Russell Tovey joins the cast of A View From The Bridge


Producers Scott Rudin and the Lincoln Center Theater have announced additional casting for the Broadway transfer of the Olivier Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's drama A View From The Bridge, opening at the Lyceum Theatre on 12 November 2015, following previews from 21 October, for a limited 18-week run to 21 February 2016.

Russell Tovey will return to Broadway as he takes on the role of Rodolpho. He last appeared on the Great White Way in 'The History Boys' as Rudge, the role he originated in London and also played in the film adaptation. His London theatre credits include 'Howard Katz,' 'Henry V,' 'His Girl Friday,' 'His Dark Materials,' 'Plasticine,' 'A Miracle,' 'The Pass,' 'The Sea,' and 'Sex With A Stranger.' He is perhaps best known for his TV roles as Kevin in HBO's "Looking" and as George in the UK version of "Being Human."

In addition, Richard Hansell will reprise his role as Louis from the original London production at the Young Vic.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, the cast for the production includes
Mark Strong (Eddie Carbone), Nicola Walker (Beatrice), Phoebe Fox (Catherine), Russell Tovey (Rodolpho), Emun Elliott (Marco), Michael Gould (Alfieri) and Richard Hansell (Louis).

Synopsis: "Arthur Miller's classic drama is set in Brooklyn, where longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret - one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal."

The production has scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and sound design by Tom Gibbons.

The London production of A View From The Bridge received unanimous raves from the London critics: "a visceral, vital reinterpretation of a classic play...a forceful production of visual brilliance" (Guardian); "a superb, searing production. The actors are all magnificent" (Financial Times); "unforgettable," (The Independent) and "astonishingly bold and magnificent" (Evening Standard).

The production, which swept the 2015 Olivier Awards where it won Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mark Strong), began at the Young Vic in south London, before transferring to the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End.

- by Tom Millward

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