Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway

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The original Broadway production opened at the Martin Beck Theatre January 22, 1953.

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s Tony-winning 1953 dramatization of the real-life Salem witch trials, opened on Broadway January 22, 1953.

Miller’s play, an indictment of the political paranoia that defined the McCarthy Era’s anti-communist “witch hunts” that cost many their livelihoods, won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. The drama has since been revived on Broadway four times.

In honor of the opening of the Broadway production, take a look back at the history of The Crucible on Broadway.

Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway

Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway

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The Crucible Playbill - March 1953


The Crucible – 1953


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Arthur Kennedy, Beatrice Straight, and cast of the original Broadway production of The Crucible

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Arthur Kennedy and Beatrice Straight in the original Broadway production of The Crucible

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The Crucible Playbill - Nov 1991


The Crucible – 1991


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George N. Martin, Martin Sheen, Jane Adams, and John Beal in the 1991 production of The Crucible

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Maryann Plunkett and Martin Sheen in the 1991 production of The Crucible

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Martin Sheen in the 1991 production of The Crucible

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Michael York, Fritz Weaver, Martin Sheen, and Jane Adams in the 1991 production of The Crucible

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Nell Balaban, Madeleine Potter, Jane Adams, and Danielle Ferland in the 1991 production of The Crucible

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The Crucible – 2002


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