Rave reviews have been rolling in for the cast of “A View from the Bridge,” which opened January 24 at Cort Theater on Broadway.
Gregory Mosher directs the most recent revival of Arthur Miller’s family tragedy. The production gets a dose of Hollywood star power from central cast members Liev Schreiber, Scarlet Johansson (in her Broadway debut) and Jessica Hecht, who have all earned critical accolades for their turns on the Cort’s stage.
Based in 1950s Brooklyn, the play follows main character Eddie Carbone (Schreiber) as he struggles against a downward spiral of lust for his orphan niece Catherine (Johansson) and his neglected wife Beatrice (Hecht) watches helplessly. Neighborhood lawyer and one-man Greek chorus Alierfi (Michael Cristofer) narrates the unfolding story of jealousy, rage and lost honor.
Since previews began on December 28, “A View from the Bridge” has enjoyed audiences around 85 to 95 percent capacity at the 1,079-seat Cort Theater. Ticket prices range from $61.50 to $126.50, with an average admission of $66.42 and gross ticket sales of $537,078 for the week ending January 24, according to the Broadway League.
Evening performances are staged Tuesday at 7 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Weekly matinees are booked on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. The show is two hours long, including a 15-minute intermission.
“A View from the Bridge” is running through April 4 at the Cort Theater, located at 138 West 48th Street. For more information on the production and ticketing, visit the production’s official Web site.
Opening Night: ‘A View from the Bridge’
|Variety||David Rooney||“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.”|
|New York Times||Ben Brantley||“This drama needs no annotator or apologist if it’s acted with the naturalistic refinement — and accumulation of revelatory detail — found in this interpretation.”|
|The Washington Post||Peter Marks||“…one of the most satisfying evenings of Miller in memory.”|
|USA Today||Elysa Gardner||“That Schreiber would bring such uncompromising humanity to his latest stage project was a given. But Johansson’s performance is a revelation — some cause for happiness at the end of this bleak, shattering drama.”|
|TheaterMania||David Finkle||“…[Johansson] is completely believable as the sheltered Brooklyn girl forced to mature when events catch her up nastily and Miller’s notion of fate kicks in.”|
|The Hollywood Reporter||Frank Scheck||“Schreiber, who in recent years has established himself as perhaps the theater’s leading dramatic actor, is simply riveting as Eddie.”|