ARCHIVE IV--EVENTS AND APPEARANCES
2015 (Centennial Year)
- Bolton, UK: A full day of
lectures, film, theatre and discussion will take place at Bolton
Library and Museum on Friday, October 30 and will include Thacker’s
inaugural lecture on Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass,
his first lecture as Professor of Theatre at the university. On 31st
Oct .,Thacker will host "An Investigation into Arthur Miller"
accompanied by novelist and Professor of American Studies, Christopher
Bigsby, who wrote the internationally celebrated two-volume biography
Tickets are free but ticketed in three separate sessions and booking is
essential on 01204 520 661 and for more information visit the Octagon
- The Jewish Channel on Cable will continue its second season of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, ROW J,
which will include during October, an in-depth interview with
award-winning actor Richard Thomas, who is appearing in the Signature
Theatre Company's production of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy.
- 17 Oct. 2015 NPR Weekend Edition
piece on Arthur Miller in honor of his centennial. Includes comments
from Tony Kushner, Miller, and sound clips from various productions.
- The Colin McEnroe Show
for WNPR Connecticut (10/21/2015) was all about Miller and featured
director Mark Lamos, and Miller scholar Susan Abbotson. Check out the podcast.
- The week leading up to Miller’s
Birthday (17 Oct.) displayed a cornucopia of programming from the BBC
radio to celebrate America’s leading playwright! Radio 4 devoted four
of its afternoon slots to new dramas based on events in Miller’s life.
Radio 3 had a Sunday documentary about Miller’s life in his native
city, New York, plus a new production of Death of a Salesman plus, in The Essay across the week, five valuable reflections on working with Miller. Radio 4 Extra carried a swift repeat of the documentary, Playing the Salesman. On Saturday afternoon, Radio 4 put on a long-hidden Miller screenplay, The Hook, and Archive on 4 gave us Attention Must Be Paid, a documentary by Miller’s biographer, Christopher Bigsby. On Sunday, Radio 3’s play was Miller’s A View from the Bridge, another new production, this time made in the US with an American cast, directed by Martin Jarvis.
- 17 Oct. at Lucknow University in
India a celebration of Miller’s Centennial. Students of Lucknow
University's department of English and Modern European languages are
curating an exhibition featuring the writer. Handmade paintings, rare
photographs and articles, archival posters from a Broadway production
on Miller, including his highly regarded play, Death of a Salesman,
have been put on display till October 19.
- Colin Towns Mask Orchestra has produced a recording Drama
(Provocateur Records PVC 1044), which is a series of jazz pieces that
Colin Towns has composed based on famous plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov,
Ibsen, O’Neill etc. and it includes a 20 minute piece based on Miller’s
- Gloucester Stage proudly presents The Arthur Miller Centennial,
a celebration of playwright Arthur Miller and his work in honor of his
100th birthday, on Saturday, October 17 at 7:30pm at Gloucester Stage,
267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This will be a multimedia
performance featuring recorded interviews with Miller himself as well
as scenes from some of his best-known works including The Crucible, Death of a Salesmen, and After the Fall.
The cast features Kate Paulson and Sheridan Thomas. The audience is
invited to enjoy birthday cake during a post-show reception with the
cast and crew. Tickets are $15 for the event. Tickets are $1 for ages
25 years and under for the event (only on the door). For more
information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box
Office at 978-281-4433 or visit the website.
- Radio 3 broadcast
on 11 Oct. 2015. Featuring Ben Brantley, and a variety of others,
including scholars Stephen Marino, Enoch Brater, Miller’s sister, Joan
Copeland, and playwrights such as A. R. Gurney. Includes audio from
Miller himself, and clips from various productions.
feature written by Nora Sobich on Arthur Miller in honor of his
Centennial will be broadcasted on Germany’s RBB Kulturradio on the 17th
of October: 7-7.30pm as part of their KULTURTERMIN: LITERATUR radio show. A week after the broadcast the feature will be available on the writer’s personal website.
- Check out the links at Arthurmiller.org, including those to a variety of Centennial events.
- As part of BBC celebrations to mark the centenary year of Miller's birth, a new production of Death of a Salesman
will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Directed by Howard Davies, with David
Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker (who previously appeared together in a recent
production of All My Sons).
Individual & American Society: Celebrating Arthur Miller at One
Hundred" will explore Miller's life and the multi-faceted themes of his
works. Programming will include speakers, discussions, workshops,
films, family events, and a month-long lobby exhibit, as well as events
off-campus. The enrichment programs are designed to deepen the
audience's experience of the play. Check Westport Playhouse website
for more details with a complete calendar of community engagement
events with dates, times, and locations, or a special brochure may be
requested by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
- Event highlights include speaking engagements by Arthur Miller scholars Susan Abbotson, author of Critical Companion to Arthur Miller and Student Companion to Arthur Miller, and Stephen Marino, founding editor of The Arthur Miller Journal, on Sunday October 11, following the 3 p.m. performance of Broken Glass; Rita B. Gabis, author of A Guest at the Shooter's Banquet, on Tuesday, October 13, noon, at Westport Library; World War II child survivor Aleena Rieger, author of I Didn't Tell Them Anything, on Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m., in WCP's Sheffer Studio; and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of The Forward, on Sunday, October 18, following the 3 p.m. performance.
- In addition, there will be an Artistic Directors Forum,
sharing personal insights into Miller's work, with WCP's Mark Lamos,
Yale Repertory Theatre's James Bundy, and O'Neill National Playwrights
Conference's Wendy Goldberg, on Monday, October 19, 7 p.m., in the
Playhouse's Jason Robards Theatre.
- Film screenings of Miller's works, followed by talkbacks, will include Focus, starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern, on Saturday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Unitarian Church in Westport; and The Crucible, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Joan Allen, and Paul Scofield, on Monday, October 5, 7 p.m., in WCP's Sheffer Studio.
- Arthur Miller's 100th birthday on Saturday, October 17 will
be celebrated with refreshments in the WCP lobby prior to the 3 p.m.
performance of Broken Glass.
- The Norwalk Library will host a book discussion group around Miller's 1945 novel Focus,
on Thursday, September 24, at noon; and Norwalk Community College will
present a student/faculty forum celebrating Miller on Thursday, October
1, at 2:30 p.m.(see below)
- This year's community partners for "The Individual &
American Society: Celebrating Arthur Miller at One Hundred" are The
Arthur Miller Society, Barnes & Noble of Westport, Carver Center of
Norwalk, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County,
Housatonic Community College, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk Public
Library, Team Westport, Unitarian Church in Westport, Westport Cinema
Initiative, and Westport Library. Sponsors of the initiative are
Connecticut Humanities, GE Capital, Graham Foundation of Connecticut,
NEA Arts Work, and National Endowment for the Arts.
- 100 Years of Arthur Miller 8 Oct.
at 6pm Dr. Jim Schlatter, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania,
discusses the work of playwright Arthur Miller. Stockton Performing
Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Absecon, NJ.
- NORWALK CT— NCC President David
L. Levinson, Ph.D. is pleased to present a symposium panel celebrating
the life and career of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Arthur Miller. The event will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2:30
p.m. in NCC's PepsiCo Theater, located on the East Campus at 188
Richards Ave. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
- POD CAST on Miller’s Centennial broadcast on BBC Radio 5 from the Janice Forsyth Show (18 minutes); talking to the Rapture Theatre Director Michael Emans, about their two touring Miller productions this year, All My Sons and The Last Yankee. Includes a clip of Miller talking about All My Sons, and ends with a new interview with leading Miller scholar, Chris Bigsby.
Library, 720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT hosts Arthur Miller
books exhibition in their Rare Book Case in the Library’s Reading Room.
