Dennehy’s Salesman Starts London Previews May 10

News   Dennehy’s Salesman Starts London Previews May 10 Brian Dennehy will die the death of a salesman every night at London’s Lyric Theatre in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, which begins previews May 10.
Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman
Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman

The production comes originally from The Goodman Theatre of Chicago — later moving to Broadway — and it is the first London staging of Miller’s classic since the playwright’s death.

Brian Dennehy stars as Willy Loman, making his West End stage debut. Clare Higgins plays Linda Loman, while Douglas Henshall and Mark Bazely will play, respectively, Biff and Happy. Howard Witt plays Charley. Also in the cast are Steve Pickering, Allen Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, Samantha Coughlan, Eleanor Howell and Abigail McKern.

The show’s creative team is the same as the American production. Robert Falls directs, with scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Birgit Rattenborg Wise, lighting by Michael Philippi and music and sound by Richard Woodbury.

In New York the production won five Tony Awards, including Best Revival, Best Direction and Best Actor for Dennehy. Despite being most famous for his film work, Dennehy is an experienced stage actor and followed this performance by winning a second Tony for Long Day's Journey Into Night opposite Vanessa Redgrave, also directed by Falls. A U.S. TV version of Death of a Salesman bagged him a Golden Globe.

The London producers are David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall and Charlene Marshall for Delphi Productions.

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