Jewish Journal

Tag: Arthur Miller

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Arthur Miller’s ‘Sons’: Do they seem Jewish?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    After Arthur Miller’s first Broadway play, “The Man Who Had All the Luck,” bombed, closing after just four performances, the aspiring playwright vowed to find “some other kind of work” if his next play also failed.

    Fortunately, his next play was “All My Sons,” which ran in 1947...

  • April 18-24

    By Laura Donney

    April 16, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    SAT | APRIL 18


    It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist. It’s the second day of the three-day art festival presenting the fine works of crafters, painters, sculptors, sketchers, etchers and...

  • ‘Incident at Vichy’ probes moral questions of ongoing relevance

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 25, 2012 | 11:26 am

    In 1964, the New York Herald Tribune asked playwright Arthur Miller to cover the war crimes trial in Germany of the Nazi officials who ran the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

    While listening to the testimony of man’s inhumanity to man, Miller started writing “Incident at Vichy,” and...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘My Week with Marilyn’ review

    November 21, 2011 | 2:57 am

    When the film ‘My Week With Marilyn’ directed by Simon Curtis, begins…we see Marilyn Monroe on a stage singing ‘That Ole Black Magic’...That’s who I thought it was, anyway.

    It actually took me a few seconds before realizing that I was watching not Monroe, but Michelle...

  • Out of “Focus”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "David Mamet calls me Hebraically challenged," confides actor William H. Macy, a longtime collaborator of the esteemed playwright. "I'm the ultimate [gentile]. Part of me is the imploding WASP, a role I've certainly played to death."

    With his weak smile and wounded-looking blue eyes,...

  • Cameo of a Playwright

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai will direct a novice actor in his next movie. He is playwright Arthur Miller, better known as the author of "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible" and numerous other dramas.

    The title of the movie is "Plain Jane" and Miller will be familiar with the...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Mike Levy

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm


    The 50th anniversary revival of Arthur Miller's classic "Death of a Salesman" won four Tony awards on Broadway last year, including Best Revival, and Best Actor for Brian Dennehy's portrayal of Willy Loman. Now that Broadway production has come to the Ahmanson Theatre for...