London Run of Dennehy-Franz Salesman Dim

News   London Run of Dennehy-Franz Salesman Dim The hoped-for move from Broadway to London for Death of a Salesman is looking dim as the acclaimed revival heads toward its Nov. 7 New York close date.

The hoped-for move from Broadway to London for Death of a Salesman is looking dim as the acclaimed revival heads toward its Nov. 7 New York close date.

Producer David Richenthal told Playbill On-Line there is "continuing talk" for a London production, "but no specific plans."

Not long after Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy said his last performance would be Nov. 7, the producers announced that day as the closing. Richenthal said no replacement for Dennehy could be found.

There had been talk that Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz would star in a 12 week London run of Salesman, at the Old Vic, beginning in January 2000, but a plan did not materialize.

Richenthal is still enjoying his personal Miller time on Broadway: He'll be solo producer for a revival of Miller's 1967 drama, The Price, opening Nov. 9 at the Royale Theatre. The acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is now playing the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. It began life at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where director Robert Falls is artistic director. It began previews on Broadway Jan. 22, 1999. The show opened Feb. 10, 50 years to the day since the original production of Salesman bowed on Broadway.

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