Review: Pay Attention to Death of a Salesman

October 9, 2022, 9:00.07 pm ET  

Review: Pay Attention to Death of a Salesman
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By Brian Scott Lipton 

Attention must be paid whenever Arthur Miller’s seminal 1949 drama, “Death of a Salesman,” arrives on Broadway. And this fifth-ever Broadway revival, now at the Hudson Theatre, deserves an unusual level of both respect and scrutiny as it presents the Loman family, for the first time, as African Americans in 1950s Brooklyn.

Review: Pay Attention to Death of a Salesman

Unsurprisingly, the ultimate result of Miranda Cromwell’s often-bracing if frequently misguided production is that the Lomans’ struggle to achieve the American Dream simultaneously feels both universal, as Miller originally intended, and very race-specific. The script is left essentially intact, but there’s a different resonance to this reinvention. Continue reading...

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