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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 34

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4.0 star rating Patricia Girty from New York, New York

BURN THIS IGNITES WHEN DRIVER IS ON STAGE

The entry of Driver in scene 2 with a cocaine fueled monologue is worth the ticket. There did not seem to be a combustible passion between the two leads - but Kerri did have some fantastic costumes.

3.0 star rating Joy from New York, New York

A DISAPPOINTMENT

Russell was a disappointment: one-note, robotic, and perhaps unprepared. The male leads had much more energy and were worth seeing, but everyone needs to be mic’ed. Half the time, no one projected well enough to be heard. We were in Orch Row K and no one could hear what Driver said at the end. A woman nearby with an assisted listening device couldn’t hear either. This definitely needs work and isn’t worth the money as it stands.

3.0 star rating Caroline D from New York, New York

MEH

It’s true - Keri Russell and Adam Driver had zero chemistry. I lioved this play with John Malkovich and Joan Allen - this new production was a bit one-note with flat deliveries and a cringe-worthy emotional scene by Driver. However, it’s still a great play, and the guy who played roommate Larry was absolutely hilarious. The second act was better than the first, BYW.

3.0 star rating from New York, New York

ENJOYABLE - NEEDS WORK

I enjoyed the play and am glad I went. Unfortunately, Kerri Russel was completely unconvincing as a dancer, grief-stricken friend, and hot lover. Her performance was lifeless and flat. Try as they might, the other performances could not carry her, though their effort was worth the price of admission. Unlike some reviewers, sound was fine , mid-orchestra towards the back. Lovely theater.

3.0 star rating Julia from New York, New York

ADAM DRIVER IS MISCAST

The character Pale is supposed to be the show. Instead and unfortunately, there is no organic energy from Adam Driver and he completely misses the mark. The play therefore becomes something else, mostly about the other three actors, who very much carry the show particularly in Act II.

3.0 star rating Corey from New York, New York

FUNNY BUT, LACKING CHEMISTRY

After reading reviews I knew it would be funny-- and it was. Overall I enjoyed it and I'm glad I saw it but, there are some really misses with the acting. First of all, Uranowitz was phenomenal. His timing and acting could not have been more on point. However, the lack of chemistry between Russell and Driver is such a miss. It makes the show feel disjointed and unexciting. Adam Driver really puts a lot into the show and works hard to get into to character. At times he maybe overacts a little and he can feel a little awkward on stage, often checking his surroundings and nervously hitting his mark. I also hate to say it, (because I typically love her) but, Keri Russell was not great at all. She was lifeless and calculated in delivering her lines. Much of what she performed felt like a forced character.

2.0 star rating Elisa from New York, New York

NOPE

As another review pointed out - there was no plot - and I almost fell asleep at one point. I know this is a remake of a play that has been done numerous times so not sure if it's just not my cup of tea. However Adam Driver was great while Kerri Russel was very one note. If it wasn't for Adam Driver I would have give it 1 star. I will say that there was a lot of laugher in the theater, but I did not find most of the humor funny.

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Burn This ticks ALL the boxes. I would see it again, and again!

Burn This ticks ALL the boxes. I would see it again, and again! Michael Mayer's direction is flawless, the performances are superb, and the set is fantastic.

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