The critically acclaimed revival of “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway is concluding with a series of well-deserved celebrations for the company, including the wedding of one of its standout characters, McKinley Belcher III, to his longtime lover, Blake Fox.
We’re told stage legend André De Shields, who gave a memorable performance as Happy Loman’s uncle Ben Loman, will officiate the wedding.
According to reports, the newlywed actor would subsequently travel to Budapest not for a honeymoon but to film a television program.
McKinley has also appeared in “Ozark” on Netflix and “Good Lord Bird” on Showtime. Fox is a visual artist, photographer, and educator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.
Belcher told Page Six, “These folks are my family, and the conclusion of this journey will signal a very meaningful beginning for me and my fiancé, Blake.
Our wedding will be officiated by André. Tuesday, [co-star Sharon D. Clarke] and the entire Loman family will be by my side. The strong ties we’ve forged are a gift that goes on giving. I will never forget this occasion. It is a dream realized!”
During the curtain call, the show also celebrated De Shields’ 77th birthday with a gigantic 24-layer chocolate cake from The Strip House. Wendell Pierce led the crowd in a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
Pierce and Clarke received their caricatures from Sardi’s as part of the last hurrah, and they will be added to the famous celebrity-filled walls at the theatrical venue.
Immediately following the wedding, Belcher will travel to Budapest to film a television program.
During the last performances, Al Roker, Oscar Isaac, and Alec Baldwin will visit the cast backstage, and the producers will hold a massive closing party at Bond 45.
If the salesman was not already deceased, he will be now.
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