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 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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.