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Meet Ivo van Hove, the most provocatively illuminating theater director right now

Meet Ivo van Hove, the most provocatively illuminating theater director right now

For those who have been tracking the thrilling career of the Belgian-born, Amsterdam-based director Ivo van Hove, the last place you'd expect to find him working is Broadway.

But the Flemish auteur, whose radical deconstructions of modern classics at New York Theatre Workshop have brought him an ardent U.S. following, has found unexpected welcome on Broadway with two Arthur Miller staples.

Last fall, van Hove's erotically supercharged "A View From the Bridge" opened to sterling reviews at the Lyceum Theatre for a limited run that ended in February. And he's about to unveil his version of "The Crucible," which officially opens March 31 at the Walter Kerr...

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