Few American plays are revisited on Broadway as often as Death of a Salesman. The play has received six productions in under 75 years, and this latest revival at the Hudson Theatre, brought over from an acclaimed London run, reminds us why. There is always new depth to be mined from Arthur Miller's story of Willy Loman, a man who all but worshipped the American Dream of prosperity through hard work, only to realize he worked his life away for naught. Casting Willy and his family as Black deepens...
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Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell's acclaimed West End production of Death of a Salesman transfers to Broadway, starring Tony winner Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke. Get Death of a Salesman tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Death of a Salesman is a play about an aging traveling salesman, Willy Loman. He is almost senile, disappointed in how his life turned out, and overall on the decline. The play takes a deep dive into the causes of his waning happiness and sanity, including infidelity, capitalism, and an unfulfilled American Dream.
While most of the action takes place in the present, part of the action of Death of a Salesman unfolds through a series of Willy's memories, dreams, and arguments centered on his work and his family, which show how he got to the mental state he's in. He's surrounded by his supportive yet knowing wife, Linda, and his two sons, Biff and Happy. Each of the three offer him varying degrees of support as he declines.
The 2022 production of Death of a Salesman on Broadway originated in London's West End, where directors Marianne Elliott (who also helmed the latest Company revival in New York and London) and Miranda Cromwell won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Direction. Now, Cromwell is helming the production's Broadway transfer with its two original stars. Olivier nominee Wendell Pierce takes on his first Broadway role since 1988, and Sharon D Clarke returns to New York just after making her Broadway debut in Caroline, or Change, reprising her Olivier-winning role as Caroline Thibodeaux from the West End.
What plays did Arthur Miller write?
Arthur Miller's most famous plays include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All My Sons, and A View From the Bridge. Miller wrote a total of 37 stage plays, plus additional radio plays, screenplays, and short stories.
Death of a Salesman was last revived on Broadway in 2012, and multiple Miller revivals have followed in recent years. A 2019 production of All My Sons, starring Tracy Letts and Annette Bening, went up on Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company and received three Tony Award nominations. And in 2016, Saiorse Ronan and Bill Camp starred in a revival of The Crucible on Broadway.
When was Death of a Salesman written?
Miller wrote Death of a Salesman in 1949, and it was first performed that year. The show became a quick success for Miller and has since been called one of the best American plays of the 20th century. Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1949, and three of its revivals won the Tony Award for Best Play Revival.
The show has received 10 film adaptations in addition to countless stage productions in countries like the U.S., U.K., India, and Germany. In China, Miller directed the show himself.
How long is Death of a Salesman?
Death of a Salesman runs 3 hours and 10 minutes, including an intermission.
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Cast and creative
By: Arthur Miller
Director: Miranda Cromwell
Cast list: Wendell Pierce (as Willy Loman), Sharon D Clarke (as Linda Loman), André De Shields (as Ben), Khris Davis (as Biff Loman), McKinley Belcher III (as Happy Loman)
Design: Anna Fleischle
Lighting: Jen Schriever
Costume: Anna Fleischle and Sarita Fellows
Sound: Mikaal Sulaiman
Latest Death of a Salesman on Broadway News & Features
Attention must be paid! The latest revival of Death of a Salesman, starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, will offer rush tickets for its Broadway run this fall. Arthur Miller's play runs from September 17 to January 15, with an opening night on October 9, at the Hudson Theatre.Beginning the morning of the first performance, a limited number of $35 rush tickets will be available each day on the TodayTix app. Users can download the app and "unlock" the rush program by posting about it on...
Additional casting has been set for the latest Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman starring Tony Award winner Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke. The show runs at the Hudson Theatre from September 19 to January 15, with an opening night on October 9.Delaney Williams of The Wire (which Pierce also starred in) joins the cast as Charley, alongside Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Kevin Ramessar as...
Death of a Salesman is coming back to life. Arthur Miller's Pulitzer-winning and most celebrated play returns to Broadway this fall for the sixth time. Its number of revivals is a testament to the show's staying power, and if you've missed the previous productions, you won't want to let this one pass you by.The salesman of the play's title is Willy Loman, a 63-year-old man who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda, and two sons, Biff and Happy. All his life, Willy has been consumed with the...
Arthur Miller's 1949 masterwork Death of a Salesman may not be one of the most revived plays on Broadway compared to even older works, like those of Shakespeare. But with six Broadway productions as of 2022, it's certainly revisited more than most shows. What's even more remarkable is the show's impeccable track record: Nearly every production has won at least one Tony Award, and each one has received critical acclaim. That's unsurprising, though, for a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that's often...
Ahead of Death of a Salesman returning to Broadway, find out further casting. Death of a Salesman runs at the Hudson Theatre from September 19 through Jan. 15, 2023. Get Death of a Salesman tickets on New York Theatre Guide.McKinley Belcher III will play Happy in Death of a Salesman. The Mercy Street and Show Me a Hero actor recently made his Broadway debut in A Soldier's Play."I couldn't be more thrilled to step into the continuum to tell the story of this great American play, and through the...
Attention must be paid! Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman is coming back to Broadway for a limited engagement, with performances at the Hudson Theatre beginning September 19. This new revival is a special one: It's the first Broadway production of the play with a Black Loman family at its center. Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about an aging traveling salesman named Willy Loman, who is nearing the end of his life and processing the harsh truth that he hasn't achieved...
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman became a near-instant classic when the play premiered in 1949. His story of a man coming to terms with his failings toward the end of his life was sharp and poignant in the 50s and has only gotten more so with time. Though some audiences at the first Death of a Salesman film didn't want to see a story about a man chasing the American Dream of financial wealth and falling short, stage audiences have always welcomed the show, and this cautionary tale about...
Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman is widely regarded as one of the best American plays of the 20th century, having received six Broadway productions and more than 10 film adaptations. Its 1949 premiere won the Best Play Tony Award, and three of its revivals have won the Best Revival prize. The show is a haunting portrait of the salesman Willy Loman, who is in the late stages of his life and is unhappy with how he and his career have turned out. Having deluded himself for years with false,...
UPDATE: Death of a Salesman will play Broadway's Hudson Theatre for 17 weeks, with performances beginning September 19.Death of a Salesman will receive its fifth Broadway revival in 2022, this time a transfer of an acclaimed West End production. Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell's production of Arthur Miller's play, starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, will open on Broadway next season, with Cromwell directing. Dates and a venue have yet to be announced.The London production first...