November 26th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
He may have defeated "The Mummy," but it seems Brendan Fraser is no match for the Great White Way. Just a week after making his Broadway debut with the official opening of the comedy "Elling," the production is already set to close.
"Elling," about two mental patients (Fraser and "True Blood" star Denis O'Hare) being reintegrated into society, began previews on November 2 and opened to mostly mixed reviews on November 21. By the time the show closes on November 28, it will have played 22 previews and 9 regular performances, reports Playbill.com.
"Coming to Broadway is the fulfillment of a life's aspiration for me. I'm very excited," the 41-year-old actor, whose previous stage experience includes starring in a London production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," told Playbill in October.
"I'm looking forward to the whole run of it, for having had the experience of the arc of a performance over an entire run. We have 20 weeks, so that's a lot of time for me to learn how to get my job done right. By closing night, I'll have it down!"
"Elling," which had one of the shortest stints by a Broadway play in recent years, according to the Hollywood Reporter, was originally slated to run until March.
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