The Broadway transfer of the 2019 West End production of Death of a Salesman has shifted its start date. Originally set to begin previews September 19, the show will now start performances September 17 for a limited 17-week engagement that opens October 9 at the Hudson Theatre.
Tony nominee Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce are set to reprise their Olivier-nominated roles of Linda and Willy Loman, respectively, with Khris Davis as Biff, McKinley Belcher III as Happy, and Tony winner André De Shields as Ben. Rounding out the cast is Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Kevin Ramessar as Musician, Stephen Stocking as Bernard, Chelsea Lee Williams as Miss Forsythe, and Delaney Williams as Charley.
The Arthur Miller work follows a traveling salesman and his family who are caught up in the madness (and oftentimes, unachievability) of the American Dream.
Miranda Cromwell directs with a creative team that includes Olivier winner and Tony-nominated scenic and co-costume designer Anna Fleischle, co-costume designer Sarita Fellows, Tony-nominated lighting designer Jen Schriever, Tony-nominated sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman, composer Femi Temowo, hair designer Nikiya Mathis, and music coordinator John Miller.
Upon its 1949 Broadway premiere in 1949, the show took home six Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Author of a Play. Miller's show has bene revived on Broadway four times since, last seen on the Main Stem in a 2012 revival starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, Andrew Garfield, Finn Wittrock, and John Glover.