Death of a Salesman

  • June 10, 2012 —Deadline

    Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN wins the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play.

  • June 5, 2012 —Press Release

    Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN concluded its triumphant run on Broadway on Saturday at, June 2nd at the Barrymore Theatre.

  • June 1, 2012 —The Daily Beast

    Writer and director Rebecca Miller on Mike Nichols’s masterful, Tony-nominated revival of her father’s American classic.

  • June 1, 2012 —Nicholas Kazan

    Why Arthur Miller never wrote Free and Clear.

  • June 1, 2012 —Bloomberg

    Andrew Garfield reflects on wrapping up his run on Broadway and web-slinging on-screen.

  • May 31, 2012 —Bloomberg

    Mike Nichols is up for a ninth Tony award next week for his quietly devastating revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

  • June 1, 2012 —NPR

    Andrew Garfield is an actor on the verge of superstardom — and he's only 28 years old.

  • June 3, 2012 —Los Angeles Times

    Andrew Garfield, nominated for a Tony for DEATH OF A SALESMAN and starring in "The Amazing Spider-Man," talks acting, fame, and ego — with a sense of humor.

  • May 30, 2012 —The Huffington Post

    Dr. Christopher Michaelson of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business reflects how, especially today, there is a traveling salesman in us all.

  • May 30, 2012 —Deadline New York

    At age 80, director Mike Nichols has won eight Tony Awards, and is a frontrunner to add another with Death Of A Salesman. 

  • May 29, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    Since the 1960s, director Mike Nichols has been a steady presence on Broadway, winning eight Tony awards for eight of his productions. The Journal spoke with Mr. Nichols about his career and the process of bringing DEATH OF A SALESMAN back to Broadway.

  • May 27, 2012 —CBS Sunday Morning

    Considered one of the best actors working today, Philip Seymour Hoffman has played a diverse set of characters, including the effete author Truman Capote, which earned him an Oscar. Mo Rocca talks with the actor, now on Broadway and nominated for a Tony for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."

  • May 23, 2012 —NPR

    "Death of a Salesman" director Mike Nichols talks about his life and career and why he says directing his latest play has been as good a time as he has ever had.

  • May 21, 2012 —Vulture

    Andrew Garfield, who's already won a BAFTA, may win a Tony next now that "Death of a Salesman" is the clear favorite for this awards season.

  • May 18, 2012 —The New York Times

    A Yiddish play with the title “Toyt fun a Salesman” opened at the Parkway Theater in Brooklyn early in 1951. Yet, critic George Ross declared "What one feels most strikingly is that this Yiddish play is really the original, and the Broadway production was merely Arthur Miller’s translation into English.”

  • May 11, 2012 —Variety

    Composer Alex North is enjoying a surprising resurgence on Broadway with his incidental music for "Death of a Salesman"

  • May 10, 2012 —The New York Times

    Andrew Garfield, now starring as Biff in "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, will be seen as a very different conflicted character this summer, Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man."

  • May 14, 2012 —Huffington Post

    Ever since Lee J. Cobb first dropped those sample cases on the stage of the old Morosco Theatre on a cold February night in 1949, the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman has been a magnet to American actors.

  • May 11, 2012 —Huffington Post

    Two media talkathons grabbed me this week -- each very different, though their messages chimed together in an intriguing way. One was veteran film, TV and theater director (oh, and one-time improv comedian) Mike Nichols showing up to talk at the New York Times.

  • May 14, 2012 —

    At age 52, Emond is nominated for her second Tony Award for portrayal of the loyal and determined wife Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's classic drama Death of a Salesman. caught up with Emond to chat about sharing a stage and a marquee with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield.

  • May 9, 2012 —

    The award honors the most promising male and female performances on the New York metropolitan scene.

  • May 8, 2012 —The New York Times

    Director Mike Nichols speaks with Charles McGrath of The New York Times.

  • May 8, 2012 —AP

    In a few hours, Emond will be in the Barrymore Theatre, in one of the most anguishing parts in American theater—Linda Loman in the acclaimed revival of "Death of Salesman."

  • May 4, 2012 —AP

    A man works for decades and can barely scrape together enough pennies to fix his fridge. He shuffles into his home late after fruitless workdays, filled with an increasingly urgent despair. Then to top it all off, he's fired. "Oh boy, oh boy," he mutters quietly to himself at his empty table. It could be a scene set today, but it's 1949 and it's Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman."

  • May 2012 —Playbill

    Director Mike Nichols pays homage to "The Great American Play."

  • May 2012 —New York Times

    ARTHUR MILLER’s “Death of a Salesman,” now on Broadway in a Tony-nominated revival—and starring a heart-shattering Philip Seymour Hoffman as a Willy Loman for the ages—is the most devastating portrait of punctured middle-class dreams in our national literature.

