Broadway necrophiliac Scott Rudin, in his quest to stage every last tired old play with the our very best American Broadway stars now has maybe our leading theater actor (Nathan Lane 3 Tony wins, 6 nods) and actress Laurie Metcalfe (back to back wins, 6 nods) starring in a 2021 Death of a Salesman.
This will be after Metcalfe takes a crack at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - so 5 straight for her and Rudin - and of course Lane won a Tony recently in Angels in America (not Rudin!). Um........Lane seems more wrong for this than Metcalfe even in Woolf - and PSH got a Tony nod in his 40s - and Dennehy won for it, but hey why not right Scott?
Could be exciting, but it's kind of gross at the same time as Rudin usually is but you do have to admire his monopoly on classic theater I guess......if only he liked a new playwright.
Yeah, Lane in that role seems like such off casting. I saw PSH as Loman in the first Rudin production and can't imagine anyone else in that role. A revival after less than ten years since this was last on Broadway seems very premature - I guess this is purely about star names and profit, for him to produce this again after such a short time.