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 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 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 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 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'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 Emotionally injured woman meets emotionally injured man and it gets complicated. Token gay (fool) character is delightful & holds the truths
Don't see it if Maybe this non-traditional relationship went over my head, just didn't get it. Keri felt stiff, Adam drove an angry, lonely man. But why?
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.
See it if You want to see Adam Driver on, all over, the stage. He is good, sucks all the air out of the set. But did you think Burn This is comedy?
Don't see it if You think, or recall, this was a more serious drama. Last night the audience was non-stop laughter. What is that all about?
See it if you want to see great big acting in a dated play.
Don't see it if you find men just charging into an apartment and refusing to leave again and again disturbing.
See it if you want to see a well-acted, character-driven story anchored by strong lead performances by Adam Driver and Keri Russell.
Don't see it if you want a more contemporary, action-driven show than a production that takes place in the 1980s with a single set.
See it if You want to see an untreated Bipolar Manic in full rage and destruction., Masterful portrayal but it highjacks the play and the other people
Don't see it if you are upset by psychopathology. or if you want a deeper portrayal of relationships or the lack thereof. Everything becomes half developed
See it if You want to watch Kerri Russel's character blend into the wall, Adam Driver's character hog the stage and be unlikeable and dull.
Don't see it if You mind endless, boring conversations. I hated this show.
See it if you want to see some really great actors trying to make the best of their roles. Love the Hudson Theater
Don't see it if you want multi-dimensional characters with depth. Each character was a cliched stereotype. I felt like I learned nothing about them.
See it if You want to watch the stars involved. It’s a bit dated and there are better plays to see.
Don't see it if You want to watch a relevant play. Russell is not great and Drivers performance is overrated.
See it if you need to see it because you see everything like I do... but be advised, it disappointed. Yes, Matt Driver is a force, but not enough.
Don't see it if you are looking to be blown away by engaging theater
See it if you need to see Adam Driver and Keri Russell live onstage. It is an old trick putting movie actors in a weak play to sell tickets.
Don't see it if You want to understand what is being said. Driver's drunken rages plus the writer's lack of focus made much of the play incoherent.
See it if You are a very big fan of Adam Driver, and don't mind seeing him as a very loud obnoxious drunken bully.
Don't see it if You are looking for a logical plot and are offended by crude language