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First Preview: Oct 10, 2023

Opening Date: Oct 16, 2023

Closing Date: Oct 28, 2023

Running Time: 01:25

Salesman之死 Show Site Icon

Playing @

Connelly Theater

220 East 4th Street New York City, NY 10009

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In the spring of 1983, in a groundbreaking act of cross-cultural collaboration, Arthur Miller accepted an invitation to direct his play Death of a Salesman with an all-Chinese cast at the Beijing People’s Art Theatre despite not speaking a word of Mandarin. The production was a resounding success due, in no small part, to the multilingual talents of renowned Chinese actor Ying Ruocheng (Bertolucci's The Last Emperor) who translated the text and played Willy Loman.

This extraordinary encounter, which Miller detailed in his memoir Salesman in Beijing, is the inspiration for Salesman之死, which centers on Shen Huihui, a young university professor, who is summoned to the Beijing People’s Art Theatre for a special task: to interpret for Arthur Miller, who will soon arrive to direct his play Death of a Salesman – in Mandarin. Meanwhile, the Chinese ensemble, newly out of the Cultural Revolution, have never met “a salesman.” Will they be able to find common ground? Mostly based on true events, Salesman之死 is a multilingual tale of cultural confusion, impossible translation and unexpected encounters amid the chaos of theater making. Yangtze Repertory Theater, in association with Gung Ho Projects, presents the world premiere of Salesman之死, a bilingual new play written by Jeremy Tiang and directed and developed by Obie Award-winner Michael Leibenluft.
Show Notes

Show Notes: Salesman之死 is performed in English and Mandarin with corresponding surtitles in both languages.

Performance Schedule:


Added 8 PM performance October 10 
No performance October 13 & 18
Added 2 PM performance October 25
October 28 @ 1 PM only


Michael Leibenluft

Written by

Jeremy Tiang

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$38.75 - $58.75


Wheelchair Info

Although the building is unfortunately not ADA-compliant (it was built in the mid-1800s), the theater is on ground level and we have a secondary entrance that is wheelchair accessible (no steps). Look for the easternmost door of the building, with the small sign that says “Theater” over it. This door is usually locked, so you will need to request access from the front of house staff.


None available


Edison ParkFast at 167 Essex St. btw Stanton and Houston (about a 6 minute walk)


The building is unfortunately not ADA-compliant (it was built in 1874) Building entrance is located on the ground floor. The theater is on the same level as the building entrance.

Box Office

The Connelly Theater does not have a full-time box office on site. You can purchase tickets to all shows online 24 hours a day until shortly before each performance. Walk-up tickets may be purchased, pending availability, at showtime.


Restrooms are accessible without stairs, however there are no wide stalls. If you use a mobility device that requires a wider stall, we have made arrangements with The Cabin NYC, a bar across the street (205 E. 4th St.), for our patrons with accessibility needs to use their bathroom. There are no steps to navigate from the sidewalk to the bathroom at the Cabin.

Water Fountain

None available.


None on premises

Assisted Listening System

This is up to each production individually

Directions Subway

F to 2nd Avenue, 6/N/R to 8th Street & Astor Place, 6 to Bleecker Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette

Directions Bus

M14A, M14D, M9, M21

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

F to 2nd Avenue, 6/N/R to 8th Street & Astor Place, 6 to Bleecker Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M14A, M14D, M9, M21