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.

A View from the Bridge is heading to Broadway!

Last week we announced that A Streetcar Named Desire was transferring to New York, and today we are delighted to reveal that following sold-out runs at the Young Vic and in the West End, A View from the Bridge is heading to Broadway!

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

A View from the Bridge | Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Ivo van Hove’s Olivier Award winning production will play at the Lyceum Theatre in New York from 21 October. Best Actor winner Mark Strong as well as Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox, and Michael Gould will reprise their roles for the show’s American run.

Tickets will be on sale soon and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re available. In the meantime, check out the trailer and the stunning production photos from A View from the Bridge’s run at the Young Vic.

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Update: Tickets are now on sale. Click here for more info.

The YV takes home 4 Oliviers

We are delighted and honoured to have won four Olivier Awards at this year’s ceremony.

Our hit production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge bagged three prizes; Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong and Best Director for Ivo van Hove, while Bull, a co-production with Supporting Wall, took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

Following sold out runs here at the Young Vic and in the West End, A View from the Bridge picked up more Olivier awards than any other play this year, adding to the two Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Actor and Best Director the show received earlier in 2015. On collecting his Olivier for Best Director Ivo van Hove said “London has been so generous to our work. It felt like coming home.”

Check out some behind the scenes snaps below.

Best Actor and Best Director winners Mark Strong and Ivo van Hove on the red carpet

Young Vic Artistic Director David Lan with Executive Director Lucy Woollatt on the red carpet and Ivo van Hove and David Lan chatting to press after collecting the award for Best Revival. 

  

Mark Strong accepting his award for Best Actor and three of our four Olivier awards post ceremony.

  

Mike Bartlett, Ben Monks, Clare Lizzimore and Sam Troughton – the Bull team with their Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre award. 

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For more behind the scenes photos from the night, have a flick through the album on Facebook and to read more about the Oliviers and all of this year’s winners, click here.

A View from the Bridge was broadcast live to cinemas on 26 March by NT Live. There’s still a chance to catch it with encore screenings taking place at venues around the world for a limited time. For tickets and info, click here.

 

 

5 stars for A View from the Bridge in the West End

A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic.. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.
Following it’s sell-out run here at Young Vic last year, A View from the Bridge has transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End and has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Click here to see the amazing audience response so far and check out the five star reviews below.

★★★★★
“One of the great theatrical productions of the decade. See it.”
The Times

★★★★★
“Mark Strong is simply outstanding in Ivo van Hove’s superb, searing production”
Financial Times – read the full review

★★★★★
“Ivo van Hove reinvents Arthur Miller – it’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you”
The Guardian – read the full review

★★★★★
“Pure, primal, colossal – Strong’s stupendous Eddie is a force of nature”
Time Out – read the full review

★★★★★
“Superbly acted”
Metro

★★★★★
“This radical revival of Miller’s mightiest drama is a must-see, never-to-be-forgotten theatrical experience.”
Mail on Sunday

A View from the Bridge runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End until 11 April. To book tickets click here or call 020 7922 2922. More tickets available for every performance through Delfont Mackintosh – click here to book or call 0844 4825138.

Can’t make it to the show? NT Live will broadcast the production live from the West End to cinemas around the world on Thursday 26 March. For more info on venues and to book cinemas tickets, click here.

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.