The exhibition runs through Oct. 8, and is free and open to the public
during normal library hours.
- Guardian critic, Michael Billington, includes The Crucible in his book of the 101 Greatest Plays ever Written.
September New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, will be hosting a
panel discussion focusing Arthur Millers’ work and his identity as a
writer as part of our Spotlight Symposium Series. Titled
“Examining Arthur Miller: How Life Influences Art.” The series is
intended to engage our audience on deeper themes and meanings of the
productions. This symposium session will take place on Sunday,
September 20th at 4:30pm, following the matinee performance of Broken Glass.
Dr. Sue Abbotson, dr. Josh Polster and David Palmer will be on the
panel--a film of the event will be available shortly on YouTube.
- All My Sons
9-18 Oct. by Department of Theatre and Drama at University of Michigan,
in their Arthur Miller Theater, Ann Arbor, MI, as part of the
university’s celebration of Miller’s Centenary. A special gala
performance will be given on 9 Oct. see website for more information about the play and other events.
- Death of a Salesman
early Oct. in Yiddish, with English supertitles by the New Yiddish
Repertory at Theater Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street, Clinton,
NY. For 40 performances only, call (212) 941-1234, or check their website. Though drawing on the 1951 Joseph Buloff translation--Toyt fun a Salesman--this is a new, more expansive translation.
- There is an American electropop duo who have named themselves Twenty One Pilots (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) in homage to All My Sons,
where a man must decide what is best for his son after causing the
death of twenty-one pilots. The duo tackle moral dilemmas through their
poetic lyrics mixed over synthetic beats.
- A new two part four hour biopic, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe will be first broadcast on Lifetime on May 30 and 31 at 8pm. Based on the New York Times
best selling book by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Kelli Garner is cast as
Marilyn, with Susan Sarandon as her mother. Stephen Bogaert will be
playing Arthur Miller.
2005, Miller's estate donated 55 acres along Tophet Road, to the
Roxbury Land Trust, which became the Arthur Miller and Inge Morath
Miller Preserve. Now, ten years later, their daughter, Rebecca has
donated nearly 100 acres more along the Woodbury-Roxbury border. The
land connects other preserved parcels to create a greenbelt that now
stretches from Painter Hill Road in Roxbury to the Good Hill Farm
Preserve on Route 317 in Woodbury. That preserve, which is contiguous
to the newly donated land, connects to four other nature preserves that
total nearly 720 acres of open space. The land trust has preserved
3,630 acres of farmland, woodlands, wildlife habitat, watercourses,
wetlands and open space in Roxbury and neighboring communities since it
was established in 1970.
- 2015 Olivier Awards: Ivo Van Hove’s production of A View from the Bridge carries off prizes for best actor (Mark Strong), best revival and best director.
- Abigail/1702 29 April-24 May, “sequel” to The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at Long Beach's International City Theatre. Call 562-436-4610 or check the website.
- Marilyn Forever (by Gavin Bryars )
21-29 March, American premier by Long Beach Opera, Warner Grand
Theatre, 478 West Sixth Street, San Pedro, CA. Directed by Andreas
Mitisek. The opera (with jazz interludes) focuses on Monroe's
relationships and marriages, particularly with Arthur Miller, and her
death. Call 562 432-5934 or check the website.
- Cité des Arts is partnering with
the Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company, Acting Unlimited (AUI), Wanderlust
Theatre Co., the Cane Fire Film Series and others to produce the Arthur
Miller Festival Series. The Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company opens the
Festival at Cite Des Arts with their production of Death of a Salesman
from January 17, 2015 to February 1, 2015. In May, Cité des Arts, will
produce A View from the Bridge (from May 8, 2015 to May 17, 2015 at
Cite Des Arts), and Acting Unlimited will contribute The Crucible (at
Theatre 810 from May 22, 2015 to May 30, 2015). In June, American
history professor, Dr. Nina McCune will conduct a seminar on HUAC and
the Hollywood Blacklist at Cité; and in July, the Cane Fire Film Series
will screen Miller's The Misfits. Wanderlust Theatre Co. closes the
year long collaboration and celebration in December with All My Sons at
Cité des Arts. The Festival continues to reach out to area theatre
companies and other producing entities for participation, so watch for
future announcements regarding further productions and programs
throughout the year.
- Arthur Miller - A Life April
16-19 2015. An L.A. Theatre Works Original Docudrama celebrating
Miller's 2015 centennial, this world premiere docudrama reveals the
events in Arthur Miller’s life that shaped some of the most iconic
plays in modern history. Get a glimpse into Miller’s Depression-era
adolescence (with Edward Asner as Miller’s father); journey into the
McCarthy era and Miller’s complicated relationships with director Elia
Kazan (Hector Elizondo) and Marilyn Monroe; and, later, his marriage to
Inge Morath (Jane Kaczmarek). Arthur Miller – A Life sheds rich and
lasting light on the life and art of this profound man. Directed by
renowned BBC radio drama producer Kate McAll.
- Reno by Roy
Smiles 16-20 Dec. by A Pretty Villain, at Rialto, Dyke Road, Brighton,
UK. with Robert Cohen and Lauren Varnfield. Play set during the filming
of The Misfits,
that explores the couple’s dying relationship during the shoot. Call
01273 725230 or check the website.
- The first comprehensive archive of
theater materials related to the Holocaust has been established at the
University of Miami, allowing researchers and students worldwide access
to such plays as Arthur Miller's Broken Glass.
The digital Holocaust Theater Archive includes more than 550 titles and
will continue to grow, including details like synopses, country of
origin, casts and rights holders. Study guides and educational programs
will be built around the archive. The archive is the work of the Sue
and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and the
George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies -- both at the University
of Miami -- and the National Jewish Theater Foundation. The site
organizes the works by title and authors, as well as categories,
including such common subjects as the ghettos, the extermination camps
and Holocaust deniers.
- Death of a Salesman:
The Sitcom 17-28 Sept. the theater group Speakeasy recreated Death of a Salesman
into a 1980s style TV comedy taking place in a live television studio
with audiences witnessing an episode of laugh-packed The Loman Empire
and the off-set antics that take place during breaks. The show was
written by comedian Danny McGinlay who also starred alongside Russell
Fletcher, Lana Schwarcz and Jimmy James Eaton under the direction of
Damian Callinan. Part of the Melbourne Fringe program at Northcote Town
Hall, Melbourne, Australia. The show was closed early due to a
complaint from the Miller Estate.
- The Crucible 5-6
April by Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre,
San Luis Obispo, CA. Loosely based on Miller’s play, this is a new
creation, that combines classical, modern, and contemporary movement
styles set to music ranging from mid-century pop, to Philip Glass.
Director Drew Silvaggio with Jenna Lee. Call 805 756-4849. Or check the
- The Crucible 16
Aug. by Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter,
Florida. This will be an all-teen production (including every aspect
front and back stage), for which they are currently seeking
applications. 7 April is submission
deadline: see details on the website.
Call (561) 575-2223 for more information.
- Scottish Ballet is to premiere a
ballet version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible by
Canadian choreographer Helen Picket. The Crucible
will be paired with the UK premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Ten Poems, set to a recording of 10
Dylan Thomas poems read by Welsh actor Richard Burton. The pairing will
tour Scotland in September and October 2014.
- In The Line King's Library: Al
Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library, The Library for the
Performing Arts presents the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's
artwork and archival material from its collection, including cartoons
of Arthur Miller and characters from his plays. On display through
January 4, 2014, in the Library for the Performing Art's Oenslager
Gallery, the free, multimedia exhibition celebrates the Al Hirschfeld
Foundation's latest gift of Hirschfeld papers and objects to the
Library, and commemorates the 110th anniversary of his birth.
