PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.
This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Arthur Miller.
Today's play, A View from the Bridge!
A View from the Bridge first premiered on Broadway in 1955, as a one-act verse drama. The run was unsuccessful causing Miller to revise the play to contain two acts. This two-act version is the version of A View from the Bridge that audiences are most familiar with. The two-act version premiered in the West End in 1956.
A View from the Bridge was revived Off-Broadway in 1965 with Dustin Hoffman as assistant director and stage manager.
A revival of A View From the Bridge opened on Broadway in 1997, at the Criterion Center Stage Right and transferred to the Neil Simon Theatre. It was directed by Michael Mayer and starred Anthony LaPaglia, Allison Janney, and Brittany Murphy. The production won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play and Best Leading Actor in a Play (LaPaglia). It won Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Janney), and Outstanding Direction of a Play.
The 2014 Young Vic Theatre production transferred to Broadway featuring its original London cast. It won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Director, Ivo van Hove won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.
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