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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He looks like that nutbar that claims to have been kidnapped. Jeremy London, right?
BROADWAY PLAYS ARE GAY. AND SO R THOSE WHO ATTEND. BUT BRENADAN IS THE SHIZNIT
YouBro are a moron.
For those who are vilifying this actor, you obviously have very limited knowledge and taste about film: check out "The Quiet American" with Michael Caine, or "Gods and Monsters" with Ian Mckellen. Before you attempt to be a film criic, trywatching some movies that do not feature ghosts, mummies, or car chases! Fraser might not be Robert DeNiro, but he is an accomplished and capable actor, equally in his element doing serious drama, farce, children's movies, and hollywood action flicks.
I agree with Guitarharry. Well said.
No talent? I guess you never saw his body of work that has spanned the past 20 years and co stared many of our strongest and well honored actors. The play was wonderful! Im sorry no one will get to see all of the wonderful performances from all of the actors in the play.
Brendan has zero talent.. is anybody surprised? I am not.... pathetic actor = pathetic play = gig cancelled.... Next!
My family and I saw the play and thought the acting was wonderful. The play was wonderful too but too heavy I think for the new jaded world we are in right now. The audience also liked the performances and we gave the actors a standing ovation for a job well done. I love Brendan Fraser and I am very sorry this play was canceled. I look forward seeing him in future projects. I am also sorry for the his fellow actors in this play a well.
sarcasm alert: This guy is such a great actor, who could possibly have predicted this?
BAD ACTOR IS BAD ACTOR NO MATTER WHERE YOU PUT IT
You are so articulate! You must be a professional acting teacher or film critic. Please, give us more of your wisdom!
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