- If you would like to watch the
recent interview between the Arthur Miller Journal’s editor Steve
Marino, and playwright, David Henry Hwang (in which, among other
things, Hwang discusses his views on Miller), go to the St.
Francis College website, where there is a link to the video on the Journal’s homepage.
- 27 Dec. 2013 by Garage Theatre
The Becton Theatre on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, NJ,
a first reading of a new play by Thom Molyneaux: Artie, Gadge, Marilyn and HUAC.
About the friendship and connections between Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan,
Marilyn Monrow and how HUAC impacted their lives.
- Timebends is
available on CD (2 vols) or MP3 as part of the Chivers Audiogold
series, Bath, England AudioGO, 2013. Read by William Roberts.
- Episode of the South Bank Show,
filmed by London Weekend Television in 1980, released on DVD, 2013.
Melvyn Bragg interviews Miller about his life, his ideas, the craft of
writing, money, success, failure and the American dream. Included are
extracts from Death
of a Salesman, The Crucible and The American Clock.
10-13 July, a new theatrical reimagining of Death of a Salesman,
trimmed, rewritten and set in the present by Brooklyn-based 600
Highwaymen, in what used to be an Express clothing store in the Pier 17
shopping mall at the South Street Seaport . Presented by Abigail
Browde and Michael Silverstone; six actors, including Stacey J. Dotson,
Derek Kolluri, and Lana Dieterich share the role of Willy Loman
(Dieterich also plays Linda Loman), and a 7-year-old plays Willy’s
boss, Howard. The play premiered last spring at an arts festival in
Austin, Texas, and is now part of the River to River NYC festival. To
reserve a free tickets, go to: rivertorivernyc.com.
to an piece about a the original draft of the Life article,
"My Wife Marilyn," that Miller wrote about Monroe back in 1958.
- July 2013, at Contemporary
American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Liz Duffy Adams’s A Discourse on the
Wonders of the Invisible World premiered, featuring Abigail
Williams and Mercy Lewis ten years on from The Crucible.
- This year marks the sixtieth
anniversary of The
- Robert Ward, whose best-known
work, an operatic setting of The Crucible,
won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for music, died on Wednesday 3 April 2013
at his home in Durham, N.C. He was 95.
- Abigail/1702, a
new work by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, premiered 27 June- 8 July during
Powerhouse Theater’s summer season, at the Hallie Flanagan-Davis
Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY (with Vassar college and New
York Stage and Film). Ten years after the events of The Crucible,
Abigail Williams is living under a new identity in Boston and haunted
by her past. When a mysterious figure appears, she confronts
Salem’s dark history head on and must atone for her role in it.
Directed by David Esbjornson. Call (845) 437-5907 or check the website.
to see a video explaining the concept.
- 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman
was nominated for seven Tony awards, including Best Revival of a
Play, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Andrew Garfield), Best
Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Linda Emond), Best Direction of a
Play (Mike Nichols), Best Sound Design of a Play (Scott Lehrer), and
Best Lighting of a Play (Brian MacDevitt). It won the Best
Revival and Best Direction, but was beaten out in the other categories!
Meanwhile, the production also garnered three Drama
Desk awards for outstanding play revival, director and lighting design.
- All My Sons by
University of Kansas Theater. The play is one of the programs of the
ACT festival at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, 288 Anfu Road Shanghai.
where 18 contemporary theatrical projects from different parts of the
world are presented from Nov 5 to Dec 9. This year, the festival is
themed "Creative Diversity." Call 021-6473-0123.
- Actor Dougray Scott played Arthur
Miller in the 2012
movie My Week with Marilyn.
- Alex North’s original score for Death of a Salesman
has been released as an MP3 "album" that can be downloaded from Amazon,
iTunes and other Web-based music dealers. The score was recorded by the
four musicians who played it on Broadway in 1949.
- The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
now available as part of "The Arthur Miller Collection" published by
L.A. Theatre Works. Performed by: Brian Cox, Jenny O’Hara, Amy Pietz,
Kirsten Potter, Gregory Itzin and Saidah Arrika Ekulona.
- Adler, Stella. Stella Adler on
America’s Master Playwrights: Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford
Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur
Miller, Edward Albee, et al. Knopf. Aug. 2012. ed. by Barry
Paris. Based on transcripts of classes she conducted in the 1970s and
early 1980s. After an overview of each playwright’s work, several
individual works are discussed in great detail. Tennessee Williams,
Clifford Odets, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee all
have multiple plays covered, along with one work apiece by Thornton
Wilder, William Saroyan, and William Inge. Each discussion emphasizes
interpretation, imagination, and subtext.
- Elegy for a Lady
23 May (reading), followed by conversation with Oskar Eustis, Rinne
Groff, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Richard Nelson and Tony Kushner for On
Arthur Miller: A Playwrights' Conversation, to be held at The 92nd
Street Y in Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd S. May 23,
at 8pm. The evening opens with a reading of Miller's one-act play Elegy
for a Lady by Marin Ireland and Jay O. Sanders. Check the website
- April 28th, the first movie that
Robert Redford will be introducing on his new Robert Redford Presents….
series on Sundance Channel, will be Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 version of The Crucible.
- The long awaited second volume of
Miller's collected Plays from the Library of America, Arthur Miller:
Collected Plays 1964-1982, edited by Tony Kushner has arrived.
Covering what they are calling, Miller's middle period, the collection
includes: After the Fall
(1964), Incident at Vichy
(1964), The Price (1968), The Archbishop’s Ceiling, and the
teleplay Playing for Time
(1980). In addition, several of Miller’s one-act plays and
sketches—such as Fame (1970),
I Think About You a Great Deal
(1982), Some Kind of Love Story
(1982) and, published for the first time, The Reason Why (1970).
- Actor, Frank Langella, just penned
his first memoir, Dropped Names,
which includes stories (among others) about Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence
Olivier, William Styron, Marilyn Monroe, and Arthur Miller.
- 1 March 2012, New York Times kicks off an online
series of discussions, interviews, video presentations and perhaps the
occasional heated argument about Death
of a Salesman, which opens on Broadway on March 15 in a new
production starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Join in a conversation
between two writers for Times,
the theater critic Charles Isherwood and the columnist Joe Nocera,
about the play’s relevance in a time of economic upheaval. Share
recollections of your favorite Willy, the most moving Linda, the
most boffo Biff you ever saw—whether it was on Broadway or in your high
school auditorium. They’ll be talking to Mike Nichols, and hearing from
contemporary playwrights discussing Miller’s importance to their work
and to the American theater. They hope the series will inspire everyone
to engage with this classic text with fresh eyes. If you want to
dig up that dusty copy from the shelf, or download a new one, please
do. The conversations begin on March 1 on ArtsBeat: nytimes.com/artsbeat.
- The 2012 issue of the Arthur Miller Journal
will be a special double edition to commemorate the upcoming 60th
anniversary of the Broadway premier of The Crucible.
Due out in the Fall.
- “WHY I BROKE DOWN WHEN ARTHUR
MILLER DIED” is a monlogue by
playwright Frank Gagliano, exploring his reaction to news of Miller’s
death. This was first presented at the Last Frontier Theatre
Conference, in Alaska, 2005, and in August that same year at the
Beijing Institute of World Theatre and Film. It was presented again on
the first anniversary of Miller’s death at Open Stage Theatre in
Pittsburgh. Go to the website for
more details and to download a pdf of the script.
Apollo Theatre's 2010
acclaimed All My
Sons with David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker? The production was
released on Thursday 14 April 2011 at 10am from Digital Theatre as a
(or to stream) for £6.99 at their website, and is available
now as a preorder.
