Friday, March 16, 2012
Death of a Salesman Opens on Broadway
The 5th Broadway revival (and 6th Broadway production overall) has opened on Broadway to strong reviews. Variety highly praised director Mike Nichols and the production overall, as well as the performance of Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. Film star Andrew Garfield initially came across as miscast but held his own against his more famous costars. The New York Times called the decision to "recreate the original visual and aural landscape devised by the set designer Jo Mielziner and the composer Alex North" inspired. The Times continues, "So what you’re seeing and hearing at this production’s beginning is much what audiences at the Morosco Theater must have experienced in 1949." Lead actor Hoffman, director Nichols, and the revival overall are prime for Tony gold.