The Patsy
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The Patsy NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(82 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
16%
Negative
2%
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Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

Obie Award winner David Greenspan plays all eight roles in this revival of the 1925 Broadway hit.

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Member Reviews (82)

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569 Reviews | 117 Followers
75
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Confusing

See it if One person show with many character good acting taking place in the 1920's. He goes for one character to other.

Don't see it if Can be alittle confusing.

386 Reviews | 55 Followers
68
Cliched

See it if Solo show of 8 character rom com. Good acting but based in olden times of rich, frivolous, predictable characters. 1.5 hours no intermission

Don't see it if Extremely gendered with overly dramatic mom, hot but vicious older daughter, & smart and kind-as-Cinderella youngest daughter. Read more

393 Reviews | 43 Followers
87
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if love David Greenspan. Love a well-acted one person play. a shift in a mannerism and he's a different person. he fills up the whole room

Don't see it if want the full play with a full cast or hate one-person shows. play is old-fashioned but still fun.

354 Reviews | 51 Followers
50
Clever, Boring, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy an appealing & talented actor in a one man show who can play 10+ characters with intricate dialog.

Don't see it if you dislike a one man show that involves 10+ characters, has a pedestrian script that is difficult to follow given # of characters & dialog

271 Reviews | 31 Followers
76
Masterful, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You love David Greenspan. He is absolutely awesome. The fluidity of his transitions and precision of his characterizations is stunning

Don't see it if You want a play with depth , and suspense this is a quirky little story made awesome only by the talent of the actor

186 Reviews | 117 Followers
67
Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if A drawing-room comedy w a solo actor who quickly changes from role to role,w a different voice or new body language. Great stage & lighting.

Don't see it if Hard to follow. A better 3rd act w a feel-good ending doesn't make it up x the confusion of the first two acts.

190 Reviews | 40 Followers
90
Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if David Greenspan is just glorious in playing every role on stage. His outstanding talent keeps surprising me.

Don't see it if This dated play comes alive and feels fresh in Greenspan's capable hands.

123 Reviews | 13 Followers
80
Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you like one man shows - one man playing 8 characters in 80 minutes

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows - one man playing 8 characters in 80 minutes Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Talkin' Broadway
April 10th, 2022

"More than a decade after he first performed the piece, and once again directed by Cummings, Greenspan remains a force of nature. Until he climbs off of the stage after eighty breathless minutes, he seems to be in perpetual motion. While 21st-century audiences might disagree with Atkinson's references to the play's "intelligently artistic weight," Greenspan makes a strong case for its "amusing" qualities and power to entertain. The Patsy, at least in the current iteration, is worth rediscovering again."
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New York Stage Review
April 11th, 2022

"So, here’s Greenspan in his latest enthusiastic venture, reprising—for The Transport Group—his one-man stint as the six-member cast of the Barry Connors’ 1925 Great White Way click, The Patsy. Is he every bit as good in this adaptation as he was at the Duke in 2011? Is he even better? What’s certainly true is that his joy at being onstage is unabated."
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TheaterScene.net
April 12th, 2022

Greenspan is a genius in The Patsy, and direction by Jack Cummings II, co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group, is exquisite; the build up of the story as it unfolds at Greenspan’s hand could not have been better shaped, and he keeps this three-act play going at a record pace.
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Theater Pizzazz
April 11th, 2022

"This revival of the revival has the same cast, David Greenspan, who continues to play all eight roles with a zaniness off the scales. His The Patsy is a one-man farce filled with head-spinning energy and a sack full of comic turns. With fine direction by Transport Group Artistic Director, Jack Cummings III, Greenspan literally bounces around the box of a set for a virtuosic, whirlwind 80 minutes."
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