freak boating accident. One of them was a promising young dancer; Russell plays his roommate and artistic partner, Driver the older brother who survives him.

The two meet when he bursts through her door in the middle of the night. Because her spacious loft recalls a too-bright version of the apartment from Friends (scenic design is by Derek McLane, lighting by Natasha Katz), it’s hard not to think of Kramer. He reminds her of the friend gone too soon, while she offers a glimpse of the brother he was too narrow-minded to know. Another pair of unlikely but clearly fated lovers fall quickly into bed. He has a wife (or says he does), and she a yuppie boyfriend (David Furr) plus a sardonic (still living) gay roommate on whom nothing is lost (Brandon Uranowitz).

Driver’s character runs hot like a furnace, New Jersey tongue spouting off like a turbo engine, his every emotion overflowing like a proto-Tony Soprano on coke. Driver, who cut his teeth on New York stages, makes a satisfying meal of it, particularly as floodgates of fraternal mourning burst open. Russell’s dancer-turned-choreographer is the sketchier drawn of the two characters, almost always operating out of exasperation with the men who surround her. When it’s her turn to listen (which is often), Russell is alive to the moment, but ultimately out of her element. Her Broadway debut finds her stuck in a single register, one regrettably close to teenage petulance.

If Wilson’s drama was meant as an oblique comment on its times, or this revival means to speak to ours, director Michael Mayer’s production makes neither case. Its 1987 setting comes heavily flanked in air quotes, from costumes (by Clint Ramos) that occasionally double as intentional punchlines to throwback tunes that perhaps do so inadvertently (as when Heart cries out “how do I get you alone?” over the lovers’ first off-stage duet in the sheets). The production’s nostalgic sheen glosses over a hollow center.

Both Russell and Driver broke through playing tormented lovers on TV shows that defined generations of young people, to whose grown-up taste the play’s erotic promo art undoubtedly aims to appeal. But the only magnetism evidenced here is the alignment of Hollywood schedules.

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Disgraced GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Photographed with Posse of Shirtless Men at Coachella

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Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock, who recently slid out of corruption charges including filing false tax returns, mail fraud, wire fraud, submitting false reports to the FEC, false statements, and theft of government funds, defrauding the government of more than $100,000, was seen partying it up at Coachella over the weekend with a posse of shirtless men.

Aside from the dropped corruption charges, Schock is known for his support of a federal amendment to ban same-sex marriage and his support of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. As well as that Downton Abbey office, and his unforgettable turquoise belt.

So activist James Duke Mason couldn’t hold back when he spotted this photo of Schock (second from left) partying at Coachella.

Wrote Mason on Facebook: “Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this, but I am just infuriated by these images of former Republican (and anti-gay) Congressman Aaron Schock partying with a group of gay men at Coachella. The fact that he would think he could show his face in public, particularly when he has NEVER renounced or apologized for his votes against gay marriage, gays in the military and against anti-discrimination laws is astounding. My intention isn’t to out him or target him personally, but simply to point out the hypocrisy. I saw him at a recent gay social event in West Hollywood and shook his hand before I even knew who he was; he should really be ashamed of himself. And the gays who associate with him without calling him out should know better. It really is a disgrace.”

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Even Ajax’s scuffed shots are amazing, and 3 other moments from their win over Juventus

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Soccer’s best underdog story keeps on rolling.

Ajax have sealed a place in the UEFA Champions League semifinals with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Italian champions Juventus, knocking Cristiano Ronaldo and company out of the competition.

Tuesday night’s second leg — a 2-1 away win for Ajax in Turin — was one of the best matches of the season anywhere in Europe. Here are the best moments.

First, a round of applause for Wojciech Szczesny

Much like the Round of 16 tie against Real Madrid, no one can call this an upset for Ajax. They were the better side, start to finish. The only reason Juventus looked capable of winning for most of the quarterfinal was the performance of their goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny.

Even though he let in three goals across the 180 minutes, he deserves to be celebrated. Three of his saves from this tie, in particular, were outstanding. First, this one on David Neres from the first leg.

He denied Hakim Ziyech early in the second half on Tuesday, which at the time, kept his team level.

And van de Beek could hardly believe that Szczesny denied him on this effort.

Many Juve fans questioned whether Szczesny was good enough to replace the legendary Gianluigi Buffon. He rose to the occasion against Ajax, but his teammates let him down.

