Box Office for Broadway's Elling Opens for Business Oct. 12

News   Box Office for Broadway's Elling Opens for Business Oct. 12 The box office at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, which will soon be the home of Simon Bent's Elling, opens for business Oct. 12.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

The play, previously seen in London, will  begin previews on Broadway Nov. 2 with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 21.

The production, which will mark the Broadway debut of film actor Brendan Fraser, will be directed by Doubt's Doug Hughes and will also feature Tony winners Denis O'Hare and Richard Easton as well as Jennifer Coolidge ("A Mighty Wind," "Best in Show") and Jeremy Shamos (Reckless).

"Set in the current day," Elling, according to producers, "is a comedy about a wildly mismatched pair of roommates trying to embrace life, love, friendship, pizza, poetry and women." O'Hare will play obsessive/compulsive Elling with Fraser as the wildly enthusiastic gentle giant Kjell, Coolidge as Reidun, the object of Kjell's affection, and Easton as Alfons, Elling's unlikely poet mentor.

The design team comprises Scott Pask (set), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Catherine Zuber (costumes) and David Van Tieghem (composer/sound).

The Broadway mounting will be produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group, Bob Bartner, Bill Kenwright John O'Boyle, Deborah Taylor, Burnt Umber Bill Ballard/David Mirvish, Finola Dwyer, David Parfitt, Ronnie Planalp, and Michael David in association with Bob Boyett. Brendan Fraser has been seen on screen in "Gods and Monsters," "Crash," "The Mummy," "Dudley Do-Right" and more.

Denis O'Hare received a 2004 Tony nomination for his work as Charles Guiteau in the Tony-winning revival of Assassins. He won the Tony for his performance in Take Me Out. O'Hare's other Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind, Sweet Charity, Major Barbara, Cabaret and Racing Demon.

Richard Easton's numerous Broadway credits include a Tony-winning turn in The Invention of Love.

Jennifer Coolidge appeared on Broadway in a revival of The Women.

Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Beginning Nov. 23, all Tuesday performances will begin at 7 PM.

Tickets, priced $46.50-$126.50, are available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

For more information visit www.EllingOnBroadway.com.

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