Patrick W

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (38)
54
Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Flat

See it if While Lily Allen is delightful, there's an overall flatness to the production. Neither the jokes or the heart breaks land.

Don't see it if The two sons were hard to hear from the 5th row. And why are they marketing this as a comedy? It's just...NOT.

71
Entertaining, Intelligent, Dated, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You appreciate a somewhat dated older script that's given new life by a nearly pitch perfect cast.

Don't see it if You don't like talky character based, or don't have patience for a few weak performances in an otherwise flawless cast.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Insipid, Funny, Dated

See it if Catch it for Hawkins' mesmerizing performance alone. Otherwise, it's oddly flat, lifeless & lacking the electricity & magic of the orig .

Don't see it if Self involved white people, gay sex stuff or uninspired direction offend you.

59
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Banal

See it if you want a master class in comedy acting from Kline & his leading ladies that is sadly mired in an otherwise flat, dull show.

Don't see it if You expect the supporting actors to match the level of the stars. Wildly uneven performances make this a bit of a slog.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you want to see a gay-themed production so joyous, it hardens back to the original production of RENT in its power.

Don't see it if gay stuff makes you feel weird inside, you don't care about LGBT history or if you have no soul.

62
Great singing, Ambitious, Great staging, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind a weakly acted but powerfully sung bare bones production that makes good use of limited space and means.

Don't see it if You can't handle shameless mugging, mostly among the 2 leads. Wouldn't be so bad if they weren't blindly aping the actors from the PBS video

40
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious, Preachy

See it if you know nothing about gay history. The script is a rambling, hard to follow mess. An intrusive A/V element only makes things more jumbled.

Don't see it if you're expecting the seriocomic romp that's advertised. Heavy handed history lessons, grief-porn & tuneless music are what's on the menu.

Also I appreciate the ambition here, but this piece tries to be way too man... Read more Read less

61
Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in an intriguing script in verse that puts Ophelia in the driver's seat of her own destiny.

Don't see it if Uneven performances and rather shameless mugging are a turn-off.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You appreciate exceptionally well-written original dramas based on lesser known historic tragedies.

Don't see it if Four genocides is one evening is not your cup of tea for a night out on the town.

73
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to see religions in a different light, have your beliefs challenged and sample some really amazing bread.

Don't see it if See above. Reverse it.

63
Disappointing, Fluffy, Funny, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You really dig puns, groaners, nyuk nyuks and other mildly painful jokes. Nicely handled audience participation livens things up some.

Don't see it if You're looking for high brow theater and hate low brow humor. This isn't awful, but it plays to the lowest common denominator.

90
Great writing, Edgy, Hilarious, Intense, Riveting

See it if Tight ensemble work & a truly funny, frightening and unexpected script. The less you know, the better. Was on the edge of my seat!

Don't see it if Gay stuff makes you feel squidgy or if you like your religion and spirituality tales served squeaky clean. Stay home.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You lovely smartly conceived high camp, Irwin Allen movies, the best (and worst) of 70s tunes and musicals with a body count.

Don't see it if you're not up on your 70s music history or if you prefer high brow humor to inspired silliness.

81
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see an intriguing look at the double edged sword of gay equality. Lots of laughs, tons of heart & topical as hell.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable seeing men kiss and openly show love for each other.

73
Disappointing, Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Uneven

See it if If you're a dog lover, you will adore this

Don't see it if If you're expecting a great performance from Matthew Broderick who is an emotional flatline from start to finish.

49
Banal, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Touristy

See it if ...if you've never seen it, by all means give it a whirl. If it's you're first Bway experience, great.

Don't see it if ... you're not a tourist, have lofty tastes or dislike very long overwrought power ballads.

100
Profound, Original, Dizzying, Exquisite, Must see

See it if ...you want a theatrical experience like no other. Get lost in a world that's as beautiful as it is terrifying.

Don't see it if ...you don't like immersive pieces, performance art, the avant garde or having to walk a lot.

96
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see, Profound

See it if If you ever wished Sesame Street had produced a guide to being an adult, this is it.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by bad words and puppet private parts.

60
Overrated, Disappointing, Great staging, Clever, Slow

See it if Disney fans will love it. Kids will love it. Tourists will love it.

