Danny and the Deep Blue Sea"Landau inhabits Roberta at once scabrous and delicate, to hilarious and touching effect. Landau and Williamson's attuned chemistry is a pleasure to witness. The production has a straightforward touch that heightens the humor and grabs us by the throat. This bracing revival delivers."
-Critic’s Pick, Los Angeles Times
"Juliet Landau (Roberta) walks away with the play. Parts gentle and romantic, Landau leaves a lasting impression with an emotional openness that is stirring and courageous in it's naked rawness. The actress proves that she is unafraid to tackle any role that comes her way, and talented enough to conquer it."
"Landau and Williams are simply sensational. She an individually striking beauty exudes such tremendous vulnerability. One never envisions the outcome that slowly unfolds, and under John McNaughton's stellar direction and with magnetic performances from it's two actors, Shanley's play could not be in more adept hands."
-5 out of 5 Stars, Broadway World
"Actress Juliet Landau brilliantly dances the thin line between codependent eggshell walker and fierce woman with absolutely nothing to lose. The performances are raw. The emotion is tangible. Lines that have been experienced many times before hit with mad force as though for the first time. Long after the curtain, impetuous calls like, " Let's love each other" reverberate. They roll in and out like waves that have the power to either submerge or convey. Those who enjoy comedy will revel in this production as well."
"Juliet Landau is spectacular as Roberta. I couldn't take my eyes off of the stage. I didn't even realize there was a stage because I was so caught up in the lives of these two struggling, painfully disturbed people. It is full of offensive language and intense anger. It is also full of redemption and release. It is also a play you must see!"
"Acclaimed actress Juliet Landau is absolutely riveting. For you Buffy/Angel fans who thought she was British because of her character Drusilla's dead-on accent, you will be pleased to find her Bronx, NY accent is every bit as convincing. This work just dazzles you in a balletic manipulation of emotion and the acting/direction is just pure, intense and adrenalized."
"This stunningly depicted down n' out duo give award worthy performances! Matthew J. Williamson as Danny and Juliet Landau as Roberta, a pair of excellent and attractive actors, flawlessly portray these tormented characters with gut wrenching passion and believability. Mesmerizingly brilliant! This is a dynamic production in every aspect of live theater. Raw, vulgar, sexy, thought provoking and funny... Theatre goers will voyeuristically fall under it's spell... captivated."
"Roberta and Danny are brought to vivid, gutsy, mesmerizing life by Juliet Landau and Matthew J Williamson in this stunning revival of John Patrick Shanley's gem. The play is indeed powerful stuff, particularly as performed by the splendid Williamson and the extraordinary Landau. Landau gives a performance so breathtaking, it will be hard for any actress to top hers as performance of the year. Most directors would probably cast a tough broad as Roberta, and Landau does give us one ballsy chick in the play's early scenes. Still, it's when Danny starts to melt Roberta's heart that Landau melts our hearts as well, making this life-scarred loser downright adorable, meaning that she's both cute as a button and that she's worthy of Danny's adoration as well. Put a camera on Landau's face, mute the volume, and you could pretty much guess what's happening on stage without hearing a word of spoken dialogue... and how often can you say that about a stage performance? Expect to be stunned."
-Stage Scene LA
"Juliet Landau and Matthew J Williamson don't just sell it - They own it. Any self-respecting acting coach should encourage their students to take note in lieu of acting class. General audiences won't want to miss this moody, serrated-edged love story. Visually the pair is stunning. Here's a couple you actually want to see in bed. The elegant Landau, a former professional ballerina, oozes sex even when loudly munching on a pretzel. Exposing her flat, vulnerable underbelly (figuratively and literally) she pivots with her hips around Williamson's defensive posturing and balled up bloody fists. She is all seduction. It is an attraction of opposites and sizzling synchronicity as they reveal their personal wounds, scars and demons in a dingy dive bar. Love hurts but this production makes it hurt so good."
-Eye Spy LA
This is one of the most visceral evenings of theatre that I have had in a long time. You feel as if you are a part of the drama taking place in front of you, but then of course breathe a sigh of relief at the end that you weren’t. Juliet Landau is absolutely stunning to watch perform live on stage. Her delicate features give her a fragile beauty that instantly pulls you into the contrasting roughness of her character’s demeanor and the way she looks like a china doll. Landau's Roberta is so achingly tortured about events in her past, that there are moments which take the audience completely by surprise. She is moving in the quieter scenes and heartbreakingly manic in others. Her ability to transform rapidly between different complex emotional states is visceral and if you think you’ve seen her best work… You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
"Juliet Landau is exceptional- GO!"
-Performing Arts Live
"The play really belongs to Roberta, the lovely Juliet Landau. There wasn't a false moment in her performance and it ranks as one of the best if not the best performance by a woman I have seen this year."
-Stage Happenings, The New York Times
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
“The wildly gifted Juliet Landau plays Drusilla
Going ShoppingA film by Henry Jaglom
“Juliet Landau’s turn as a shopper stricken by
“The poignant and funny emotional anxiety attack suffered by
Irish CoffeeWest Coast Premiere
“Juliet Landau brings the play to life by embodying
“Juliet Landau is delightfully kinky as Nick’s gum-
“Juliet Landau is utterly convincing as the witless DD"
“Juliet Landau is a riot as outlandishly dressed, brainless
“Juliet Landau steals the play as the hyper-sexual and
“Enter DD, a drifter with a taste for pop music and a body that moves with every beat. Expertly played by Juliet Landau, she storms the stage with her naïve energy and unrestricted
The Songs of War
by Murray Shisgal
“Juliet Landau as Lilly may be the single
“Juliet Landau is winsome as Calvin’s frail but plucky sister”
“Juliet Landau is Lilly. Her alabaster appearance and
“Juliet Landau sings like a sweet angel”
Failure of Nerve
West Coast Premiere
“Juliet Landau turns in a performance that is both
“The hugely redeeming element to this production is Landau’s performance as Kate. An animated young woman with a fierce smile and eyes that sometimes appear to drift inwardly, like someone lost in her own mirror image, she’s fascinating. Kate demands the audience‘s attention. Juliet Landau is riveting.”
“ A convincing emotional predator, a sociopathic waif, Landau’s Kate unerringly homes in.”
“Juliet Landau is a transcendently delightful, lovely actress who manages her own mission impossible in making her creepy character adorable. Landau would be a beautiful Romeo’s Juliet.”
by Thomas Babe
“Juliet Landau is touching as the lost flower child grasping at any affection to salve her half-imagined torments.”
How To Steal an Election
How To Steal an Election
Actors Gang Theater
Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!
The Pittsburgh Public Theater
“Rebellious with bite is Juliet Landau’s Hennie sparring
“Juliet Landau’s Hennie is a feisty, fiery firecracker
“Juliet Landau gives a remarkably adept portrayal