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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.