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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 want to see Adam Driver explode onto the stage. Seems a bit mismatched with Keri Russell but she looked the part of a dancer.
Don't see it if You have issues with a dated storyline. Could be slow moving in parts.
See it if Entertaining revival focusing on grief and love in the aftermath of an unseen character's death. Four member cast give terrific performances
Don't see it if You the subject matter is not of interest to you.
See it if Intelligently-written piece evokes late 80s. Director Mayer brings out comedy aspects of play, but defuses its underlying power/intensity.
Don't see it if Limited heat or passion - relying instead on scene-chewing dramatics instead of real connection among characters. Witty dialogue entertains.
See it if Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz give fantastic performances. But man, does this show ever let toxic masculinity get away with some bullshi
Don't see it if t. The script feels incredibly dated, and I left feeling completely unsure about what journey I was supposed to have gone on. It's worth a
See it if you want to be transported by gifted actors who give nuanced, complicated performances in a period drama that is epically romantic.
Don't see it if you don't want to sit in the pocket of emotion, don't want to see people experience grief, don't want to see real-time performances.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver dominating the stage. Keri Russell could not keep up with his acting.
Don't see it if you want to see a better play or a musical.
See it if You want to see Adam Driver's excellent, thrilling performance of someone abusing substances. You like F'ed up romances.
Don't see it if There's not a load going on beyond the good performances. The story is sort of a domestic drama intermingled with badboy attraction.