March 15, 2012
Willy Loman is a traveling salesman facing the end of his career. Plagued by money worries and disappointed by his two grown sons, Willy seems to be harboring suicidal thoughts and grandiose visions of his past, much to the chagrin of his loyal wife, Linda.
Death of a Salesman opened on Broadway on February 10, 1949, with Lee J. Cobb as Willy, and won the Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play has been revived on Broadway in 1975 (starring George C. Scott), 1984 (Dustin Hoffman), 1999 (Brian Dennehy) and 2012 (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Columbia Pictures, Jean Doumanian, Merritt Forrest Baer, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman Productions, Ruth Hendel, Cal Moellenberg, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, Eli Bush
—Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Play Revival
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Play
Director Mike Nichols chose to use the Tony-winning 1949 set design of Jo Mielziner and original musical score of Alex North for this revival.