Long Wharf Theatre Announces Cast and Creatives for Spring Production of A View from the Bridge
Dominic Fumusa, Annie Parisse and Paten Hughes lead cast selected for performance at Canal Dock Boathouse beginning on February 10.
New Haven, CT – Long Wharf Theatre (Artistic Director Jacob G. Padrón and Managing Director Kit Ingui) today announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, which will take place at the iconic waterfront Canal Dock Boathouse in New Haven from February 10 through March 10. The production is part of Long Wharf Theatre’s 2023/2024 season, Theatre of Possibility – embedding the cherished theatre into the fabric of New Haven and redefining traditional theatrical experiences to engage all audiences.
Dominic Fumusa (he/him), who played Kevin Peyton opposite Edie Falco on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” will star as Eddie Carbone. Annie Parisse (she/her), known for her role as Alexandra Borgia on “Law & Order,” will star as Eddie’s wife, Beatrice. Paten Hughes (she/her), star and co-creator of the hit digital series “Heirloom,” will play Catherine.
Patricia Black (she/her), actress on the hit series “Pose,” will appear as the lawyer Alfieri alongside West End theater actor Antonio Magro (he/him) as Marco and Mark Junek (he/him) as Rodolpho. Rounding out the cast are theater and television actors Mike Boland (he/him) and Todd Cerveris (he/him).
The bold new production will be directed by James Dean Palmer (he/they) and produced in association with Tony-nominated producer Douglas Denoff (he/him) and Myah Shein (she/her). The casting by Stephanie Yankwitt (she/her) and the team at tbd casting co., includes a range of stage, film and television performers.
The creative team transforming the waterfront space into 1950’s Brooklyn includes scenic designer You-Shin Chen (she/her), lighting designer Kate McGee (she/her), costume designer Risa Ando (she/her), sound designer Jane Shaw (she/her), and composer Chris Felix (he/him). The fight director and intimacy coordinator is Sean Fletcher Griffin (he/him) of UnkleDave’s Fight-House. Ashley Malafronte (she/her) is the Dramaturg and Assistant Director.
A View from the Bridge marks a return of Arthur Miller’s work to Long Wharf Theatre, which opened in 1965 with The Crucible. The Boathouse, traditionally used to bring waterfront activities to New Haven’s many communities, will be transformed to bring the story to life. With its sweeping views of the New Haven waterfront and the iconic Q Bridge, the space evokes the Brooklyn waterfront where Miller’s timeless story takes place.
In 1950s Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone harbors a subconscious and jealous affection for his niece, Catherine, whom he is raising with his wife. When distant cousins arrive unexpectedly from Italy and one of them falls for Catherine, Eddie takes drastic measures to protect his fragile American Dream. Deeply relevant, A View From The Bridge wrestles with truths about family, the complexities of how we assimilate and, ultimately, how we view ourselves as Americans.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the incredible cast and crew behind Long Wharf Theatre’s production of A View from the Bridge,” said actor Dominic Fumusa. “As an actor, it’s especially meaningful to perform in a space reminiscent of where Eddie’s story unfolds and in a city rich in Italian-American history.”
“It’s a privilege to tell this classic story that resonates so powerfully with the present moment and thrilling to perform it in such a stunning space,” said actress Annie Parisse. “I love Miller’s play, and I’m looking forward to developing this unique production with my cast mates, James Dean Palmer and the creative team at Long Wharf Theatre.”
“This production of A View from the Bridge demonstrates the magic we can create when leading with courage and imagination,” said Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre. “The show is a sterling example of the innovation and artistic excellence audiences can expect as we continue embarking on this new model and partnering with spaces across the region.”
“Long Wharf Theatre is strengthening our connections with community partners and renowned artists as we reimagine how stories can be told across our region,” said Kit Ingui, Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre. “A View from the Bridge reflects important histories and timely themes that I’m confident audiences will feel deeply tied to in this space and with this cast.”
Tickets for A View from the Bridge are on sale for the general public at longwharf.org/programming/. Information on Long Wharf Theatre Membership can be found at longwharf.org/membership/. The box office is available via phone at (203) 693-1486 Monday through Friday from 12pm-5pm.
About Our Creative Partners
Douglas Denoff (producing partner, A View from the Bridge)
Douglas Denoff is an eight-time Tony-nominated theatre producer.
Recent Broadway productions as co-producer include Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window, Take Me Out, Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Life, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song (2018 revival), American Son, John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons, Fiddler On The Roof (2015 revival), Pretty Woman (Broadway/Tour/UK), Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The 39 Steps both as co-producer on the original three-year Broadway run and lead producer for its 2015 revival in New York. He hopes to bring The 39 Steps back to New York in 2024 because “it’s time to start laughing again.” He was lead producer of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, directed by Noah Himmelstein at 59E59 Theatres, which is anticipated to transfer to Broadway in the 2024-25 season.
Denoff is developing several new plays including Interview by Teunkie van der Sluijs, The History of Love by Emily Maltby, and Lulu, a immersive new adaptation by Andi Villa Stover based on the plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box by Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening).
Upcoming musicals as lead producer include That’s Broadway, The Moves, The Music, The Magic, a celebration of Broadway’s greatest song and dance numbers, a Broadway revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the hilarious revival of The Pirates of Penzance directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse; the first Broadway revival of the beloved musical since 1982. suttonsquareentertainment.com
Myah Shein (producing partner, A View from the Bridge)
Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago and directs her own production company MSJP Creatives. MSJP has produced work by Drew Pisarra, DE-CRUIT, and Waterwell/Professional Performing Arts School, and developed works by James Palmer, Patricia Black, and Chana Porter. As a producer with The Coop Theater and Film, projects included Terra Firma, The Snakes (Official Selection, Brooklyn Short Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, American Black Film Festival) and Such a Shitty Time. Select choreography credits include productions at Folger Theater, Asolo Rep, Trinity Rep, NYU and Alexandra Beller/Dances. She is founding artistic ensemble member of Red Tape Theatre Company, where she choreographed, performed in and produced nearly 40 projects, including the annual Chicago Fringe Artist Networking Night. She was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Choreography for The Love of the Nightingale (Joseph Jefferson Award winner, Best Production). She has a background in arts marketing and served as the Marketing Director at Red Tape, Interim Director Marketing at Trinity Rep, Marketing Consultant for Greater Boston Stage Company and currently serves as the Managing Director for Simons Marketing.
Long Wharf Theatre sits on the unceded territory of the Paugusset, Quinnipiac, and Wappinger peoples. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples and nations have for generations stewarded the lands and waterways of what we now call the state of Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land. We remind ourselves that along with stolen land came stolen people. It is our responsibility to the future to know our past.