Death of a Salesman

Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell's acclaimed West End production of Death of a Salesman will transfer to Broadway in the 2022-23 season. Check back for information on 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.

First performed in 1949, 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 have 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.

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.

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.

Tickets to Death of a Salesman in New York will be on sale soon.

Arthur Miller
Miranda Cromwell
Cast list:
Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields, Khris Davis