By Andrew Gans
14 Feb 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The Feb. 13 performance was canceled because actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was suffering from the flu. A spokesperson for the production confirmed to Playbill.com that the production will begin previews Feb. 14 with Academy Award winner Hoffman as Willy Loman.
Directed by eight-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, the strictly limited 16-week engagement will officially open March 15.
The production features a re-creation of the original Tony Award-winning scenic design by Jo Mielziner, with costume design by Academy Award winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Ann Roth, lighting by five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer, hair and wig design by David Brian Brown, makeup design by Ivana Primorac, original music by Alex North and music supervision by Glen Kelly.
Death of a Salesman originally opened on Feb. 10, 1949, at the Morosco Theatre. The production won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The most recent Broadway revival, starring Brian Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz and Kevin Anderson, played 22 previews and 274 regular performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre between Jan. 22, 1999-Nov. 7, 1999.
A limited number of $30 rush tickets will be available to theatregoers 30 years of age and under at every performance, beginning Feb. 14. Rush tickets will be sold in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) when it opens on the day of the performance. There will be a limit of two tickets per valid ID, subject to availability. The box office is open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-8 PM.
For more information visit www.DeathofaSalesmanBroadway.com.