A View from the Bridge | Goodman Theatre

A View from the Bridge

Sept 9 - Oct 22, 2017 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours with no intermission

  • "★★★★ (out of four)" - Chicago Tribune

Visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove injects a raw, pulsating energy into Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic—recipient of 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director.

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 22

Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and London’s West End comes Ivo van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard) revival of Arthur Miller’s famed drama. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

SIT ON STAGE FOR A MORE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Want to see A View from the Bridge up-close and personal? For the first time ever, patrons can sit directly on stage in the Albert Theatre. Seats are comfortable, fully cushioned stadium-style benches with backs.

When purchasing these general admission tickets online, select your performance date then STAGE as the seating level. You'll then be prompted to pick either house right or house left. Onstage seating is extremely limited so buy your tickets early!

Please note: There will be no late seating for onstage ticket holders. Additionally, since this production has no intermission, patrons sitting on stage will not be readmitted if they leave during the performance.

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  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Ronald L. Conner (Louis), Brandon Espinoza (Marco), James D. Farruggio (Officer), Ezra Knight (Alfieri) and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove at Goodman Theatre.


  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Brandon Espinoza (Marco) and Ian Bedford (Eddie) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Brandon Espinoza (Marco), and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove at Goodman Theatre.


  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Brandon Espinoza (Marco) and Ezra Knight (Alfieri) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Ian Bedford (Eddie) and Ezra Knight (Alfieri) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Ronald L. Conner (Louis), Ezra Knight (Alfieri) and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Catherine Combs (Catherine) and Ezra Knight (Alfieri) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Daniel Abeles (Rodolpho), Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Brandon Espinoza (Marco) and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine), Brandon Espinoza (Marco), James D. Farruggio (Officer), and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.


  • Ian Bedford (Eddie), Catherine Combs (Catherine) and Andrus Nichols (Beatrice) in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove.

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Ivo van Hove's Visionary View: An American Classic Through the Eyes of a Belgian Director

Barefoot and alone with their outsized emotions, with minimal props or setting to distract, the characters prowl and scurry, delivering text with stark authority on a stage that calls to mind a sleek boxing ring. This is the world director Ivo van Hove has conceived for Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge.

Master Playwright. Political Activist. Tabloid Sensation: Arthur Miller

Counted among the major cultural and historical touchstones of 1950s America are the rise of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Marilyn Monroe's ill-fated stardom and the premiere of ground-breaking new plays like The Crucible and A View From the Bridge.

Arthur Miller at the Goodman

David B. Itkin, director of the Goodman Memorial Theatre, introduces Chicago audiences to Arthur Miller's work with a production of Death of a Salesman. Maurice Gnesin directs a production of The Crucible. The production features costumes from famed designer Theoni V. Aldredge, who went on to create a fashion sensation with her designs for the film The Great Gatsby.

Why A View From the Bridge? A Note From the Artistic Director

Frederick Weller and Catherine Combs in the Young Vic production of A View From the Bridge. Photo by Jan Versweyveld. Welcome to our new 2017/2018 Season. Among the Goodman's artistic priorities is our desire to explore, reinvigorate and reimagine classic works for the stage, finding new resonance in plays from other eras.

Press & Reviews

Ivo van Hove's 'A View From the Bridge' is an American tragedy waiting to happen

"A play is rarely given a second chance," Arthur Miller once wrote. He who was right about so many perils of the human condition was wrong about that. To wit: Director Ivo van Hove's desperate, despairing, heart-pounding 2015 Broadway revival of "A View From the Bridge," now on a tour of major American cities and landed like a roaring child of Zeus at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Talks & Events
  • Artist Encounter with Ivo van Hove

    Saturday, September 09 2017 - 06:00 PM

    Tony Award-winning and internationally celebrated director Ivo Van Hove joins Artistic Director Robert falls for a discussion of his illustrious career and avant-garde aesthetic.

    $15, Free for Members

  • College Night: Pizza and a Play

    Thursday, September 21 2017 - 06:00 PM

    SOLD OUT EVENT. Join us for the first College Night of the 2017/2018 Season! Enjoy a pre-show reception featuring Bella Bacinos’ pizza where you’ll have the chance to meet fellow theater-loving college students and participate in a conversation with Goodman Theatre artists.

    | SOLD OUT

Accessibility
low vision and blind services  PATRONS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION

Large print programs: available to download in Microsoft Word format for all shows prior to a performance. This will be available closer to the first performance of the show.

Braille programs: available day of the performance from the Guest Services desk

Audio Described performance: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2pm
Blind and low vision patrons receive a headset for one ear that allows them to listen to a description of the key visual elements of a performance while still hearing the actors. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the show.  For access to reserved, discounted seating enter the promo code AUDIO when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

Touch Tour: Saturday, October 7 at 12:30pm
The tour will feature a 45-60 minute presentation detailing the set, costume and character elements for the performance. When reserving tickets please indicate how many people will be in your party for both the Touch Tour and the performance.

 

hearing impaired services

PATRONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Assistive Listening Devices: Both the Albert and the Owen are equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. You may use your own headphones, or they will be provided for you. In addition, neck loops are available that are compatible with t-coil hearing aids. Devices are available at the Guest Services desk in the Goodman lobby. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as security.

Open Captioned Performance:  Saturday, October 14 at 2pm

For hard of hearing or deaf patrons, an LED sign presents dialogue in sync with the performance.  For access to reserved, discounted seating enter the promo code OPEN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

American Sign Language Interpretation: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30p

ASL interpreters are located near the stage for deaf patrons seated in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. To access reserved, discounted seating in the front five rows for a signed performance, enter the promo code SIGN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

 

mobility services 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING FOR PERFORMANCES

Goodman Theatre has accessible wheelchair/scooter locations in both the Albert and Owen* theaters.

Depending on your preferences, you can use the promo codes below to access special reserved seat locations when purchasing tickets online:

  • Enter promo code TRANSFER if you wish to transfer to a theater seat from your walker, wheelchair or scooter.
  • Enter promo code REMOVAL if you require a location where a seat can be removed for you to stay in your wheelchair/scooter while you watch the performance.

Please call ticket services at 312.443.3800 if you have questions or would like to purchase over the phone. All of our ticket representatives can assist you in finding a seat location to fit your needs.

Goodman Theatre has a wheelchair on site, which may be used to transport patrons to and from assigned seats. For use of the on-site wheelchair, contact house management at 312.443.3818.

*Although the Owen Theatre is a general admission house, accessible seats will be reserved for you on the seating level you purchase.

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