PHOTO CALL: Elling Stars Brendan Fraser, Denis O'Hare and Jennifer Coolidge Meet the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Elling Stars Brendan Fraser, Denis O'Hare and Jennifer Coolidge Meet the Press
 
Brendan Fraser, Denis O'Hare and Jennifer Coolidge star in the upcoming Broadway premiere of Simon Bent's Elling, beginning previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Nov. 2. They greeted the press Oct. 19.

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.

 

Here is a first look at the cast:

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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