PHOTO ARCHIVE: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
By Matthew Blank
The new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is currently in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Playbill.com looks back at some notable Broadway and regional stagings of the classic.
The show 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. Elia Kazan directed a cast headed by Lee J. Cobb.
It was revived on Broadway in 1975 (with George C. Scott), 1984 (with Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich) and 1999 (with Brian Dennehy).
Directed by eight-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, the strictly limited 16-week engagement will officially open March 15.
The cast also features Obie Award winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network," "The Amazing Spider-Man") in his Broadway debut as Biff Loman.
The company also includes Finn Wittrock as Happy, Fran Kranz as Bernard, Bill Camp as Charley, John Glover as Ben, Remy Auberjonois as Howard Wagner, Glenn Fleshler as Stanley, Stephanie Janssen as Miss Forsythe, Kathleen McNenny as Jenny, Elizabeth Morton as Letta and Molly Price as The Woman.
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.
A limited number of $30 rush tickets will be available to theatregoers 30 years of age and under at every performance. 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.
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