03/16/2012 11:49 am ET Updated Mar 16, 2012

Death Of A Salesman Opening Night: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader (PHOTOS)

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 Salesman" with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield resurrecting the roles of Willy and Biff Loman.

The star-studded opening night brought out the likes of Meryl Streep, Diane von Furstenberg, Bernadette Peters, and many more for what New York Magazine hailed as a "thunderous new production...a suite of perfectly staged funeral games, down to the smallest role."

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the tragic role of Willy Loman and acknowledged the difficulties of getting behind the dark character:

I tell you, it’s not the first thing that you want to do when you wake up in the morning. You have to find your way there, every morning, to do that. You have to find the reason why, and you have to find the will to do it, and then you do. And then you’re reminded why you do, because you finish and — whether it went well or not — you hope that some people will find it satisfying and memorable.

"Death of a Salesman" also marks Andrew Garfield's Broadway debut.