  • May 1, 2012 —AP

    God might not be eligible for a Tony Award nomination on Tuesday, but stories about him are jostling for attention on Broadway.

  • May 1, 2012 —Vanity Fair

    As predicted, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who earned an Academy Award in 2006 for his lead role in Capote, received a nod from the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League for his take on Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman... Other golden-statuette recipients recognized today: Mike Nichols, for his work directing Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman.

  • April 30, 2012 —CNN

    Seen from the perspective of 2012, the stunning Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman" offers a powerful reminder that economic policy and family values go hand-in-hand.

  • April 25, 2012 —Chicago Tribune

    Remember the bomb? The one they are always referring to in New York -- the one that if they dropped it, would take out luminaries in the theater, society, Wall Street, television, film, symphonies, ballet, art, literature, fashion and many other august groups so that we'd never see their like again...

  • April 24, 2012 —Forbes

    The play picked up several Outer Critics Circle nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Director, Best Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and Best Featured Actor (Andrew Garfield).

  • April 24, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    Mike Nichols became emotional during a special luncheon held in his honor at the Four Seasons Restaurant today, saying his time with “Death of a Salesman” has been the happiest he’s ever been on a play.

  • April 24, 2012 —Huffington Post

    Mike Nichols, director of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman," was honored at a lunch in New York Monday. The play received four Outer Critics Circle nominations that morning, including best director, best revival of a play, best actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and best featured actor (Andrew Garfield.)

  • April 23, 2012 —USA Today

    Media and theater luminaries turned up at the tony Four Seasons Restaurant on Monday afternoon to honor director Mike Nichols on his latest achievement: the hit Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre through June 2.

  • April 20, 2012 —The New York Times

    “Death of a Salesman” remains a touchstone work of American drama that speaks as powerfully to readers and viewers today as it did to audiences in 1949, when Miller’s dissection of the moral rot at the heart of an average American family left audiences stunned by the force of its perceptions.

  • April 20, 2012 —Playbill

    Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman made an impression on a young Mike Nichols circa 1950. The director is paying homage to the classic with a new Broadway production.

  • April 17, 2012 —MarketWatch

    Mike Nichols - director of the revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, a perennial American classic about a dysfunctional family - “believes that the father-son wrassle is the central American relationship.”

  • April 12, 2012 —NPR

    Accomplished stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has become the fifth actor to play the harried, 63-year-old Loman on Broadway, and he says the play is provoking a powerful response from the audience.

  • April 11, 2012 —Marketplace

    "Death of a Salesman," with Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, is back on Broadway this year. It's perhaps the iconic American play about a man's work and the disconnect between his dreams and his ability to achieve them.

  • April 10, 2012 —USA Today

    On stage recently at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York, a 4.8-mile cab ride from Zuccotti Park, the symbolic birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Willy Loman, the aging, broke and down-on-his-luck salesman introduced by playwright Arthur Miller in 1949, is howling in protest about just how hard it is to get ahead in America.

  • April 10, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    And this week's breakout star would have to be Fran Kranz, a Yale-educated 28-year-old actor from Los Angeles. Mr. Kranz stars in the Mike Nichols's Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman" as Bernard, the successful if nerdy neighbor of the stagnant Loman family.

  • April 10, 2012 —The Huffington Post

    It's two and a half hours into the latest Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, and I am as captivated as I was at minute one. I'm watching Andrew Garfield -- playing the role of aimless, troubled thirty-something Biff Loman -- steal a show that was supposed to belong to Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • March 20, 2012 —Metro

    It's obvious as the curtain rises to reveal the familiar, skeletal silhouette of the Loman household first dreamt by designer Jo Mielziner in 1949: Instead of testing tricks of modern metaphor, this production wisely settles on traditionalism.

  • March 30, 2012 —The Huffington Post

    The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman, which is currently running in yet another revival on Broadway.

  • April 6, 2012 —Theatermania

    Actor Fran Kranz has worked rather steadily over the past several years, including a prominent role in the TV series Dollhouse and a supporting part in the Off-Broadway hit Bachelorette. But Kranz is fully coming to prominence now, playing Bernard in Mike Nichols' acclaimed Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman,

  • March 24, 2012 —The New York Times

    WHEN Mike Nichols had his dazzling comedy act with Elaine May, one of their sketches began with a Jewish mother calling her son and saying, "Hello, this is your mother, do you remember me?"

  • March 26, 2012 —The Huffington Post

    This past weekend I went to see "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. When we exited the theater, my friend Bill turned to me and said, "Well, that was a Post 50 story."

  • March 26, 2012 —Deadline New York

    The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman came out of the gate and broke the house record for the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It needed only seven performances in that first week to post a $780,000 gross.

