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DEATH OF A SALESMAN, a drama, opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Broadway on February 10, 1999 and closed on November 7, 1999, having grossed USD $15,190,655 during a run of 274 performances and 22 paid previews (previews began on January 22, 1999), with an average ticket price of $51.71.

Salesman Willy Loman finds his career crumbling and his relationships with his wife and sons severely tested in Arthur Miller’s dream-like meditation on the cost of the American dream.

Produced by Salesman Broadway LP; and Presented by Jujamcyn Theaters;

Written by Arthur Miller; Produced by David Richenthal; Produced in association with Jerry Frankel; Associate Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and Toby Simkin; Produced by special arrangement with The Roundabout Theatre Company; Original Producer: the Goodman Theatre.

Directed by Robert Falls; Incidental Music by Richard Woodbury; Set Design by Mark Wendland; Costume Design by Birgit Rattenborg Wise; Lighting Design by Michael S. Philippi and Sound Design by Richard Woodbury;

STARRING Brian Dennehy (Willy Loman); Elizabeth Franz (Linda); Kevin Anderson (Biff); Ted Koch (Happy); Howard Witt (Charley); Chelsea Altman (Letta); Kate Buddeke (The Woman); Barbara Eda-Young (Secretary); Allen Hamilton (Uncle Ben); Kent Klineman (Stanley); Stephanie March (Miss Forsythe); Steve Pickering (Howard Wagner); Richard Thompson (Bernard); Robert Breuler (Uncle Ben ) [replacement]; Ron Eldard (Biff ) [replacement]; Kathryn Layng (Miss Forsythe ) [replacement]; Philip LeStrange (Charley ) [replacement]; Laura Moss (Letta ) [replacement];

WITH David Mogentale (Understudy for Biff); Barbara Eda-Young (Understudy for Linda); Steve Cell (Understudy for Happy); Philip LeStrange (Understudy for Charley); Nina Landey (Understudy for Letta); Nina Landey (Understudy for The Woman); Nina Landey (Understudy for Secretary); Philip LeStrange (Understudy for Uncle Ben); Steve Cell (Understudy for Stanley); Nina Landey (Understudy for Miss Forsythe); Kent Klineman (Understudy for Howard Wagner); Steve Cell (Understudy for Bernard); David Mogentale (Understudy for Happy); Patrick Boll (Understudy for Bernard) [replacement]; Patrick Boll (Understudy for Happy) [replacement]; Patrick Boll (Understudy for Stanley) [replacement]; Steve Cell (Understudy for Biff) [replacement]; Kathryn Layng (Understudy for Letta) [replacement]; Kathryn Layng (Understudy for The Woman) [replacement]; Kathryn Layng (Understudy for Jenny) [replacement]; Philip LeStrange (Understudy for Willy Loman) [replacement]; Edwin C. Owens (Understudy for Uncle Ben) [replacement]; Edwin C. Owens (Understudy for Charley) [replacement];

Assistant Set Designer: Jane Mancini; Assistant Set Designer: Paula Sjoblom; Assistant Costume Designer: Elea Crowther; Assistant Lighting Designer: Peter West; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Miriam Hack; Dramaturg: Tom Creamer; Assistant to the Director: Raymond Bobgam; Casting by Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Casting Associate: Bernie Telsey; Casting Associate: Will Cantler; Casting Associate: David Vacari; Casting Associate: Heidi Marshall; Casting Associate: Lori Sapasnick; Casting Associate: Jacqueline Pessan; Chicago Casting : Tara Lonzo; Casting Assistant: Victoria Pettibone; Casting Assistant: Bethany Grace Berg   ; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Technical Supervisor: Gene O’Donovan; Production Supervisor: Martin Gold; Production Stage Manager: Joseph Drummond; Production Stage Manager: Jane Grey [replacement]; Stage Managed by Robert Kellogg; Stage Managed by Philip Cusack [replacement]; Assistant Stage Managed by Philip Cusack;