Even Ajax’s scuffed shots came from amazing attacks

Are you really going to try to say that this team was lucky? That their goals against Juventus were a fluke?

They did stuff like this to Juventus (and Real Madrid!) over and over again. Ajax really just is this good.

Donny van de Beek’s runs were key for the whole tie

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, who are on their way to megaclubs for obscene sums of money this summer. But you’re probably going to start hearing a lot more about Donny van de Beek, who should attract massive offers from Europe’s top clubs as well. His work rate has been essential to Ajax’s progression in Champions League.

Van de Beek’s constant running — both in defensive pressure and in behind defense when Ajax has the ball — has not always been rewarded with opportunities to provide goals or assists. But van de Beek’s effort paid off big with the opening goal on Tuesday.

Perhaps the most impressive part of van de Beek’s progression this year is that he hasn’t always been an all-action attacking midfielder. He came up through the Ajax academy as a deeper-lying player, and a considerably less mobile one at that. He’s had to do a lot of work to transform into an energetic pressing No. 10.

But the man of the match was the Ajax captain — Matthijs de Ligt

How’s this for a game-winning goal? De Ligt rises up above two Juventus defenders and powers a perfect header into the back of the net.

But it was de Ligt’s contributions at center back that were the most meaningful part of his performance on the night. He recorded an outrageous 10 clearances, double that of his defensive partner Daley Blind, and won five headers. He hasn’t agreed to sign for a new club yet, but you can bet he’ll be subject to the greatest bidding war ever waged for a teenage central defender.


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DeMarcus Cousins’ quad injury ruins the comeback story we all wanted

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Cousins just came back from an Achilles tear and this was his chance to win a title in his first playoffs ever. Now he’s back to square one and it sucks.

DeMarcus Cousins’ redemption season is almost certainly over after tearing his left quad in Game 2 of the Golden State Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. In nine seasons, this was the 28-year-old all-star’s first and only playoff series appearance.

For the Warriors, this is a brutal blow. The team lacks depth and had been working to heal Cousins coming off an Achilles tear. The plan to have five all-stars wreck the field lasted all of 30 games.

But this is bigger than the back-to-back champs. Cousins’ injury will pull the plug on what could have made for a wonderful redemption story. Instead of the storybook ending of coming back healthy, winning a championship, and earning a whole ton of money, Cousins is back in a similar position to where he was a year ago.

After all that.

This absolutely sucks

Cousins’ injury is a total gut-punch, especially given the context. Two seasons ago, Cousins was blindsided by a trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans during the NBA All-Star Game. The new-look Pels, with Anthony Davis and Cousins together, took some time to build chemistry, failing to make the postseasons after half a season together.

In Year 2, they were a united force. A mad experiment gone right.

A playoff appearance was possible for Cousins … until he suffered one of sports’ worst injuries — a torn Achilles — diving on a hustle play.

After the season, New Orleans decided it couldn’t chance paying Cousins the max contract he sought. Depending on who you believe, the Pelicans may not have even made him an offer at all. Neither did anyone else, which led Cousins to Golden State on a one-year, $5.3 million deal. He took below market value to prove he was still an elite talent and also play in his first playoffs, with a strong likelihood of winning a title.

All was going well. In 30 games, Cousins averaged 16 points and eight rebounds, helping the Warriors earn a top seed in the West. But now, even if Golden State goes on to win without him, the ring won’t fully be his. Worse, he’s in the same financial predicament he was a year ago, with more physical rehab on the horizon.

Ugh.

Maybe things will go easier for him this time around

Cousins’ quad tear, while serious, won’t take the same efforts to recover from as his Achilles. He hasn’t even officially been ruled out for the entire postseason just yet, though it seems improbable he’d be able to return in less than two months should Golden State reach the Finals.

Maybe there will be a team willing to sign him to a big-money, longterm deal this summer on the chance he comes back completely healthy and this is it for his serious injuries. The Lakers come to mind.

There could be worse backup plans than playing another season in Golden State, too. If Kevin Durant leaves, Cousins’ role would expand next season and possibly yield larger financial returns in the long run than if he were to have a deal this summer. But the more likely scenario is Cousins will lose both the opportunity to contribute to a title-winning team and the larger payday he expected to get for his trouble.

For now, this injury is just depressing. The one silver lining for non-Warriors fans should Golden State run through the field yet again was Cousins’ first taste at championship lore. Now, it’d just be the same old story for the rest of us.


