January 24, 2010
April 4, 2010
A View from the Bridge explores the themes of love, betrayal and belonging. It tells the story of Eddie Carbone, Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. Eddie agrees to shelter his wife's cousins who are seeking refuge in New York as illegal immigrants, but trouble begins when Catherine becomes attracted to one of the newly arrived cousins. Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world.
The play originally appeared on Broadway in 1955 as a one-act paired with Miller’s A Memory of Two Mondays. The playwright revised it the next year, and it was performed in London at the Comedy Theatre. The drama has been revived on Broadway (in its full-length version) three times.
Produced by Stuart Thompson, The Araca Group, Jeffrey Finn, Broadway Across America, Olympus Theatricals, Marisa Sechrest, The Weinstein Company, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman Productions/Robert G. Bartner, Mort Swinsky/Joseph Deitch, Adam Zotovich/Ruth Hendel/Orin Wolf, Shelter Island Enterprises, The Shubert Organization
Other Honors for this Production:
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Broadway Play Revival
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
—Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Play
A movie version of A View From the Bridge, directed by Sidney Lumet, was released in 1961 with the title Vu du Pont.