Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson to star in Arthur Miller's "A View from The Bridge" on Broadway beginning in December
Scarlett Johansson will debut on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” which will be on Broadway at the Cort Theater for 14 weeks starting on December 28th. Her co-star, Liev Schreiber, is an old hand at Broadway, having won a Tony for his performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.
The production will be directed by Gregory Mosher.
In “A View From The Bridge” (the bridge in question is the Brooklyn Bridge), Schreiber will play 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.
Among those working on the production will be John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Jane Greenwood (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), and Scott Lehrer (Sound Design).
Here are bios of the principals:
LIEV SCHREIBER (Eddie Carbone). Liev Schreiber’s versatile repertoire of portrayals continues to garner him high praise. His performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Joe Mantello, earned him a Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, directed by Robert Falls. His other stage work includes the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by MoisÃ©s Kaufman. Mr. Schreiber’s many feature credits include Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opposite Hugh Jackman; Edward Zwick’s Defiance, with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell; John Curran’s The Painted Veil, with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate, opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington; Phil Alden Robinson’s The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck; James Mangold’s Kate & Leopold, also with Hugh Jackman; Norman Jewison’s The Hurricane, also with Denzel Washington; Michael Almereydea’s Hamlet, as Laertes to Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet; Tom Gilroy’s Spring Forward, opposite Ned Beatty; Tony Goldwyn’s A Walk on the Moon, with Diane Lane; Greg Mottola’s The Daytrippers; Nora Ephron’s Mixed Nuts; and Wes Craven’s Scream trilogy. He recently was seen in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, opposite Emile Hirsch; Phillip Noyce’s Salt, opposite Angelina Jolie; Miguel Sapochnik’s Repossession Mambo, with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker; and Richard Levine’s Every Day, opposite Helen Hunt. His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross’ RKO 281 brought Mr. Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. His other telefilm credits include George C. Wolfe’s Lackawanna Blues and John Erman’s The Sunshine Boys, opposite Woody Allen and Peter Falk. As one of the documentary medium’s foremost narrators, he has lent his voice to such works as Mantle, :03 Seconds from Gold, and A City on Fire: The Story of the 68 Detroit Tigers; and the series Nova and Nature. In 2005, Mr. Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling novel of the same name. The film, starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz, was named one of the year’s 10 Best by the National Board of Review.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Catherine). A View From The Bridge marks Johansson’s Broadway debut. A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry, with Ethan Hawke, at New York’s Playwright’s Horizons. With more than a decade of work under her belt, four-time Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner, Scarlett Johansson has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses. Johansson received rave reviews and a â€œBest Actressâ€ Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, the critically-acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola. She recently wrapped production on Iron Man 2, playing the role of the Black Widow; set for release on May 7, 2010. This past year she was seen in the box office hit He’s Just Not That Into You as well as in Frank Miller’s The Spirit. Prior she starred in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and playing â€˜Mary Boleyn’ opposite Natalie Portman in The Other Boleyn Girl. In May 2008 she released her album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of Tom Waits covers featuring one original song and recently released a duet album Break Up with Pete Yorn. At the age of 12, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the teen traumatized by a riding accident in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer. She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, garnering a â€œBest Supporting Actressâ€ award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen Brothers’ dark drama The Man Who Wasn’t There, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand. Her other film credits include the critically acclaimed Weitz brothers’ film In Good Company, as well as opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination (her third in two years.) and Woody Allen’s Match Point, which garnered her 4th consecutive Golden Globe nominee in three years. Other film credits include Girl with a Pearl Earring opposite Colin Firth, The Island opposite Ewan McGregor, Brian DePalma’s The Black Dahlia, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and The Nanny Diaries. Her additional credits include Rob Reiner’s comedy North; the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 in the critically-praised Manny & Lo, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for â€œBest Female Lead.â€ Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
GREGORY MOSHER (Director) has produced or directed nearly 200 plays at the Goodman and Lincoln Center theaters, on Broadway and in London’s West End. His long association with David Mamet included twenty-three plays, including American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Speed-the-Plow. He has worked with many major playwrights, often on new work, including Samuel Beckett, Leonard Bernstein, John Guare, Richard Nelson, David Rabe and Tennessee Williams. His association with Mr. Miller began in 1985, when Mosher invited him to be part of the creative team at Lincoln Center Theater; A View from the Bridge will be the third play of Miller’s he has directed. Mosher has won every major American theater award, including two Tony’s.
ARTHUR MILLER (Playwright, 1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing for Time. Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002) and Finishing the Picture (2004). Other works include Focus, a novel (1945); The Misfits, a screenplay (1960); and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977) and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books with photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. Memoirs include Salesman in Beijing (1984) and Timebends, an autobiography (1988). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967); the novella, Homely Girl, a Life (1995); and Presence: Stories (2007). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at the University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie Award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award and the Pulitzer Prize, as well as numerous other awards