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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 34



1.0 star rating Ella from New York, New York


I was SO looking forward to this, and was so disappointed. For me, Keri Russell was the draw. I knew nothing about the show. Now, the little I do know (we left at intermission) I don't like. The story (I can't say "plot," as there was not - was extremely unrealistic but it MIGHT have worked had the actors involved had chemistry. Trust me, they did not! Not a drop. Keri Russell was basically Elizabeth Jennings (which didn't work here) and Adam Driver was simply, not very convincing. I'd suggest staying far away. I see lots of shows and have never, ever left a bad review before. Do yourself a favor - stay far away.

1.0 star rating Zach s from New York, New York


I have seen hundreds of shows on broadway and even more off broadway and in regional theatre and this one is in the lower depths. Adam driver was terrible just awful, how Is he a graduate from Juilliard? He has this big emotional moment and it felt like I was watching a bad high school actor emote. The people giving this a positive review must be star struck by seeing a Star Wars star on stage. In my top 5 worst broadway performances of all time. Keri russel was not great either but she is a tv actor working on stage so it’s kind of to be expected. At least she didn’t ham it up like a community theatre hack like driver did. Just terrible.

1.0 star rating James Finderworth from New York, New York


I cannot believe this is on Broadway. It was a total waste of money! The book was awful, the acting was flat and the production was stale. Throughout the second act there literally was a man snoring out loud. Save your money people. Go see Network instead.

1.0 star rating Sebastian from New York, New York


Not good. Why? first, it appears incredibly dated. Start with the sidekick: the campy gay fool (in the royal sense) absorbing the grief and bearing the insults as comic relief to the angst being dished out center stage - He's also placed as a harmless asexual whose own story is blatantly unnoticed by the other characters - a further emasculation. This type of treatment seems naff, condescending and out of place today. What else? the relationship between the leads is unpleasant, abusive and wholly unbelievable - it just doesn't add up. I felt like I was watching a tired rerun of any other sitcom, except I couldn't channel surf. The audience seemed to like it, laughing as if on cue which was a weird experience and makes me wonder about the social entrainment of TV laugh-tracks in the 80's.. because it really wasn't funny anymore. Russell was ok if a little flat, Driver was so frenetic as to be inaccessible, and the other main (forget who), was very good.. I did like the NJ references however. respect.

1.0 star rating L morgan from New York, New York


We were excited to see this play because of Keri Russell and Adam Driver and didn’t even look into the reviews prior to purchasing our tickets. BIG mistake. No plot, uninteresting dialogue, overacting (way over the top) by Driver, beyond boring performance by Russell. I got a good nap in. Perhaps the only redeeming quality about this show. I’m embarrassed to tell anyone that we spent our time on this waste of time.

1.0 star rating Diane R from New York, New York


Well 6 of us came excited to see this. There was No Chemistry, No Rhyme nor reason to this play. Quite frankly it was painful to sit through . Dialogue was slow and boring. We wanted to leave but hoped it would have gotten better but..... I wish we could have gotten a refund.


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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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