Word of Mouth
Mon May 21, 2012
When Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman hit Broadway and swept the Tony’s in 1949, it was a middle-class masterpiece – a transformative play that could bring even stoic-factory workers and tough-love fathers to tears. These days, the price of a ticket for the Broadway revival may be as out of reach for the average American family as a pro sports career was for Biff. Lee Siegel is a cultural critic, author of “Harvard is Burning”, and a contributor to many publications including the New York Times, where he recently wrote the op ed, “Death of a Salesman’s Dreams”.