General Managed by Robert Cole; General Managed by Steven Chaikelson; Company Managed by Lisa M. Poyer; Management Associate: Adriana Sanchez; Press Representative: Richard Kornberg; Press Representative: Don Summa; Press Representative: Rick Miramontez; Press Representative: Jim Byk; Press Assistant: Bryan Gmitter; Marketing Online by Toby Simkin; Marketing by Scott Walton Communications, Inc.; Marketing by Scott Walton; Marketing by Hugh Hysell; Group Sales by Showtix; Group Sales by Pat Daily; Advertising by Serino Coyne, Inc.; Advertising by Tina Braun; Advertising by Beth Van Wassen; Photographer: Eric Y. Exit; Video Services by DWJ Television,; Video Services by Verne Mattson; Video Services by Peter Bloc; Merchandising by Show Property, Inc.; Merchandising by Randi Grossman; Merchandising by More Merchandising; Merchandising by George Fenmore; Theatre Displays by King Display, Inc.; Theatre Displays by Wayne Sapper;

Production Carpenter: James Kane; Production Electrician: Donald Beck; Assistant Electrician: Joseph Beck; Production Props: Heidi L. Brown; Production Sound Engineer: Valerie Spradling; Wardrobe Supervisor: Lorraine Borek; Dresser: Rhonda Clark; Dresser: Karen Eiffert; Costume Construction by Carelli Costumes; Production Hair Supervisor: David Lawrence; Wigs by Bob Kelly Wig Creations; Production Assistant: Lisa Protzmann; Production Intern: Wesley Apfel; Production Intern: Alissa Reatz;

Assistant to Mr. Richenthal: Judy Insel; Legal Counsel: Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo; Legal Counsel: Elliot Brown; Banking by Chase Manhattan Bank; Banking by Davida L. Andrews; Banking by Joycelyn Lutchman; Banking by Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation; Banking by Anne Caruso; Insurance by J & H Marsh & McLennan; Insurance by Robert Boyar; Insurance by Kevin Glenn; Payroll by Castellana Payroll Services, Inc., Payroll by Lance Castellana; Accounting by Mark Mandel & Company, C.P.A.; Accounting by Mark Mandel; Accounting by Joseph P. Manzelli, Jr.; Travel Services by JMC Travel; Travel Services by Oren Adar; Scenery Construction by Hudson Scenic Studio; Lighting Supply by Four Star Lighting; Sound Equipment by Sound Associates;

  • The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc. an independent national labor union.
  • The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actor’s Equity Association, The union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
  • United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.
    Backstage and Front of House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.)
  • The Press Agents, Company and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.

AWARDS:

  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Revival of a Play to Death of a Salesman;
  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Direction of a Play to Robert Falls;
  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Actor in a Play to Brian Dennehy;
  • TONY AWARD NOMINATION for Best Featured Actor in a Play to Howard Witt;
  • TONY AWARD NOMINATION for Best Featured Actor in a Play to Kevin Anderson;
  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Featured Actress in a Play to Elizabeth Franz;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Revival of a Play to Death of a Salesman;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Actor in a Play to Brian Dennehy;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Actress in a Play to Elizabeth Franz;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play to Howard Witt;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play to Kevin Anderson;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Director of a Play to Robert Falls;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Music In a Play to Richard Woodbury;
  • DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD WINNER for Distinguished Production of a Revival to Death of a Salesman;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Revival of a Play to Death of a Salesman;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Actor in a Play to Brian Dennehy;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Actress in a Play to Elizabeth Franz;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play to Kevin Anderson;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Director of a Play to Robert Falls;

In addition to all online marketing, Toby produced live chats on February 21, 1999 with Arthur Miller and Brian Dennehy (live from his dressing room), in conjunction with AOL which drew 8,000 users – at the time a world record (see transcript below).

As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com.  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet.  What started in 1989 as a service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in 1993, and shortly after this,  the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed.