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Tough time deciding on plays, need help!

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 12:46pm

Sorry for another one of these threads, but some of you have been so helpful with these in the past so I am coming again for some help. Tony week, Ill be attending Tootsie, Ink, and All My Sons. I have already this season seen The Waverly Gallery, The Ferryman, Choir Boy, Network, TKAM, and Hillary and Clinton. For my last slot on this upcoming pre tony trip, I am stuck between Gary, What The Constitution Means To Me, and Burn This. 3 very different shows but that sums up my taste pretty well lol. Comedy for anything is always a first choice if really well done, which it seems Gary may be. I don't mind dick jokes either if done well (love Andy Samberg/The Lonely Island). Constitution seems like something so unique for Broadway that I feel its a can't miss show, and Im very politically active so I think this would suit my ally. Both of these shows will be open when I am in town in August however.

Burn This is my other option. While the play itself does sound interesting to me, Adam Driver is the sell here. I am a Star Wars fanatic, and he is one of my favorite actors working today. Ive seen practically everything he has been in and I just think he's a wonderful, powerful actor. Ive heard nothing but raves for him in Burn This.

So mainly, is Burn This for Driver really worth it? I actually already bought a ticket to Burn This for April, but had to cancel last minute, so part of me doesn't want to spend the money there again. I have never seen or read the play before either. Gary and Constitution are also just as appealing though, so I am having trouble decide!!! Of course, no one here can decide for me, but any input into your experiences or your recommendations are always helpful. Thank you so much in advance!

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 12:58pm

I loved Gary...and your other two are at the very top of my list - so I can't really  help you - except to say, Constitution will get my money first.

 

Have you tried post dating your "lost" ticket?  I don't know how well Burn This is selling, so they might be willing to let you update your ticket.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:00pm

Constitution is the best new American play to come to Broadway in a while. That'd be my pick. 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:07pm

dramamama611 said: "I loved Gary...and your other two are at the very top of my list - so I can't really help you - except to say, Constitution will get my money first.



Have you tried post dating your "lost" ticket? I don't know how well Burn This is selling, so they might be willing to let you update your ticket.
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Hm, I haven't. I never called the box office that day even. Had a loss in the family so never had the time really to focus on that. I may call and try. 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:53pm

Often there are limitations of when they are willing to do that....but that largely has to do with what the house looks like.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 3:26pm
I have seen all three, and would choose Burn This since you love Adam Driver. His performance was so amazing. He’s funny, too, so you will get your comedy fix.
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 8:46pm

Seen them all too.

Constitution is the clear winner and it’s not a close race. It’s the best play this year not named The Ferryman.

Driver gives a strong performance but Burn This is booooooooring and there is no connection between Russell and him. 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 9:39pm

Gary or Constitution...only saw Gary... for the absurdist if that's your thing

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