Always Love Lucy Theatre to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Begin. 6/19
Always Love Lucy Productions, a new theatre company in New York, has announced that it will stage a uniquely cast production of Arthur Miller's classic 1949 play DEATH OF A SALESMAN, June 19th through Sunday June 29th at the Roy Aria Studios' Stage IV Theatre at 300 West 43rd Street. The production features a cast of South Asians playing the Lomans and will officially open on Sunday, June 22nd at 8PM. Juan Reinoso directs.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. This production uses all of the original setting, year and dialogue, while changing the Lomans to South Asians to demonstrate the universal themes: complicated family relationships, disappointment in life choices, and the ability to misunderstand and be unable to help someone you have known your entire life.
The cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN includes Vishaal Reddy (Willy Loman), Saima Huq (Linda Loman), Sagar Kiran Patel (Biff Loman), Rahul Rai (Happy Loman), Harsh Lochan (Uncle Ben/Happy Loman understudy), Danea Robinson (Ms Francis understudy), Stephanie Uttro (Ms Francis), Tommy Bernardi (Bernard), Brandon Reimer (Bernard understudy/Stanley understudy), Christopher Romero Wilson (Charley), Jim Cairl (Charley understudy), Maite Uzal (Jenny), Charlie Gorrilla (Howard Wagner), Vincent Bivona (Stanley), Amanda Rose Antonucci (Miss Forsyth), Lauren Gralton (Miss Forsyth understudy), Rachel Neiheisel (Letta) and Rebeca Fong (Letta understudy).
Arthur Asher Miller, the son of a women's clothing company owner, was born in 1915 in New York City. His father lost his business in the Great Depression and the family was forced to move to a smaller home in Brooklyn. After graduating from high school, Miller worked jobs ranging from radio singer to truck driver to clerk in an automobile-parts warehouse. Miller began writing plays as a student at the University of Michigan, joining the Federal Theater Project in New York City after he received his degree. His first Broadway play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, opened in 1944 and his next play, All My Sons, received the Drama Critics' Circle Award. His 1949 Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1959, the National Institute of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Drama. Miller married three times: to Mary Grace Slattery in 1940, Marilyn Monroe in 1956, and photographer Inge Morath in 1962. He and Inge have a daughter, Rebecca. Among his works are A View from the Bridge, The Misfits, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The American Clock, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Timebends, his autobiography. Miller's writing has earned him a lifetime of honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, seven Tony Awards, two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an Obie, an Olivier, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish prize. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University. Miller died on February 10, 2005.
Director Juan Reinoso is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have played in festivals across the globe. Juan Reinoso attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City on a performance scholarship. Studying under Obie-nominated director Larry Sacharow (Three Tall Women) and Tony-nominated director Michael Mayer (Triumph of Love; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; A View From the Bridge; Thoroughly Modern Millie). Believing that artistic passion and human integrity and generosity should be combined in all works, he began producing small stage works for other writers, eventually moving into the feature film and commercial world. He has worked in TV, film, stage, commercials, music videos and more. Select Stage credits include: Death of a Salesman (off-Broadway; director), Down the Road (off-Broadway; director), Mrs. Warren's Profession (off-off-Broadway; director); Playing Tennis With God (writer/producer/director); This Time...(writer/producer/director).
Set design is by Debbie deVilla and Justin Tolbert, lighting and sound design are by Vince Allen, and costumes are by Laura Arcieri.
Performances of DEATH OF A SALESMAN are Mondays - Saturdays at 8PM with matinees on Sat and Sun at 3PM. The run time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with an intermission.
Tickets to DEATH OF A SALESMAN are $60 for premium seating and $30 General Admission. They can be purchased online at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/932546 and www.sarah577.wix.com/death-of-a-salesman