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"Death of a Salesman

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Does Wonders With Arthur Miller's View From the Bridge-

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The tic I find annoying in the work of very busy director Ivo van Hove is happily suppressed for his revival of A View From the Bridge, birthday-boy Arthur Miller's unrelenting, as usual, play.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mark Strong in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Photo: Jan Versweyveld British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbon...

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it. Why?

Stage Door: Death of a Salesman, Hell's Belles

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.25.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel


Late Playwright Arthur Miller Is Still Stirring Controversy

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As with any thinking person, Miller's politics evolved, but he always believed in civil liberties and the right of artists, and all people, to express themselves freely. Although he later rejected the Marxism of his youth, he never lost his commitment to progressive causes and democratic rights.

The Art of the First Draft

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A few years ago, a film historian unearthed what he claimed was the only existing copy of the first version of John Cassavetes' film, Shadows. He ultimately was told to cease and desist because he had no right to the film.

Marketing: The Missing Ingredient in Social Entrepreneurship

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Why do intelligent people wanting to use their intelligence to solve the world's social problems tend to shun marketing?

The Secret to Greater Success Is... Learning How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest students avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.

First Nighter: Sharyn Rothstein's 'By the Water' Makes Strong Waves

David Finkle | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Not that this'll ease those still suffering the devastating Hurricane Sandy effects, but it turns out the monstrously ill 2012 wind has blown a bit of good.

Death of an Actor

Matt Negrin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Negrin

Mandy Patinkin turned on his phone as soon as the wheels hit the runway at the airport in Fort Myers, Fla., on Super Bowl Sunday. That's when he learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead in his apartment that morning.

Vampire Academy

Francis Levy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The teaser for a forthcoming movie called Vampire Academy reads, "They Suck at School." This is an ingenious triple entendre. "Attention must finally ...

'Death of a Salesman,' South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Robinson's Willy and Butler's Biff shine as two men who have rejected reality, though for different reasons.

Memo to Axelrod: Mis-Underestimating Romney

Martin Lewis | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Martin Lewis

You don't make hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling companies without being a slick salesman. Saying whatever you have to say to make "the sale". Fact-checkers be damned. The salesman doesn't care after he has your money... (Or vote.)

We Are All Traveling Salesmen

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Death of a Salesman's is the canonical narrative of American capitalism. Someday, we may look back and credit it not only for exposing the fraudulence of the American dream but also for making space for a new and better culture of capitalism.

The Defiant Capitalist Returns

James Campion | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
James Campion

Death of a Salesman is a good as modern tragedy gets and its current revival proves it.

'Death Of A Salesman'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Of the half dozen or more Willys that I have seen, including the most recent Broadway incarnations, the only one to instill genuine sympathy for this otherwise deluded blowhard is the current one, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

What Do Mike Nichols and Multi-faith TV Have in Common?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Two media talkathons grabbed me this week -- each very different, though their messages chimed together in an intriguing way.

Neverending Story: 'Death Of A Salesman'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A man works for decades and can barely scrape together enough pennies to fix his fridge. He shuffles into his home late after fruitle...

Here's To The Luminaries Who Lunch For Mike Nichols!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I mean, what if "the bomb" dropped and wiped out Barry Diller, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Anna Wintour, or the distinguished cast of the current cultural historical Broadway hit "Death of a Salesman"?

Laura Rowley

Mike Nichols Honored In New York For 'Death Of A Salesman' | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

Mike Nichols, director of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman,” was honored at a lunch in New York Monday. The pl...

Not for Debate: Commerce Is Paramount

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.

Why Death Of A Salesman Feels Hauntingly Familiar

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

This past weekend I went to see "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. When we exited the theater, my friend Bill turned to me and said, "Well, that was a Post 50 story."

Q&A: Linda Emond on "Death of a Salesman," Working With Mike Nichols, and Life Being "Temporary"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts

Linda Emond has been an "actor's actor" and a critical darling since she made her New York stage debut, in 1996, in Leslie Ayvazian's "Nine Armenians...

PHOTOS: Death Of A Salesman Opening Night On Broadway

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

In one of the most highly anticipated Broadway revivals to date, director Mike Nichols takes on Arthur Miller's classic American play, "Death of a Sal...

Next Spider-Man Makes Broadway Debut

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- In the last months before he becomes a household name, Andrew Garfield has decided to hide in plain sight. The British-raised actor, who ...