Broadhurst Theatre, (3/29/1984 - 11/18/1984)

First Preview: Mar 21, 1984
Opening Date: Mar 29, 1984
Closing Date: Nov 18, 1984
Total Previews: 9
Total Performances: 185

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: A 24 hour period. Willy Loman's house and yard and various places he visits in New York and Boston.
Comments: Death of a Salesman was on hiatus from 7/2/1984 through 9/13/1984.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

Written by Arthur Miller; Music Composed by Alex North

Directed by Michael Rudman

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Make-Up Design by Ann Belsky; Hair Design by Alan D'Angerio; Sound Consultant: Tom Morse

General Manager: David Hedges; Assistant Co. Mgr: Bruce Klinger

Production Stage Manager: Thomas A. Kelly; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl; Assistant Stage Mgr: Patricia Fay

Casting: Terry Fay; Production Associate: Doris Blum; General Press Representative: Patricia Krawitz; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates and Hy Jacobs; Photographer: Inge Morath

Opening Night Cast

Dustin HoffmanWilly Loman
John Malkovich
Broadway debut
(Mar 21, 1984 - Oct 21, 1984)
Kate ReidLinda
David HuddlestonCharley
Stephen LangHappy
(Mar 21, 1984 - Oct 21, 1984)
Louis ZorichUncle Ben
David ChandlerBernard
Patricia FaySecretary
Linda KozlowskiMiss Forsythe
Karen NeedleLetta
Jon PolitoHoward Wagner
Michael QuinlanWaiter
Kathy RossetterWoman from Boston
Tom SignorelliStanley

Understudies: Andrew Bloch (Biff, Happy), Bruce Kirby (Charley, Stanley, Uncle Ben, Willy Loman), Anne McIntosh (Jenny, Letta, Miss Forsythe) and Michael Quinlan (Bernard, Howard Wagner)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1984 Best Reproduction [winner] 

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

Drama Desk Award

winner 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Dustin Hoffman

winner 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

John Malkovich

 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

David Huddleston

winner 1984 Outstanding Revival [winner] 

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Broadhurst Theatre

(3/29/1984 - 11/18/1984)


Andrew Bloch
Happy (Oct 23, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
Bruce Kirby
Uncle Ben
Stephen Lang
Biff (Oct 23, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
Anne McIntosh
Louis Zorich

Understudies: Clifford A. Pellow (Charley, Stanley, Uncle Ben), John Turturro (Biff, Happy).

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