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Death of a Salesman (Broadway 2012)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging
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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.

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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.


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

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

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Profound

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Slow

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.

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Riveting, 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, Clever, Delightful, Cliched

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

Intense, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

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

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

See it if Enjoy serious acting

Don't see it if Do not like old classics

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

See it if Really though provoking,

Don't see it if You want light and airy

Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great staging

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

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You like smart entertainment.

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

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

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

Disappointing, Dated

See it if Don't see it really

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

Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, 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.

Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if I would recommend the show to anyone who likes a good story line that gives perspective to a character that can embody a regular person.

Don't see it if I wouldn't see the show if you aren't a fan of the older style drama. I personally love the back-n-forth the show gives, but it's still good

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.

Edgy, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting, Dated

See it if This is a favorite show

Don't see it if You want a "fun" play


See it if You dream big

Don't see it if You don't care

Dizzying, Slow, Dated

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

Delightful, Great acting, Indulgent, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like Arthur Miller

Don't see it if meh

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining



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

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.

Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you love to see the true highs and lows of the American Dream.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy realistic situations that happen in real life,