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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.