"Joining the triumvirate of superior performance was Anna Paone, playing the tortured, fierce, loyal, Linda Loman. From her opening moments, sleeping (again) by herself, to her final monologue at Willie’s graveside, Ms Paone demonstrated a world-weariness and an inner strength that was completely appropriate for the character and in line with what Mr. Miller wrote."

--Robert Liebowitz, Arts Independent review of Death of a Salesman

"Of equal strength is Anna Paone as his long suffering overly-devoted wife, Linda. Frank Langella once cited that it’s easy to just scream on stage and not have anything under it. Ms. Paone certainly did. Every look and breath told a deep story and her agony at the play’s tragic end was felt by all. You truly were concerned for 'mom' now that dad was gone."


--Bob Greene, Outer-Stage review of Death of a Salesman

"Anna Paone's portrayal of Willy's wife, Linda, is the perfect complement to Mr. Cooper's, Willy. Ms. Paone's actions are heartfelt and believable; as she conveys being in the difficult position of having to constantly remind Willy of the past due bills while concurrently being the lovable wife and mother of the family. One of her most touching scenes occurs when she is speaking about the mortgage on their home."


--Kristin Hardwick, Hi! Drama review of Death of a Salesman


"A University of Michigan graduate, Paone shows audiences why the U of M theater and film departments are a growing force to be reckoned with. Many of the current Broadway shows that I have seen also sport U of M graduates, to no surprise. There is a depth to her acting that transcends how young she physically looks. Her Missourian accent was one of the most consistent I have ever heard. Her movements are subtle and with intention, drawing the audience in with every line."


--Jessica Lynn French, Theater for All review of Talley's Folly




"If the role of Honey isn’t played correctly, that character can quickly morph into an annoying drunk. Anna Paone didn’t let that happen.  Paone’s rendition of the exploited and deluded Honey was admirable and invoked the required amount of sympathy deserved by Honey."


--M. Lennon Perricone, review of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, New Brunswick Today

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