LaVecchia, DeSando, Morettini and More Complete Broadway's A View From the Bridge Cast

By Kenneth Jones
23 Dec 2009

Antoinette LaVecchia
Antoinette LaVecchia
Photo by Catherine Gibbons

Alex Cendese, Anthony DeSando, Antoinette LaVecchia, Mark Morettini, Joe Ricci, Morgan Spector, Robert Turano and Marco Verna help populate the Italian-American world of Broadway's new production of Arthur Miller's 1955 drama A View From the Bridge.

Gregory Mosher directs the new staging that stars the previously announced Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber (Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio), Golden Globe nominee and Broadway newcomer Scarlett Johansson ("Match Point," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "Lost in Translation"), Jessica Hecht, Michael Cristofer, Corey Stoll and Santino Fontana. Previews begin Dec. 28 at the Cort Theatre. Opening is Jan. 24, 2010. A 14-week engagement has been announced.

According to production notes, "In A View From the Bridge, Miller's most passionate drama, Schreiber plays 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 [played by Fontana], Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world."

Cendese makes his Broadway debut, DeSando appeared in Take Me Out, LaVecchia starred in How to Be a Good Italian Daughter (In Spite of Myself), Morettini appeared in Pal Joey, Ricci was seen in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Spector makes his Broadway debut, Robert Turano has appeared on "Guiding Light" and Verna is making his Broadway debut.

Recently seen in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, Michael Cristofer will play the narrator, lawyer Alfieri.



Santino Fontana (Billy Elliot, Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Jessica Hecht (Last Night of Ballyhoo) will play newly arrived immigrant cousin Rodolfo (the object of Catherine's affection) and Eddie's wife, Beatrice, respectively.

Drama Desk nominee Corey Stoll (Intimate Apparel, Vershinin in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Three Sisters at the Cincinnati Playhouse on the Park) will play recent immigrant cousin Marco.

A View From the Bridge is produced by Stuart Thompson and The Araca Group. Additional producers include Jeffrey Finn, Broadway Across America, Olympus Theatricals, Marisa Sechrest, The Weinstein Company, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman/Robert G. Bartner, Swinsky/Deitch, Adam Zotovich/Ruth Hendel/Orin Wolf, and The Shubert Organization.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Scott Lehrer (sound design).

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com.

For more information, visit www.AViewFromTheBridgeOnBroadway.com.