Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke Star in Death of a Salesman, Beginning Broadway Run September 17 | Playbill

Broadway News Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke Star in Death of a Salesman, Beginning Broadway Run September 17

Miranda Cromwell directs the revival, a transfer from London's West End.

Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke in Death of a Salesman Brinkhoff Moegenburg

A new revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman begins previews for a 17-week engagement at Broadway's Hudson Theatre September 17. Opening night is October 9. Miranda Cromwell directs.

Reprising their roles as Willy and Linda Loman are Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D. Clarke, who respectively were nominated for and won Olivier Awards for their performances. They are joined for the Broadway run by Khris 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.

The work, which debuted on Broadway in 1949, follows a traveling salesman and his family who are caught up in the madness of the all-too-often unreachable "American Dream."

“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 director Cromwell in an earlier statement. “Wendell and Sharon illuminate the heart of this play in a new way that is both universal and entirely specific.”

The production has partnered with TodayTix to offer day-of $35 rush tickets via the TodayTix app. A limited number of rush tickets will be released on a first‑come, first‑served basis at 9 AM on performance days, with a limit of two per customer.

The production's creative team includes 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.

Upon its 1949 Broadway premiere, the show took home six Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Author of a Play. Miller's show has bene revived on Broadway four times; it was last seen on the Main Stem in a 2012 revival starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield, Finn Wittrock, and John Glover.

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.

Go inside the Broadway production's first rehearsal below.

Step Inside the First Rehearsal of Broadway's Death of A Salesman


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