Friday, September 07, 2007

All My Sons Revival Bound For Broadway

All My Sons Revival Bound For Broadway

One of my personal all-time favorite plays will be revived on Broadway in the spring. According to New York Post's Michael Riedel, Arthur Miller's All My Sons will return for only its second revival there, starring John Lithgow as Joe Keller.

When last revived in 1987 at the John Golden Theatre, All My Sons earned the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, while Richard Kiley received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Joe. The one and only revival was quite short-lived with only 31 regular performances.

All My Sons first appeared on the Great White Way all the way back in 1947 and had such luminaries as Ed Begley, Arthur Kennedy and Karl Malden in its cast. Miller would win that year's Tony for Best Author, while notorious director Elia Kazan would win for Best Director. All totaled, the first production would enjoy 328 performances.

When Riedel last discussed a possible Broadway revival back in October, he mentioned Robert Redford had been offered the lead, which he presumably turned down, or this is a different revival altogether. Now, Riedel's devoted his snarky comments to the Vanity Fair exposé that Miller kept his Down syndrome child in an institution. No word on whether this is the same revival as the one mounted in London. Too bad.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 14 September, 2007, Blogger Rocco said...

I'm a little sad. I thought Simon McBurney was going to direct this with James Gandolfini.

What happened?

At 19 March, 2010, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I have deleted a comment that was a veiled spam/advertising message. They are not welcome or tolerated.


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