Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Death of a Salesman (Broadway 2012)

From 44 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

About the show

This production of the classic Arthur Miller play, about how Willy Loman finds his career and family crumbling around him, earned seven Tony nominations, including Best Revival. More…

Set in the late 1940s, Death of the Salesman follows traveling salesman Willy Loman (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as he slowly unravels. The play explores the complicated family relationship between Willy, his wife, Linda (Linda Emond), and their adult sons, Biff (Andrew Garfield) and Happy (Finn Wittrock). In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning drama, playwright Arthur Miller examines how far one man will go to provide for his family and achieve the American dream.

2h 40m | Already closed | Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (44)


Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever
Avg Score

Powerful, Ambitious, Great script, Great set, Strong ensemble

See it if you love classic AM. Intelligent, moving, faithful revival. Puts van Hove's Crucible to shame. Original set shines. Wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy serious drama. DEATH is heavy lifting. This production is better than Dustin Hoffman version.

Also I'm catching up on reviews of past shows. This revival was well worth ... Read more Read less

Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if If you want to see a master actor on stage, good directing with superb writing.

Don't see it if If you do not like Arthur Miller.

Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You've never seen the play, or Hoffman, before.

Don't see it if You saw the Dennehy production.... Doesn't exactly compare.

1999 broadway prod: "4" tony awards, Brian dennehy ('willie') & elizabeth franz ('linda'), Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if The first show I saw upon arriving in NYC was DOAS, & I've yet to see a better show since in the 15 yrs. I've lived here. MUST-SEE!!

Don't see it if If U don't like emotional family stories or crying real tears then steer clear of this show. Don't go if the cast seems too inexperienced.

Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you like-dramas-top caliber dramatic performances-somber plays-great revivals of all time great/classic plays executed to perfection

Don't see it if you-dont like tragedies-want a lighthearted play

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You've never seen Death of a Salesman before, you are a fan of weighty drama.

Don't see it if You have no taste.

Absorbing, Intense, Slow, Relevant, Profound

See it if This show is a classic, and while it builds relatively slow by today's standards, you'll be completely absorbed I promise.

Don't see it if you get bored too easily. It's a great show but tends to drag on if you can't dig in completely.

Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you want to see one of the greatest plays of the last 100 years. Can't miss this if you love the theater.

Don't see it if You expect Phillip Seymour Hoffman to be in it.

Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great version of the book as well.

Don't see it if Production ended, but it is a must see for the future.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting

See it if Really though provoking,

Don't see it if You want light and airy

Dated, Disappointing

See it if Don't see it really

Don't see it if Well it's an awful show and it is so confusing

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense

See it if Classic story brought to life with great performances

Don't see it if No music or elaborate stage designs.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if Enjoy serious acting

Don't see it if Do not like old classics

Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a classic show that has been beautifully revived!

Don't see it if If you don't like great acting!

Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Resonant, Slow

See it if You got the chance to witness PSH on stage. RIP

Don't see it if You're not into slower dramas

Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You have ever questioned the ups and downs of living in America

Don't see it if You have a strong sensitivity to deep, dark themes or concepts

Banal, Dated, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to sleep through it.

Don't see it if You dont want to be bored to tears.

Entertaining, Great writing, Intense, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You love an nontraditional hero, are skeptical of the American Dream, and aren't confused by trippy flashback and dream sequences

Don't see it if You want a happy ending, you have a hard time following subtle plot details and progressions, or expect a traditional play set up

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Profound, Must see

See it if This is my favorite play of all time. I saw this production twice and both times found it powerful and overwhelming

Don't see it if You do not want your heart broken

Cliched, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if I think it was good, it was well put together and was an enjoyable event

Don't see it if You like thrillers

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You like smart entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't like to think about what you're watching.

Slow, Dated, Dizzying

See it if You like Harry Connick Jr

Don't see it if You don't like Harry Connick Jr or if you have other options

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Must see

See it if You have never seen a play before.

Don't see it if You don't understand the English language. Actually, scratch that. Go even if you don't because it is a great production.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to see great acting-even if not this production it is likely to be excellent. Timeless themes.

Don't see it if You are easily bored and antsy and want quick entertainment.

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Must see

See it if you want to see a classic that holds up just as well as it did when it came out.

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced play. Death of a Salesman is a bit of a slow burn.

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