Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About the Broadway Revival of Death of a Salesman

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Reviews: What Critics Are Saying About the Broadway Revival of Death of a Salesman

Previews for the Arthur Miller play began September 17 at the Hudson Theater.

The new revival of the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman opened October 9, and the reviews are rolling in. The production, which stars Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke, began previews September 17 for its 17-week engagement at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre.

Pierce and Tony nominee Clarke reprise their West End roles, which earned Pierce an Olivier nomination and Clarke an Olivier win.

Miranda Cromwell directs the work, which follows a traveling salesman and his family who are caught up in the madness of the all-too-often unreachable “American Dream.” It debuted on Broadway in 1949 and won six Tony Awards for its premiere run.

Read the reviews here.

AMNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Brittany Samuel)

CitiTour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Chicago Tribute (Chris Jones)*

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Lester Fabian Brathwaite)

Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)*

Newsweek (Joe Westerfield)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

New York Times (Jesse Green)*

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theater Guide (Gillian Russo)

Talkin’ Broadway (Howard Miller)

Theatrically (Juan A. Ramirez)

Theater Pizzazz (Carol Rocamora)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Vulture (Rob Weinert-Kendt)

Washington Post (Peter Marks)

Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Joining Pierce and Clarke in the cast are Chris Davis as Biff, McKinley Belcher III as Happy, and Tony winner André De Shields as Ben, with Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Kevin Ramessar as Musician, Stephen Stocking as Bernard, Chelsea Lee Williams as Miss Forsythe, and Delaney Williams as Charley. Melvin Abston, Jerome Preston Bates, Brandon E. Burton, Maya Jackson, Lisa Strum, Chris Thorn, and Shona Tucker serve as understudies.

Comprising the creative team are Olivier-winning and Tony-nominated scenic and co-costume designer Anna Fleischle, co-costume designer Sarita Fellows, Tony-nominated lighting designer Jen Schriever, Tony-nominated sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman, composer Femi Temowo, hair designer Nikiya Mathis, and music coordinator John Miller. Casting is by Erica A. Hart and Daniel Swee.

The producing team also includes Cindy Tolan, Elliott & Harper Productions, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Steven Chaikelson, Gavin Kalin, Hunter Arnold, Catherine Schreiber, Bob Boyett, Brian D. Kessler, Michael Watt, Eilene Davidson, Chuchu Nwagu Productions, David Mirvish ,Playing Field, Tom Saporito, Triptyk Studios, Iris Smith, LD Entertainment, Salman Al-Rashid, Concord Theatricals, Lamar Richardson, JamRock Productions, Young Vic Young Ones, Jamie deRoy/James L. Simon, TackelRaven/Louise H. Beard, Ferguson Simons/Marjuan Canady, Al Nocciolino/Blumenthal Performing Arts, Phenomenal Media/Meena Harris, and The Young Vic.

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