A View from the Bridge wins two Tony Awards

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A View from the Bridge won two Tony Awards last night and we’re ecstatic. Ivo van Hove won for Best Direction and the show was recognised as the Best Revival of a Play. The critically acclaimed production was originally staged at the Young Vic in April 2014 and transferred to the London’s West End following a sold-out run. Later in 2015 it played a limited run at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, produced by Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater. A View from the Bridge has played a total of 276 performances across these three venues and has been seen by audiences across the globe via NT Live broadcasts.

The most laurelled show in the Young Vic’s history, the Tony wins brings the total number of awards won by the production on both sides of the Atlantic to 12. Awards include Olivier Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor (Mark Strong) and Best Director; London Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for Best Actor (Mark Strong) and Best Director; Outer Critics’ Circle Awards New York for Outstanding Director of a Play; Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play and Outstanding Director of a Play; and a Theatre World Award for Mark Strong.

Take a look at the heartstopping trailer to A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic:

Accepting the Award for Best Revival of a Play, Producer of the Broadway production Scott Rudin said: “I especially want to thank Rebecca Miller for giving us the stewardship of her father’s remarkable play, Ivo van Hove who did it just, I think, absolutely remarkably, and David Lan and Young Vic who originated the production. We were the stewards of it, but honestly the real work was done by David and his team.”

Artistic Director of the Young Vic David Lan, added “It is the greatest play about immigrants – it felt like exactly the right time to do this play. It has been thrilling for us to bring it back to the city, where it’s a great song of the great people of New York.”

Accepting the Award for Best Director of a Play, Ivo van Hove said: “New York has been so welcoming to us this season. I’m so grateful to Scott Rudin who dared to bring the Belgian bad boy avant-gardist to a center of theatre life, to wonderful theatre life on Broadway.”

Daisy Heath, Lead Producer at the Young Vic, commented: “David told me about an incredible director called Ivo van Hove on my first day at the YV four and a half years ago. The original production was made by a dedicated group on The Cut in the summer of 2014 working to create the visions of both Ivo and Miller. Awards were honestly the last thing on our minds. So to have been recognised by Broadway and the Tony Awards is mind-blowing, a credit to everyone on and offstage in all three runs, and a source of deep pride for me.”

Lucy Woollatt, Executive Director of the Young Vic added: “The wins at the Tony Awards are a real achievement for all involved in the show’s life in the UK and US. Our talented team are supported by the Arts Council and our individual, trust and corporate donors. It’s this crucial support that allows us to program the work that we do and to give away 10% of tickets for free to young people and our neighbours.”
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In the press | Ivo van Hove talks to The New Yorker about his life as a director and bringing out the elemental drama of classic works.

5 Tony Award nominations for A View from the Bridge

 

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We’re super pleased that our Broadway production of A View from the Bridge has been nominated for 5 Tony Awards 2016. The US revival of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece directed by the Olivier award-winning Ivo van Hove ran at New York’s Lyceum Theatre earlier this year. To see what audiences said about the show, click here.

A View from the Bridge is nominated in the following categories:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Strong

Best Revival of a Play

Best Scenic Design
Jan Versweyveld

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jan Versweyveld

Best Direction of a Play
Ivo van Hove

The full list of nominations here: www.tonyawards.com

A View from the Bridge nominated for 4 Drama Desk Awards

We’re delighted that A View from the Bridge has received 4 nominations for the 2016 Drama Desk Awards.

Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

The nominations include ‘Outstanding Revival of a Play’, ‘Outstanding Actor in a Play’ for Mark Strong’s incredible performance as Brooklyn longshoreman, Eddie Carbone, ‘Outstanding Actress in a Play’ for Nicola Walker as Eddie’s wife Beatrice Carbone, and Ivo van Hove received a nomination for ‘Outstanding Director of a Play’.

A View from the Bridge recently played in New York at the Lyceum Theatre from 21 Oct to 21 Feb 2016, electrifying audiences.

Re-live  ‘one of the great theatrical productions of the decade’ or experience it for the first time, when the production will be shown on NT Live screens on 12 May. You can find your nearest cinema showing A View from the Bridge and get a ticket on ntlive’s website.

★★★★ for Ivo van Hove’s Song from Far Away

Eelco Smits in Song from Far Away. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

Eelco Smits in Song from Far Away. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

The reviews are coming in for Song from Far Away written by Simon Stephens with music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see the amazing audience response so far.

★★★★
“Simon Stephens’s first original work at the Young Vic is meticulous”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Dreamlike and deeply unsettling … exquisitely matched by Jan Versweyveld’s set and lighting”
The Times – read the full review here.