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Russell Wilson is locked in — here’s what the Seahawks have to do next

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Seattle paid Wilson $35 million per year. Now it needs to keep him upright.

The Seahawks didn’t tank in 2018. Despite dismantling the Legion of Boom offense and relying on an aging Doug Baldwin to carry an untested group of offensive playmakers, Seattle avoided sinking to the bottom of the NFC West and made a surprise return to the postseason last year.

And there’s one man who deserves the credit. The most credit the league’s ever seen before, according to the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson put together another low-key MVP-caliber campaign in 2018, avoiding turnovers, keeping plays alive, and creating first downs despite a cheesecloth offensive line and a relatively anonymous supporting cast in Washington state. For his effort, he was rewarded with a late-night deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the league — a four-year, $140 million extension with $107 million in guarantees.

That’s a formidable chunk of change, and while Wilson didn’t get the market-altering stipulation that he get a defined percentage of the league’s salary cap each season, his $35 million average annual salary would still take up more than 18 percent of the team’s cap space in 2019. That means Seattle will have to be a little more careful when it comes to surrounding him with low-cost, high-value talent — and the priority over the next two seasons will be finding him the players who can thrive next to one of the league’s most efficient passers.

Wilson needs protection to get the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl

The NFL’s most dependable quarterback has made 16 starts in each of his seven seasons in the league, posting a winning record in each. This is absolutely remarkable considering the offensive line he’s had in front of him.

Wilson has been sacked on at least seven percent of his dropbacks in each of his seasons as a pro. His 299 sacks since joining the league in 2012 are 32 more than anyone else in that span. He gets sacked, on average, 2.7 times per NFL game. Comparatively, the far less mobile Tom Brady has been sacked 1.76 times per contest for his career. Even Wilson’s predecessor, Matt Hasselbeck, was only sacked 2.2 times per game for the Seahawks from 2001 to 2010.

This is all to say Wilson’s protection in Seattle has been the Long John Silver’s of blocking — mediocre and a little fishy. With his contract extension now squared away, one major priority for Seahawks general manager John Schneider will be finding the blockers who help keep the star quarterback on the field for each one of his $35 million seasons.

Unfortunately for Wilson, this strategy has had limited returns in years past. The Seahawks handed out more than $80 million worth of contracts to have players like Deuce Lutui, Russell Okung, J’Marcus Webb, and Luke Joeckel try and fail to keep their pocket intact over the past seven years. The draft brought prospects like Justin Britt, Ethan Pocic, and Germain Ifedi to the lineup with uneven returns as well.

While Duane Brown proved to be a worthy blindside protector after being freed from Houston (and given a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension), he’s also about to turn 34 years old and is unlikely to keep up an elite level of play through Wilson’s new deal. Mike Iupati, who signed in 2019, can bring some veteran stability to the interior of the line, but he’s nearly 32 and has played in only 11 games the last two seasons. D.J. Fluker re-upped with the Seahawks after making nine starts in 2018 and is a relative young gun at 28 years old, but he was also Pro Football Focus’s 68th-ranked guard last fall.

This means every position along Seattle’s offensive line could either stand for an upgrade or an infusion of youth. It’s too late to acquire any game-changing talent in free agency this spring, though veterans like Jared Veldheer or John Sullivan could be useful stopgap solutions for 2019. Instead, building around Wilson over the course of his record-setting extension will require some top OL talent development through the draft — an area where the Seahawks have been deficient recently.

SB Nation’s latest round of mock drafts — from both Dan Kadar and the network’s team sites — have them focused on rebuilding their once-fearsome defense, but the Seahawks will have options with the No. 21 pick should they decide to rebuild their line. Top blockers like Alabama’s Jonah Williams, Boston College’s Chris Lindstrom, North Carolina State’s Garrett Bradbury, and Oklahoma’s Cody Ford could all present too much value to pass up in the first round or be the target of a trade-up into the early second should they fall.

That’ll a tough bargain to strike with only four total picks in this year’s draft, but trading away their first round pick is a rich Seahawk tradition under Pete Carroll — in the past two years, the club’s only make two first round selections. The editors over at Field Gulls think it’s a near certainty Seattle trades down from the 21st pick, and a handful of high-upside, low-floor blockers — Dalton Risner, Caleb McGary, Tytus Howard, Michael Dieter, Beau Benzschawel, Max Scharping, and many more — could be available with the second- and third-round ammunition that comes via swap.

Any would be a boon for Wilson, and they’d be relatively cheap additions who allow the team to build around his expensive extension. That’s not the only help he’ll need.

