Friday, August 7, 2015

100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth includes ‘Crucible’ revival on Broadway

By Loren Manly
Arthur Miller Retrospective: The Crucible - 1953 - From Left: Janie Booth, Janina Faye, Sarah Miles, Sheila Reid, Keith Marsh and Frank Finlay
NEW YORK---As the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth approaches, Broadway is doubling down on two of his most produced plays this season. Joining the previously announced “A View From the Bridge” is “The Crucible,” Miller’s searing political allegory about the McCarthy-era blacklist set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s. Since its Broadway premiere in 1953, “The Crucible” has been revived there four times, most recently in 2002 starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. The new production begins previews Feb. 29, with opening night set for April 7, at a theater yet to be named. The Miller celebration will not be limited to Broadway. [link]