West End's Death of a Salesman Announces Broadway Home for Fall Run | Playbill

Broadway News West End's Death of a Salesman Announces Broadway Home for Fall Run

The production will star Wendell Pierce and 2022 Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke reprising their roles.

Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke

Broadway's upcoming revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a transfer of a 2019 West End production, will play the Hudson Theatre in a limited run beginning September 19, with opening night to be announced.

The previously announced cast will star 2022 Tony-nominated Caroline, Or Change star Sharon D Clarke reprising her Olivier-winning performance as Linda Loman, joined by Wendell Pierce reprising his Olivier-nominated Willy Loman. The Broadway production will also feature Hadestown Tony winner André De Shields as Ben and Khris Davis (Sweat) as Biff.

Miranda Cromwell will helm the revival, having previously co-directed the West End run with Marianne Elliott, currently represented on Broadway with Company. The pair jointly won an Olivier Award for their work on this Salesman in 2020. Elliott remains a producer on the revival through her production company Elliott & Harper Productions, which will co-produce with Cindy Tolan and Kwame Kwei-Armah. Further casting and creative team are to be announced.

“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 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.”

“I have always been fascinated by the Loman family’s wrestle with assimilation, and the cost of that struggle on one’s mental health, on your family and on your community,” added Kwei-Armah. “This production breathes new life into a show that people think they know.”

The work was last seen on Broadway in a 2012 revival starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield, Finn Wittrock, and John Glover.

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