The classic, Death of a Salesman, has made its way back to Broadway! Starring the very talented Philip Seymour Hoffman, this play is an American classic, written in 1949 by playwright Arthur Miller, about the waning days of a failing salesman. The tragedy won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Play, and ran for 742 performances in its original show. The current 10-week only production has been receiving rave reviews from the likes of the New York Times, Time Out New York, and many others. This is just the most recent revival of the show, but is more timely than ever in today’s economic climate. This time, Hoffman plays the lead Willy and truly makes the character his own, bringing his passionate style to the stage.
The show is also special this time around for its venue – the classic Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Named after the actress, the theater, located at 243 West 47th Street, is the only surviving Shubert theater. (There were many theaters built by the Shuberts in the 1920s, for the actors affiliated with them). The theater, which opened in 1928 with a performance starring Barrymore herself, has been used continuously as a theater since then, and is one of the most famed theaters in Manhattan.
Whether you’re most interested in the play, Hoffman, the theater, or all three, this is truly a can’t-miss performance. Tickets are available here for performances through the end of May. Stars including Meryl Streep and Emma Stone caught the premiere – now, it’s your turn! When you’re planning your night and trying to figure out where to eat before the show, skip the chain restaurants and their overpriced food, long waits, and overall monotony – and come see us at Brickyard. You’ll see why we’re called one of the best bars in midtown, and enjoy our extensive craft beer list and delicious dinner menu, with choices from Potato Crusted Flounder to Chipotle Pulled Pork Sliders. And, of course, without the waits of the big restaurants right on Broadway. We look forward to seeing you soon!