The original Broadway production opened 65 years ago on January 22, 1953.
The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s Tony-winning 1953 dramatization of the real-life Salem witch trials, opened on Broadway January 22, 1953.
Miller’s play, an indictment of the political paranoia that defined theMcCarthy Era’s anti-communist “witch hunts” that cost many their livelihoods, won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. The play has since been revived on Broadway four times.
Flip through photos of the productions below:
Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway