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'd like to see Adam Driver and Keri Russell in the flesh.
Don't see it if You're a fan of veteran stage actors who can deliver without over-acting or under acting. Television actors don't usually succeed on stage.
See it if you want to see great performances by Driver and Uranowitz, want to explore how people (poorly) deal with grief
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play that rewards an over-the-top, boorish guy who successfully pushes his way into a woman's life
See it if If you like Lanford Wilson's plays and a are big fan of the great cast members.
Don't see it if If you don't like drawn out dramadies about grief, relationships and lost souls.
See it if you are "those types" of star-gazers wanting to see Driver and Russell walking the boards and waiting backstage for an autograph.
Don't see it if you do not buy into why these people could possibly fall in love, condoning the male lead's boorish behavior.
See it if You want to see Adam Driver and Kerri Russell, despite the lack of chemistry and lack of an interesting plot
Don't see it if You appreciate subtlety and elegance and chemistry and plot and you do not want to see an event lacking in all those qualities
See it if you are a fan of Adam Driver. HIs performance is riveting.
Don't see it if you are looking for Keri Russell to be as amazing as she is in The Americans. Her performance is wooden and stilted.
See it if You love Adam Driver, who steals the show.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that is relevant and timely. This piece is older, but doesn't translate any relevant messages to the current times.
See it if you want to see fantastic performances by Adam Driver (larger than life!) and Brandon Uranowitz (fantastic scene stealer).
Don't see it if You want something relevant to today or you feel strongly about the female perspective.
See it if You really want to see the two stars. It's always fun to see your favorite actors in new roles.
Don't see it if You expect the show to be more than that. I was never drawn into the show and felt the actors were clearly acting.
See it if You want to see famous actors like Adam Driver and Keri Russell
Don't see it if You don’t want to hear Adam Driver yelling for 2.5 hours and Keri Russell over enunciating every word.
See it if You appreciate good actors in so-so material. Laughs and interesting ideas, but no plot, despite appealing characters. Forgettable, alas.
Don't see it if You want a well-structured play, or have no interest in gay life.
See it if You are into slow burns and then some very loud yelling. A weak woman character and a strong male lead.
Don't see it if You have personal experience with addiction and abuse....it might be upsetting.
See it if Driver dominates the stage with his usual immersed quirky character choices. The relationship and it’s (lack of) chemistry is unexplained
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with old fashioned forceful courting
See it if You want to see what all the hype about Adam Driver is about. He gives a solid performance. Also, the 80s costumes are great!
Don't see it if You want to love any of the characters. Or feel invested in the story. Or if you're in any way tired