PatManhattan

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Broadway shows are fine, but what thrills me is going to a tiny off-off-Broadway theater and seeing a great show by an unknown cast.
Reviews (31)
95
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You can appreciate a sharp tragicomedy, with real depth, performed by terrific actors.

Don't see it if You're Harvey Weinstein.

81
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love Shakespeare, and want to see a smart meditation on race & theater, with powerful performance.

Don't see it if You've never seen Othello.

76
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Brief, Great acting, Okay, Creepy, Entertaining

See it if You want to pass the time and are tired of Netflix.

Don't see it if You are looking for revolutionary drama that knocks your socks off.

91
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy whip-smart writing, and intense performances.

Don't see it if You've never seen a Shakespeare play.

78
Entangled
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like essayistic plays. Smart writing, well acted.

Don't see it if You want character interaction, there isn't any since it's two monologues.

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Charming cast does an effervescent production of this comedy. Like great champagne with pop music.

Don't see it if You are a grouchy-pants Malvolio.

48
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You are getting paid to sit through everything ever written by LaBute.

Don't see it if You were hoping for peak LaBute. This is not his best work. These seem like writing exercises from a sophomore playwriting workshop

Also I liked "In the Company of Men" but these sketches are not in the same... Read more Read less

78
Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You'd like to see a small-scale Shakespeare production that uses innovative visuals and music.

Don't see it if You haven't seen more traditional versions of Macbeth before.

57
Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You love Samuel Beckett, and want to see a hip updating of his bleak comedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional realism.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You just want a fun experience, including a light meal catered by the actors.

Don't see it if You want "serious" Shakespeare.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a funny, likeable storyteller. Even if you hate stand-up comedy, you'll enjoy this.

Don't see it if You want nasty vicious humor.

90
During previews
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want sharp satire about toxic masculinity.

Don't see it if You voted for Trump.

92
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like being drawn into a gripping show.

Don't see it if You have no imagination.

71
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Epic

See it if You want to see some terrific actors let loose.

Don't see it if You can't endure a three hour drama.

74
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if You love classic musicals.

Don't see it if You're expecting Cats.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You want to see a big musical that still has an edge.

Don't see it if You only like jukebox musicals.

70
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You are willing to see an enthusiastic cast tackle one of Shakespeare's difficult plays, and don't expect perfection.

Don't see it if You are not accustomed to Shakespeare, or expect a perfect version of this difficult play.

Also The cast and director handle the comedy better than the tragedy of T&C... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You can enjoy fresh fun interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are completely unfamiliar with Shakespeare's language.

85
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see terrific performance by Laurie Metcalf.

Don't see it if You want a musical.

94
During previews
Mac Beth
West Village
Refreshing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want a completely fresh take on Macbeth, performed by excellent young all-female cast.

Don't see it if You don't know what the Scottish Play is.

86
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Profound, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to be thrilled at how a play conveys both delight and despair simultaneously.

Don't see it if You want The Brady Bunch.

93
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see a classic drama, powerfully reinterpeted to a South African setting.

Don't see it if You can't handle the heat in this kitchen.

86
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want a well-directed traditional ensemble dramedy with great acting. The play doesn't reinvent theatre, but is well-crafted.

Don't see it if You're expecting The Brady Bunch.

90
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Terrific cast , great direction, brought to life one of Shakespeare's difficult comedies.

Don't see it if You wanted "Mamma Mia"

83
During previews
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in avant-garde fun. Refreshing mix of scripted and improv material at each performance. Plus the pangs of homesickness.

Don't see it if You just want Neil Simon.

72
Hamlet: An Experience
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You already love Hamlet, and want to join in an interactive experience.

Don't see it if You don't already know the play.

65
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Banal, Funny

See it if You are a snooker fan, and like broad English humor.

Don't see it if You don't know what snooker is, and want sophisticated wit.

60
Your Invisible Corset
Lower E Side
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in intriguing feminist take on the classic Dracula tale.

Don't see it if You want crisp witty or profound dialogue.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Dizzying, Epic

See it if You have a brain and a pulse.

Don't see it if You only watch CSI Miami.

61
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Dizzying, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Your standards aren't too high for a comedy.

Don't see it if You're expecting to be amazed.

43
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insincere, Unfunny

See it if You like being told what to feel.

Don't see it if You're interested in great art.