STAR OF BROADWAY’S
TO APPEAR ON LX-TV (WNBC)
TOMORROW, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Brendan Fraser, star of Broadway’s new comedy ELLING, will appear on LX-TV tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23, on WNBC-TV between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Brendan Fraser stars in ELLING with Denis O’Hare, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Easton and Jeremy Shamos. Directed by Doug Hughes, ELLING is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011.
“Brendan Fraser gives a bold performance.” -Scott Brown, New York Magazine
“Brendan Fraser is charming.” –Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News
“Brendan Fraser makes an endearing Broadway debut.” –Linda Winer, Newsday
ELLING is based on the popular original novels by Ingvar Ambjørnsen and adapted for the Oscar nominated film and the stage by Axel Hellstenius and Petter Næss, in a new English adaptation by critically hailed writer Simon Bent. ELLING played the West End and was nominated for the Lawrence Olivier Award for Comedy of the Year.
Set in the current day, ELLING is a comedy about a wildly mismatched pair of roommates trying to embrace life, love, friendship, pizza, poetry and women. Denis O’Hare plays obsessive/compulsive Elling. Brendan Fraser, plays the wildly enthusiastic gentle giant Kjell. Jennifer Coolidge plays Reidun, the object of Kjell’s considerable affection, Richard Easton plays Alfons, Elling’s unlikely poet mentor and Jeremy Shamos plays Frank, an inquisitive social worker.
The design team is comprised of Scott Pask (set), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Catherine Zuber (costumes) and David Van Tieghem (composer/sound designer).
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com or 212-239-6200, or in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. Ticket prices range from $46.50 to $126.50 (all prices include $1.50 facilities fee).
The performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning, Tuesday, November 23, all Tuesday performances will begin at 7pm. Thanksgiving week, there will be no performance on Thursday, November 25 and, an additional performance on Monday, November 22 at 7pm.
Gently Poignant and transcendently goofy!” -Elysa Gardner, USA Today
“The most blissfully funny and touching evening I’ve had in the theatre in ages.”
-The Guardian (London)
“Moving and very, very funny. Thoroughly life-affirming.”
-The Times (London)
“Works like a dream.”
-The Daily Telegraph (London)