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

88
Shattering, Great acting, Visceral, Great staging, Evocative

See it if You've never understood Miller/classic American drama. Actors fully invested in incredibly intimacy. Fantastic sound design. To ship Tonys.

Don't see it if Can't/won't engage emotionally. Can't sit still/hold bladder for 2 hours. Don't sit stage right if cigar smoke causes respiratory distress.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting

See it if because Van Hove got this one right; you're ok with minimal sets for the sake of exceptional story telling; brilliant performances

Don't see it if sliding accents bother you (it did me) but everything else was superb!

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you want to see an intensely acted (family) drama stripped to its core and (re)made fresh and timeless.

Don't see it if you want traditional sets and staging. The play‘s claustrophobia is heightened by the box/pen in which it all takes place.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if you like quality American playwriting performed with a contemporary fresh attitude and staging. Quality acting. I believed every character.

Don't see it if you fall asleep easily with drama.

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You're a fan of the play. Not like any other revivals. It's sparseness focuses the events and character driving force. M Strong is great

Don't see it if You can't handle a lack of realism. There are no sets and a lot stylized direction. This is not your typical production. Not for all.

87
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in an avant-garde and minimalist staging of an American classic.

Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller or you don't like updated classics.

72
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great, precise acting.

Don't see it if You're looking to see real people on stage.

86
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if Fascinating staging of classic, riveting with compelling music only adding to tension.

Don't see it if want happy, uplifting show

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Masterful

See it if You want to see an American Classic done in a wholly inventive way. Masterful performances with incredible direction

Don't see it if You prefer lighter, happier stories. If dark, gritty stories turn you off. If you dislike minimalistic productions

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You like riveting and intense drama with great writin, acting and original staging

Don't see it if Don't like heavy drama

95
Absorbing, Riveting, Refreshing, Original, Epic

See it if You want to see amazing acting

Don't see it if You don't like experimental theatre

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Intense

See it if you want a stark, sleek, transcendent reimagining of a classic, with an ineluctable and astonishing performance from Mark Strong

Don't see it if you don't want to be shaking a little afterward

90
Great staging, Great acting, Powerful

See it if you love classic plays staged in new, exciting ways.

Don't see it if you get bored with family dramas.

85
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want a brilliantly staged and acted play that despite the well-known script builds the tension beautifully

Don't see it if you struggle to understand accents or get very irritated by a plot revolving around wounded male ego

87
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing, A little weird

See it if Your mind is open to seeing a classic play re-imagined and boiled down to its essence. It's very different from previous productions.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional mid-century setting & interpretation. The location in this production is abstract = there's no bridge!

90
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love Arthur Miller and his calssic playwrighting style. The acting is magnificent and the story is fresh and relevant!

Don't see it if you can't sit for two hours without intermission. It is also slightly dated at times, but in the end the acting reigns supreme.

90
Absorbing, Intense, Innovative, Stripped-down, Re-imagined

See it if you want to hear the text of this classic. It's all about the words & relationships. They come out vividly on a white set. Sit on stage!

Don't see it if you aren't interested in new versions of classic plays or are bored by a play without any props and bland scenery.

97
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like daring, inventive theatre. Great acting and a thrilling production of this classic. I will see any show directed by van Hove.

Don't see it if You do not like more avant-garde theatre.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You like a great theatre experience and top notch acting

Don't see it if If you don care for intense dramatic theatre

90
Exquisite, Excellent, Entertaining, Classic

See it if you enjoy the classics especially they are wonderfully staged. Powerhouse performances

Don't see it if you like upbeat, happy, fun shows

92
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to see a stunning, fresh production of this classic play. Ivo von Hove is one of our most innovative, original directors.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalist or stylized productions, especially of classic plays.

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Jarring

See it if you love the works of Arthur Miller and like new age interpretations of his work.

Don't see it if you want something light and fun.

93
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if You like well-written, classic family drama with developments that pack a punch. Minimal staging with dialogue that holds you captive.

Don't see it if You are looking for a flashy show, dynamic sets, or a good laugh. And maybe don't sit in the balcony--it's a bit hard to hear.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy, Clever

See it if Excellent revival of Arthur Miller's Classic. Very intense drama, great performances and staging. One of the best revivals of this play!

Don't see it if mature themes, and realistic drama is disturbing to you.

86
Absorbing, Epic, Riveting

See it if you're a fan of Miller. Or if you just want to enjoy a really well written, innovative and creatively staged piece.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays or unconventional theatre.


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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