BRIAN DENNEHY IN “DEATH OF A SALESMAN” TO STREAM ON OCT. 21
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE ACTORS FUND
THE 1999 TONY AWARD®-WINNING BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
STARRING TONY AWARD WINNER
AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING BEGINNING ON
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 8 PM ET
ONLY AT PLAYBILL.COM
New York, NY (October 15, 2020) – In an unprecedented collaboration with Showtime and The Actors Fund, Goodman Theatre is proud to present the stream of the Tony Award Winning Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, starring two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Robert Falls. The event will be available for viewing beginning on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm ET through October 25 only at Playbill.com.
For more information, visit actorsfund.org/DeathofaSalesman. Donations to The Actors Fund are encouraged at actorsfund.org/Salesman to support everyone in entertainment and the performing arts via The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
“I am thrilled to share this momentous, timely production with a new generation—and grateful for the enthusiasm of Showtime and our original Broadway producers in making it available in support of The Actors Fund at a time when, sadly, we are unable to produce on our stages,” said Robert Falls, who directed the production at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre (1998) and its Broadway transfer the following year. “The great Arthur Miller explored in his plays what it means to be an American, asking what can we expect from our country? How do we find fulfillment if we are just scraping by? Do all our daily efforts make a difference? These questions remain as relevant today as they were in 1949, when the play premiered—and in the late 1990s, when I directed it. I invite you to consider Miller’s vexing questions through the lens of America’s past, present and future.”
Captured on film in 2000 for Showtime and not aired since its original release, this landmark production features the Broadway cast.
The New York Times hailed Dennehy’s Loman as “played with majestic, unnerving transparency” and lauded Falls’s “powerhouse staging.” The production was the winner of four Tony Awards in 1999, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play (Brian Dennehy), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Elizabeth Franz) and Best Direction of a Play (Robert Falls).
This production of Death of a Salesman was produced on Broadway by: David Richenthal, Jujamcyn Theaters, Allan S. Gordon, Fox Theatricals, in association with Jerry Frankel, Roundabout Theatre Company & Pace Theatrical. Executive Producer Robert Cole.
THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.
Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and civic engagement. Led by Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the theater’s artists and productions have earned two Pulitzer Prizes and 22 Tony Awards, among other distinctions. Leadership includes the Artistic Collective: Rebecca Gilman, Henry Godinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Steve Scott, Kimberly Senior, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor, Henry Wishcamper and Mary Zimmerman. Jeff Hesse is Board of Trustees Chairman, Fran Del Boca is Women’s Board President and Megan McCarthy Hayes is Scenemakers Board President.
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