A Spectacular View From The Bridge ReBlog Day 7/18

7/18 #TonyAwards2016 – Best Revival of a Play
As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 7 of 18
2015 Laurence Olivier Award winner:
Arthur Miller’s #AViewFromTheBridge
Up for 5 #TonyAwards
Best Revival of a Play
Best Director – #IvoVanHove
Best Leading Actor – #MarkStrong
Best Scenic Design – #JanVersweyveld
Best Lighting Design – Jan Versweyveld
also up for
4 Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Revival of a Play (pending)
2 Drama League Awards (won) including Outstanding Revival of a Play & Excellence in Directing
Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall:

A Spectacular and Intense View 

by Ross

The starkness and the straightforwardness of the staging of The Young Vic’s transfer revival, A View From the Bridge is striking.  I had no idea how well suited this play is to such a stripped down treatment.  But what Ivo Van Hove does here as the superlative director is both daring and illuminating, not just in the intensity and rawness that it elicits, but the fervent tension it creates.

From the moment the ‘curtain’ rises and we see two men literally stripped down washing and drying themselves, this production is on high alert with brutish physical tension….click link below for full review

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