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

95
Absorbing, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you're a fan of exciting, inventive new productions of classic American plays. This production is electrifying.

Don't see it if you or anyone in your party can't sit quietly for two hours. The audience needs to be able to pay attention. Be respectful or stay home.

98
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to be wowed by the incredible staging and acting. Hands down the best production of this play in a long time!

Don't see it if Just see it!

94
Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Epic

See it if Powerful raw acting. A searing interpretation by the entire creative team. A primal elemental production. Finds its Ancient Greek roots.

Don't see it if You like your Arthur Miller mild.

95
Intense, Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you appreciate elemental, earthy acting on a bare stage, everything stripped down to the essentials, and intense emotion.

Don't see it if you are looking for a usual approach to the play, great scenery, props, furniture, etc.--this is bare bones for those who appreciate that.

75
Ambitious, Pretentious, Great acting

See it if you enjoy theater that tries really hard to be theater or if you're looking for strong performances

Don't see it if you often feel like the shows you see are "trying too hard"

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You enjoy strong dramas with creative staging and wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy good traditional theatre creatively staged.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if Must see live. Saw NTW film, but live is even more powerful

Don't see it if Not to be missed

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Haunting

See it if you like minimalist sets, proscenium stages, small but talented casts, and haunting, repetitive sound design (which totally works).

Don't see it if a TERRIBLE American accent by the daughter will ruin the show for you, it was hard to listen to. Otherwise, go see it, it's great!

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Riveting, Uneven

See it if you want to see a stripped-down classic. The bare set forces us all to see what's unspoken. Mark Strong is superb. Onstage seating ideal.

Don't see it if you can't do 2 hours with no intermission. Sound design made it hard to hear the actors sometimes. Almost too intimate for the space.

87
Slow, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Intense

See it if If you want to see a really intense and stunning play.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays and don't want something really intense.

85
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You are interested in a reimagined classic. The staging was perfect! (Get an onstage seat!)

Don't see it if You don't like plays - it may bore you

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if you love minimalist stagings of the classics, or "director's theater."

Don't see it if an emotionally intense evening of Arthur Miller, in a very spare staging, does not sound like a fun night at the theater.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love engrossing and engaging dramas that pull you in, grab you by the neck, and refuse to let go.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy minimalistic works, unconventional direction, or heart-pounding drama

81
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if you are a Arthur Miller fan, want great acting, and want to see an interesting way to stage a classic.

Don't see it if You want something light, funny or want great sets.

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Unusual staging, Intense, Great writing

See it if want a new look at this Arthur Miller classic. It is a minimalist set but it allows you to feel the tension building. A new experience.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalist staging or strongly prefer traditional staging. You find it hard to pay attention (this production deserves it).

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.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like Arthur Miller

Don't see it if It's no longer available.

95
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful story with fine acting and excellent staging

Don't see it if Don't like intense solid acting wit a lot of dialogue with a very stark set

92
Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Intense

See it if you love American theatre & powerful, uncomfortable narratives. You may never see a more cathartic production of this play. Flawless staging

Don't see it if you aren't up for the emotional commitment this production demands. Also no intermission so be prepared.

85
Riveting, Intense, Great acting

See it if great performances (Mark Strong in particular). minimalistic, yet elegant and incisive, set and score. socially relevant.

Don't see it if you're not a van Hove fan.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if If u love theather

Don't see it if If you don't like Arthur miller's work

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Great staging

See it if if you are ready to experience a brilliant new staging of a classic american play lead by strong performances and ambitious direction.

Don't see it if if you are expecting classic/traditional Miller.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Riveting, Bizarre

See it if you want to see a really bold, fascinating take an a great classic play; if you like experimental directing. On-stage seating recommended!

Don't see it if You're looking for something safe, easy to process, that isn't really bizarre, experimental theatre; if you're turned off by bad accents

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Intense

See it if even if you have seen it before, this staging was very different from when I saw it about 10 years ago.

Don't see it if you are not ready to see some uncomfortable scenes between a niece and her uncle.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if You love your family drama and watching the inevitable play out with some of the best staging and acting around.

Don't see it if You want something flashy.


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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