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

49
Overrated, Pretentious, Dreary, Slow, Provocative

See it if you're a sucker for great reviews (I know I'm "supposed" to like it, but I didn't dig it), or if you don't mind depressing plays.

Don't see it if you had a long day at work & want something light to unwind, or if you have an aversion to arty, pretentious directing.

5
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see a unique take on a classic play.

Don't see it if you want to see good acting, good staging, good direction. you want to see anything else instead.

49
Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if . . . . you are a devotee of Faure's Requiem which is played constantly throughout the evening.

Don't see it if Van Hove sucked the life right out of this play by making it pretentious. Nothing more than "The Emperor's New Clothes."

45
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy pretentious ideas that destroy great American works of art and British actors slipping out of their American accents.

Don't see it if you love Arthur Miller.

10
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Beautifully acted, Horrible theater

See it if enjoy well-staged, powerfully acted "classic" American theater done in a interesting and provocative manner.

Don't see it if you buy an obstructed view seat that limits the already obstructed seat even further due to rearrangement of the stage

Also I saw this at the Lyceum Theater where I experienced an incredibly pow... Read more Read less

40
Banal, Edgy, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of Arthur Miller and/or edgy staging.

Don't see it if You don't like stories about horrible people who have no redeeming qualities.

13
Banal, Confusing, Overrated

See it if It's free

Don't see it if You prefer creative sets and great acting

40
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You have nothing else to do

Don't see it if If you hate it when great plays are reduced to banal episodes

49
Confusing, High concept, Alienating, Pretentious

See it if You like highbrow, high concept, pretentious art that abandons the original script for the director's "vision."

Don't see it if You like Arthur Miller.

49
Disappointing, Indulgent, Intense, Slow, Banal

See it if You read the good reviews and buy into the hype of minimalism

Don't see it if You care about a good plot and acting

25
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like pretentious crap

Don't see it if You don't like pretentious crap


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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