Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Death of a Salesman (Yiddish Rep)

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

About the show

New Yiddish Rep presents Arthur Miller’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, updated and performed in Yiddish with English super-titles. More…

Set in the late 1940s, the story follows traveling salesman Willy Loman as he slowly unravels. The play explores the complicated family relationship between Willy, his wife, Linda, and their adult sons, Biff and Happy. 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 | Castillo Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense
90
Avg Score

90
Must see, Profound, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love a classic.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a good play.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Original

See it if You are into a whole new experience (I am talking about the Yiddish version of DOS). It brought fresh and poignant perspective.

Don't see it if You are not up for a play performed in Yiddish with supertitles.

93
Dated, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see aclassic

Don't see it if Don't want to pay attention

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like a great storyline and good entertainment.

Don't see it if You are silly.

78
Absorbing, Original, Refreshing, Intense

See it if You are a big fan of Yiddish culture, like tense dialogue, like an intimate and small theater

Don't see it if You don't have a strong interest in Yiddish, and like high-budget productions

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if Drama & intensity is what you enjoy

Don't see it if you are not willing to become emotionally involved with the characters

100
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if YOU LIKE CLASSICS

Don't see it if YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED

80
Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a very good story line. Really makes u think.

Don't see it if You don't like sad situations

73
Overrated, Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You liked the original and you like character development more than plot.

Don't see it if You are looking for excitement

97
Absorbing

See it if You like great drama and excellent performances

Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful, Intense, Profound

See it if You want to get engrossed in a play

Don't see it if you are looking for singing and dancing

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if It came out again

Don't see it if The tickets are too high

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if it ever returns.

Don't see it if You are reluctant to cry in a theater.

During previews
92
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You appreciate a great American story.

Don't see it if You hate crying.

During previews
71
Slow, Dated, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if If you read the book

Don't see it if If you didn't read the book

During previews
95
Intelligent, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if After reading this in high school I HAD to see this. Great choice.

Don't see it if ...

During previews
100
Intelligent, Masterful, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you are looking for an intelligent classic.

Don't see it if you are looking for something lighter.

During previews
70
Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought-provoking shows

Don't see it if You like simple meanings

During previews
92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if always good

Don't see it if not sure

During previews
80
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Epic, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy thought provoking theatre.

Don't see it if You are looking for a feel good piece.

During previews
94
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if Your interested in a show that keeps you locked in

Don't see it if you hate theatre

During previews
100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Death of a Salesman is always worth seeing.

Don't see it if You don't have an elementary grasp of the human-being condition and cannot understand the struggle to be more than you are.


November 2nd, 2015
"It’s frustrating that design gets in the way of this production. Mr. Yassur stages much of the play with straightforward simplicity... But when Willy’s mind grows muddled, and when he flashes back, up come the creepy lights and the eerie music. These jarring distractions arguably have roots in M...
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October 19th, 2015
"New Yiddish Rep’s 'Death of a Salesman' adds a new dimension to this well-known tragedy. With the English language supertitles it becomes accessible to a non-Yiddish speaking audience. The use of Yiddish gives the play an intimacy that it doesn’t ordinarily have, as though we were watching a cin...
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October 15th, 2015
"Moshe Yassur’s direction is impressive, particularly because he doesn’t give himself much furniture to work with...Hoffman leads an excellent company of actors who are not only delving deep into the soul of Miller's masterpiece, they are doing so in Yiddish...If you speak Yiddish, I imagine this...
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October 13th, 2015
"I simply can’t get this production out of my mind. Both the company and the cast deserve an abundance of praise for their talents and achievement. Both were inspired. Once again deliberate simplicity produced consequential significance."
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