Amy E Bennett

35-49 | Female

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Reviews (49)
86
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You are interested in journalism, facts, literary license, or storytelling. You like great acting, and any one of the actors on stage.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are dialogue-driven or ones that make you think.

100
During previews
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Fun

See it if You love to see unique visions of classic tales, with physicality, dance, burlesque, humor and beauty. You enjoy spectacle and mingling.

Don't see it if You don't like burlesque, a touch of raunchy humor, acrobatics, or dance. You don't enjoy a reimagining of classic performances.

70
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You like women-focused stories. You enjoy a story-within-a-story. You want to see a great performance by a female lead. You love Coney Isle.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a slow-building story, or an emotional drama. You don't want to follow a lot of story threads.

94
For a previous production
Romantic, Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining, Sexy

See it if You love burlesque or dance. You enjoy spectacle, costumes, and physicality. You like sexy men in sexy outfits.

Don't see it if You don't like Boylesque. You don't appreciate dance or aerial artistry. You don't enjoy a bit of raunch.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see what many consider the best play in modern times. You love great staging, acting, or are a fan of any of the actors.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with LGBT issues or the AIDS crisis. You don't appreciate discussions of morality, redemption, or religion.

95
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are intrigued by Black British history and the first Briton of African Heritage to vote. You know and love the excellent Paterson Joseph

Don't see it if You aren't interested in black history, one-man shows, or interactive talkbacks.

92
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Kenneth Longergan's work, Chris Evans, or Michael Cena. You enjoy talkative drama that lets you form your own opinion.

Don't see it if You don't like talkative drama, plays that discuss morality, or Chris Evans with a mustache.

70
Fire and Air
East Village
Slow, Romantic, Indulgent, Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if You are fascinated by the Ballet Russes and its origins, and interested in the relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

Don't see it if You are expecting dance... you don't like long monologues and rants... you have no interest in the biographical details of Diaghilev.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You like Edward Albee, or any of the three fantastic actresses involved. See it if you enjoy classic theatre with women protagonists.

Don't see it if You prefer something more fast-paced and action-oriented. You don't like abstract ideas, or you're not interested in female narratives.

92
Afterglow
Midtown W
Absorbing, Raunchy, Sexy, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You like complicated romantic stories and discussion of issues applicable to both same-sex and hetero relationships. You like sexy staging.

Don't see it if You have a problem with same-sex relationships or threesomes. You don't like nudity. You don't like relationship dramas.

88
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You like Amy Schumer or Keegan Michael-Key and appreciate Steve Martin's brand of absurdist humor.

Don't see it if You don't like absurdist humor or zippy, witty banter.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Profound

See it if You like musicals with wit and verve, great songs, and great staging. You find the true story fascinating.

Don't see it if You really don't like musicals, or are avoiding themes having to do with 9-11.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You like "play within a play" concepts, and you're interested in Jewish cultural stories.

Don't see it if You don't like "based on a true story" plays, or are uninterested in Jewish cultural history.

75
Refreshing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare and like to see new interpretations. Also, if you don't mind community theatre-style productions.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional Shakespeare, professional productions, and don't want to take a chance on something new.

67
The Present
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You're an intense fan of Chekov, Cate Blanchett, or Richard Roxburgh, and never miss anything related.

Don't see it if You dislike Chekov, or slow, disjointed drama, or you don't care for misguided adaptations of classic writers' lesser known plays.

78
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Dated, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You like big, epic musicals or are already a fan of the music. See it with kids!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or kid-friendly fare, or have no interest in the Wizard of Oz as a cultural zeitgeist.

85
For a previous production
Crackskull Row
Chelsea
Absorbing, Intense, Quirky, Dark, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in Irish theatre, or you like dark, intense, brooding works.

Don't see it if You don't like dark dramas, you have trouble understanding Irish accents, or you don't like shifting timelines.

95
During previews
Butler
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like great stories about history and human relations; you have a sense of humor and love great staging and writing.

Don't see it if You don't like American history-themed plays.

98
The Crucible
Midtown W
Riveting, Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Epic

See it if You are a fan of Miller, Ivo von Hove, or Ben Whishaw; you like compelling acting/directing; you like topical twists on familiar material.

Don't see it if You don't like drama, religious themes, unhappy endings, or man's search for meaning in a difficult world.

100
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like this production and want to see a new staging with an INCREDIBLE cast. See it if you're any kind of fan of Gillian Anderson!

Don't see it if You don't like intense drama or aren't a fan of Tennessee Williams. Don't see it if you are triggered by sexual violence.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of good writing and engrossing, character-based stories. See it if you're a fan of Timothy Olyphant!

Don't see it if You need neat endings to your stories. Don't see it if you don't care for anti-heroes.

90
Absorbing, Refreshing, Profound

See it if You love musicals with heart, smarts and great children performers, or you're interested in the story of Alison Bechdel.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, children, politics or roundabout stage settings.

85
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Quirky, Original, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy percussion, acrobatics and invigorating performance art.

Don't see it if you hate loud noise or are uncomfortable standing, stomping or dancing.

95
Quirky, Original, Great staging, Clever, Must see

See it if you enjoy beautifully staged theatre, incredible acting and a riveting story about one boy's journey through an unknown world - London.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to stimuli, or if you didn't like the book.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you love modern takes on familiar theatre, and intense minimalist productions. You'll be riveted by the command performances and staging.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or Hollywood blockbusters, or if you find yourself drawn to comedy rather than drama. The intensity isn't for everyone!

