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Death of a Salesman
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Death of a Salesman

Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012
Running time: 2:45
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: M104, M10, M27, M50, M6, M7, or M42 bus.
By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or the 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre. Take the C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.
Show Description:


Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Linda Emond, John Glover


Mike Nichols

Listed at TKTS:
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$46.50 - $121.50
prices subject to change
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$30 - 30 yrs. & younger w/valid ID @ box office only 2 ticket limit
Audience Advisory
Important Notice Latecomers will not be admitted until intermission
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
Added Performance: Sunday - April 22 @ 3pm, Sunday - May 6 @3pm, Sunday - May 27 @ 3pm No Performance: Wednesday - April 18 @ 2pm, Wednesday - May 2 @ 2pm, Wednesday - May 23 @ 2pm


Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. Mezzanine (second level): 3 flights of stairs up 30 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row E of the Front Mezzanine. Wheelchair Seating: 11 aisle seat with folding armrest, 5 wheelchair viewing seats, 4 companion seats.
Seats 1,096.Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front mezzanine and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave); (212) 262-9778 225 West 49th St, 5 pm to 5 am. Port Parking Corporation, 235 West 48th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave);  (212) 245-9421
Curb Ramps
NW corner of 47th St. & Broadway; NE corner of 47th St. & 8th Ave.
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 47th Street to ticket lobby with push button control; 2nd set (each 27", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.
Box Office
There are two steps into the theatre. Waiter service for wheelchair patrons is available. Theatre is not completely accessible.
Unisex in Ticket lobby. Door 32". Stall 129" x 61.5". Commode 18". Grab bars. Another restroom is located up 2 flights of stairs.
Water Fountain
Ticket lobby. Spout 36".
In lobby, accesible at 54" with utilitiy outlet
Assisted Listening System
Infrared listening system. Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Occasional sign language interpreted performances are scheduled.
Visual Assistance
Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase in person or on the phone.
Folding Armrests
Eleven row-end seats with folding armrests.



Magnificent...Philip Seymour Hoffman not only gets Willy’s broken carriage right, but also his quicksilver changes between despair over his own obsolescence and the fading illusion of a brighter future. Linda recognizes most of Willy’s flaws; Linda Emond conveys the tight-wrapped devotion that has helped her survive every broken promise, every savage betrayal...Played with ferocity by Andrew Garfield, Biff cannot escape Willy’s shadow, nor his fate...Nichols has cast each role exactingly; there’s not a wrong note in the group. 

- Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News
This emotionally wrenching production evokes the unmistakable atmosphere and attitudes of mid-century America while also putting down trenchant roots in today’s world...[Hoffman] makes Willy a lost, fearful man but also a volatile one, brutally shouting down anyone who gets in the way of his delusions. It’s a titanic role that will be a career milestone for Hoffman...Every choice feels right, and every note of Miller’s play sounds clear as a bell, to the point where every audience member, irrespective of their background, will likely see something of themselves, their fathers, their families and their world.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
The revelation of this production—drawn out by Nichols’s seamless and limpid orchestration of Willy’s disconcerting flights of imagination (Miller’s original title for the play was “The Inside of His Head”)—is that Willy, for all his fervent dreams of the future and his fierce argument with the past, never, ever, occupies his present...Hoffman, an eloquent package of virulence and vulnerability, finds all the crazy music in Willy’s disappointment...Cast to a T, and beautiful in all its scenic dimensions (with Jo Mielziner’s original, 1949 set design), this staging of Death of a Salesman is the best I expect to see in my lifetime.

- John Lahr, The New Yorker


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