The first preview of Mike Nichols’ Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman has been canceled because Philip Seymour Hoffman, who stars as Willy Loman, has the flu. The revival, starring Hoffman, Andrew Garfield and Linda Emond, is expected to begin performances on February 14 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Death of a Salesman, Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, centers on Loman, an aging traveling salesman coming to terms with the emptiness of his life. Willy had great dreams for his oldest son, Biff (Garfield), a former high school football star who has not lived up to his father’s expectations. Emond co-stars as Willy's steadfast wife, Linda.
The limited engagement of Death of a Salesman is scheduled to open March 15 and run through June 2.