The Young Vic / West End production of Arthur Miller’s play will see Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke reprising their roles in the production on Broadway next season.
The production directed by Miranda Cromwell and Marianne Elliot, won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Direction and will now play on Broadway as part of the next season – with further details as to dates and the theatre it will be performed at to be confirmed.
Wendell Pierce (Serious Money, The Piano Lesson, The Wire, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, Or Change) will play the roles as Willy and Linda Loman, for which Clarke received the Olivier Award for Best Actress and Pierce was nominated for Best Actor for Death of a Salesman on the West End. They will be joined in the production by Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) will join the cast as Willy’s brother, Ben. Film, television and stage actor Khris Davis (Heart of a Lion, Sweat, Atlanta, Judas and the Black Messiah) also joins Death of a Salesman as the Lomans’ son Biff.
“We’re thrilled to bring this new production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman to Broadway, led by the brilliant Miranda Cromwell,” said Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper of Elliott and Harper Productions. “Miranda brings a unique vision and perspective to this classic piece of American theatre and explores some of the most important themes at the heart of the show in an entirely new light. There is no better team to tell this story for a new generation of Broadway audiences.”
Death of A Salesman originally 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 hounored 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.