Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi") and Golden Globe Award winner Keri Russell ("The Americans") star in the first-ever Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s acclaimed play. More…
'Burn This' tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer's accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of the dangerous, sexy, raw, and demanding Pale (Adam Driver) and the modern dancer Anna (Keri Russell), and their tempestuous relationship after the two iconoclasts are brought together in the wake of a life-changing personal tragedy. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer.
See it if you want entertainmt. BT lacks depth, but is funny/engaging. Plot makes no sense (why are lovers obsessed?). About journey, not destination.
Don't see it if you want real insights or believable-consistent chars. Still, Driver commands stage; Uranowitz delivers. Polished prodn. Missing pathos.
See it if you must see these actors live. Unfortunately, Russell is not at her best. Driver does a good job with his cartoon of a character.
Don't see it if this is overly dated, incoherent, meandering and sophomoric. At the end of act 1 nothing is built to want to come back for more.
See it if You are a big fan of one of the stars and want to see them on stage.
Don't see it if You dislike slow paced shows. There are many scenes of lots of a talking w/ little to no action or development. I found it pretty boring.
See it if You like your Broadway served with a heaping side dish of male testosterone. The three male actors excel here with a great script.
Don't see it if You’re easily offended by men being men. Lots of coarse language and enough actions to set the #metoo movement back to the Stone Age.
See it if Stellar performances by all, especially Drier who commanded the stage. A well-crafted show that felt complete. I was engaged throughout.
Don't see it if You don't like Adam Driver or don't like shows about relationships and New York City.
See it if Russell and Driver are very good, chemistry is not so good between them. Has some funny moments in the show.
Don't see it if Poorly directed. 1987 at Plymouth was much better with Malkovich and co. Cast and direction just doesnt work.
See it if Driver lords over the theater with his passion, emotion & wit. His impositions are scary & fun. Rom-com w/many cheesy one-liners.
Don't see it if Russell is less charismatic, but maybe it’s just her dated gender role. The audience recognizes the formula & knows where it’s going.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver smolder as a lumbering, damaged brute, teetering between menace & seduction in a tepid Lanford Wilson revival.
Don't see it if you expect any sparks between Driver & Russell; you're tired of the flaming "gay best friend" stereotype to provide comic relief.
See it if you want to see 4 good actors bring a very well-written recent period of life to amazing, realistic and refreshing performance on a nice set
Don't see it if you don't like to live for 2+ hours with other peoples problems or cannot adjust to the way things were decades ago that are not PC today.
See it if Fan of Director & cast, curious about this play, enjoy dramedy romances, sharp gay humor, quirky disturbing characters,
Don't see it if Don’t like slightly incredulous plots & horribly mismatched lovers, frightening threatening character, dislike gay characters or gay humor
See it if you're sitting in the first few rows. Keri Russell's performance is probably really great when its viewed from there.
Don't see it if you want to see a piece that hangs together tonally and isn't just a vehicle for its two leads to take big swings (one hit, one miss).
See it if you enjoy shows about strange and complicated relationships that are both dramatic and funny.
Don't see it if you prefer something pretty mindless and fluffy. If you're looking to just unwind and relax, this is probably not the show for you.
See it if you like a well acted story with humor and good dialogue.
Don't see it if you like a strong and intelligent woman who acts intelligently. This show could have been called The Odd Couple Behaving Stupidly.
See it if funny/entertaining/pleasantly surprised; Driver is a tsunami that constantly crashes/ebbs/crashes, etc.
Don't see it if everyone is good but the force is with Driver; I find Russell to be tame yet much more appealing than what the critics say.
See it if you are a fan of Adam Driver or Kerri Russell.
Don't see it if you want to see a play that shows Lanford Wilson at his best. It was chosen to cash in on the current popularity of the two stars' TV fame.
See it if You want to see Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz be EXCELLENT. Great staging, frenetic, funny, and intense. Not all characters are likeable
Don't see it if You can't deal with misogyny, a weird stockholm syndrome, or the occasional inability to understand the dialogue.
See it if Interesting plot and characters but the main reason to see this revival is Adam Driver. His outlandish character is up to Adam's new persona
Don't see it if Brandon Uranowitz is fine as the gay roommate. Adam's character is loud but sensitive and vulnerable, too. That's why Keri falls for him.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver's hilarious and captivating performance. Keri Russell is also good, but not the standout.
Don't see it if you don't like character-driven plays or want to see something that feels fresh and less dated in 2019.
See it if you like tv stars looking pretty.Plot revolves around woman choosing between a good man and an abusive one.VERY disappointing in this era.
Don't see it if you want a strong woman, subtle acting, nuanced characters, empowering work. Nope not in this one.
See it if You are interested in the principles. or Wilson.
Don't see it if You dont want to hear Driver, mostly yelling, in an odd voice. You dont want to have to wait for Russell to speak her lines.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver's over the top performance.
Don't see it if you expect the others to match Driver's performance. Hard to understand the sexual chemistry as Driver's character overpowered Russell's.
See it if Driver's performance; drama about relationships & grief (including guilt); humor provided by the wisecracks of Uranowitz's character
Don't see it if lengthy emotional rapid-fire outbursts (Driver's!); while this is about disparate people getting together - don't see chemistry here*
See it if you are nostalgic about 1987 comedy and music, or appreciate themes of forbidden gay love and passion ignited by mutual tragic loss.
Don't see it if you prefer an unpredictable ending or are bored by plays about post-loss lust or gay relationships, fresh in 1987 but perhaps trite today
See it if you, like many, enjoy the 12-week wonder of a play: limited run, big stars, mediocre play, or if you are a fan of the leads.
Don't see it if you're expecting a gripping drama -- this ain't it.