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Schreiber Responds to BRIDGE's 'Loogie-Gate'

Last week, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE star Scarlett Johansson spoke with David Letterman about her Broadway debut experience, and that little incident in which co-star Liev Schreiber accidentally spit on her during a particularly tense scene.  To watch the clip on BroadwayWorld, click here.

Explained Johansson to Letterman, "A couple of weeks ago we were doing this scene. He's right here (points to forehead) and he's screaming at me and I'm tensing up and all of a sudden I saw it - it happened in this kind of slow motion - I saw it. These pearls of spittle sort of flying out. And then this one like asteroid of a loogie just like landed, but it made that flicking sound right there."

In response, Schreiber joked to MTV, "I'm kind of pissed off to be honest..First of all what really happened is sometimes in the course of doing an Arthur Miller play full speed every night your mouth tends to lubricate itself. I can assure you it was nothing more than spittle. Apparently she said I hocked like an asteroid-sized loogie onto her forehead which is just not true. "If I went around on national television advertising the things she does on stage and in the privacy of her dressing room she wouldn't be so happy about it," he told MTV. "So I think she ought to think twice before she lays into me."

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, starring Tony® Award-winner Liev Schreiber and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson and directed by Gregory Mosher, is playing a strict 14-week engagement on Broadway at the Cort Theatre through April 4.

Schreiber and Johansson are joined by Jessica Hecht as ‘Beatrice,' Michael Cristofer as ‘Alfieri,' Morgan Spector as ‘Rodolpho,' Corey Stoll as ‘Marco,' Alex Cendese, Anthony DeSando, Antoinette Lavecchia, Mark Morettini, Joe Ricci, Robert Turano and Marco Verna.

In A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Miller's most passionate drama, Schreiber plays Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scarlett Johansson. 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.

Tickets range from $61.50 - $131.50 and are available through, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at General rush tickets are available beginning at 10:00AM Monday-Saturday and 12:00PM on Sunday on first come, first served basis at the Schoenfeld Theatre box office. Rush tickets are $26.50 and subject to availability. Mezzanine standing room only tickets are also available on the day of performance at the box office.

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