Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos.

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman - the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine - Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. Death of a Salesman compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.

Featuring: Kelby T. Akin*, Ken Baltin*, Jaime Carrillo, JorDan Clark, Larry Coen*, Joseph Marrella*, MargaRita Martinez, Will McGarrahan*, Eve Passeltiner*, Paula Plum*, Omar Robinson, Victor L. Shopov, Amanda Spinella

CAST:

Ken Baltin* Willy Loman

Paula Plum* Linda

Joseph Marrella* Happy

Kelby T. Akin* Biff

Victor L. Shopov Bernard

Eve Passeltiner* The Woman

Larry Coen* Charley

Will McGarrahan* Uncle Ben

Omar Robinson Howard Wagner

MargaRita Martinez Jenny

Jaime Carrillo Stanley

JorDan Clark Miss Forsythe

Amanda Spinella Letta

CREATIVE TEAM:

Scenic Design, Janie E. Howland**

Costume Design, Gail Astrid Buckley**

Lighting Design, Karen Perlow

Sound Design and Original Compositions, Dewey Dellay

Production Stage Manager, Nerys Powell*

Assistant Stage Manager, Greg Nash*

Assistant Set Designer, Anat Mano

*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA)

**United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829)

The show runs February 14 - March 15, 2014, playing Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30pm; Wednesday matinees - 2pm, February 19 & March 12; Fridays - 8pm; Saturdays - 3pm & 8pm; and Sundays - 3pm.

Special Dates: Post-show Q&A with the artists: Sundays, February 16 & March 2 after 3pm performance. Press opening: Sunday, February 16, 3:00pm; VIP opening: Wednesday, February 19, 7:30pm (post-show reception with the artists at Back Bay Harry's - open to all ticket holders); P.S. Event - Free screening of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Monday, March 3, 7pm.

All performances and events take place at The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116. Tickets: $25 - $61. Seniors - $10 off regular price. Student rush - $10. Group rates available. Box Office: 617-585-5678. For more information, visit lyricstage.com. Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.

WHO'S WHO:

Spiro Veloudos (Director/Producing Artistic Director), now in his 16th season as Producing Artistic Director of The Lyric Stage, directed this season's opener One Man, Two Guvnors, and last season's The Mikado, 33 Variations, and On the Town. In previous seasons, he directed Avenue Q (Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Ensemble, five IRNE Awards including Best Musical and Best Director), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (five IRNE Awards including Best Director, Elliot Norton Award for Best Production and Best Director), Big River, Superior Donuts, Animal Crackers, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, and Kiss Me, Kate. Spiro received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College. He was the recipient of the 2006 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. During his tenure, The Lyric Stage has earned numerous awards and honors including Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, Speech & Debate, Miss Witherspoon, The Old Settler), and Outstanding Musical Production (Sunday in the Park with George); Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Settler, Glengarry Glen Ross), and Outstanding Musical Production (Grey Gardens, Urinetown: The Musical, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George). His numerous directing credits at The Lyric include A Little Night Music (IRNE Award for Direction), Glengarry Glen Ross (IRNE Award), Sunday in the Park with George (Best of the Year in Boston's Globe, Herald, and Phoenix); Elliot Norton and IRNE Award for direction), Assassins (Best Production of 1998:The Boston Globe), Lost in Yonkers, Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story (Elliot Norton Award, along with Assassins), and Speed-the-Plow (Elliot Norton for Outstanding Production). Mr. Veloudos received StageSource's Theatre Hero Award (2003) and was named Best Artistic Director by Boston Magazine in 1999. He serves as the president for the Producers Association of New England Area Theatres, and is adjunct faculty in Performing Arts at Emerson College.




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