PHOTO CALL: Elling, Starring Denis O'Hare and Brendan Fraser, Opens on Broadway
By Matthew Blank
Simon Bent's Elling, the odd-couple comedy previously seen in London, officially opened on Broadway Nov. 21 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre following previews that began Nov. 2.
The production, which marks the Broadway debut of film actor Brendan Fraser, is directed by Doubt's Doug Hughes and also boasts 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 plays 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. Shamos plays poet Frank Asli.
Here is a look at the event:
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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