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

67
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Original

See it if I think you will find it very interesting

Don't see it if You don't like to be entertained

68
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Cliched, Dated

See it if Enjoy first rate acting and fine storytelling

Don't see it if Pretentious directing irritates you!

During previews
63
Edgy, Overrated, Quirky, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you want to see a very different version of a classic, & you don't mind eccentric, sometimes bizarre interpretation.

Don't see it if you don't like dark, eccentric interpretations, or if you have disliked other shows by this director [Van Hove]. It's stark, rather brutal

During previews
62
Ambitious, Intense, Cliched

See it if you're looking for an intense experience, you're interested in the problems of white men, you want a fresh production of a classic play

Don't see it if You don't like shadowy lighting

During previews
59
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense

See it if You're interested in a different adaption of a classic miller play

Don't see it if you are a purist

During previews
52
Confusing, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if American-English is not your native language or you were born outside the USA or you appreciate good acting.

Don't see it if Misguided Direction causes you to react with violence.

For a previous production
55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if I saw this in London and although the acting was good, the set was a distraction and took away from the power of the play.

Don't see it if you do not like modern abstract sets


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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