Sandy Kenyon reviews 'A View from the Bridge' on Broadway

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Entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon has the details.

There is just one month left to see a play set in Brooklyn that is the latest version of the theater classic "A View from the Bridge," one the New York Times calls "a magnificent re-conception."

The view from the bridge is bare in the show that takes place more than half a century ago, but the staging brings out the universal themes of one of the greatest American plays ever written.

The man at the center of the tragedy is a longshoreman who lives in Red Hook and works at the docks nearby.

Eddie Carbone has raised his niece Catherine since she was a little girl, but what began as kindness turns to lust as she gets older, though he remains in denial.

It's hard to believe the guy who plays this son of Brooklyn was born 3,500 miles from here, but that makes Mark Strong's performance all the more remarkable and his character's betrayal -- the way he rats out his own wife's relatives -- all the more powerful.

Liev Schreiber did splendidly playing the role opposite Scarlett Johanson in 2010, but this version -- which even allows some audience members to sit on-stage -- is one for ages.

Broadway tickets are very expensive, which makes theater tough to recommend for the average viewer. But this season, there are at least two worth the price of admission. "Hamilton" will run for years, but there is limited time left to see "A View from the Bridge."
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