Andrew Garfield on Working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Reaction to Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Balancing His Career
Though popular plays are produced all over the world, quality control is a major issue that can come up when a production wants to put their own stamp on the play. Even if the production feels that those changes might be relatively minor, the authors of such works or their estates may not see it the same way to such a degree that they can prevent the production from going forward.
If you have yet to hear about this Andrew Garfield fellow, you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the significant coverage of his starring role in Broadway’s recent revival of Death of a Salesman and the even bigger coverage of his turn as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Andrew Garfield, who just finished his Tony nominated run on Broadway in Death of a Salesman, recently spoke about his nomination and gearing up for the release of his new movie, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Mike Nichols talks about his current Broadway show Death of a Salesman, The Graduate, improvising, his film career and more. It’s over an hour long but it’s fantastic.
The cast of Death of a Salesman held a panel for Tony Award voters recently with none other than Meryl Streep moderating.
Linda Emond, who stars as Linda Loman, has received great reviews for her challenging role. In an interview, Emond explains how she got the role and how she developed her interpretation of the tragic character.
Playing Bernard, the initially nebbish son of Loman’s neighbor Charley who grows into a successful lawyer, is Fran Kranz, best known for starring in most of Joss Whedon’s projects, including the upcoming The Cabin in the Woods.
Though Andrew Garfield is best known for his film roles — after all, he’s going to be splashed across multiplexes in red and blue tights later this year in The Amazing Spider-Man — he maintains a passion for theater, pointing out, “There’s something pure about working on a play, in my experience.”
While Linda Emond will appear as Willy Loman’s wife while Andrew Garfield, star of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man, will star as Willy’s son Biff, the one-time sports hero whose life has not amounted to much of anything since.