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Wrenching, Hilarious

See it if You like plays that are emotionally resonant and deal with family issues, LGBT issues, and relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with LGBT issues or family drama. You shy away from frank sexuality.

83
During previews
Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great choreography

See it if You like colorful shows with lots of dancing, in and around the audience. You don't mind standing. You love costuming and musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like standing for any length of time. You don't like: musicals, dancing, strong female characters, or historical retellings.

97
Clever, Smart, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see

See it if This play looks at straight white men and their lives from a new vantage point. See it if you like clever new writing and excellent acting.

Don't see it if You can't imagine a new take on the father-son drama. See it anyway.

99
Distorted Diznee
Midtown W
Raunchy, Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want to have the most fun you can have on any given night. You appreciate the fine art of drag, and want to see incredible talent.

Don't see it if You don't like drag (but why?), or Disney is a sacred cow for you.

66
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Violent, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Unsatisfying

See it if You are a fan of the work of Stephen Rea, or issues related to Northern Ireland. You are fascinated by morality and mental health.

Don't see it if You're avoiding plays with violence, blood, or abuse. You're not intrigued by Northern Ireland. You're triggered by mental health issues.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You like excellent acting and character building. You're a fan of good staging and strong themes about disability, love, and relationships.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows about relationships or deep themes about communication between family and lovers.

92
Hangmen
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You like the work of Martin McDonagh, or are intrigued by dark stories with bleak humor... You want to see terrific performances.

Don't see it if You don't like black comedy or dark tales. You need pat endings to stories and clear plots and motivations.

82
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like Enda Walsh... you love intriguing language... you enjoy Irish works... you want to see two really brilliant performances.

Don't see it if You are confused by heavy accents... you don't like exploration of language... you prefer heavy staging or more traditional Broadway shows.

93
For a previous production
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if See it if you are a fan of over-the-top humor, plays that break the fourth wall, and physical acrobatics. Hilarious!

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of the absurd.

65
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like complex investigations of race and gender... you like Clive Owen... you enjoy rich staging... you're fascinated by the storyline.

Don't see it if You are put off by on-the-nose, sometimes cliched explorations of race and gender... you aren't intrigued by the story.

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Riveting, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You love Hamlet, Shakespeare, The Public Theatre, expanded interpretations of classic work, and/or Oscar Isaacs, who is wonderful in this.

Don't see it if You can't possibly endure 3 hours and 50 minutes of Shakespeare, you don't find Hamlet a powerful play, or you don't like modern adaptations

89
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You are fascinated with diverse takes on marriage and children, feminism, or you like Laurie Metcalf. And if you're a fan of A Doll's House.

Don't see it if You don't like argumentative dialogue, you don't like a "thinky" play, or you don't enjoy feminist themes.

90
Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You like single-character shows about women, and aren't afraid to confront issues of alcoholism, sex, and raw emotions. You like new talent.

Don't see it if You don't like a work with a challenging British accent, you don't fancy plays dealing with alcoholism, the NHS, or women's issues.

92
The Object Lesson
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great writing

See it if You like unconventional theatrical experiences, and enjoy exploring spaces. You're interested in a unique take on time, space, and objects.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive, interactive theatre, or need a completed, linear storyline to follow.

88
Clever, Great staging, Emotional, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like big musicals with epic scores and powerful delivery. You're interested in topics surrounding social media and identity.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals.

89
Slumber
Brooklyn
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You like circus acts, aerial silks, or modern dance. You enjoy dark humor and horror.

Don't see it if You don't like the sight of blood, or if you're not a fan of dance, immersive theatre, or horror themes.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Epic, Relevant

See it if You've heard the hype and want to believe it for yourself. See it if you have an interest in American history, hip-hop, rap, original work.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals at all, or you simply can't afford a ticket.

49
Getting Out
East Village
Cliched, Slow, Banal, Disappointing, Uneven

See it if You are fascinated with prison drama and the life of an ex-con.

Don't see it if Well. Just don't see it.

78
Straight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like clever writing and surprising bursts of laughter. See it if you are interested in discussions of sexual identity.

Don't see it if You don't like stunted character growth, or you're put off by unresolved endings. Don't see it if you don't like Queer themes.

86
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like poetic dialogue, and are ready for an intense experience delivered by one brilliant actress, and you like female-centric themes.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy avant garde, edgy theatre and have a hard time following poetic license, or you need lots of action and plot.

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Epic, Edgy, Dizzying, Riveting, Original

See it if You love immersive theatre or you're curious about an interactive experience that shocks & enervates you, allowing you to explore a space.

Don't see it if You're claustrophobic, afraid of the dark or don't like disturbing scenes. Don't see if you prefer your theatre in neatly-wrapped packages.

96
Widowers' Houses
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking theatre, with great music and stellar young performers.

Don't see it if You don't like political-themed shows, musicals or children.

92
Marjorie Prime
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you revel in science fiction or futuristic themes, or simply want to feel connected to the spirit of what it means to be human.

Don't see it if you're looking for an action-adventure tale, or are expecting special effects.

80
For a previous production
The Humans
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like family dynamics played out. Writ small, the normalcy of Thanksgiving dinner spills over into arguments, and secrets are revealed.

Don't see it if you don't like your plays to feel too realistic, or if family passive-aggressiveness makes you squirm.