Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris and Laurie Metcalf Lead Miller's All My Sons in L.A.

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Stage stars Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris and Laurie Metcalf headline the Geffen Playhouse production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons starting previews April 11.
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Geffen artistic director Randall Arney stages the drama which will open April 19 at the California company's mainstage for a run through May 21.

All My Sons tells the story of a man who hastily sold defective airplane parts to the Army, which caused the crafts to crash and kill 21 men. His crime, which he long had deflected by blaming his business partner, now comes back to light as his son plans to wed the partner's daughter.

The work earned the Tony Award in 1947 for Elia Kazan's Broadway staging starring Ed Begley and Karl Malden. The play was later adapted for the screen in 1948 featuring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster.

Also appearing in the ensemble are Amy Sloan (Plunge), Chris Payne Gilbert (Through Fred), Morgan Rusler (Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates), Robin Riker (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Liam Christopher O'Brien (Sex Parasite), Megan Austin Oberle (Top Girls) and Sterling Beaumon (Grapes of Wrath).

The design team for All My Sons features Robert Blackman (scenic), Daniel Ionazzi (lighting), David Kay Mickelsen (costumes) and Richard Woodbury (sound) — who also composes original music. Michelle Magaldi serves as stage manager with Stacey Wilson as assistant stage manager. Cariou earned a Tony Award for his turn in Sweeney Todd and has also received Tony nominations for his work in Applause and A Little Night Music. Cariou's other Broadway credits include Proof, The Dinner Party, Teddy & Alice, Dance a Little Closer, Cold Storage, Don't Call Back, Night Watch and King Henry V.

Harris was last seen in Los Angeles in the world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz' The Paris Letter. He last appeared on Broadway In the Tony Award-winning revival of Assassins as The Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald. The star, known for his television turns in "Doogie Howser, M.D." and the current "How I Met Your Mother, has amassed a formidable theatre resume having appeared in Broadway's Cabaret, Proof, Lincoln Center's Sweeney Todd and the L.A. staging of Rent.

Metcalf — remember for her Emmy Award-winning turn as the sister on "Roseanne" — recently appeared in the Los Angeles staging of Pot Mom. The Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member is next slated to star this summer in The Unmentionables. Other stage credits include Balm in Gilead, Libra, My Thing of Love, Educating Rita, You Can't Take it With You, Coyote Ugly and The Glass Menagerie. She previously starred in All My Sons at London's National Theatre.

The Geffen will next house Sam Shepard's The God of Hell (June 20-July 30) as directed by Jason Alexander.

Tickets to All My Sons at the Geffen Playhouse, at 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood, CA are available by calling (310) 208-5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.com.

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