I didn’t know Patrick well. We bloggers tend to communicate mainly through what we write and the occasional get together. But what I knew of him, I liked immensely. And I'm not alone. Grieving friends are posting tributes on Patrick's Facebook page and they all confirm that he truly was a kind and generous guy.
But Patrick didn’t just spout off his opinion, he was also a skilled interviewer (“That’s what I really love to do,” he told me just a few weeks ago) and his exchanges with theater folks are incisive and insightful. He posted the last entry on his site, an interview with Joe Calarco, the director of the new musical The Burnt Part Boys, just a week ago.