92NY Unterberg Poetry Center, in a co-presentation with NYPL’s Schomburg Center, recently hosted the stars of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Wendell Pierce (Willy Loman) and André De Shields (Ben Loman) discussed the play’s legacy and their new production alongside its director, Miranda Cromwell, in a talk moderated by Salamishah Tillet. The free event took place at the Schomburg Center.

“So many of the elements of the play are fundamentally questioning of the American dream, and when you put that through the perspective of the Black experience, that enriches it,” said Cromwell. “The obstacles are harder, the stakes become higher.” 

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