  • March 21, 2012 —The Village Voice

    A mere 45 years ago, after seeing Mike Nichols's revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, the great critic Edmund Wilson wrote Nichols an open letter in which he urged the then-young director to assume a leadership role in creating an American national theater.

  • March 21, 2012 —The New York Observer

    Hoffman doesn’t act his age, and that’s a good thing.

  • March 19, 2012 —Vogue

    You can’t go home again. Unless, that is, you’re Mike Nichols, in which case—at least when it comes to matters of stage and screen—you can do just about anything.

  • March 19, 2012 —The Huffington Post

    "A man has got to add up to something," bellows Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's masterpiece Death of a Salesman. The Broadway revival of this quintessential American play is a powerhouse. This 63-year-old drama adds up to a remarkable night in the theater.

  • March 18, 2012 —NPR

    When Philip Seymour Hoffman took the stage on March 15 in the new revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, he became the fifth actor in 63 years to walk the boards of Broadway in the shoes of the blustery, beleaguered salesman, Willy Loman.

  • March 17, 2012 —Financial Times

    After Mike Nichols’ last Broadway production, a 2008 revival of Odets’ The Country Girl, was excoriated by many critics, the director, by his own admission, spent many a moment determining what went wrong. The soul-searching pays off, magnificently, in his scorching new production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

  • March 16, 2012 —Vogue

    The opening performance of director Mike Nichols’s Death of a Salesman last night was called for 6:30 p.m. but the lights didn’t dim until closer to 7:00 p.m. And what people watching that half hour provided!

  • March 15, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    George Balanchine, the greatest choreographer of the 20th century, believed that all ballets, even his, were like butterflies: "A breath, a memory, then gone."

  • March 15, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    Willy Loman is back on Broadway—for the fifth time. Philip Seymour Hoffman, the star of Mike Nichols's revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," is following in the well-remembered footsteps of Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy, and it's a tribute to his talent that you won't feel inclined to compare him to any of his predecessors.

  • March 15, 2012 —Associated Press

    NEW YORK—Whenever an old warhorse of a play like "Death of a Salesman" is trotted out again onto a Broadway stage, its backers are quick to explain its relevance. It's hard to argue this time.

  • March 26, 2012 —The New Yorker

    In the first beat of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” (now in a luminous revival, directed by Mike Nichols, at the Ethel Barrymore), the salesman Willy Loman (Philip Seymour Hoffman) trudges up the path to his Brooklyn house, sample cases in hand.

  • March 15, 2012 —Bloomberg

    It’s uncommonly rare to watch a revival and suddenly attune yourself to the sound of weeping around you, the shaking of your hand as you take notes and, most important, to recognize that what you’re feeling must be very much like what audiences must have felt at the opening of a great new drama.

  • March 15, 2012 —The Washington Post

    NEW YORK—One must pay attention to a man even as inattentive as the loutishly bewildered Willy Loman, whom Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays so effectively in director Mike Nichols’s steel-girded Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which officially opened Thursday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

  • March 15, 2012 —TimeOut New York

    Philip Seymour Hoffman sells us all over again on the American masterpiece.

  • March 15, 2012 —New York Magazine

    Of all Willy Loman’s famous heartbreaker lines in Death of a Salesman (“Isn’t that remarkable?” “He’s liked, but he’s not well- liked”), it’s a less-heralded snatch of dialogue that Philip Seymour Hoffman chooses to colonize with his signature Hoffmanness: “I’m fat,” Willy says, sighing like a flat tire, producing some of the most uncomfortable laughs I’ve ever heard.

  • March 15, 2012 —Variety

    Attention simply must be paid to a 65-year-old play that can keep a Broadway audience spellbound for almost three hours.

  • March 15, 2012 —Daily News

    There’s arguably no American drama more searing, unsettling and durable than “Death of a Salesman,” Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of postwar middle-class life.

  • March 15, 2012 —USA Today

    NEW YORK – The American exceptionalism under scrutiny in Death of a Salesman is very different from the kind you've heard about in political speeches lately.

  • March 15, 2012 —The Hollywood Reporter

    Mike Nichols' psychologically resonant production of this American classic is sure to rank high among the major theatrical events of the season.

  • March 14, 2012 —Newsday

    Let's get this out of the way at the top. Philip Seymour Hoffman is too young and soft to be the standard-issue iconic Willy Loman chiseled on the Mount Rushmore of American drama. Andrew Garfield seems too delicate and sensitive to be the Biff we know as the curdled former high-school quarterback and big Willy's golden-boy son. And none of that matters a bit in Mike Nichols' revival of "Death of a Salesman"...

  • March 11, 2012 —L.A. Times

    Even after five decades as a Broadway and film director, he admits to being terrified taking on the latest revival of 'Death of a Salesman.'

  • March 12, 2012 —Newsweek

    With a stellar cast and economic struggles ripped from today’s headlines, Mike Nichols’s revival of Death of a Salesman is Broadway’s hottest ticket.

