Death of a Salesman

Drama - Original

Morosco Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 10, 1949
  • Closing Date: November 18, 1950
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 742

Playwright: Arthur Miller


Salesman Willy Loman finds his career crumbling and his relationships with his wife and sons severely tested in Arthur Miller's dream-like meditation on the cost of the American dream.


Opening Night Cast

Lee J.  Cobb in Death of a Salesman Lee J. Cobb Willy Loman
Thomas Chalmers Uncle Ben
Mildred Dunnock Linda
Alan Hewitt Howard Wagner
Arthur Kennedy Biff
Cameron Mitchell Happy
Howard Smith Charley
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Opening Night Production Credits

Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Writer
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Julia Sze Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Max Allentuck General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Best American Play Arthur Miller Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Arthur Miller Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Theatre World Award Cameron Mitchell Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Author of a Play Arthur Miller Winner
1949 Direction (pre-1960) Elia Kazan Winner
1949 Featured Actor in a Play Arthur Kennedy Winner
1949 Play   Winner
1949 Producer of a Play Kermit Bloomgarden
Walter Fried
1949 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Winner
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