BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN”
OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT THE HUDSON THEATRE
**PREVIEWS BEGIN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17**
More news from Black Broadway! The producers Cindy Tolan, Elliott & Harper Productions, and Kwame Kwei-Armah have shared the first day of rehearsal from the upcoming Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
One of the prolific plays to be written and performed will be an all-African-American cast, with the opening night set for Sunday, October 9, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Note that the production will run for a strictly limited 17-week engagement, with preview performances beginning Saturday, September 17 (new date).
The cast is led by Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and Olivier Award winner and 2022 Tony Award® nominee Sharon D Clarke, who reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman. Khris Davis joins them as Biff, McKinley Belcher III as Happy, and Tony Award® winner André De Shields as Willy’s brother, Ben. Additional cast includes Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Kevin Ramessar as Musician, Stephen Stocking as Bernard, Chelsea Lee Williams as Miss Forsythe, and The Wire’s Delaney Williams as Charley.
Following its critically acclaimed run at London’s Young Vic Theatre and on the West End, this vibrant and timely production is told – for the first time on Broadway – from the perspective of a Black family living and working in a White, Capitalist world.
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is directed by Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the London production alongside Marianne Elliott. Together, they won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Direction.
The creative team includes Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Anna Fleischle (scenic and co-costume design), Sarita Fellows (co-costume design), Tony Award® nominee Jen Schriever (lighting design), Tony Award® nominee Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Femi Temowo (composer), Drama Desk Award nominee Nikiya Mathis (hair design), Erica A. Hart & Daniel Swee (casting) and John Miller (music coordinator).
Death of a Salesman caused a critical sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 with a production directed by Elia Kazan. It went on to win six Tony Awards®, including Best Play, and was also honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. The play has enjoyed four previous Broadway revivals, three of which won the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play.
For more details about the production, including how to purchase tickets, please visit www.salesmanonbroadway.com.