Gregory Mosher (Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross) will direct the revival, which will open at a Broadway theatre to be announced in the spring. Schreiber will play Eddie Carbone, the role played by Anthony LaPaglia in the play's most recent revival in 1997; LaPaglia, in fact, won a Tony for his performance.
No official announcement about the View From the Bridge revival has been made.
The play, according to press notes for the recent London revival, revolves around "dockworker Eddie Carbone who has made a good life for himself and his wife Beatrice in 1950s Brooklyn. As a former immigrant himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife's Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the 'American Dream.' What Eddie doesn't know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves, when his feelings for his niece Catherine develop from paternal protectiveness to sexual desire. His struggle to contain his emotions leads him on a path of self destruction transforming him from a respected, honourable man to a virtual stranger shamed and broken by his own actions. The play explores jealousy, betrayal, suspicion and ultimately loss of control."
Liev Schreiber earned a 2005 Tony Award for Glengarry Glenn Ross. He has appeared on Broadway in Talk Radio (Tony nomination), Betrayal and In the Summer House. He has also appeared in the Public Theater presentations of Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Hamlet, Cymbeline and The Tempest. His screen roles include "Defiance," "Lackawanna Blues," "The Manchurian Candidate," "Hamlet," "Big Night" and the "Scream" films. He will be seen in the forthcoming Ang Lee film "Taking Woodstock" as well as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."