The Olivier Award-winning production of Death of a Salesman is coming to Broadway next season starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke. Pierce (Serious Money, The Piano Lesson, The Wire, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and Clarke (Caroline, Or Change) are set to reprise their acclaimed performances as Willy and Linda Loman, for which Ms. Clarke received the Olivier Award for Best Actress and Mr. Pierce was nominated for Best Actor.
Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) will join the cast as Willy’s brother, Ben. Film, television, and stage actor Khris Davis (Heart of a Lion, Sweat, Atlanta, Judas and the Black Messiah) also is set to play Biff Loman.
Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the production in London and won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Direction with Marianne Elliott, will direct the production on Broadway.
“Looking at Death of a Salesman from the perspective of a Black family living in a predominantly White capitalist world changes the way that you hear this text,” said Ms. Cromwell. “Wendell and Sharon illuminate the heart of this play in a new way that is both universal and entirely specific.”
Few works of drama loom as large in the national psyche as Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s seminal and searing deconstruction of the American Dream. It caused a critical sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 with a production directed by Elia Kazan. It went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play, and was also honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. The play has enjoyed four previous Broadway revivals, three of which won the Tony Award for Best Revival.
Additional information, including the complete cast and creative team, tickets, and a theatre, will be announced at a later date.
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