  • March 11, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    The sorry state of the economy has made for a timely revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of Salesman," which opens Thursday at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The play also returns at a time of debate over the future of American culture, spurred in part by Charles Murray's new book, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010."

  • March 11, 2012 —The Star-Ledger

    In his daydreaming, undying quest for success, Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" has symbolized the perils of the American dream for more than 60 years.

  • March 8, 2012 —Newsday

    You're Philip Seymour Hoffman—actor, director, dad. You've starred in stage classics ("Long Day's Journey Into Night," "Othello") and films ("Doubt," "Moneyball," "The Ides of March," to name a few). Don't forget that best actor Oscar for "Capote." Still, you're only 44, and Willy Loman, the tragic hero in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," is 63. And yet here's acclaimed director Mike Nichols telling you yes, yes. It's time.

  • March 12, 2012 —Entertainment Weekly

    At 80, Mike Nichols can look back on a remarkable career both on stage and on screen. On the eve of his eagerly awaited new revival of "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, EW sat down with Nichols...

  • March 8, 2012 —The Wall Street Journal

    In "Death of a Salesman," Andrew Garfield doesn't just have to interpret Biff Loman, a famously tortured figure in American theater. He is also expected to throw a decent spiral.

  • March 8, 2012 —The New York Times

    Before most performances of the new Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman," as other cast members stretch in their dressing rooms, Philip Seymour Hoffman walks onto the stage of the Barrymore Theater and folds his barrel frame into a chair at the Loman family kitchen table.

  • March 8, 2012 —The New York Times

    Mike Nichols has been a pre-eminent director in both theater and film since the 19060s. He has taken home a staggering seven Tony awards as best director, for work ranging from four Neil Simon comedies to Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" to the musical "Spamalot."

  • March 7, 2012 —Huffington Post

    In the last months before he becomes a household name, Andrew Garfield has decided to hide in plain sight.

  • March 7, 2012 —USA Today

    The first thing that Andrew Garfield does after greeting a reporter is apologize. For eating a bagel.

  • March 2012 —The New York Times

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is playing Willy Loman—that traveling salesman, proud father and husband—in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman," at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.

  • March 4, 2012 —New York Magazine

    Mike Nichols - director of the new revival of Death of a Salesman - has always had a knack for making people cry, or laugh until they cry, or both.

  • March 3, 2012 —New York Post

    Let Britain have its Hamlets and Lears. Here, there's no role more iconic than Willy Loman, the doomed American dreamer of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."

  • March 1, 2012 —The New Yorker

    For an essay in the magazine on the fiftieth anniversary of the first production of "Death of a Salesman".

  • March 2, 2012 —Daily Mail Online

    I think this time I must have heard it as if it were a brand new play, not one first staged 63 years ago... Old or new, it’s the best play on Broadway.

  • March 1, 2012 —The New York Times

    A Conversation With Charles Isherwood and Joe Nocera

  • March 1, 2012 —

    A Broadway debut as Happy Loman, the womanizing, truth-stretching younger son of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Linda Emond in Mike Nichols’ starry revival of Death of a Salesman.

  • February 24th, 2012 —The New York Times

    Willy Loman enters the digital age this month, as The New York Times kicks off an online series of discussions, interviews, video presentations and perhaps the occasional heated argument about Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, which opens on Broadway on March 15 in a new production starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    February 23rd, 2012 —The New York Times

    There is never a wrong time to take a fresh look at a great work of art. But some moments are riper than others for re-encountering plays in particular, which are most fully alive when they are onstage, and then retreat to the bookshelves—or digital form, today—when they are not being performed.

  • March 2012 —Vogue

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield come to Broadway as a battling father ad son in Mike Nichols's new staging of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. By Adam Green. Photographed by Anton Corbijn.

    March 2012 —Elle

    Director Mike Nichols' DEATH OF A SALESMAN revival re-creates the original set—and captures the haunting allure of a Broadway classic.

  • February 16th, 2012 —The New York Times

    Since its first stage production in 1949, Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN continues to find audiences. On Monday, a new Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, began its run of preview performances.

    February 14th, 2012 —The Jewish Week

    It may be a shattering exploration of the death of the American Dream, but is DEATH OF A SALESMAN also about a Jewish family’s denial of its heritage? Arthur Miller certainly thought so, although it took him half a century after his masterpiece was first staged to admit that the Lomans were Jewish.

  • February 13th, 2012 —Playbill

    The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, begins previews Feb. 13 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

    February 2nd, 2012 —The Greene Space

    Host, Elliott Forrest, welcomed Philip Seymour Hoffman, Director, Mike Nichols and cast members, Linda Emond and Andrew Garfield, for a lively discussion about the production of the award winning play. Watch the video here!