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

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of great performances and avant-garde art.

Don't see it if you hates Ivo

88
Must see, Great staging, Epic, Intense, Elegant

See it if You want to see a brilliantly re-envisioned classic with a stunning lead performance.

Don't see it if You prefer big productions with a lot of flash as opposed to plays where the actors and dialogue do all the work.

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to experience classics anew. It gives you fresh eyes to see this story for the first time. More van Hove please.

Don't see it if you don't want your classics messed with and you think an hour and fifty is too long without a break.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You like intense drama instead of light comedy. There is onstage seating which puts you at the edge of the action.

Don't see it if You can't sit for two hours without an intermission. You want lots of action.

85
Absorbing, Masterful, Intense, Uneven

See it if you want a masterclass in acting by Mark Strong, in direction by Van Hove, & in writing by Miller; his humanity never fails to blow me away!

Don't see it if you're bothered by uneven acting (the younger actors were mediocre, the accents all over the place).

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Masterful

See it if You love the classics, with a twist.

Don't see it if You don't like intense plays.

93
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want a truly intense, intimate Broadway experience.

Don't see it if you're not prepared to be immersed for two hours.

98
Great acting, Riveting, Must see, Original, Great staging

See it if You like bold staging when a director's concept can unearth truths and intentions which might lie hidden in more conventional interpretation

Don't see it if You believe realistic plays must be staged realistically.

80
Great staging

See it if You are interested in Arthur Miller, or life in New York in the 40s

Don't see it if family dramas aren't your thing

79
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Absorbing, Bloody

See it if You are not wedded to the original text. You love interesting staging and mixed performances.

Don't see it if You prefer strong female characters cast in these roles. Issues relating to inappropriate family relationships are uncomfortable for you.

90
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see more avant-garde productions of shows that are held in high regard.

Don't see it if Minimalist productions.

80
Intense, Intimate, Minimalist

See it if You like plays that embrace bold, minimal direction, you like works that are reimagined. Sit on stage if you can for added intimacy.

Don't see it if You can't sit through an intermissionless show that builds tension to a climax.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you like stripped down productions that put full focus on the acting and words of the playwright

Don't see it if you have a hard time with wordy plays

93
Epic, Edgy, Intense, Must see, Great staging

See it if You love Arthur Miller and want to see his words become the EPIC piece it is meant to be. Minimalist staging.

Don't see it if You are looking for a laugh or something light

93
Masterful, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing, Stunning directing

See it if You love good theater; appreciate powerful acting and great writing...or want a riveting experience. Best seats are on the stage.

Don't see it if You only like musicals or fluff. Not for young kids.

90
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you're interested in thought-provoking and moving drama.

Don't see it if you're looking for feel-good entertainment -- this show is very dark.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Riveting, Resonant

See it if you want to see an original, visionary production of this classic play. GREAT ending. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if You need big, splashy sets and musical numbers to enjoy a Broadway show.

58
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you've never seen View From The Bridge. The acting is great.

Don't see it if you want to see a thought provoking story. This story is banal. The direction is heavy handed including a distracting musical score

95
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting, Masterful

See it if A wonderful, intense production.

Don't see it if Drama isn't your liking.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if you enjoy incredible acting in a taut, masterful production of Arthur Miller's classic

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Arthur Miller or minimalist productions

95
Absorbing, Pretentious, Epic, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see fantastic acting of a great script

Don't see it if you don't like minimalist theatre and don't want to be challenged

85
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if See it regardless of the reviews because it's a controversial, if not compelling staging of a classic play.

Don't see it if I have been a big fan of Ivo Van Hove, yet found some choices here to be very heavy-handed. I highly recommend the show nonetheless.

60
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Like mannered, stripped down versions of classics

Don't see it if Like to be moved or entertained

100
Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Intense

See it if the best adaptation of Miller that I have ever seen. Brilliant direction, sets, and acting. The play is reconceptualized and renewed!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see it. An unforgettable evening.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Great writing, Original

See it if ...you are in interested in new interpretations of classics.....you like your theater raw and minimal.

Don't see it if ..you are not open to works with an obvious director's fingerprint.Audiences shouldn't have to figure out if erratic accents are intentional


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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