'Death of a Salesman ' wins best play revival Tony

MARK KENNEDY
Associated Press
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Host Neil Patrick Harris performs at the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes /Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Miller's 63-year-old masterpiece "Death of a Salesman" has won the Tony Award for best play revival.

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play centers on Willy Loman as a man destroyed by his own stubborn belief in the glory of American capitalism and its spell of success.

The revival, a critique of the free-enterprise system, took on fresh meaning in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis.

The revival is directed by Mike Nichols and also stars Andrew Garfield and Linda Emond. It features the same set and music as the original production from 1949.

It beat out "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," ''Master Class" and "Wit."