Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, Khris Davis, McKinley Belcher III, André De Shields and More Begin Previews for the Broadway Production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Hudson Theatre Tonight

The marquee for DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Hudson Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

The Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman kicks off previews for the limited 17-week engagement on Saturday, September 17 at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Opening night is set for Sunday, October 9. Click here for tickets. A limited number of $35 rush tickets will be released on a first‑come, first‑served basis in the TodayTix app at 9:00am on performance days.

The marquee for DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Hudson Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Following its critically acclaimed run at London’s Young Vic Theatre and on the West End, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is told – for the first time on Broadway – from the perspective of a Black family. This vibrant and timely production is directed by Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the London production alongside Marianne Elliott. Together, they won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Direction.

Khris Davis, Sharon D Clarke, Wendell Pierce, André De Shields and McKinley Belcher III. Photo by Lia Chang

Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and Olivier Award winner and 2022 Tony Award nominee Sharon D Clarke reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman, and they are joined by Khris Davis as Biff, McKinley Belcher III as Happy, and Tony Award winner André De Shields as Willy’s brother, Ben. Additional cast includes Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Stephen Stocking as Bernard, Chelsea Lee Williams as Miss Forsythe, and The Wire’s Delaney Williams as Charley.

Seated: Grace Porter, Sharon D Clarke, Wendell Pierce, André De Shields, Chelsea Lee Williams. Standing: Lynn Hawley, Chris Thorn, Stephen Stocking, Khris Davis, Director Miranda Cromwell, McKinley Belcher III, Jerome Preston Bates, Blake DeLong, and Delaney Williams. Photo by Lia Chang

Producers Cindy Tolan, Elliott & Harper Productions and Kwame Kwei-Armah also announced that Melvin Abston, Jerome Preston Bates, Brandon E. Burton, Maya Jackson, Lisa Strum, Chris Thorn and Shona Tucker have joined Death of a Salesman as understudies.

Khris Davis, Sharon D Clarke, Director Miranda Cromwell, Wendell Pierce, André De Shields and McKinley Belcher III. Photo by Lia Chang

The creative team includes Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Anna Fleischle (scenic and co-costume design), Sarita Fellows (co-costume design), Tony Award nominee Jen Schriever (lighting design), Tony Award nominee Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Femi Temowo (composer), Drama Desk Award nominee Nikiya Mathis (hair design), Erica A. Hart & Daniel Swee (casting) and John Miller (music coordinator).

Khris Davis, Sharon D Clarke, Wendell Pierce, André De Shields and McKinley Belcher III. Photo by Lia Chang

The producing team for the show also includes Steven Chaikelson, Gavin Kalin, Hunter Arnold, Catherine Schreiber, Bob Boyett, Brian D. Kessler, Michael Watt, Eilene Davidson, Chuchu Nwagu Productions, David Mirvish, Playing Field, Tom Saporito, Triptyk Studios, Iris Smith, LD Entertainment, Salman Al-Rashid, Concord Theatricals, Lamar Richardson, JamRock Productions, Young Vic Young Ones, Jamie deRoy/James L. Simon, TackelRaven/Louise H. Beard, Ferguson Simons/Marjuan Canady, Al Nocciolino/Blumenthal Performing Arts, Phenomenal Media/Meena Harris, and The Young Vic.

Khris Davis and McKinley Belcher III. Photo by Lia Chang

Few works of drama loom as large in the national psyche as Miller’s seminal Death of a Salesman. It caused a critical sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 with a production directed by Elia Kazan. It went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play and was also honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. The play has enjoyed four previous Broadway revivals, three of which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

André De Shields plays Ben Loman in the Broadway Production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Photo by Lia Chang

For more details about the production, including information about how to purchase tickets, please visit www.salesmanonbroadway.com.

To purchase $35 rush tickets, download the TodayTix app today and visit TodayTix.com to learn more. Tickets will be limited to two per customer and are subject to availability.

Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang.

Inside DEATH OF A SALESMAN Rehearsals with Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields, Khris Davis, McKinley Belcher III and More; First Preview is Now Set for September 17

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist and an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, a new Arts and Entertainment program that airs on Sundays at 6:30pm  on FIOS 34, RCN 83, Spectrum 56/1996 and MNN2.

Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.

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