After a successful recent revival of All My Sons, New York's Roundabout Theatre Company will continue its investigation of Arthur Miller's works with a revival of A View From The Bridge starring Anthony LaPaglia (The Rose Tattoo).
Allison Janney and Stephen Spinella also star, alongside Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Olds, Adam Trease (pronounced "Tracy") and Mark Zeisler. Spokesperson Erin Dunn told Playbill On-Line an ensemble will also be onstage to create the atmosphere of a town.
Janney starred opposite Frank Langella in Present Laughter and Off Broadway in Blue Window, New England and Five Women Wearing The Same Dress. Spinella, who plays Alfieri, is a two-time Tony winner, both for the same play -- sort of. He won a best featured actor Tony for Angels In America, Part I and a best actor Tony for Angels In America, Part II. Other roles include Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Illusion, and New York Theatre Workshop's mounting of David Rabe's A Question Of Mercy.
Penned as a long one-act in 1955 and then expanded the following year, A View From The Bridge, concerns a man afraid of losing his niece - and the security of his own sexuality. The show begins Broadway previews Nov. 25, opens Dec. 14 and runs to Feb. 1, 1998. Though author Miller came to the first reading, he hasn't revised the play (as he did Signature Theatre's current revival of The American Clock Off Broadway).
Michael Mayer directs Bridge -- a real coup, since he also directed the Broadway musical Triumph Of Love, opening Oct. 23. Mayer also directed Craig Lucas' Missing Persons in 1995 at NY's Atlantic Theatre Company, and he conceived and staged the WPA revue, Hundreds Of Hats. Designing A View From The Bridge are David Gallo (set), Michael Krass (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Mark Bennett (sound).
[The Roundabout has announced that theatregoers who purchased memberships (i.e., subscriptions) to the 1996-97 season at the now defunct Circle In The Square, can buy $10 tickets to shows in the 1997-98 Roundabout season. Circle members should fax -- (212) 869-8817 -- or mail their name, address and a copy of their membership card to the Roundabout Theatre: 1530 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.]
For tickets or information on A View From the Bridge, call (212) 869-8400. Info on Roundabout shows can also be found on its website www.roundabouttheatre.org.