Patrick 10

Albany | 50-64 | Male
About:  "All I've done is lived my life in the theatre and loved every minute of it."-Marian Seldes
Reviews (76)
89
Harry Clarke
West Village
Seamless, extraoadinary storytelling from the writer and star.

See it if you love great storytelling told with seemingly effortless panache, wit and exuberance. Winning!

Don't see it if you need more than a one-man show.

91
Tough, probing, funny work!

See it if you love hard-edged, gritty, hysterical, challenging work. If GBS was the house playwright for Steppenwolf based in Harlem...

Don't see it if you're turned off by rough language or you prefer your theater refined.

96
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Revolutionary! everything you've heard is true.

See it if Groundbreaking. Challenges the way you see and hear musicals. I was pretty familiar with the score but was enthralled with the choreography.

Don't see it if you can't afford it. I could buy subscriptions to seasons for the price paid and next time I will.

80
Sojourners
East Village
Involving, different, intelligent

See it if An absorbing, affecting look at the immigrant experience.

Don't see it if you might want more incident or a greater payoff.

85
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Exceptionally well done history

See it if you want to see a superbly done history which makes the time fly.

Don't see it if ...three hours of mid-east peace talks.

89
Hilarious, trenchant, zestful comedy!

See it if you love seeing classics picked up, dusted off and have a ball with. Gets to the very essence of the comedy with unrestrained glee.

Don't see it if you're not into classics reinvented.

87
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Surprising, funny, absoring puzzle.

See it if you love Annie Baker. It's an absorbing trip which will keep you guessing.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with ambiguity.

92
During previews
Brilliant, bracing, feminist exploration.

See it if The three ladies are stage animals fiercely prowling the contours of Hnath's brilliant cage. Exhilarating!

Don't see it if You don't like plays of ideas.

87
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Important great cast!

See it if you want theater to deal with life as it is being lived now. Feels like an important contribution to our understanding of these times.

Don't see it if you're bored by small-town lives and think that people are responsible for and deserve the fate that befalls them.

80
During previews
Orange Julius
West Village
Absorbing, colorful, quick paced, inventive

See it if you like family dramas and a new twist on the Viet Nam Vet's return home. Masterfully staged on a beautiful set.

Don't see it if new plays and playwrights try your patience.

88
Masterful, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a thoroughly imagined portrait of a fascinating man done with great skill and heart.

Don't see it if you want larger issues dealt with. This is one man's life.

83
Holiday Opera Mouse
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful

See it if you want a charming, fun, accessible visit to the theater to introduce kids to opera.

Don't see it if you want some production values or scale. It's a low key, accessible visit.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to get a fancy take on the holiday. Great cast puts this over with charm, energy and great appeal.

Don't see it if you're over the holidays and the idea of little girls celebrating makes you cringe.

90
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
A thoroughly engaging triptych of romantic and familial ties that bind us.

See it if you like bruising, original characters pouring it out onstage. A fun, fight for one another's attention.

Don't see it if you don't like your theater pitched at a certain volume.

85
Compelling, Resonant, Riveting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the reverberations of history and compelling spiritual arguments.

Don't see it if moral and spiritual debates are boring for you.

84
Placebo
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a great depiction of an original modern relationship.

Don't see it if you need more than a relationship's fate to keep your attention.

86
The Nether
West Village
Clever, Absorbing, Original

See it if you want to see our digital culture presented in a fresh, surprising thriller.

Don't see it if adult themes challenge you.

93
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if a fun night with eccentric portraits played full out by a ridiculously talented cast of actor/musicians superbly directed by Phillip George

Don't see it if you want a traditional story and structure.

90
Every Brilliant Thing
West Village
Intelligent, Profound, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be moved and impressed with the quickness and inventiveness of the telling.

Don't see it if you think gratitude is too touchy feeley.

84
During previews
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
A rarely performed classic that's too clean and misses some of the humor.

See it if you want to see a solid production which is incongruously (but entertainingly) accompanied by a jazz trio. Needs its corners knocked off.

Don't see it if you need something to happen in the first act. Derives much of its power from the implied shock of the period in which it was written.

76
Cal in Camo
West Village
Great acting, Intense

See it if you enjoy seeing superb actors wrestle with a slightly unwieldy script.

Don't see it if you're not overly adventurous.

85
For a previous production
Fiorello!
East Village
Refreshing, Frisky, Charming

See it if you want to revisit a lovely score performed by an enthusiastic, fun cast of youngsters.

Don't see it if nostalgia modestly but energetically served is not up to your high standards.

90
Eclipsed
Midtown W
New, Exquisite, Gutsy, Visceral, Enthralling

See it if you want to see new perspectives and see new stories told by under represented actors of the highest caliber. Lupita was absent.

Don't see it if you don't want to be bothered.

89
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Tuneful, Rollicking

See it if you like an all encompassing love of all music and its power to express. A boy meets girl done in a new way by surrounding the story w/music

Don't see it if it's just another boy meets girl and somehow in the end...

