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 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 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 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 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.
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 Russell and Driver.Brandon Uranowitz steals the show with his understated wisdom and humor in the shadow of the early days of AIDS epidemic.
Don't see it if Entertaining enough, but far from riveting or revelatory.
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 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 Talented cast gets past characters who could easily fall into boring stereotypes; root for each of the characters despite their obvious flaw
Don't see it if Dialogue reflecting the prejudices of the 1980s can be jarring; Never really gets past the point of predictability
See it if you want to see the actors, no matter how miscast, or waste your time to get a glimpse of a gorgeously-rendered 80s Tribeca loft
Don't see it if you don't want a dated play with not much relevance to the present day, where everything relies on the actors' chemistry and they have none
See it if You want a well written show, well acted by all 4 leads, in a well done revival. There is no reason not to see this show. Very entertaining
Don't see it if You’re looking to feel/see the chemistry between Adam Driver and Keri Russell, that should drive the show. It’s sadly just not there.
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 adore Adam Driver and/or Keri Russell. Driver is charismatic but has anti-sex appeal in a character should be sex personified.
Don't see it if you expect one of Lanford Wilson's best. The play hangs on overwhelming physical attraction between the leads and these two don't have it.
See it if you enjoy an engaging night at the theater, with performances that range from bombastic (a rave) to quiet (also a rave).
Don't see it if you know the play and are bothered by productions that play up the laughs
See it if You enjoy theater that surprises you from start to finish. The acting is superb and the characters engage your interest.
Don't see it if You don't care about personal relationship's ups and down.
See it if You enjoy fine acting & a play by Lanford Wilson. Actors hold the audience in the palms of their hands. Laughter & drama!
Don't see it if You only like musicals.
See it if Adam Driver gives a multilayered performance in this story about grief,loss,and love.He goes from volcanic,to vulnerable & broken.Intense!
Don't see it if you are looking for a musical,or a light comedy.
See it if you want to see a great play of the 1980's written by the excellent playwright Lanford Wilson. It still is very relevant for today.
Don't see it if you don't like a one set play with only 4 characters or if you don't like to see homosexual characters portrayed on stage
See it if you want to be mesmerized by Adam Driver's performance. I didn't think I liked him especially; now a huge fan. Great writing, great cast
Don't see it if It's hard for the other actors to compete with Driver's outsize role; the play can feel unbalanced as a result (dull when he's not there)
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