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
88
Avg Score

94
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see the most innovative staging of a classic play in many years. The only downside was some of the performances.

Don't see it if You aren't going to sit on-stage.

93
Ambitious, Great staging, Dizzying, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to see a truly revolutionary re-imagining of an American classic with great acting across the board.

Don't see it if you can't stand to see plays tinkered with and will only accept naturalistic, traditional stagings.

97
Brilliant, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you if like classic drama re imagined.

Don't see it if if you're looking for big spectacle.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like Arthur Miller, and especially if you've seen other stagings of this show. It is an interesting new take!

Don't see it if You don't like to see anything depressing!

95
Haunting and wonderful

See it if Unbelievable production and acting. Unforgettable tensions.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy deep emotions portrayed

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in Arthur Miller and his writing. It is a very innovative staging that puts the focus on the script. Also, great acting!

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

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.

79
Intense, Riveting

See it if You can get on stage seating... Very unique experience

Don't see it if You are expecting a big splashy production

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if just see it. it's masterful.

Don't see it if you don't like serious plays

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.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love seeing a familiar show staged in a whole new light. Wonderful production and totally engrossing

Don't see it if you do not like revivals - there is no reason not to see this play

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like Arthur Miller, Mark Strong, or plays set in Brooklyn.

Don't see it if you don't like dialogue-heavy plays. At 2 hours with no intermission, you have to be willing to commit to the ride.

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.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if An amazing revival.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

90
Great acting, Epic, Must see, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want a beautifully acted and directed take on a classic. A great example of Mr. Van Hove's style. Mark Strong will tear your heart out.

Don't see it if Watch out for the balcony seating. I had partial view unexpectedly. Don't bring children. You don't handle intense theatre well.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense

See it if Great production of Arthur Miller by Ivo Van Hove. Excellent staging.

Don't see it if Not to be missed

95
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see a gripping and unique staging of a classic play. Powerhouse performance from Mark Strong.

Don't see it if you prefer realistic sets or safe directorial choices.

94
Epic, Intense, Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an absorbing character piece done with some staging revisions and heaps of talent.

Don't see it if you don't want to expand your mind and don't want to think or be moved.

86
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if A great story well told.

Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller's or Ivo Van Hove's respective aesthetic.

99
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Original, Profound

See it if you want to be creatively fed, and have your imagination and your ideas of Arthur Miller pushed to the limits.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy experimental staging, or the abstract.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate great acting and a new approach to a classic drama.

Don't see it if you don't like Arthur Miller plays.

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if Amazing show. Mark strong is Tony worthy. On stage seating is great!

Don't see it if Not for young kids or if you're looking for something funny.

93
Intimate, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a perfect production about flawed people. Stripped bare and as raw as possible. Fantastically visceral.

Don't see it if you want to take you kids to the theatre or you are looking for a song and dance show.

89
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if It is an edgy well acted and directed revival of this Arthur Miller work. The staging is incredible and performances are outstanding

Don't see it if if you want a comedy

89
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an expertly crafted play masterfully carried out. Rather serious and intense though.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted night of theater.


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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