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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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