Death of a Salesman 1949

Opened: February 10, 1949

Death of a Salesman - 1949 - Broadway History , Info & More

Morosco Theatre
217 West 45th Street New York, NY

A 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, explores the disillusionment of the American Dream through the lens of Willy Loman, a failing traveling salesman. The play unfolds in a non-linear fashion, weaving together Willy's present struggles with his fading memories of a seemingly brighter past.



Willy, burdened by age and a dwindling clientele, grapples with the harsh reality that his life hasn't measured up to the ideals of success and popularity he instilled in his sons, Biff and Happy. Willy clings to the belief that personal charm and being "well-liked" are the keys to success, a philosophy increasingly at odds with the changing world around him. His desperate attempts to maintain this facade and gain approval from his boss and sons lead to a tragic downfall, exposing the hollowness of the American Dream and the devastating consequences of clinging to misplaced values.


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VIDEO: On This Day, February 10- Remembering Arthur Miller
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021


His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing for Time (1980).

BEDLAM Returns to the New York Stage with THE CRUCIBLE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 18, 2019


BEDLAM announces their return to New York with Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE, directed by Eric Tucker.

Purple Rose Theatre Company Presents ALL MY SONS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019


The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will continue its 28th season with "All My Sons", an American classic by Arthur Miller. Tickets are on sale now.

Casting Announced For European Premiere of Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2018


Following his critically acclaimed, up-close reinvention of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy and sell-out revival of The American Clock, multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott brings the intense focus of the intimate Finborough Theatre to bear on Miller's final work, Finishing The Picture, opening for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 June 2018 and Friday, 15 June 2018 at 7.30pm.)

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum Botanicum
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018


A parable of mass hysteria that draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and McCarthyism, which gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible by Arthur Miller remains eerily timely in today's climate of fake news. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, its own history firmly rooted in the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist - when actor Will Geer and his wife, Herta Ware, created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors - opens a new production of Miller's modern classic onJune 30. Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer, Will's daughter, is at the helm, with family members Thad Geer,Willow Geer and Melora Marshall featured in the cast.

Photo Throwback: The Late Arthur Miller Poses in 1993
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2018


We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out this shot of the late Arthur Miller, photographed in 1993.

Court Theatre Extends Critically-Acclaimed Production of ALL MY SONS
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018


Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, announces the extension of All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Kate Collins, John Judd and Timothy Edward Kane. All My Sons now runs through February 18, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets to extension performances of All My Sons go on sale Friday, February 2, 2018 and available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472 orwww.CourtTheatre.org.

NTC Stages Arthur Miller Classic DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018


Novato Theater Company continues its entertaining and provocative 2017- 2018 season with the Arthur Miller classic, Death of a Salesman, one of the greatest plays in American Theatre. The NTC production is directed by Carl Jordan and produced by Candace Brown and Nick Moore. Death of a Salesman runs February 1-18 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato.

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017


Seven more performances have been added to Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's re-imagining of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge at Goodman Theatre.

Finborough Theatre Rediscovers Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017


'Jews are not a race, you know. They can look like anybody."

Actor's Express to Present Bone-Chilling Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017


Actor's Express stages Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible January 21 - February 19, 2017.

Actor's Express to Present Bone-Chilling Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016


Actor's Express stages Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible January 21 - February 19, 2017.

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by Liz Cearns - Sep 15, 2016


Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November.

Cleveland Play House's Riveting New Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015


Fear, deceit, and paranoia run rampant in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) gripping new production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS, Beginning Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015


Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing tonight, October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies.

Cleveland Play House to Stage Riveting New Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015


Fear, deceit, and paranoia run rampant in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) gripping new production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015


Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies.

San Jose Stage Company Presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015


San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller.

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 4/1-26
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 16, 2015


San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of THE PRICE at Mark Taper Forum with Kate Burton, Sam Robards & More!
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 2, 2015


The Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Price' by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller, is a penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists. The play opened at Mark Taper Forum on February 21. Check out a first look at highlights below!

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE PRICE at Mark Taper Forum with Kate Burton, Sam Robards & More!
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 23, 2015


The Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Price' by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller, is a penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists. The play opened at Mark Taper Forum this weekend, on February 21. Check out photos from the opening night below!

THE PRICE With Kate Burton Begins Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015


The Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Price' by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller, is a penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists. The play open the Mark Taper Forum's new season tonight, February 11 through March 22, 2015, with the opening set for February 21.

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 23, 2015


To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region.

John Bedford Lloyd & Sam Robards Join Cast of THE PRICE at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 22, 2014


The full cast is set for the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of "The Price" by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller. The penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists will open the Mark Taper Forum's new season February 11 through March 22, 2015, with the opening set for February 21.

Teatro Vista Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014


Teatro Vista begins their 2014 spring season with Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, playing at The Richard Christiansen Theater located within The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight, April 15 - May 18.

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Death of a Salesman - 1949 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1949 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best American Play Arthur Miller
1949 The Pulitzer Prize The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Arthur Miller
1949 Theatre World Awards Performance Cameron Mitchell
1949 Tony Awards Best Direction Elia Kazan
1949 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Jo Mielziner

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