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Bobby Patrick

Bobby Patrick

Heigh Ho Friends & “Family”! Bobby Patrick your RAINBOW Reviewer here. Putting the silent T in CABARET to bring you all the T. I am a queer reviewer, specializing in the seedy underbelly of the cabaret world with my own Queer Rainbow's Eye View of it all. I studied theatre in college, but got over that and followed a career in entertainment/theatrical advertising for nearly 2 decades.  Now I'm a freelance contributor, ready to bring you my Sunshine, Rainbows, and Rants for Broadway World's Cabaret (with a silent T) section, and fill you in on what's up in the Pubs, Rooms and Back Rooms (wink) of New York's entertainment community.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH LUBA MASON At The Soapbox Gallery; Hot Jazz In A Cool Spac PhotoBWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH LUBA MASON At The Soapbox Gallery; Hot Jazz In A Cool Space Hitting All The Right Notes
Posted: Jun. 4, 2021


BWW Review: GLORIA SWANSONG & MAXIE FACTOR: A NIGHT OF ESCAPE at Don't Tell Mama PhotoBWW Review: GLORIA SWANSONG & MAXIE FACTOR: A NIGHT OF ESCAPE at Don't Tell Mama
Posted: May. 19, 2021


BWW Review: Artemesia Le Fay Brings us a Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST PhotoBWW Review: Artemesia Le Fay Brings us a Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST
Posted: Jun. 8, 2021


BWW Review: Leola's LADY LAND is OPEN 4 BIZNESS at The Green Room 42 PhotoBWW Review: Leola's LADY LAND is OPEN 4 BIZNESS at The Green Room 42
Posted: May. 29, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: (STILL A)LIVE FROM SHAPIRO HALL: PART 4: WHAT THE HELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS PhotoBWW Review: (STILL A)LIVE FROM SHAPIRO HALL: PART 4: WHAT THE HELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS
Posted: Jan. 2, 2021


BWW Review: MELISSA ERRICO: SEASON FOR JOY at Bay Street Theatre PhotoBWW Review: MELISSA ERRICO: SEASON FOR JOY at Bay Street Theatre
Posted: Dec. 11, 2020


BWW CD Review: COOL YULE By Liz Mikel Bringing Some Smoky Jazz & Blues To The Festivi PhotoBWW CD Review: COOL YULE By Liz Mikel Bringing Some Smoky Jazz & Blues To The Festivities
Posted: Dec. 12, 2020


BWW Review: THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Live (Online) From The TRIAD Brims With  PhotoBWW Review: THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Live (Online) From The TRIAD Brims With Holiday Cheer
Posted: Dec. 22, 2020


BWW Review: Artemesia Le Fay Brings us a Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST
June 8, 2021

Not all Lady Artemisia's selections are in their mother tongue, but enough of them are to give you a true sense of period, intention, and Weimar tone. And the performances... Oh, my DARLINGS! The performances of each song, evoking each shadow, each sharp angle of the period, reaching through the room as the young lady morphs her vocal production and intonations to fit each dramatic journey the audience must take with her.

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH LUBA MASON At The Soapbox Gallery; Hot Jazz In A Cool Space Hitting All The Right Notes
June 4, 2021

Combining with the room Mason, her expert musicians, and her song arrangements gives one a feeling of an updated beatnik arthouse chic.

BWW Review: Leola's LADY LAND is OPEN 4 BIZNESS at The Green Room 42
May 29, 2021

Leola is a septuagenarian redneck lesbian from Waycross Georgia who manages the deli counter at the Piggly Wiggly and shares a double-wide trailer with her ex-husband, also an employee at the Piggly Wiggly. Each of Leola's different shows explores the story of her late-in-life coming out, the history that led her to that moment, her devotion to Jesus and Kelly Clarkson, and the importance of Pride, family, self-acceptance, and love exchanged between friends, disciples, and the strangers who will become friends and disciples.

BWW Review: GLORIA SWANSONG & MAXIE FACTOR: A NIGHT OF ESCAPE at Don't Tell Mama
May 19, 2021

Together, Gloria Swansong and Maxie Factor make up nearly 20 years of makeup, wigs, gowns, and pumps pummeling the stages and lip-synching their way across the floors of NYC’s uptown, downtown, and midtown night spots.

BWW CD Review: Jim David, New York's GAYEST Comic, Emerges From The Pandemic & Moves Out To Sea On Board His New Album: GAY JOKES FOR STRAIGHT CRUISERS
May 5, 2021

All jokes aside, Jim David is a funny B!+CH, and landing him on board ship for 9 days with no way for anyone to leave during a global pandemic was just grist for his comedy mill. We laughed our big gay heads off, and it made these dark days seem brighter for all the funny.

BWW Review: New York's Poetry/Cabaret Emerges From The Pandemic & Moves Online WIth Poetry/Cabaret: RENEWED! at FaceBook Live
April 22, 2021

Frances Ruffelle, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, and Shalewa Sharpe join the reboot of Poetry/Cabaret: RENEWED, originally slated for April 2020 and now returning online, this variety salon brings together poets and performers to celebrate awakening, longing, and surviving--all in the spirit of entering springtime, emerging from a pandemic, and reaffirming our commitment to a better world. The show features musical performances from Carela & Frances Ruffelle and comedy from Jaye McBride & Shalewa Sharpe.

