Screenwriter Sneaks Into Stage Door of Broadway's Cort

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Any day now A View From the Bridge stars Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson may find outside their dressing room doors at the Cort a brand-new screenplay for them to peruse and consider doing. Its delivery will be an inside job.


The author is the lawyer Alfieri, who nightly tells the tale of Eddie Carbone (Schreiber), a longshoreman tragically short on self-awareness. Alfieri is played by Michael Cristofer, a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning author in his own right (1977's The Shadow Box).

Plays continue to preoccupy him — even when he happens to be occupied by one as an actor. "I just finished a new play last week," he said. "It's called Eyes Wide Open. It's about infidelity. I haven't shown it to anyone yet."

He added, "I do have a screenplay that I'm going to try to get Liev and Scarlet to do. It's called 'Fade Out.' It's sort of an art-house thriller about a screenwriter who has had a breakdown and can't tell the difference between what he's writing and what’s real."

— Harry Haun

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