84
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like ethical, moral and romantic conundrums played very well.

Don't see it if you're not enchanted by sci-fi gimmicks.

82
Tough, brawny, physical reimagining.

See it if you want to see an inventive physical reimagining of the story.

Don't see it if you like to identify with the character. Alex is inaccessible. He's a punk, arrested, therapized and a mess. You never see HIM.

88
Mary Jane
East Village
Thrilling detailed story.

See it if you love great acting and specificity of detail. Great performances in service of a great script.

Don't see it if you're looking for more flash.

75
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Muted, distant and not fully imagined

See it if you're a completist or fan of the actors.

Don't see it if you're a fan of the play. The space was too large, the comedy was too soft and the point was lost.

89
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Exceptionally well-acted drama of left-behinds.

See it if An always intriguing, relevant look at four souls on the margins of Corporate America slipping under the wheels of progress.

Don't see it if It's not happy or hopeful. I think I'm going to score it higher.

95
Indecent
Midtown W
Revelatory storytelling with passion

See it if you love theater! The history of a play and the times. A riveting, stunning, wrenching work. It hits on all levels-political, spiritual and

Don't see it if you don't want a singular theatrical experience.

89
During previews
A raucous, rabble rousing show!

See it if you want your theater to be inclusive, audacious and outrageous!

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for historical revision in your musicals.

86
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you love to see literary classics staged in bright, refreshing ways. There's a lot of fun here.

Don't see it if you're not charmed by Beyoncé showing up in a Theckeray adaptation or you're looking for "Sense and Sensibility"s equal. Close but not quite

88
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Affecting

See it if you want an honest to God comedy on Broadway. An insightful, funny and affecting look at a gay man's search for love. LOVE Trip Cullman!

Don't see it if you're not really interested in romantic comedies...and it is a bit long.

80
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Original, intelligent and captivating

See it if you like puzzling out meanings and connections between two competing storylines. A tribute to dreamers and their pursuits.

Don't see it if you need a linear narrative through-line.

89
Absorbing, Hilarious, Intense

See it if you love your humor dark. A very bleak and funny look at lives twisted and broken by poverty and dependence.

Don't see it if you don't like Irish theater.

84
For a previous production
Hilarious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a great time with a bitchy queen who can't keep his mouth shut. Missed opportunity to scratch below the surface but fun.

Don't see it if you don't like bitchy humor.

90
During previews
Yours Unfaithfully
Midtown W
A fascinating superbly done gem!

See it if you love luxuriating in the history of theater. A lovely, startling delightful play about an open marriage. Love Elisabeth Gray!

Don't see it if you want more flash and sizzle. These are people sitting and talking.

88
During previews
The Present
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Epic, Resonant

See it if you love Chekhov and want to see a really excellent company tear into him. Superb ensemble.

Don't see it if three hours is too much for you and the story is not a cause and effect procedural.

87
The Encounter
Midtown W
A highly original and new approach to telling a story!

See it if you want to be thoroughly transported by a story and the masterful telling of it. A revelation from start to finish.

Don't see it if you need things spelled out for you and aren't open to new experiences.

88
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Intelligent, Fun!

See it if you want to see stories told in new ways with great staging, technical support and compelling performances and ideas.

Don't see it if you're irritated by novelty or innovation.

83
Fashions For Men
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Surprsing

See it if you get into seeing hidden pleasures revived.

Don't see it if you're not into the pleasures of bygone theater culture.

90
Entertaining, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you are interested in a great production of an American classic.

Don't see it if you're not interested in our heritage.

84
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun, energetic, affirming girl-power evening which is very inventive with its small story.

Don't see it if you want more meat on the bones of your musical.

93
Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Eye popping

See it if you want to be blown away.

Don't see it if you just can't follow the crowd.

92
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a story told in a setting you haven't seen before. Enthralling soccer drills with scenes playing out. Great work.

Don't see it if you're uninterested in youthful concerns.

88
Buyer & Cellar
West Village
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love backstage stories told with gosssipy but reverential appreciation.

Don't see it if you could care less about Barbra.

90
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Brilliant, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you want to see this American classic with new perspective. I absolutely love van Hove's theatrical imagination and kinetic resourcefulness.

Don't see it if you don't like your classics messed with and you think theatrical imagination is just gimmickry.

89
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to see a Great performance by Jessica Lange in a very good production of an American classic.

Don't see it if you don't care about American theater.

87
The Christians
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Smart, Relevant

See it if you want to delve into religion and it's discontents and you want to see everything Lucas Hnath comes up with...and you should.

Don't see it if you don't like stagey arguments and religion puts you off.

86
Red Speedo
East Village
Absorbing, Smart, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you have to see everything Lucas Hnath writes...and you should.

Don't see it if twisty, ethical dilemmas don't intrigue you or you get enough in real life. Shaw at the Olympic trials.