Patrick W

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (38)
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Flat
August 5th, 2017

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.

During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Timely, Under-rehearsed, Excruciating
May 20th, 2017

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.

Entertaining, Intelligent, Dated, Quirky, Great staging
May 20th, 2017

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.

During previews
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting
April 27th, 2017

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.

During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Insipid, Funny, Dated
April 12th, 2017

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.

Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Masterful
April 6th, 2017

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

During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Banal
March 26th, 2017

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.

In Transit
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great singing, Quirky, Cliched, Ambitious
March 26th, 2017

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.

The View UpStairs
East Village
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Resonant
March 26th, 2017

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.

Made in China
Midtown E
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant, Ambitious
February 18th, 2017

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.

Great singing, Ambitious, Great staging, Banal, Disappointing
February 17th, 2017

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

During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy
February 16th, 2017

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?"

Men in Towels
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious, Preachy
November 17th, 2016

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.

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Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Ambitious
October 20th, 2016

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.

May Violets Spring
Midtown W
Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing
October 17th, 2016

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.

Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful, Original, Ambitious
September 15th, 2016

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.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound
August 20th, 2016

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.

Disappointing, Dated, Quirky, Funny, Great singing
August 20th, 2016

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.

Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant
May 18th, 2016

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.

Resonant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent
May 13th, 2016

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.

Shear Madness
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Funny, Overrated, Quirky
May 5th, 2016

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.

During previews
The School for Scandal
West Village
Great staging, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Masterful
April 22nd, 2016

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.

Great writing, Edgy, Hilarious, Intense, Riveting
April 21st, 2016

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.

Midtown E
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing
March 6th, 2016

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.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging
February 27th, 2016

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.

The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Original, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging
February 27th, 2016

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.

Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant
December 28th, 2015

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.

Once Upon a Mattress
Lower E Side
Delightful, Hilarious, Refreshing, Fluffy, Quirky
December 28th, 2015

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.

Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Uneven
December 6th, 2015

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.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Chilling,
October 26th, 2015

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.

Banal, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Touristy
September 23rd, 2015

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.

Drop Dead Perfect
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy
September 17th, 2015

See it if'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're offended by men in dresses.

Then She Fell
Profound, Original, Dizzying, Exquisite, Must see
September 17th, 2015

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

Drunk Shakespeare
Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky
September 17th, 2015

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're looking for something clever & truly improvised. It's clear the script is the same every night with a few small variables changed.

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see, Profound
September 17th, 2015

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.

Hand to God
Midtown W
Hilarious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Filthy
September 17th, 2015

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.

Overrated, Disappointing, Great staging, Clever, Slow
September 17th, 2015

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.

Resonant, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Confusing
September 17th, 2015

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.