Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway

Archival Photos   Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway
 
The original Broadway production opened at the Martin Beck Theatre January 22, 1953.
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Arthur Kennedy, Beatrice Straight, and cast of the 1953 production of The Crucible Fred Fehl/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

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.

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