- Joan Copeland will offer two
performances of Joan's Show at the Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd St. New
York, on August 15 at 7pm and August 18 at 2pm. Joel Vig has directed
the production, which features musical direction by Dennis Buck. The
piece features the award-winning actress sharing songs and stories
about her career as well as anecdotes about her family, including
brother Arthur Miller and sister-in-law Marilyn Monroe. Call
212.714.2442 or check the Theater
Row website for more information,
- Miller's adaptation of Henrik
Ibsen's An Enemy
of the People is rendered into Persian by Fatemeh Khosravi and
Gholam-hossein Dolatabadi. 1100 copies and will be released in Iran in
2011 by Afraz Publications.
Miller Journal presented a Spring Colloquy Celebrating the
Sixtieth Anniversary of the Broadway Premier of Arthur Miller's version
of Ibsen's An
Enemy of the People, on Thursday, March 30, 2011 at 5pm at The Mahoney Forum
for Arts and Culture, Saint Francis College, Brooklyn
Heights, NY. Keynote address by Enoch Brater. Staged reading of An Enemy of the People,
directed by Timothy Dugan. Event coincided with the publication of
the Spring '11 issue of Arthur
Miller Journal, featuring "A Conversation with Christopher
Bigsby" after the publication of the much awaited Vol. 2 of his
of Arthur Miller.
- Digital Theatre: 2010 Apollo Theatre’s
West End production All My Sons was
released on Thursday 14 April 2011 as a downloadable
production (or to stream) for
£6.99 at the Digital Theatre website. Directed by Howard
Davies and designed by William Dudley, with David Suchet as Joe Keller,
Zoe Wanamaker as Kate Keller, Stephen Campbell Moore as Chris, and
Jemima Rooper as Ann Deever.
- Several events are planned to
introduce Sarasota’s March production of the operatic version of The Crucible:
- Audiences can get a better sense of how Ward adapted the play
into an opera in the Jan. 24 program “Spoken and Sung.” It features
Studio Artists from Sarasota Opera with third-year students at the
FSU/Asolo Conservatoy. Actors will present some monologues and scenes
from the play, followed by Studio Artists singing the corresponding
arias and ensemble numbers. The program is at 4 p.m. in Felding Hall at
the Sarasota Opera House, also includes a discussion. Admission is
free, but space is limited.
- At 1 p.m. March 5, the day of the opening performance, the
composer will take part in a conversation with Artistic Director Victor
DeRenzi in the Opera House main theater.
- The final event is a panel discussion on “Miller and
McCarthyism,” at 3 p.m. April 17 in the Opera House in conjunction with
the Sarasota Film Festival. Among the panelists scheduled is Alex Ross,
music critic for New Yorker magazine. Admission is free for those with
a ticket to the opera.
- The first four new teaching
editions of Miller's plays commissioned by Methuen were
released in April, 2010: All
My Sons, The
Crucible, Death of a Salesman and A View from the Bridge.
The follow-up editions for After the Fall, The
Last Yankee, The Price, and A Memory of Two Mondays
came out January 2011, Broken
Glass is due March
Series editor is Enoch Brater. Go to the A&C Black website
for more information.
- AUCTION: Bloomsbury Auctions in New
York is offering the Burt
Britton Collection of Self-Portraits on September 24, 2009. This
collection includes a cartoon-like, pen and ink self-portrait by Arthur
Miller. You can view the lot here--estimated
- Chicago’s Eclipse Theatre Company
has chosen Arthur Miller for
its "One Playwright, One Season" 2010 Season, and will be producing After the Fall,
Resurrection Blues and A Memory of Two Mondays.
Call 773-404-7336 or check their website
for more information.
30, L.A. Theatre
Works will air its
production of The
Crucible by Arthur Miller, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Stacy
Keach. The broadcast can be heard locally in Southern California on
Saturday from 10pm to midnight on KPCC 89.3 FM, and can also be
streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can also be heard on the
following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 89.7
WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM
KRTS "Marfa Public Radio" in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM
in Albuquerque; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan;
90.1 FM KKFI in Kansas City, MO; 90.7 FM KVNO in Omaha; 94.1 KPFA in
Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; and 89.1 KUOR in
- Series of talkbacks offered
alongside TACT's current production
of Incident at
Vichy, all free and immediately follow the respective
performance of the play:
- Baruch Performing Arts Center, New
York City. The Great Works
Reading Series will be presented in the Engelman Recital Hall on
Thursday, March 12 at 12:45 p.m. and Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. and
6 p.m. This season’s selection includes the one-act Arthur Miller play
"I Can’t Remember Anything", as well as two additional one-acts by
Harold Pinter. Acclaimed actors Graeme Malcolm and Mary Beth Peil (of
Dawson’s Creek fame) will be featured in the readings.
- Arthur Miller is being honored at
Manitoba Theatre Centre’s (MTC)
ninth annual Master Playwright Festival, Winnipeg. Recognizing his
influential career the MillerFest will take place from January 22 –
February 8, 2009. Professional theatre companies, university theatre
programs, cultural and community theatre groups and a local independent
cinema will present several full productions, including The Price, All My Sons,
Miller’s version of Enemy of the People,
Kind of Love Story, and Playing for Time
as a staged radio play. There will also be readings of The Ride Down Mt.
Morgan, Resurrection Blues, and The Man Who Had All the
Luck, and screenings, including The Misfits, Focus,
and The Crucible.
MillerFest will also provide a broader context of the playwright’s life
and work through the MillerUnbound free events series that will include
a lecture, a directors’ panel and a screening of a documentary. For
more information on the history of the company and details of the
festival please visit their website. Details of
individual productions are given above.
24-25 Jan. as part of Brave New World Repertory Theatre's sixth annual
Play Reading Salon Series. Directed by Claire Beckman at The Old Stone
House in Park Slope, NY.
- Two more recent books on Miller--Eric Sterling has published a
new collection of essays on Death of a Salesman and
Silima Nanda's Faces of Miller Women,
was published in New Delhi, India : Mittal Publications, 2007 (try D.
K. Agencies to get a copy: www.dkagencies.com).
- Penn Cinema in Lancaster, PA is showing The Crucible
(1996) for one week, starting on Miller's birthday, Oct. 17 through
Oct. 23. One-half of ticket sales will benefit the American
Cancer Society in memory of Steve Centola. Check the website for more
- Theatre in the Woods will host the first in a series of free
discussions in conjunction with its production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
next week. Associate Professor of Literature Dr. Nancy Chick of
University of Wisconsin-Barron County will present “Toil and Trouble: A
Literary Witch Hunt” on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. “Crises of Conscience:
Crucibles in America” will feature UW faculty members speaking on
different aspects of The Crucible and the playwright Arthur Miller on
October 15 at 7 p.m. UWEC Associate Professor of History Dr. Selika
Ducksworth-Lawton will speak on McCarthy, HUAC, and Arthur Miller on
October 19 at 2 p.m., UW Stout Professor of Philosophy Timothy Shiell
will discuss freedom of speech. November 6 at 7 p.m. Michael Epstein’s
documentary film None Without Sin: Miller, Kazan, and the Blacklist
will be screened. The series will conclude on Sunday, November 9, with
a 2 p.m. screening of Elia Kazan’s Academy Award-winning film On the
Waterfront. All programs in the series will take place at the Erika
Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake, WI and are free and open to the
- Cast members of the current Broadway production of All My Sons,
alongside Miller expert, Stephen Marino will be discussing the
production and play at 5.30pm on Thurs. Oct 2nd at Borders, Columbus
Circle (in the Time Warner Center).
