Attention must be paid -- and will be Sept. 20 as the Tony Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman opens its run at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz reprise their Tony garnering turns as Willy and Linda Loman. The Robert Falls directed production runs through Nov. 5. Dennehy is the veteran of many films, including "First Blood" and "Cocoon," as well as stage productions of Galileo and The Iceman Cometh . Franz recently appeared Off-Broadway in the Atlantic Theatre Company's production of Miles from the Blue Route. Franz created the title role in Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatious..., for which she won an Obie Award. She recently performed Off-Broadway in Minutes from the Blue Route at the Atlantic Theatre Company and The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Public Theatre. Broadway credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, and The Cherry Orchard.
Most of Salesman's Broadway cast are starring in Los Angeles including Ron Eldard (Biff), Ted Koch (Happy), Howard Witt (Charley), Kate Buddeke (The Woman), Barbara eda-Young (Jenny), Kent Klineman (Stanley), , Laura Moss (Letta), Steve Pickering (Howard Wagner) and Richard Thompson (Bernard). Allen Hamilton and Nina Landey replace Robert Brueler and Stephanie March as Uncle Ben and Miss Forsythe.
Tickets are $60-$15. For reservations, call (213) 628-2772. The Ahmanson is online at http://www.TaperAhmanson.org.