Already closed | 1h 55m | Midtown W

A View from the Bridge

From 616 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

About the show

Visionary director Ivo van Hove's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic play about forbidden desire comes from London's West End to Broadway, where it won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival. More…

In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. This lauded production is a transfer from London’s West End where it won the 2015 Olivier Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director. This is the Broadway debut of auteur director Ivo Van Hove.

1h 55m | Already closed | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (616)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

65
Profound, Slow

See it if you re an Arthur Miller or Ivo Van Hove fan

Don't see it if you are looking to unwind/escape. This is not a relaxing show to watch. I felt like it dragged at times and I kept looking at my watch.

66
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a show about incest in the making.

Don't see it if You mind high theatrics.

58
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you've never seen View From The Bridge. The acting is great.

Don't see it if you want to see a thought provoking story. This story is banal. The direction is heavy handed including a distracting musical score

60
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Like mannered, stripped down versions of classics

Don't see it if Like to be moved or entertained

63
Great acting, Original, Slow, Dated, Confusing

See it if You want something to be talking about for a while.

Don't see it if You have a light stomach or you get fidgety easily.

65
Insipid, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Enjoy minimalist staging even if it doesn't work with the source material. Great performances by Mark Strong and Nicola Walker.

Don't see it if You want a production that elevates the great work of Arthur Miller. This was droning and pulled all of the heat and emotion from the play.

60
Excruciating, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You like deep, dark depressing films. I read a lot of Arthur Miller, and know he is dark, but this was tough to sit through.

Don't see it if you are looking for something uplifting.

65
Disappointing, Intense, Indulgent, Original, Ambitious

See it if you like abstracted, pared-down versions of classic theater. Sometimes it worked brilliantly, but much of the time it felt disjointed.

Don't see it if you like classic theater staged faithfully and directed with respect for tradition. While very raw and edgy, I felt it lacked true emotion.

60
Labored, Experimental, Slow, Intense, Disappointing

See it if the avant-garde scene intrigues you. This is no doubt a good production, yet somehow the stripped-down quality is still trying far too hard.

Don't see it if you're hoping to "enjoy" your evening. A constant underscore of ominous music betrays all inherent moments of levity in the action.

65
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are A. Miller fan and like unusual, not terribly successful conceptual takes on classics

Don't see it if you don't want to feel unfulfilled at end after all the pretension and histrionics of a " Eurotrash" type production.

62
Overrated, Intense, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are really into high concept, director driven theatre, you are already very familiar with the play, you want to see Mark Strong kill it.

Don't see it if You want Rodolfo to be cast appropriately. You are bothered by people standing and sitting at random times and in odd patterns distracting.

69
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you love Arthur Miller and/or intense theatrical dramas. Mark Strong delivers an excellent performance as Eddie.

Don't see it if you're over-hyped. Or rather still do see it, but lower your expectations so you won't be disappointed. Nothing can live up to that hype.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Modernized, Edgy

See it if you are a fan of American classics - especially with modernized versions of American classics.

Don't see it if you're expecting to understand all of the production elements. Or if you don't like seeing modern takes on American classics.

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you like stripped down adaptions of classical pieces of theatre. But the ending was FABULOUS...just wish the rest of the piece warrented it

Don't see it if you'd rather just see a revival staged like the original.

69
Clever, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a stellar leading performace and a tight script.

Don't see it if You dislike minimalism.

67
Cliched, Great writing, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You love this play and want to see a clever production

Don't see it if You want to engage with the actors beyond charicture

69
Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if I got lost

Don't see it if I didn't like it

51
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if The set was ridiculous and made no sense. The whole thing made no sense.

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

50
Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Jerzy Grotowski's work. You like to experience classic plays framed in new ways. You're okay with lots of overt symbolism.

Don't see it if You prefer a naturalistic take on theatre. You're picky about the sound quality of piped-in. You're responsible for the care of costumes.

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like minimalist theater.

Don't see it if You like Arthur Miller or actual staging.

69
Excruciating, Overrated, Intense, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You are new to theater. You may be impressed.

Don't see it if You have seen this piece before. This production was just not up to it.

68
Intense, Original, Entertaining, Great acting, Profound

See it if Not my cup of tea.

Don't see it if Not for kids.

67
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if You can get discount tickets

Don't see it if You don't like experimental theater

68
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Overrated, Edgy

See it if You like Arthur Miller and a great play

Don't see it if If you like realistic theatre where you can get lost in the actors and not in the skill of the director

61
Mis-cast, Thought-provoking, Conceited, Great writing

See it if you like Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing the director's thumbprints all over a play.


November 12th, 2015
"Ivo van Hove’s magnificent reconception of Arthur Miller’s 'A View From the Bridge,' takes you into extreme emotional territory that you seldom dare visit in daily life. At the end of its uninterrupted two hours, you are wrung out, scooped out and so exhausted that you’re wide awake...Mr. Strong...
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November 12th, 2015
"Director Ivo van Hove digs down and grabs the pulsing, bloody heart of Arthur Miller’s 1956 drama…Mark Strong gives a performance of harrowing intensity as doomed Eddie Carbone…Van Hove stages this elegant and lean tale with almost perverse understatement…The simplicity and restraint, however, g...
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November 12th, 2015
"The lack of clutter is certainly chic, but without the furniture and props Miller specified, some points are unclear…What makes this slight misfit of play and production finally unimportant is that the actors are so devastatingly good…Some of the credit for the cast’s superb work obviously belon...
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November 12th, 2015
"Ivo van Hove's stunning reappraisal of the 1956 Arthur Miller drama is led by a knockout performance from Mark Strong…Performed by a sizzling ensemble led by Mark Strong, this is powerhouse theater that leaves you breathless…Van Hove strips the play down to its raw bones…By peeling away the real...
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