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 experience four actors brilliantly interpret Lanford Wison's play of interpersonal relationships and raw emotion.
Don't see it if you want a play with an ensemble cast and a clearly defined story line.
See it if You like Adam Driver and you want to see a rather dysfunctional comedy-drama about tangled relationships
Don't see it if If you prefer plays which are easy to understand and have characters with whom you easily sympathize
See it if Adam is beyond wonderful. Masterful performance. He is a powerful force of energy and this is a study in acting technique. He's why you go..
Don't see it if Show is uneven when he is not on the stage. Keri is fine, supporting actors very good. Interesting show worth seeing if you like intensity
See it if you're an ardent fan of Adam Driver's energetic, manic performance; enjoy Terrence McNally plays, and don't mind a somewhat cliched affair.
Don't see it if you don't like dramedies nearly 3 hours long, tire of Driver's over-the-top shenanigans, consider '80s plays dated, dislike romcom cliches.
See it if you want to see Adam Driver give an absolutely fantastic performance! One of my favorite performances yet :)
Don't see it if it is a bit dated, and Driver really sells the show but the play itself isn't all that amazing
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 fan of Adam Driver. His performance is riveting and electric. Supported well by hilarious Brandon Uranowitz and Keri Russell
Don't see it if You dislike slow moving plays that need time for the mid to final build. You are uncomfortable with constant profanity and sexual issues
See it if You are a fan of the actors. Like shows with great acting. Shows about characters forming relationships while dealing with grief
Don't see it if You only like musicals. Don't like long talk-y shows. Get offended by language that at times isn't pc
See it if You like a truly intense performance. And comedy and drama in the same play.
Don't see it if You don’t like revivals with an intense love story
See it if Driver sucks all the air out of the room, but deservedly. It's the part. Other perfs are very good, even if they pale (sorry) in comparison.
Don't see it if Play itself is good but far from perfect. Anna's backstory is undeveloped, and why she abandons Burton isn't entirely clear. Still resonant.
See it if You want a multi-faceted story, each character with their own dysfunction. Acting by all characters was very good!
Don't see it if You don't like straight acting.
See it if You want to see an excellent revival-Adam Driver was excellent
Don't see it if If you don't like the cast or have issues with people in the arts or if you are homophobic.
See it if You love great acting. Driver has the louder role but Russell is brilliant. She cuts right through you. Not sure why her reviews were mixed
Don't see it if You’re offended by crude language or don’t like wordy plays. Can’t stop thinking about it. Also loved Uranowitz. Closing this weekend.
See it if You want to see the ‘stars’ as the acting is great ... and don’t mind minimal and not very believable chemistry between the 2 leads
Don't see it if You want a traditional ‘opposites attract’ or want to actually like the lovers
See it if You want to see a riveting performance by Adam Driver
Don't see it if You are looking for an engrossing storyline. Adam Driver is the main reason to see this.
See it if You enjoy good performances. Adam Driver is excellent. Fine performance by Brandon Uranowitz. There are lots of funny lines.
Don't see it if You don’t like dramas. It is a 4 character play.
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