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)
82
Buried Child
Midtown W
Plain, Epic, Resonant

See it if you want to see masterful contributions from many in the cast, especially Ed Harris and Amy Madigan.

Don't see it if you've done the Sam Shepard route.

87
Marjorie Prime
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in elder care and end of life issues treated with thoughtful care.

Don't see it if you feel manipulated by sci-fi gimmicks.

89
Tribes
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You love intense, fractious family dramas with a twist.

Don't see it if You're averse to strong language or characters who are less than adorable.

75
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of tap dancing or Jimmy Cagney.

Don't see it if Hollywood bios leave you cold.

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want an ambitious and successfully executed in most places story song cycle.

Don't see it if You're annoyed by audience using recording devices undisturbed by ushers.

86
Intense, Original

See it if You want a new voice wrestling with the gravitational forces of ambition and comfort in the heightened world of drugs, tattoos & stripping.

Don't see it if Confrontation puts you on edge or extreme gestures disturb you.

86
During previews
The Layover
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You like dark, twisty, unpredictable and unreliable but compellingly watchable flawed characters.

Don't see it if You need your characters likable and want a moral cause and effect outcome.

90
Ambitious, Funny, Original

See it if You want your teen portraits to be multi faceted and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You just want the easy disparagement of cheerleaders.

87
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you're curious about the premise. There is more dialogue than I was ecpecting, I followed a great deal of what was going on in silence...

Don't see it if you need everything spelled out for you and a tidy summation.

85
Entertaining, Energetic, Surprising

See it if you're looking for some Latin heat in your jukebox musicals. Anna Villafane and Ektor Rivera are amazing as Gloria & Emilio Estefan. Great!

Don't see it if the struggle from rags to riches on the path to showbiz glory, with the pinnacle being a number at the AMA awards, sets your teeth on edge

89
During previews
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Epic, Hilarious, Original, Muscular

See it if You enjoy new stagings and ideas played out onstage for you. Loved Will Davis's work. Great physical production of an unknown to me history.

Don't see it if You don't like your history messed with and casting ten women as this expedition is just too much for you.

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Great staging, Must see, High energy

See it if You enjoy seeing actors create settings with the minimal furniture around them. Thoughtful decisions made to make a text physically active!

Don't see it if You prefer a slow, measured pace to your literary adaptations.

87
Funny, Entertaining, Original, Hip, Provocative

See it if you want to laugh often and congratulate yourself on your broad-mindedness.

Don't see it if you offend easily.

82
Nice Fish
Brooklyn
Delightful, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you can't miss anything Mark Rylance does and you have a great affinity for whimsy.

Don't see it if you need a story and characters to hook into for an hour and forty five minute swim upstream.

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to experience classics anew. It gives you fresh eyes to see this story for the first time. More van Hove please.

Don't see it if you don't want your classics messed with and you think an hour and fifty is too long without a break.

90
During previews
Aubergine
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if You love family dramas and their infinite variety.

Don't see it if Dealing with end of life issues for two hours is too much.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You need your social justice leavened with a great deal of inside Sound of Music humor.

Don't see it if Long sit down scenes of confrontation bore you.

95
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if An original comic voice with great energy, insight and original characters and situation

Don't see it if You're sensitive about dark humor

84
Ambitious, Original, Resonant

See it if You want to see a true survivors tale told with great good humor and hard won resilience.

Don't see it if You want your musicals to be musicals and dramas to be dramas and NO mixing.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You like physical, creative action. Actors creating all the environment and action with no props or sets.

Don't see it if You need a straightforward narrative.

93
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Revelatory, Detailed, Entertaining

See it if you feel most theater doesn't really deal with ordinary people and their lives of quiet desperation. An insightful, specific heartbreaker.

Don't see it if you need a linear narrative and specific good guys and bad guys.

93
Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you love great voices soaring effortlessly out of simple ingeniously staged scenes that impress you technically but more importantly grab yo

Don't see it if the story strikes you as too Dickensian and you feel manipulated.

82
During previews
Intelligent, Direct, Committed

See it if you're a Shakespeare completist. It's a great production of a little produced work.

Don't see it if you find Shakespeare's plots lacking in motivation and clarity.

83
During previews
Quietly
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Tough sledding

See it if Irish guilt, reparations and forgiveness are topics you have to see.

Don't see it if You're looking for any humor to leaven the brutality which surrounds us.

87
Steve
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Heartfelt

See it if You love Paul Rudnick and have been missing a comedy about gays today.

Don't see it if ...you don't like showtunes or references.

87
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Moving

See it if You want to see new stories told in musical theater in new ways.

Don't see it if Musicals only mean entertainment to you.