Death of a Salesman, the hit Broadway revival starring Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz, has firmed up its London plans. The Arthur Miller play will open at London's Old Vic on Jan 31, 2000 for a 12-week run ending April 22, 2000. Stars Brian Dennehy and Elizabeth Franz will be featured in the English production.
Producer David Richenthal told Playbill On-Line that the two Tony-winning actors will probably leave the Broadway production in late November to rest up for the trip. No replacement cast has been selected at this point. A tour of the U.S. will commence following the London engagement, with cities and dates to be announced later.
In other Salesman news, the cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of Death of a Salesman will take its second week-long break this summer, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1. Brian Dennehy and company will resume performances Sept. 8.
According to New York Newsday, star Dennehy will spend the time with his children before they go back to school. The current cast of Salesman features Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz and Ron Eldard, who replaced Kevin Anderson.
The acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, which won a Tony for best revival of a play, is now playing an open run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Miller's classic in over a decade. It began life at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where Falls is artistic director, and began previews on Broadway Jan. 22. The show opened Feb. 10, fifty years to the day since the original production of Salesman bowed on Broadway. 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 .
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-- By Robert Simonson