- Brenda Murphy, distinguished professor of English at the
University of Connecticut at Torrington campus will be discussing
Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, as
part of The Litchfield County
Writers Project fall series on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9
p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
- Seattle Repertory Theatre artistic director David Esbjornson was
planning a communitywide, fall 2009 festival of works by Miller, but
this is now even more speculative given his leaving the Rep six months
earlier than expected. Whether the board will respect his intent is on
hold until they announce a new artistic director. His vision for the
prospective Arthur Miller festival, would have many local arts groups
join the Rep in presenting the late author's plays, works of fiction,
film scripts and other works. Esbjornson met Miller when he directed
the New York debut of The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
- Through June 28 at La
Motta Fine Art, 11 Whitney St. Hartford, CT, a show of sculptures in
wood and bronze by the expressionist sculptor Tom Doyle are on display
with patterned textiles by his wife, Jane (neé Miller), Miller’s
eldest daughter. For more information, call 860-680-3596.
- April 9, at 7pm,
Christopher Bigsby will be lecturing on "How Jewish is He? Arthur
Miller and the
Holocaust," at Brown University, RI, as the Fourth Annual Don
Wilmeth Endowed Lectureship in American Theatre. Reception to follow.
John Hay Library, Brown University, 20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI.
- Methuen Drama has struck an agreement with the estate of Arthur
Miller to publish a new series of scholarly editions of the
playwright's key works, which Rebecca Miller has described as "the
definitive editions for students and scholars for many years to come."
The publisher will also reissue the complete set of Miller's plays in
six volumes in early 2009, saying that while at present there are
annotated editions suitable for schools, there are no modern editions
of the plays with critical commentary aimed at a higher level. It looks
like the five volume series they had out covering Miller's plays is
currently out of print until then.
- It looks like Christopher Bigsby's Arthur Miller: The
Definitive Biography, set for a January 2009 release in the US,
stalled--but it came out in the UK in November to very positive
feedback. Here are links to two of its reviews: Times,
- This year's Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at the PEN
World Voices Festival of International Literature (April 29 through May
4), will be delivered by Umberto Eco. The full schedule is
available at pen.org.
- March-April: The Arthur Miller Celebration
at the Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. As well as hosting
the Cape May Stage production of The Price with
the Prosky family (see details above), Theater J is also offering a
bunch of discussion groups and play readings related to this production
at the Theater. Among the Artistic Director's Roundtable discussions
are: March 9: Miller’s Evolving Politics: What’s He Saying in The Price?;
March 16: The
Price in the Pantheon: Arthur Miller, August Wilson – Comparing
Their Greatest Works; March 30: Judging an Artist’s Work in the Wake of
Stunning Revelations; and April 13: 5x5--Playwrights Responding to the
Work of Arthur Miller and The Price.
Also there will be a series of Pay-What-You-Can Miller Readings
American Clock on March 18; The Crucible on
March 25 and Playing
for Time on April 8. For more information on these and other
events check the website.
- March 13 Jeopardy! featured a special
group of categories: THE MISFITS, ALL MY SONS, THE CRUCIBLE, "DEATH" ,
OF A SALESMAN, and ARTHUR MILLER. Only the last one contained questions
on the playwright and his work and they ran:
$200: ARTHUR MILLER'S MARRIAGE TO HER WAS MIRRORED IN HIS
PLAY "AFTER THE FALL" (Marilyn Monroe)
$400: MILLER'S PLAY "A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE" CONCERNS A
VIEW FROM THIS NEW YORK BRIDGE (The Brooklyn Bridge)
$600: IN JUNE 1999 ARTHUR MILLER RECEIVED A LIFETIME
ACHIEVEMENT ONE OF THESE AWARDS FROM AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL (Tony
Award -- none of the three contestants got this right)
$800: ARTHUR MILLER WROTE THE SCREENPLAY FOR THE 1961 FILM
"THE MISFITS", THIS MALE SUPERSTAR'S LAST FILM (Clark Gable)
$1000: MILLER'S PLAY "DEATH OF A SALESMAN" WAS HIS TRAGIC
TALE OF THIS TITLE CHARACTER (Willy Loman)
- March-May: Arthur
at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024 D.C. The
season's final two Fichandler productions will be A View from the Bridge
and Death of a
Salesman. The festival will also feature Monday evening
readings, screenings and lectures exploring Miller's other work.
- Check the link to read a recent interesting article on
Jewish-Irish collaborations on Broadway in the Jewish Forward,
which makes some mention of Miller in this light.
- "Inge Morath and Arthur Miller:
China" Jan. 12-March 23 at UMMA Off/Site, 1301 South University
(at South Forest), Ann Arbor. Photographs and text covering the
couple’s trips to The People's Republic of China in the 1970s and
1980s. Hours are Tue., Fri., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wed.
and Thu, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call
- 9 January 2008 staged
reading of "I Can't Remember Anything"
at the National Arts Council. Stephen Marino will be introducing
the play and moderating a Q&A to follow. Joan Copeland is
- The Crucible
is Mayor Richard Daley’s selection for Chicago's “One Book, One
Chicago” program during the 2007-2008 academic year.
- For those interested in the Monroe angle—a portrait of Miller
features in the play, “Here I Am Mother,” the
Real Story of Marilyn Monroe, penned by Monroe’s self-announced
daughter, Nancy Miracle/Nancy Maniscalco. There have been
some readings of this piece thus far, and there may be a
production soon in Bulgaria. Copies are available through Nancy's website.
- 20 Dec. Brian Dennehy
at Chicago Art Institute will be discussing what has made the plays of
Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller so powerful and essential to our lives
as well as the state of contemporary theater. 6-7 p.m. in
Fullerton Hall. Members and Students with ID: $10, Public: $15.
Reservations: Suggested. Event Code: EAIJ1220.
- The Crucible
is Mayor Richard Daley’s selection for Chicago's “One Book, One
Chicago” program during the 2007-2008 academic year.
- For those interested in the Monroe angle—a portrait of Miller
features in the play, “Here I Am Mother,” the
Real Story of Marilyn Monroe, penned by Monroe’s self-announced
daughter, Nancy Miracle/Nancy Maniscalco. There have been
some readings of this piece thus far, and there may be a
production soon in Bulgaria. Copies are available through Nancy's website.
Workings: Literary Essays 2000-2005, by J. M. Coetzee. Random
House, Australia, 2007. ISBN 9781 74166 8353. RRP $39.95, contains an
essay on the screenplay for the film, The Misfits.
- Sept. 4 to Dec. 30, 2007. Exhibition at University of
Texas at Austin: Rehearsing
Dream: Arthur Miller's Critical Theater can be seen in the
Ransom Center Galleries on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., with extended Thursday hours to 7 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays
the galleries are open from noon to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on
Mondays. Curated by Charlotte Canning. The exhibition uses
explore conscience in its theatrical expression: as an intertwined and
interdependent political and emotional life. Check the Harry
Ransom Center's website
for more details. Harry Ransom Center Contacts: Jennifer Tisdale;
e-mail: email@example.com; phone: 512-471-8949 or Alicia
Dietrich; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone:
512-232-3667. Or by regular mail: Harry Ransom Humanities
Research Center, P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, Texas 78713-7219. For
more information phone: 512-471-8944; or fax: 512-471-9646.
- More events related to the above exhibit for which seating is
free, but limited (there is also a local production by City Theatre of Death of a Salesman--see
performance section above)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7 p.m.
Charlotte Canning and Lucien Douglas from the Department of Theatre and
Dance at The University of Texas at Austin weave together critical
commentary and scenes from the plays of Arthur Miller in “Up Against
the American Dream.”
This 90-minute presentation includes performances of scenes from
Miller's works, including All My
Sons, The Crucible, View from the Bridge, After the Fall, The
Archbishop’s Ceiling, and American Clock. The event features
visual and audio resources to address themes that run throughout
Miller's work: history, tragedy, family, nation, politics, and
Against the American Dream
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2 p.m.