Don't see it if It's a tourist trap now. Horrid behavior from the audience. The cast , while talented, seemed to be going through the motions.

52
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Timely, Under-rehearsed, Excruciating

See it if You don't mind actors who can't remember their lines, multiple scenes that needed to restart because of flubs, or an all-exposition script.

Don't see it if You're expecting a riveting piece based on our turbulent current world, because the interview structure of this makes it woefully dull.

87
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You can handle the amount of chuzpah it takes to turn grim period of history into a delightful, biting black comedy.

Don't see it if You prefer your musical theater to be less topical, pointedly political and with a smaller body count.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if You want to see an unusual, intelligent & vibrant piece of theater that doesn't rely on gimmicky effects or rehashed pop songs to succeed.

Don't see it if You want the standard Broadway show with music that sounds like everything else out there or you want to have to pay attention for 2.5 hours

66
Fluffy, Great singing, Quirky, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you love a capella music and don't mind an experimental piece that doesn'the quite work.

Don't see it if you're looking for a story with any weight or originality or memorable songs.

85
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if This manages to deliver a timely gut-punch on human rights, but wrapped in a deliciously giddy fantatical musical love story. Genius.

Don't see it if If you think puppet shows are just for kids, or if puppet nudity offends you, or you're a big old no-fun fuddyduddy.

61
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You identify with thinly drawn lovelorn 20-somethings & don't mind paying Bway prices for a story more suited for a tv movie.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything with weight or new insights on modern relationships. Ultimately I was left with a strong feeling of "who cares?"

45
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if A bang-up cast does what they can with a clunky, muddled adaptation. For Chekhov completists only.

Don't see it if If you're a classic theater purist, skip it. You'll be devastated.

85
Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful, Original, Ambitious

See it if You like your theater a little bit experimental or if you've ever taken a spiritual retreat that was more farce than philosophy.

Don't see it if The somewhat gimmicky use of silence worries you or if you prefer a direct style of storytelling.

62
Disappointing, Dated, Quirky, Funny, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of campy humor, Charles Busch, killer children and way over the top drag.

Don't see it if You prefer your jokes not delivered with a sledgehammer. Quickest way to kill comedy is to presume you're hilarious.

94
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You love a great tear jerker impeccably performed that resonates so deeply your teeth hurt. Brilliant heartbreaking truthful theater.

Don't see it if You don't like all-sung musicals, are offended by LGTB storylines or if you don't have a soul.

80
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Masterful

See it if A very solid, fresh production with a killer comic ensemble (despite some weaker casting in smaller roles. Dana Ivy is a treasure.

Don't see it if You don't like classical theater, period language or delicious bitchiness.

75
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy unique stagings, history, pop culture, baseball and absorbing, intimate theatrical performances.

Don't see it if You hate tight spaces, discussions of scientific theory, gum popping and barefoot geniuses.

88
Enchanting, Original, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You like movement pieces, unconventional storytelling and puppetry. Ensemble cast makes true magic with barely any spoken text.

Don't see it if You want a dialogue filled show or if you hate the world of Oz. Or if you have no heart.

85
Delightful, Hilarious, Refreshing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You're a Jackie Hoffmann or Lypsinka fan. Amazing what a bawdy comedienne & an evil drag queen can do to rejuvenate a silly old show.

Don't see it if You don't care for old fashioned musicals, fairytale or... well, fun.

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Chilling,

See it if Great Halloween fair! Clever mixing of Macbeth with Kabuki for a modern day supernatural revenge tale. Live traditional music is a big +!

Don't see it if Skip if you're looking for cutting edge special effects, because you do need to use your imagination here.

68
Cliched, Dated, Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if ...you're a fan of Charles Busch or the Accidental Theater Company. Seems like it would have been a hoot 30 years ago.

Don't see it if ...you're offended by men in dresses.

59
Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you love improv and would rather go to a frat party than the theater. Gimmicky, and the cast seemed to be having more fun than the audience

Don't see it if ...you're looking for something clever & truly improvised. It's clear the script is the same every night with a few small variables changed.

96
Hilarious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Filthy

See it if If you want to laugh until your throat hurts, this is for you.

Don't see it if If you're easily offended and don't like thinking heavy thoughts, stay home.

86
Resonant, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Confusing

See it if You're familiar with the original production, story and music.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fluffy.