Cort Theatre, (1/24/2010 - 4/04/2010)

First Preview: Dec 28, 2009
Opening Date: Jan 24, 2010
Closing Date: Apr 04, 2010
Total Previews: 30
Total Performances: 81

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: In the apartment and environment of Eddie Carbone, all in Red Hook, on the Bay seaward from Brooklyn Bridge.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

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 and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Written by Arthur Miller

Directed by Gregory Mosher

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Associate Scenic Design: Kacie Hultgren; Associate Costume Design: Wade Laboissonniere; Associate Lighting Design: John Viesta; Associate Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn

General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions and David Turner; Company Manager: Nathan Gehan

Production Stage Manager: William Joseph Barnes; Stage Manager: Thea Bradshaw Scott; Production Manager: Hudson Theatrical Associates

Casting: Cindy Tolan; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Marketing Direction: Type A Marketing; Internet Marketing: The Araca Group; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

Scarlett Johansson
Broadway debut
Catherine
Liev SchreiberEddie
Jessica HechtBeatrice
Alex CendeseSubmarine
Michael CristoferAlfieri
Anthony DeSandoFirst Immigration Officer
Antoinette LaVecchiaMrs. Lipari
Matthew MontelongoTony
Submarine
Mark MorettiniMr. Lipari
Joe RicciMike
Morgan Spector
Replaced Santino Fontana during previews
Rodolpho
(Jan 07, 2010 - Apr 04, 2010)
Corey StollMarco
Robert TuranoLouis
Marco VernaSecond Immigration Officer

Understudies: Alex Cendese (First Immigration Officer, Second Immigration Officer, Submarine, Tony), Bonnie Dennison (Catherine, Mrs. Lipari), Anthony DeSando (Eddie), Jim Iorio (First Immigration Officer, Louis, Mike, Mr. Lipari, Second Immigration Officer, Submarine), Antoinette LaVecchia (Beatrice), Matthew Montelongo (Marco), Mark Morettini (Alfieri) and Marco Verna (Louis, Marco, Mike)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2010 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

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 and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

 2010 Best Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Liev Schreiber

winner 2010 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 

Scarlett Johansson

 2010 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Jessica Hecht

 2010 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Gregory Mosher

 2010 Best Sound Design of a Play [nominee] 

Sound Design by Scott Lehrer

Drama Desk Award

winner 2010 Outstanding Revival of a Play [winner] 

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 and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

winner 2010 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Liev Schreiber

 2010 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Scarlett Johansson

Theatre World

winner 2010 Award [recipient] 

Scarlett Johansson

Reviews


AP: "An Arthur Miller morality tale gets a fine revival"

Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" is a blue-collar Greek tragedy, a potent mix of melodrama and a classic fall from grace usually reserved for the brightest and best of heroes.

Although Eddie Carbone, 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 that opened Sunday at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Schreiber captures Eddie's moral rigidity with astonishing fidelity. It's a rigidity that turns to rage as his world begins to unravel.

But then the entire cast, under Gregory Mosher's astute direction, contributes to the production's effectiveness. Beside Schreiber, the revival stars Scarlett Johansson as Catherine, Eddie's attractive, 17-year-old niece and the object of his deeply repressed lust. Johansson, making her Broadway debut, is a revelation, giving a shaded, nuanced performance. At first, she's sweetly fond of her uncle, only later realizing his unspoken attentions. And check out her impeccable Brooklyn accent.

"Bridge" is not only the story of one man. It is a tale of a community, in this case the Italian-American enclave in Red Hook, a neighborhood that has its own sets of rules and social mores. And Mosher makes sure we get a feel for its insularity, starting with designer John Lee Beatty's grimy row of apartment buildings, including one that contains Eddie's claustrophobic, drab apartment.

"Justice is very important here," says the lawyer Alfieri, right at the top of the tale. The man serves as the narrator and moral center of "Bridge," and Michael Cristofer plays him with a fierce sense of right and wrong. Immediately we know retribution is inevitable.

If the belligerent Eddie is overprotective of his niece, he neglects his wife, Beatrice, a good woman driven to sad anger by her preoccupied husband. A touching Jessica Hecht finds the loneliness in this unhappy helpmate as well as the bitterness that comes from being denied attention.

Yet it is Beatrice who has the insight into her husband's unspoken desires. "You gonna keep her in the house all her life?" the woman asks about her niece as Eddie fumbles for an answer.

Miller's plot revolves around the arrival of the wife's cousins, illegal immigrants, who hide from the authorities while secretly working on the docks. And it's Catherine's attraction to one of them (an ingratiating Morgan Spector) that sets up the play's violent ending.

"A View From the Bridge," originally a one-act play, was first seen on Broadway in 1955, but Miller later revised the script, turning it into two acts. Still, there is an economy of style to the piece in its longer form. The language is tough, almost muscular in its gritty depiction of a world where honor is all and men's lives are shaped by it.

As Alfieri says of the play's protagonist: "Eddie Carbone never expected to have a destiny." At the Cort, Schreiber, Johansson and company have managed to make it a memorable one.


AP
01/24/2010

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Cort Theatre

(1/24/2010 - 4/4/2010)

Cast

Santino Fontana
Injured during previews
Rodolpho Was replaced in previews
(Dec 28, 2009 - Jan 6, 2010)

Understudies: William Connell (Tony, First Immigration Officer, Second Immigration Officer), Matthew Montelongo (First Immigration Officer, Second Immigration Officer).


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