Juliet Hindell

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Reviews (18)
Exeunt Magazine

"A stunning new version written by Bryan Doerries now playing at the open-air theater in Marcus Garvey Park, reveals how relevant the play's themes of the dangers of extremism whether orgies of drinking and sex or authoritarian leadership still are." Full Review

Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Exeunt Magazine

"The lively, madcap and, at times, whimsical tale is like an oceanic roller coaster...The plot is convoluted with as many near disasters and sudden twists as a real Nantucket sleigh ride...The last scenes, however, descend into a feebler and flatter conclusion than the rip-roaring romp with a surfeit of funny characters, stellar performances, and witty turns of phrase that came before...The result is a ride that ends less spectacularly." Full Review

The Head and the Load
Upper E Side
Exeunt Magazine

"The play covers so much ground it’s hard to describe it without making it sound like a crazy mishmash—it’s as much a living sculpture as a traditional play...The musical performers are all outstanding...As each new event within the performance unfolded, it felt like turning a new page in an old scrapbook, full of ephemera and odd snapshots of a lost world. If Kentridge’s intention is to expose the colonialists’ shameful conduct, he succeeds with this beautiful and poignant piece." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

“Full of the classic superstar struggles including loneliness, drug dependency and PR gaffes but the dark side is so coyly and politely tackled that this portrait remains resolutely superficial. Yet for all its narrative shortfalls, it’s a joyous, thrilling night out with excellent leads and an energetic ensemble cast, that will make you yearn to dance like no one is looking...The main complaint as the audience headed out was that not enough of her famous hits were included.” Full Review

Mary Jane
East Village
Exeunt Magazine

"Herzog’s poignant new play, 'Mary Jane,' is timely...This is a heavy play with little respite from grim reality, except for some truly funny one-liners. Some rather over-detailed exposition in the writing and slightly fussy and fiddly direction from Kauffman can give the impression that this is a fly-on-the wall documentary film rather than a play...Will resonate with anyone who has ever had to deal with a medical crisis." Full Review

(Not) Water
Financial
Tribeca Trib Online

“A rambling, often funny, experiential production…‘(Not) Water’s’ oddness is part of its charm…The excellent ensemble company exudes a warmth and passion that is infectious...However, some overlong speeches and ‘experiences’ threaten to undermine the serious message. While the inventive format is a fine evening of theater, the play rather skims the surface of the looming water crisis instead of plumbing the depths.” Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"A crowd-pleasing, nostalgic coming-of-age story with a welcome dose of racial tolerance just right for our times...The direction plays it fairly safe but confidently establishes a warm retro approach...The promising a cappella song from the opening is cut short but there’s plenty of other music to enjoy, with early rock 'n’ roll and Motown influences...The Longacre’s stage seems to confine the action. The dance numbers in particular need more space to breathe." Full Review

Fit for a Queen
Financial
Tribeca Trib Online

"While the plot is based on ancient history and an Egyptian queen who really became pharaoh, its focus on women in power particularly resonates today...This play delivers a hilarious, beautifully written tale of what it takes to be a woman in power and how absolute power does inevitably corrupt absolutely. Tamilla Woodward’s taut direction and the stellar cast could probably carry any play, but here the writing is both poetic and powerful and the comedy is intelligent and sharp." Full Review

Cut Throat
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

"'Cut Throat' should be required viewing for every private school admissions director in New York City – not just for its merciless and hilarious mockery of the pre-school application process in this hyper-competitive city but also for its poignant portrayal of parenthood...'Cut Throat' captures this kind of absurdity but it also takes a look at the fraught nature of families as various relations weigh in. The play’s real strength however is its comedy." Full Review

Ink
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

“Graham’s 'Ink' is the cracking story of the rebirth of The Sun...Unmissable...Under the flawless direction of Rupert Goold, Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller are both superb...The first act portrays the breakneck rush to produce the first issue of the paper with immense energy and humor...The strong ensemble cast portray all the newsroom characters...‘Ink’ remains a stand-alone play it is a timely reminder that popular media and responsible journalism don’t always make good companions.” Full Review

Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

“Cranston is mesmerizing...The ubiquity of the videos can at times feel like sensory overload. There were moments when it would have been fun to be given a breather...Goldwyn and Maslany are standouts. But their roles are far less compelling than Beale’s...The influence of television is the central theme but a montage of recent presidents not so subtly suggests – we are responsible for asking if what we see on screens can be believed.” Full Review

The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Tribeca Trib Online

"The show draws liberally from the outer limits of sci-fi and fantasy while grounding the action in suburban New Jersey and the streets of New York with charming and hilarious results...As the young lovers are reunited through their quest to save the world, the show promotes a message of tolerance and kindness. The new world they will create will only be open to people with 'good hearts,' a message that the young cast embody well in this good-hearted show." Full Review

Tribeca Trib Online

“A rollicking and bawdy production...A rather convoluted story and the first half may be difficult for today's audiences to follow if they haven’t read the program notes closely...However, in the second and third acts the comedy dials up a notch...It’s a reminder that magic and witchcraft were parts of daily life in old New York...For history lovers, this amusing snapshot of a moment in the city’s history will be ample reason to linger over some libations in the tavern below.” Full Review

1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

“With a strong new cast, this multi-media driven project tests both the audience’s tolerance for violence and knowledge of the original text…While we may be accustomed to such violence every day on the news, the graphic approach used here is gratuitously shocking…This is a ‘1984’ that encapsulates why we still read this novel and why we should still speak truth to power.” Full Review

Fringe of Humanity
Soho/Tribeca
Tribeca Trib Online

“The laughs come fairly thick and fast in the play’s first half. But once the action turns serious, a dystopian tone descends and the film’s cast and crew quite literally are fighting for their lives. Their craven machinations don’t quite ring true and an extended and overwrought shouting match ensues that clouds the impact of the moral debate. Furthermore, it’s hard to care what happens to any of the characters as one is more self-absorbed than the next." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"Despite the aura of the movie hanging over nearly every scene, this production reminds us that, even if we know how it ends, a good story will still be good whether on stage or screen...The snippets of music between scenes are also very short and end abruptly, creating an uneven pace that suggests that director Michael Parva just wants to get to the real heart of the play. That seems to arrive with Jeb Brown...The chemistry between Brown and Ringwald is real and they bring the play to life." Full Review

Songbird
Midtown E
Exeunt Magazine

"The plot sticks very closely to Chekhov’s original, so the question becomes does the Russian classic work in this new setting? The surprising answer is yes, if mostly because of the heel-tapping music...In between the songs there’s a lot of wistful talking and whiskey drinking – again reminiscent of Chekhov... Entertaining as this all is, it’s hard to engage too deeply in the characters’ fate, and there are moments when you wish they would all just stop talking and do what they do best: sing." Full Review

The Gray Man
Soho/Tribeca
Tribeca Trib Online

"While this production is a fine interpretation, the play’s prurience doesn’t seem to have a point beyond creepiness. You come away having witnessed any parents’ nightmare and wanting to hold your children closer than ever." Full Review