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 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 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 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 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 you enjoy plays that have twists and turns with a surprising ending.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy plays that take place in one setting location.
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 enjoy seeing great actors in peak performance in a funny, intense play.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy intense drama or you want a bit more plausibility in the love story.
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 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 Adam Driver light up the stage! Driver is full of energy as he plays an awkward man-child.
Don't see it if you dislike profanity, infidelity, or homosexual topics. The cast feels uneven – there was better overall chemistry between Pale and Larry!
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 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 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 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
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 are seeking pure entertainment, enjoy Interesting story line and are open to clever acting to tell the story
Don't see it if You’re looking for a rip roaring, fluffy story or are looking for a flashy set
See it if you're a fan of the actors or playwright, or like snappy dialogue in plays about mismatched souls.
Don't see it if you prefer fast-paced or more intricate storytelling; don't like loud, unpredictable characters that shout a lot.
See it if you like shows with deep character study. Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz are exquisite. It's more slice of life than spectacle.
Don't see it if you want a plot with a big driving force. This is just 4 characters living their lives with grief and romance. There's no mystery here.
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