DEATH OF A SALESMAN Revival Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman Closes Tonight, 6/2
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring Academy Award-winner Philip Seyour Hoffman as Willy Loman, ends its limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with its 8 p.m. performance tonight, June 2.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN opened its Broadway engagement March 15. After breaking the house record at the Barrymore Theatre six times during its run with a seven-performance-a-week schedule, Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN has recouped its $3.1 million capitalization.
The show is directed by Mike Nichols and also stars Obie Award-winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Biff Loman. DEATH OF A SALESMAN also features 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.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN has been nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, five Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Play and three Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Revival of a Play. The production won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Play and director Mike Nichols has been honored with a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle for his contribution to the theatre.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN originally opened on February 10, 1949 at the Morosco Theatre. Hailed as a masterwork of modern American drama, it won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the first play to ever win all three awards.
Philip Seymour Hoffman returns to Broadway for the first time since his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003. He also received a Tony Award nomination in 2000 for his performance in Sam Shepard's True West. His Off-Broadway credits include The Seagull at the NYSF/Delacorte Theatre (dir: Mike Nichols), Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Shopping and Fucking, Defying Gravity and The Author's Voice. As co-artistic director of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, he has directed productions of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange, and also starred in and directed Jack Goes Boating. He won the 2005 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, among other honors for Capote. His film credits also include Boogie Nights, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, State and Main, Almost Famous, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson's War (dir: Mike Nichols), Doubt (Academy Award nomination), Jack Goes Boating, Moneyball, The Ides of March and the upcoming The Master, among others.
Linda Emond's Broadway credits include Life x 3 (Tony nomination) and 1776. Off-Broadway, she has appeared inThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures and Homebody/Kabul, along with premieres of works by Craig Lucas, Yazmina Reza, Kander & Ebb, A.R. Gurney and Peter Hedges. Her film work includes Julie & Julia, The Loop, The Missing Person, Stop-Loss, Trade, Across the Universe, North Country, Dark Water, The Dying Gaul and City by the Sea. TV credits include "Georgia O'Keefe," "A Dog Named Christmas," "American Experience: John & AbiGail Adams," and episodes of "The Good Wife," "The Sopranos," "Wonderland," "Gossip Girl" and all four "Law & Order" series.
Andrew Garfield received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for his breakout performance as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network and stars as Peter Parker in the summer 2012 release, The Amazing Spider-Man. His other film credits include Lions for Lambs, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Never Let Me Go. TV credits include "Doctor Who," "Freezing," "Bash," "Red Riding". Garfield has appeared on stage in England with the Royal National Theatre, Soho Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange and makes his Broadway debut in DEATH OF A SALESMAN.
Mike Nichols has been one of the leading directors of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His Broadway directing credits include Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot, for all of which he was awarded the Tony for Best Direction. Film credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; The Graduate (Academy Award for Best Direction); Catch 22; Carnal Knowledge; Silkwood; Working Girl; Postcards From The Edge; Regarding Henry; The Birdcage; Primary Colors; Closer and Charlie Wilson's War and for HBO "Wit" and "Angels in America."
The production features a recreation of the original ground-breaking and 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 and sound design by Tony Award-winner Scott Lehrer. Original music is by Alex North.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Columbia Pictures, Jean Doumanian, Merritt Forrest Baer, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Scott & Brian Zeilinger and Eli Bush.
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