Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.
"Although Eddie Carbone, [Arthur] Miller's doomed Brooklyn longshoreman, is inarticulate and confused about his feelings, there is an odd nobility to the man, particularly in Liev Schreiber's mesmerizing performance in a powerful revival of the play.... [Scarlett] Johansson, making her Broadway debut, is a revelation, giving a shaded, nuanced performance."Review by Michael Kuchwara from Associated Press
"First-rate... [director Gregory] Mosher has instilled in his outstanding cast an unconditional trust in Arthur Miller's text, evoking a time, a place and a 1950s blue-collar community with penetrating integrity. Each scene flows seamlessly from the one before in a production that expertly plants the seeds of inexorable tragedy yet grips with a tension and volatility that make every moment seem unpredictable."Review by David Rooney from Variety
What Is A View from the Bridge Like?
This fast-paced (two hours including intermission) production of Arthur Miller’s 1956 drama soars on the strength of the leading performances. The sets and lighting are dark and cramped, echoing the characters’ anxiety, and the second act builds to the climactic crisis foreshadowed by the play’s narrator, a lawyer who tries to convince Eddie to let Catherine go. A View from the Bridge enjoys frequent revivals for a simple reason: It’s a satisfying story that has stood the test of time.
Is A View from the Bridge Good for Kids?
The play’s central theme of sexual jealousy, plus several violent scenes, make A View from the Bridge inappropriate for kids. Older teens may enjoy seeing this Miller classic brought to life.