BWW Review: (STILL A)LIVE FROM SHAPIRO HALL: PART 4: WHAT THE HELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS
January 2, 2021

Janice Hall and Adam B. Shapiro Bring Some Cheer For The New Year With their (Still A)Live From Shapiro Hall: Part 4: WHAT THE HELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS On The YouTubes

BWW Review: THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Live (Online) From The TRIAD Brims With Holiday Cheer
December 22, 2020

A drag creation of actor, singer, host Ray DeForest, Doris was born in the wake of Ray’s beloved mother, Taffy, succumbing to the dreaded Alzheimers Disease. Artistically developed as a way to feel close with Taffy, Deforest performs to honor her memory, and brighten the lives of his audiences with a little laughter, a little song, and a lot of whiskey sours.

BWW CD Review: COOL YULE By Liz Mikel Bringing Some Smoky Jazz & Blues To The Festivities
December 12, 2020

In her offering for the season, Liz Mikel's Cool Yule pays homage to the jazz and blues influences that live in her music.

BWW Review: MELISSA ERRICO: SEASON FOR JOY at Bay Street Theatre
December 11, 2020

In Her Season For Joy, Melissa Errico sings and streams from the Bay Street Theatre stage adding a touch of theatrical beauty to an online Christmas Celebration

BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Recalls All Our Childhoods With 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS!
March 13, 2020

Heigh-Ho, My Merry Rainbow Tribe! Bobby Patrick your RAINBOW Reviewer here. Putting the silent T in cabareT to bring you all the T...

BWW Review: The Latest Presentation Of The Sensible Cabaret at The Duplex, Charlie Johnson's THIS IS A POP SHOW, Really Pops!
March 10, 2020

Thursday night's installment of The Sensible Cabaret at the history-making Duplex was a true jewel in the Sensible crown... Each month A Sensible Theatre Co. presents their SENSIBLE CABARET - a musical offering that aims to elevate Queer & Allied artists here in New York City, and in their home base of Seattle, as well as advance the diversity agenda of inclusion through the arts.

BWW Review: Hidden Cabaret Presents Mark Nadler - RUNNIN' WILD: SONGS AND SCANDALS OF THE ROARING '20s
March 7, 2020

So what is the show, you may ask - the show is Mark. He is the show, the show is him and SONGS AND SCANDALS OF THE 1920S is merely the vehicle to deliver Mark to his adoring audience - an audience that goes with him wherever he plays. Mark is an unparalleled musician and singer whose piano playing is a true phenom and his vocals are some of the finest, smoothest, and richest you will here in our Cabaret's these (or any other) days.

BWW Review: A Sexy, Naughtie Evening From LE SCANDAL CABARET Heats Up The Laurie Beechman Theatre Every Saturday Night
March 6, 2020

You may ask,Bobby was the evening sexy for any crowd, gender or persuasion - ABSOLUTELY! Was the evening any fun??? A completely fun, enjoyable, really full night of entertainment and that's why Bobby gives LE SCANDAL CABARET 4 ½ Rainbows Out Of 5

BWW Review: Youth, Exuberance, and Talent All On Display In HIDE & SEEK BY DANNY FELDMAN At Feinstein's/54 Below
March 1, 2020

What is great about H&S is that it shows some real promise; maybe not for the show itself, but for its writer/composer-lyricist Feldman who was wise enough to start with writing what he knows. Taking his own coming out experience and putting words and music to it in a story that, while nothing really new, still actually works as a story.

BWW Review: YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY Returns After 10 Years For An Anniversary Staging At Feinstein's/54 Below
February 28, 2020

Continuing their mission of curating history by bringing back ghosts of musical theatre past in staged concert performances, F/54B wisely chose the Zellniks' beautiful patchwork quilt of pastiche, put it on their tiny stage and gave friends, fans, and a few newbies a look back at a show that looks back at a time when MGM musicals offered wholesome family entertainment and real soldiers did a lot of foot-tapping... but weren't dancing.

BWW Review: Eden Espinosa Still Rockin It UNPLANNED & UNPLUGGED At The Green Room 42 and The Good News Is...
February 24, 2020

Eden Espinosa: Unplugged and Unplanned plays The Green Room 42 WITH COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SHOWS February 28 & March 6th, 15th & 22nd. For information and tickets please visit The Green Room 42 website.

BWW Review: Life Jacket Theatre Co's THE GORGEOUS NOTHINGS: IN CONCERT A Grand Celebration of Golden Age Gays At Joe's Pub.
February 20, 2020

The cast, the music, the history all under the adept direction of Russ made extra beautiful by the music from Kinosian's fingers made THE GORGEOUS NOTHINGS: IN CONCERT one of the finest nightclub outings so far this year and, because Bobby CANNOT wait to see this flower bloom, we give this Work In Progress a full 5 Out Of 5 Rainbows and encourage all out there who love Lavender tales from the past to support Life Jacket Theatre Company.

BWW Review: OUR LADY J's Concert For Lincoln Center's American Songbook Enlivened And Enlighted The Crowd About This Golden-Voiced American Songwriter
February 19, 2020

Finally, Our Lady J's return to musical performing after so long in the writers' room yielded a bountiful evening of new compositions and surprising covers, and though we would have wished her to dial back the electro-processing of her fine voice just a bit, this evening for modern music lovers was a daring and tantalizing night of cool vibrations, and so we award Our Lady J a fine 4 out of 5 Rainbows.

BWW Review: LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A CELEBRATION OF QUEER LOVE At Feinstein's/54 Below
February 17, 2020

In all, the evening played like a real Stars Of Tomorrow with standouts going to Preston Max Allen singing Lloyd-Webber's paean to unrequited love, Kat Griffin with her rendition of I CHOSE RIGHT from BABY and Danielle Purdy singing Lowdermilk & Kerrigan's RUN AWAY WITH ME; at first charming to bring her audience to her and then powerful to lift us all up.



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