Post em here! So upset I couldn't see this over the weekend, but expecting great reviews!
You're a day early -- it officially opens tomorrow night.
oops, so is BWW then. I went off of their article. Well, post em here tomorrow folks!
we are missing something here. the Opening Night party was tonight, but opening night is tomorrow night? https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-On-The-Red-Carpet-At-The-BURN-THIS-Opening-Night-Party-20190415
Yes, the red carpet and the opening night party are tonight, but the official opening night is tomorrow, which is when the reviews will be published. So, technically, it's tomorrow, but, really, it's tonight. The Boys in the Band did the same thing last year.
I was there tonight and it was definitely opening night. So is the only difference reviews come out tomorrow? This is very confusing and I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind it.
The only reason I can think of for doing the red carpet tonight is that it's a typical dark night on Broadway so maybe more theatre folk can attend?
I can't imagine why any show expecting positive reviews would do this. Having seen the show, I can't disagree.
TFMH18 said: "I can't imagine why any show expecting positive reviews woulddo this. Having seen the show, I can't disagree."I haven't seen the show so have no comment on its quality, but I know that The Boys in the Band did this at the beginning of the season. I would imagine the decision is made before they have any idea how the production will be received as they'd need to hold the tickets back accordingly. As a way to completely remove tension about reviews from the celebration of opening a show, it makes decent sense to me. Again, not a comment on this production or however it's received.
Also, this is purely speculation, but, because Hadestown and Hillary and Clinton had the Wednesday and Thursday openings this week, perhaps the Monday night cast party made it more practical for Burn This to keep its normal 2-show Wednesday schedule. If the opening night party had been tonight, having a Wednesday matinee would have been unlikely.
3 stars from Time Out:https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/burn-this-review-broadway-adam-driver-keri-russell
DC Theatre Scene is not a fan although mainly because of the play itself: https://dctheatrescene.com/2019/04/16/burn-this-review-adam-driver-and-keri-russell-rant-and-dance-in-lanford-wilsons-1987-play/
Variety likes it:https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2019/legit/reviews/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russell-1203190254/amp/Hollywood Reporter is mostly positive, but takes some issue with the direction:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/review/burn-theater-review-1201983
The Wrap isn’t much of a fan except for Driver:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thewrap.com/burn-this-broadway-review-adam-driver-and-keri-russell-fall-in-lust/amp/
Deadline is not a fan although agrees Driver’s performance is powerful:https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadline.com/2019/04/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russell-broadway-lanford-wilson-1202595894/amp/
AM New York: “'Burn This' review: Solid cast doesn't quite ignite long-awaited revival”https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.amny.com/amp/entertainment/burn-this-review-1.29881496
EW gives it a B+:https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/theater-reviews/2019/04/16/burn-this-review/amp/
Miles2Go2 said: "Deadline is not a fan although agrees Driver’s performance is powerful:https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadline.com/2019/04/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russell-broadway-lanford-wilson-1202595894/amp/""Getting to the unfortunate point: Russell, so good in The Americans, is just no match for either Driver or the stage. Her performance here is flat, her delivery single-note."This, in a nutshell.
3 stars from The Guardian: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/stage/2019/apr/16/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russellPositive review from New York Post:https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/04/16/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russell-sizzle-in-love-dance/amp/
New York Times: Adam Driver Heats Up a Wobbly ‘Burn This’https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/theater/burn-this-review-adam-driver-keri-russell.amp.html
Wow, Brantley gave a love letter to Driver. I think his Leading Actor nomination is a guarantee now.
Is it Cranston vs Driver for Best Actor now? That's a RAVE for Driver from Ben Brantley. (And Uranowitz could get into Featured Actor.)
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