★★★★
“A frail, gorgeous monologue – Smits is splendid – wryly charismatic, brimming with confusion and long-suppressed feeling”
Time Out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Van Hove distills his staging to the heart”
Financial Times – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Smits’s performance is a tour de force”
The Observer – read the full review here.

“Mesmerising…“Song” finds Ivo van Hove and Simon Stephens illuminating each other’s surgical skills for dissecting the fractured human heart.”
New York Times – read the full review here.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Song from Far Away runs at the Young Vic until 19 Sept. Tickets from £10. For more info: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/song-from-far-away
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Get to know Eelco Smits. Follow the link and check out his responses to our 11 Questions.

11 Questions with the cast of Song from Far Away – Eelco Smits

Eelco Smits as Willem in Song from Far Away.

Eelco Smits as Willem in Song from Far Away.

Eelco Smits is currently playing Willem in Song from Far Away at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Song from Far Away in three words?
Full of love

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
I sit down with a cup of tea

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
What the late Jeroen Willems did in Voices I will never forget.

What is your favourite word?
Sterrenstelsel (Constellation)

What are you most passionate about?
Not knowing what’s going to happen next in life

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
The Northern Lights.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
I hitchhiked to Paris with my ex-boyfriend once. That was as romantic as it gets.

Favourite city and why?
Reykjavik. It’s sweet and insane, rough and quirky, and the people are kind beyond belief.

What is your favourite song?
There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Somewhere around 1960. So I would have been in my twenties in 1980’s Amsterdam. People always tell me that was crazy fun.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
To be invisible, obviously. Think about it: it’s got all kinds of superpowers rolled into one. You have the power to travel anywhere, to haunt people you dislike, to hide in locker rooms, anything.

Song from Far Away runs at the YV until 19 Sept.
www.youngvic.org/whats-on/song-from-far-away
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In the press: Simon Stephens on Song from Far Away, musical cravings, new ways of tackling theatre and life’s disappointments. Read the article here.

Cast announcement | A View from the Bridge in New York

We’re pleased to announce that Russell Tovey will be joining Mark Strong, Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox, Emun Elliott, Michael Gould and Richard Hansell for Ivo van Hove’s Olivier Award winning production of A View from the Bridge which will play at the Lyceum Theatre in New York from 21 October. Russell Tovey will play the role of Rodolfo alongside the original Young Vic company. Take a look at his biog below and click here for more on the rest of the cast.

Russell Tovey

Russell Tovey last appeared on Broadway in the National Theatre production of The History Boys playing Rudge, the role he originated in London and subsequently performed around the world. He reprised the role in the film version of the play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Tovey’s other theatre credits include Howard Katz, Henry V, His Girl Friday and His Dark Materials (National Theatre); Plasticine, A Miracle and The Pass (Royal Court Theatre); The Sea and Sex With A Stranger (West End). His film credits include Pride, Grabbers, The Pass, Mindhorn, and the upcoming The Lady in The Van. His television credits include the role of Kevin in HBO’s Looking, The Night Manager, Being Human, Banished, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Little Dorrit, Him and Her and The Job Lot.
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A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate classic drama set on the Brooklyn waterfront, premiered at the YV in April 2014 to ecstatic reviews and instantly sold out. The show subsequently transferred to the West End where it recently concluded another completely sold-out run.

More info: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-view-from-the-bridge-new-york.

Three wins for A View from the Bridge and Golem at the Critics’ Circle Awards

A View from the Bridge has won two Critics Circle Theatre Awards at this year’s ceremony. Ivo van Hove has picked up the award for Best Director and Mark Strong has won Best Actor.

The show sold out before it even opened at the Young Vic last year, and we’re thrilled the show has been recognised just two weeks before the much-anticipated West End transfer opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic.. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic. Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Ivo van Hove’s production was named Best London Show of 2014 by the Evening Standard, it topped the Independent’s Best Theatre of the year list and bagged the number one spot in the Guardian’s top theatre of 2014.

As well as A View from the Bridge, our co-production with 1927 has also been recognised at today’s ceremony, with Golem’s Paul Barritt picking up the award for Best Design, joint with Es Devlin.

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1927’s Golem at the Young Vic. Photo by Bernhard Muller.

Following three Critics’ Circle Award wins in 2013, for A Doll’s House, Wild Swans and Three Sistersplus Best Musical for The Scottsboro Boys in 2014 – the YV has once again taken home three awards this year.

Don’t miss your chance to catch A View from the Bridge in the West End as it returns for limited run of just 8 weeks from 10 Feb. To book, visit youngvic.org or call our Box Office on 020 7922 2922. And don’t forget NT Live will broadcast the production live to cinemas around the world on 26 March, find out more about venues and cinema tickets here.

More tickets available for every performance of A View from the Bridge through Delfont Mackintosh – click here to book or call 0844 4825138.