David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the CUNY Graduate
Center, presents “Arthur Miller and the Broadway Canon.” Despite the
money and celebrity that has surrounded Broadway for the last 100
years, the commercial New York theater has served as a forum for what
is now deemed serious drama for less than half of that period. Indeed,
the group of great playwrights who had their work routinely performed
on Broadway is a small one, beginning with Eugene O'Neill in 1920 and
ending with Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller in the early 1960s.
This talk addresses the construction of the canonical, Pulitzer
Prize-winning Broadway play with a focus on Arthur Miller's work in an
attempt to discern Miller's unique position in the history of the
- Susan Abbotson's Critical Companion to
Arthur Miller, an encyclopedic guide to the man and his work
came out on June 30th, 2007 from Facts on File. Get more
from their website, (search on Abbotson).
- New collection of essays on Miller edited by Paula Langteau now
available from University Press of America, and at a
mere $25 well
within most people’s book budget. It is titled Miller and
Middle America: Essays on Arthur Miller and the American
Go to the UP of America website
and type in Langteau under author for more details (this includes brief
reviews of the book).
- Arthur Miller died on Feb. 10, 2005 -- the same day (56 years
earlier) that Death
Salesman opened on Broadway. Playwright and professor Frank
Gagliano has presented his tribute, "Why I Broke Down When Arthur
Miller Died," three times. Now the complete tribute is at the "articles
and essays" link on Gagliano's new Web site, www.gaglianoriff.com, "the
personal chronicle of a life in American Theatre: from the glory days
of the Off-Broadway movement, to theatre's present decline and towards
- Hungarian Journal of English
and American Studies
has a special Arthur Miller Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005):
18-7364. It contains several new essays on Miller's work.
This journal is published twice a year by the Institute of English and
American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary. HJEAS is available
subscription. A year's subscription (2 issues) is $40 or €30 postpaid.
issues are $25 or €17 postpaid. To subscribe send a personal check
made payable to "University of Debrecen," mail to HJEAS, Institute of
English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, 4010 Debrecen Pf.
Hungary. Or check their website.
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
Arthur Miller Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005): ISSN: 12
18-7364. It contains several new essays on Miller's work.
journal is published twice a year by the Institute of English and
Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary. HJEAS is available through
A year's subscription (2 issues) is $40 or €30 postpaid. Individual
issues are $25 or €17 postpaid. To subscribe send a personal check
made payable to "University of Debrecen," mail to HJEAS,
of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, 4010 Debrecen
Pf. 73, Hungary. Or check their website.
"Great Literature of All Times" — Oro Valley Public Library,
in the library meeting room at 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Bill Fry will
Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16. Free.
The American Association of University Women will read "The
Arthur Miller on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the Flett
of the Belmont Public Library. The Read Aloud will be led by
Khattab and Dolores Murphy, both from Belmont. AAUW members and guests
are invited to read parts of the play or just listen and enjoy. No
is required. The public is welcome. The event is free of charge. The
monthly reading will be on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Burlington Library.
The selected reading will be "Death of a Salesman." For more
contact Liz Blumenthal at 781-641-5159.
Through September 15, 2006, the Museum of the City of New York
the exhibit New York Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler,
focuses on his interpretations of celebrated figures from the world of
arts & letters in New York. Fifty oil paintings, watercolors,
and charcoal sketches of such cultural luminaries as artists Will
and Jacob Lawrence, writers Tom Wolfe and Arthur Miller, and performers
Tony Bennett and Paul Newman will be on view.
Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium discussed "Arthur
Struggle in the Face of Repressive Government Censorship" on Sunday,
27, 2006, following the 3 p.m. performance. The symposium is free
and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Brenda Murphy,
of English at the University of Connecticut, and Roya Hakakian, author
Awake & Singing: New Edition, edited and annotated
Schiff and published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2004 has
Glass to its playlist. The plays in the collection have been
chosen, as Schiff explains, because "they bring to life before our eyes
many of the seminal events that shaped the American Jewish experience
the last century: immigration, family life and generational conflicts,
the Great Depression, "making it" in America, encounters with
the Triangle Fire, assimilation, two world wars, the Holocaust and
"Birth of a Playwright: Arthur Miller at Michigan." The
revolves around Miller, how and why he chose University of Michigan and
the development of his craft while at the University. Produced by Chris
Cook for U-M TV2. WFUM-TV: http://www.wfum.org U-M TV2:
All My Sons 30 July, 2006, a reading in honor of Israel
performed by Peter Boyle, Lucy Boyle, Alice Duffy, Joe Pacheco, Melinda
Lopez, and Richard McElvain (Boyle was sick and his role was taken by
on the day of performance).
7 June, 2006, Prague. The 16th Prague Writers' Festival was
to Miller whose quotation "There Is No Life Without Ideals" was adopted
for this year’s festival motto.
Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk will deliver the inaugural Arthur
to Write Lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival on its opening night,
Tuesday, April 25, 2006.
"The Arthur Miller Project" April 6-9 2006 in The Old Science
Theatre at Oklahoma University, Norman, OK. This is an original
written by Oklahoma University graduate student Jason Gerace to honor
playwright. It is made up entirely of the playwright’s works,
his essays, speeches and his autobiography, as well as scenes from his
plays. Gerace emphasizes the playwright's thoughts on the nature of
organized by four themes: fear, man in society, name and death — all of
which are used to connect the piece in its entirety. Performed by
Kerbs, Matthew Altobelli, Travis McElroy, Matt Carpenter, and Meghan
Performances at 8 p.m. Thurs- Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets
are $8 for adults, faculty, staff and senior adults and $6 for students.
17 March, 2006: "The Works of Arthur Miller." Tony Kushner in
with Michael Krasny. 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Repertory Theater, 2025
St., Berkeley. Tickets are free with the purchase of ``Arthur Miller:
Plays, 1944-1961'' at Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, or
at the door if any tickets still available. (510) 845-7852.
15th March, 2006: Tony Kushner and Robert Brustein in a
of the publication of ''Arthur Miller: Collected Plays 1944-1961"
of America). In addition to discussing Miller's plays, the
will feature a screening of The Misfits. Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at
the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at
Harvard Book Store. Or get two free tickets when you buy the book for
with all proceeds benefiting the embattled Brattle. Call 617-661-1515.
February 2006, Films Media Group releases The Drama of
on Writing, a 46 minute documentary on playwrights which includes
interviews with Miller alongside other dramatists including August
Arthur Miller, Wendy Wasserstein, Tina Howe, Terrance McNally, Neil
and Edward Albee who talk about their writing techniques and
Their press releases talks about Miller’s disclosure about how he wrote
the concept for Death of a Salesman during his college days in
and had forgotten about the manuscript until years later. We can assume
they are talking about the short story "In Memoriam." Content for the
is the culmination of two decades of interviews with featured
compiled by the Media Resources Center of Wichita State University
the leadership of executive director Michael Wood. FMG currently
has 2,000 titles available digitally through its FMG On Demand service
launched in September. With 200 new titles being added each month, this
collection includes many exclusive offerings from leading producers and
broadcasters including PBS, BBC and ABC News as well as original
produced by FMG. The Drama of Creation, Writers on Writing is a
product of FMG’s Films for the Humanities & Sciences brand,
specifically for advanced level high school and college students. For
if you would like to receive a complimentary DVD or VHS review copy of The
Drama of Writers, Writers on Writing or speak to the FMG producers
responsible for its creation, please contact John Hartnett at (609)
A transcript is also available on request. For a preview of the
or for information, visit website.
To watch the entire movie online:
then type the word "review" in the playlist code box and select "Go."
the "Play" button in the lower left-hand corner underneath the black
This free, full-length feature is for private use only, not for
and will expire at midnight on March 17, 2006. They welcome your review
of this film.
Christopher Bigsby will be participating in a panel discussion on
of Miller at the Theatre Museum, London, on March 5th 2006, as part of
events surrounding the Scott Davison production of Two Way Mirror.
Tribute to Miller: Feb. 10th 2006. Actors Eli Wallach,
and Frances Sternhagen will be among the readers next week at a tribute
to Arthur Miller, whose collected works are being published by the
of America. The readings are to take place Friday, Feb. 10th
the first anniversary of Miller's death, at St. Bartholomew's Church in
midtown Manhattan. The event, for which admission is free, is sponsored
by TIPA (Toward International Peace Through the Arts), a nonprofit
Miller's sister, Joan Copeland, will also appear at the reading.
From January to March 2006, the multi-award-winning Octagon
(UK), presents Miller at the Octagon, a short series of two plays
the work of one of the twentieth century’s great playwrights, Arthur
- A View From The Bridge (26 Jan - 25 Feb 06) and Broken
(2 - 25 Mar 06). Details on both productions are included above.
A voluminous collection of essays has just been published in
the title, Arthur Miller: Twentieth Century Legend.
society members contributed essays and it has been published by Surabhi
Publications. Edited by Dr. M. A. Syed, it totals 408 pages and
the equivalent of $18 in India. Write to Mr. Suresh, Surabhi
Rasta Sanghiji, S M S Highway, Jaipur- 302 003, Rajasthan, for more
Westport Arts Center's "Play With Your Food", a lunch hour (and a
theater/lunch/socializing series. Toquet Hall, Westport, CT has
an exciting series of new plays, including plays by Arthur Miller. But
these are lesser-known works, according to Schweid, including some
jewels" of Miller's that no one knows he wrote. Uncertain
Feb. 4th, 2006: Delaware Theatre Company (Wilmington, DE) has
new series of audience enrichment events called "Connections." These
free forums that they offer periodically throughout ourseason that take
a look at issues raised in the plays and try to connect them to a
realm of experiences. In "connection" with their production of The
(25 Jan. -12 Feb.) and in commemoration of Miller's passing, they will
present a retrospective of Miller's life as dramatist, novelist,
figure, and celebrity. Guests, including director Gerald Freeman and
scholar Steve Centola, will place Miller's works in their appropriate
and literary contexts. Actors will illuminate the scholarly discourse
reading selections from Miller's works. This event will be held on
February 4, 2006. This event is free and will begin around 4.30
and is partly funded by Delaware Humanities Forum. Box office
594-1100 and check website
for more details.
BERKELEY'S Aurora Theatre Company in CA dedicates its new season to
the memory of playwright Arthur Miller. The season opens in
2005 with a production of The Price.
Last Appearances 2000-2005
- The inaugural Anne Frank Human Writes Award for 2005 has been
awarded to Arthur Miller.
- Old BBC Radio four interview with Jonathan Miller in which Miller
his detachment from a religious belief. It will be re-aired on
February 2005 7.30 US time (Tues Mar.1st 12.30-1 am UK time).
link for details.
- Bob Balaban, Joan Copeland, Bob Dishy, Anne Jackson, Laila
Seldes, and Eli Wallach will participate in The Writings of Arthur
A 90th Birthday Celebration on Monday, October 17 2005 at 12:30pm. The
event, which is part of the Food for Thought series, will take place at
the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). In addition to
from the late playwright's works, Copeland will share stories about her
brother and read a letter that Miller sent to the House Un-American
Committee. Wallach will introduce a short film written by Miller and
at his home in Connecticut. Tickets to the event are $55 for
and $65 for non-subscribers; it includes lunch, the reading, a Q&A
session, and a reception with wine and cake. For reservations, call
- The naming ceremony for the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Drama Center
Miller Theatre at the University of Michigan is scheduled for Friday
14th 2005 at 10 am in Rackham Auditorium.
- Sense of Urgency Theatre presents scenes from the plays of Arthur
in It's Miller Time. At 7 p.m. this Tuesday 23rd Aug. and Sept. 6; 2
Sept. 10 2005 at the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake, Oak Park, Chicago.
is free. Call (708) 267-9845.
- John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY will be
to Arthur Miller with Joan Copeland, Paul Hecht, Hal Robinson, and
Gottfried on Sept. 4 2005.
- Author Enoch Brater discusses the book "Arthur Miller's
and Culture in a Time of Change" at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 2005 at Shaman
Bookshop, 311-315 S. State St. Free. Information: (734)
"Arthur Miller's America" collects new writings by leading
critics and scholars that consider the dramatic world of icon, activist
and playwright Arthur Miller's theater as it reflects the changing
equations of his time. Written on the occasion of Miller's 85th year,
original essays and interviews in "Arthur Miller's America" treat the
of Miller's work, including his early political writings for the campus
newspaper at the University of Michigan, his famous work with John
Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on "The Misfits," and his signature
like "Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons."
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Department
of films written by Miller including The Misfits, the 1961 film
Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, at 7 p.m. on Monday,
February 7 2005. The 1985 film version of Miller’s play Death of
a Salesman featuring Dustin Hoffman will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday,
21. Both screenings take place in the Museum’s Brown Auditorium
will include a pre-show introduction by Alley Artistic Director Gregory
Boyd. The public is invited to attend a reception prior to each
from 5:30-6 p.m. General admission is $6. MFAH members,
adults (55+), and students with ID receive a $1 discount. Children five
and under are admitted free. For more information, contact the
Film Department at 713/639-7531 or visit www.mfah.org.
- The Jung Center of Houston is offering a seven-week
Alley Theater's 2005 Miller productions entitled, "The Jung Center Goes
to the Alley: Two Plays by Arthur Miller." Scheduled for every
between January 27 through March 10, classes include background
group attendance, and post-show discussions led by Alley Teaching
Jere Pfister. The cost is $135 or $120 for Jung Center
For more information, contact the Jung Center at 713/524-8253 or visit
- The Holocaust Museum Houston hosts a panel of local
will discuss "Trial by Conscience in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall" at
7:30 p.m. Monday, January 10 2005 at the Museum’s location at 5401
Street. The event is free and open to the public. For more
information, call the Holocaust Museum Houston at 713/942-8000 or visit
- Film series at Bank Street Theater to aid Our Towns
Our Towns for Sar-E-Pol, a non-partisan, humanitarian effort by towns
the Litchfield Hills to raise funds to help the women and children in
Afghanistan, is hosting a film forum series at Bank Street Theater in
Milford. The series, which began Oct. 3, features a varietyof
that will be personally introduced by a local resident associated with
the making of the film. Residents include Arthur Miller, Milos Forman,
Frank McCourt, Tom Cole and Joyce Chopra. The schedule will
“Smooth Talk” Jan. 16, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Feb. 20 and
Ashes” March 20. All movies will be shown Sundays at 3 p.m.
The film forum series was conceived by Our Towns for Sar-E-Pol members
Ann Nevel and Kathy Van Hemert, co-owners of The Firehouse, Clothing
Home on Bank Street in New Milford. Richard Freedman, owner of
theater, is donating one theater for each viewing.
For more information and tickets, call (860) 210-1518.
on Broadway: A Tribute to Arthur Miller" on
2004 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway at 8pm with Hunter
Jennifer Laura Thompson, Gavin Creel and Barrett Foa to celebrate the
of the world's only Arthur Miller Theatre which will be built at
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, groundbreaking is set for 2005.
(which are open to the public) are available by calling (734) 763-0529)
or through www.music.umich.edu.
- Under a Colour Cap, a documentary by Shivaun
daughter of playwright Sean O'Casey, premiered at the Stranger
Fiction docu-mentary festival 3rd Oct. 2004. Although its focus
her father’s life to illustrate his free-thinking attitude how his
remain relevant to today's world, it includes interviews with
Macmillan and Arthur Miller.
- The late actor, director and teacher Stella Adler will be
8 in Stella By Starlight, a gale fete and awards ceremony in the Pierre
Hotel's Grand Ball Room. Awards will be presented to playwrights
Tony Kushner and Arthur Miller and, posthumously, to actor Marlon
Zoe Caldwell will present Miller with The Group Theater Award for
achievement in theatre, film, television arts and for community and
commitment." Stella By Starlight is set to begin with cocktails
6:30 PM, followed by the "Salute to Musical Theatre." Dinner is
for 8 PM with the award presentations and special tributes at 9:15
Individual tickets to the one-night-only event are priced at $1,000.
of ten range from $5,000-$25,000; call Scott Perrin at (212) 838-2660,
ext. 22. **Miller was unable to attend this event due to a bout
pneumonia, but sent his daughter Rebecca to collect the award. **
- As the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's 2004 Peggy V.
Author Award, Miller will receive the award at a black-tie dinner in
City-County Library’s Central Library on Dec. 3. He will give a free
presentation at Central Library on Dec. 4.
The award consists of a $25,000 cash prize and an
engraved crystal book. The Tulsa Library Trust gives the award annually
to an internationally acclaimed author who has written a distinguished
body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature
letters. For more information about the Peggy V. Helmerich
Author Award, call Larry Bartley, Tulsa Library Trust manager, at (918)
- Mr. Miller was present at the ninth Arthur Miller
conference at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY on April 23-24, 2004.
- As part of "Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan in 18 Films"
through March 11 at the Museum of Modern Art at the Gramercy Theater,
East 23rd Street, Manhattan, NY; they're showing the 1962 classic, A
from the Bridge with Raf Vallone, Maureen Stapleton and Carol Lawrence
on Tues. March 2nd at 8pm. Call (212) 777-4900. Tickets: $6; free for
and children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
- Arthur Miller spoke to the Philomathean Society, a literary
Zellerbach Theatre, at University of Pennsylvania on April 7. He read
his essay On Politics and the Art of Acting and answered audience
following his lecture. Please consult their website
for more specifics about this lecture. Philo also hosted a series of
during the week of Miller's speech, including a lecture, roundtable
and dramatic reading of one of his plays. A playwriting workshop took
after Miller's speech. Complimentary tickets were available to students
in an online lottery.
- Arthur Miller visited the University of Michigan on April 1 for a
discussion of his works at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The
from 10-11:30 a.m., highlighted this year's Arthur Miller Symposium,
by the U-M School of Music (NB This was sold out). The discussion
was facilitated by Lamos and Enoch Brater, professor of English.
The symposium was held in conjunction with "An
Miller Celebration," a collection of excerpts from Miller's plays
by the Department of Theatre and Drama from April 2-11 at the Trueblood
Miller attended the show's final dress rehearsal
April 1, which was closed to the public.
Tickets for "An Arthur Miller Celebration" were
also on sale, priced at $15, or $8 for students, at the league ticket
The production, directed by Mark Lamos and student directors, pulled
from well-known and rarely performed plays in combination with excerpts
from Miller's 1987 autobiography, "Timebends." FYI: Plans
still being developed for the Arthur Miller Theater, to be located on
U-M's North Campus, possibly next to Pierpont Commons on Murfin Street.
The theater was first proposed in 1997, and then approved by the Board
of Regents in 2000 for a Central Campus location next to The Power
But drastically escalating cost estimates and a sagging economy led U-M
officials to rethink the project and consider a new location. The
now will be part of the Walgreen Drama Center, which will include other
student drama facilities.
- The audience was sold-out for a public
interview between Miller
Gussow on 19 Nov. 2003 (originally scheduled for Sept. 22).
- Miller accepted his Jerusalem Prize in Israel on June 24th, 2003
he gave a speech.
- Miller appeared on June 23rd 2003 at the Martin Beck Theater,
the Al Hirschfeld Theater, to speak in honor of the late artist, Al
The ceremonies began at 7 p.m. and were open to the public.
- Desmond-Fish Library honored Miller at a special fundraiser
7th 2003 at the Garrison Golf Club, Garrison, NY. Space limited,
reservations necessary. Call library for information at 845 424
- On March 7 2003, Miller appeared at CUNY as part of a TimesTalk
- In 2001 the National Book Foundation bestowed its Distinguished
to American Letter's Medal on Arthur Miller. Mr. Miller accepted the
in New York City at the 2001 National Book Awards Dinner on November
- In honor of its 25th year at its South Bank location The National
London recently held a Poll to determine the most memorable play from
year. The results included three plays by Miller: 1987 A View
from the Bridge, 1994 Broken Glass, and 2000 All My Sons.
A series of events were scheduled featuring extracts and discussion
key figures in connection with each play. The platform
for 1994s Broken Glass was on Friday, 7 Sept. 2001, at 6pm in
Cottesloe Theatre, featuring director David Thacker and the actors who
played the Gellburgs (Henry Goodman and Margot Leicester), and Harriet
(Julia Swift), all from the 1994 British premier production of the
The platform celebration for 2000s All My Sons was on
19 Sept. 2001, at 6pm in the Lyttelton Theatre, featuring director
Davies and other members of the original cast. This production
also revived for that current season.
- Arthur Miller appeared at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.,
March 26, in an event sponsored by the NEH--the speech he gave was
in June 2001 edition of Harpersas well as extended and printed
book form as Art and the Politics of Acting(2001).
- As part of their Evening Reading Series, Arthur Miller appeared
with Joyce Carol Oates and others at Queen's College on October 13,
He appeared again at Queen's College on October 18th, 2000 with Peter
Frank McCourt, and Grace Paley as part of the same series in a session
titled "A Reading in Honor of Arthur Miller on the Occasion of his 85th
- The New York Times--New York is Book Country Literary
24, 2000, at The Waldorf-Astoria, The Grand Ballroom Park Avenue at
Street, New York City. Arthur Miller attended with Cynthia Ozick,
Nicholas Sparks, Liz Smith, Candace Bushnell, and master of ceremonies,
William H. Honan.
- There was a one day birthday celebration gala in Arthur Miller's
in England, October 14th, 2000, hosted by Christopher Bigsby at the
Center, University of East Anglia. There was an interview with
and a discussion with theatrical practitioners, followed by a gala
- Arthur Miller gave the keynote address at the birthday
the University of Michigan held in honor of his 85th birthday. Titled,
"Arthur Miller's America: Theatre and Culture in a Century of Change,"
the event took place 26-28th October 2000. It kicked off a year
theater at U-M, which presented a variety of guests, scholars,
critics, practitioners, and panel participants from around the world,
Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and London. Mel Gussow of the New
Times was part of a panel discussing "Miller and the American
on Oct. 28. U-M's Museum of Art presented a photographic exhibit
of work by professional photographer Inge Morath, Miller's wife.
The exhibit, "Arthur Miller at Work," included material from her years
as a "Magnum" photographer with some photos from the set of "The
as well as many shots of Miller over the years. Though this
material has been shown in Barcelona and Paris, this was the first
of her work on this subject in the United States. Among the
and events scheduled during the celebration was a presentation by U-M
William Bolcom discussing the problems of transforming Miller's "A View
from the Bridge" into an opera. U-M's Hatcher and Bentley
mounted exhibits illustrating Miller's years at U-M and those
after his graduation. Miller's works that have been adapted for
were shown before and after the symposium. U-M's Theatre and
Department staged "A View from the Bridge" during the symposium at a
performance on Oct. 27. This Miller work was also presented Oct.
5-8 and 12-15 in U-M's Trueblood Theatre.