Wilson needs playmakers — either from developing Seahawks or elsewhere — to unlock his true MVP form

Wilson has hung around the periphery of the regular-season MVP race almost every year he’s played as a pro thanks to his efficient passing, ability to extend plays, and turnover-averse game. But he always falls to the wayside late in the season thanks to a limited supporting cast of targets that’s peaked at good but never been great.

The good news is he’s got a running back capable of replicating some of Marshawn Lynch’s lead back prowess in Chris Carson, who ran for 1,151 yards in 14 games last fall. The bad news is his receiving corps leaves questions about who will be around to bail Wilson out when his pockets collapse in 2020 and beyond.

Doug Baldwin remained Wilson’s favorite target in 2018, but he’ll be 31 this September and is coming off his least productive season since 2012 thanks, in part, to injuries that limited his ability to create space downfield. His position atop the Seattle receiving food chain will soon be ceded to Tyler Lockett, who rewarded Seattle’s faith in him with a breakout 965-yard, 10-touchdown campaign last season.

After that, things get murky. Former seventh-round pick David Moore was a useful deep threat in spurts but caught less than 50 percent of his targets last fall. Nick Vannett emerged as the team’s top receiving tight end and more than doubled his previous career highs in all major statistical categories … and still had just 269 yards and three touchdowns. 2018 fourth-round pick Will Dissly was solid in a four-game audition, but his pre-draft measurements (namely a 4.87-second 40-yard dash time) don’t exactly paint him as a difference maker in the receiving game.

While any of those young players could make a leap to prop up the Wilson-Baldwin-Lockett triumvirate, the Seahawks could use some additional support to give their high-paid quarterback a little extra help when he’s scrambling for his life and searching for targets downfield. Seattle passed up the chance to overpay for an underwhelming crop of wide receivers in free agency.

Picks in rounds three, four, and five should give the club the chance to take swings at interesting but flawed receiving and tight end talent like Georgia’s Mecole Hardway, Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger, UMass’ Andy Isabella, Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, or Buffalo’s Anthony Johnson. There will still be plenty of pass-catching talent on the board for the Seahawks’ final three picks — the question is whether they’ll find a Lockett type or wind up with another Amara Darboh.

Of course, these needs may fall to the wayside because …

The Seahawks need defensive reinforcements

Seattle’s path back to the playoffs in 2018 wasn’t the result of a renewed defensive effort, but the fact Wilson and his upgraded supporting cast boosted their scoring by nearly four points per game. Wilson got his team back on track thanks to a rebounding run game and a “fine, whatever” offensive line, and that was enough to overcome some extremely unfamiliar lapses in defense in the Pacific Northwest.


The Legion of Boom is dead and buried, and replacements still need to be found for everyone from Richard Sherman to Earl Thomas to Michael Bennett. Neither Tre Flowers nor Shaquill Griffin was particularly inspiring in coverage last year, and the team’s top slot corner, Justin Coleman, is now a Detroit Lion. While K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, and Frank Clark make up an imposing trio along the team’s top seven, the other four slots in that group — Quinton Jefferson, Mychal Kendricks, Cassius Marsh, Jarrad Reed, Nazair Jones, Poona Ford, among others — failed to live up the early 2010s defensive standard in 2018.

From 2012 to 2016, the Seahawks never ranked lower than third in the league in scoring defense. If they’re going to return to that identity, they’ll need more playmakers — and that means coaxing big development from recent draft picks like Griffin, Jones, Reed, Rasheem Green, and Delano Hill.


Extending Russell Wilson ensures the Seahawks will have their most important player locked down through 2023, and even at $35 million per year he could still be a bargain. Now Seattle has to parcel out the remaining 82 percent of its salary cap to continue fending off the rebuild that remains a firm dot on the horizon even as the franchise sails forward.

There are plenty of gaps to fill, with a rebuilding defense trending toward the top of the priority sheet. But the Seahawks still have to punch up the offense that dragged them through what looked like a down year and back into the postseason in January. Nothing is going to make Wilson happier than being the league’s highest-paid player, though a young core of reliable blockers and receivers would come close.

The Seahawks aren’t all the way back yet, but with Wilson in tow they can fend off the bottoming-out that looked to be coming in 2018. The question now is if they can rebuild their roster efficiently to make sure they don’t waste their upcoming lease on one of the league’s best — and now, the highest-paid — quarterbacks.


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