What Will It Be Like to Sit Onstage for A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE?

Video: A Goodman promo featuring director Ivo van Hove discussing the onstage seating for Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

Beginning September 9th, Goodman audiences will have the opportunity to sit on the Albert theater stage for the very first time with Ivo van Hove’s staging of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. It’s a direct reproduction of the Broadway experience that won Ivo van Hove the 2016 Best Director Tony Award, with audiences seated on the stage on the left and right sides, as well as in the house.

The $70-$80 onstage seats are “comfortable, fully cushioned stadium-style benches with backs” according to the Goodman. Audiences who book for September 9-17 preview performances can get half-off with the code VIEW, and patrons under 30 can get onstage tickets for $30 with the code 30 STAGE.

Unfortunately, the onstage seating will not be wheelchair accessible, and patrons sitting onstage will not be re-admitted if they leave during the performance, nor will they be seated if they arrive late.

College students should look at booking the September 21st 7:30 performance. Using code COLLEGE, students can get $10 tickets (not onstage seating), along with a pre-show pizza party at 6 pm.

The Goodman is also offering a conversation between Ivo van Hove and Artistic Director Robert Falls September 9th at 6 pm, discussing his “illustrious career and avant-garde aesthetic.” Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for Goodman members.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE runs through October 17th.


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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals - the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company - with Abigail Trabue.