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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, and Richard Easton plays Alfons, Elling’s unlikely poet mentor. The acclaimed new comedy from London arrives on Broadway, starring Brendan Fraser (Crash, Gods and Monsters), Tony Award® winner Denis O’Hare (Take Me Out, Sweet Charity, HBO’s “True Blood”), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, Best in Show) and Tony Award winner Richard Easton (The Invention of Love, Noises Off). After a sold-out, smash-hit run in the West End, where it received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy, ELLING comes to Broadway with direction by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (The Royal Family, Doubt) for a strictly limited engagement.

ELLING is the story of two wildly different roommates—one a tightly wound wannabe poet, the other a gentle giant with girls on the brain—and their unusual approaches to life, love, friendship and food. Hysterically funny and very moving, ELLING follows this lovably odd couple who leave a mental institution for a chance to prove themselves in the arguably nuttier “real world.” Through a series of hilarious misadventures—involving an inquisitive social worker, an eccentric artist and a very pregnant neighbor—this rare pair of friends discovers a little about life and a lot about each other.

Cast Members: Brendan Fraser, Denis O’Hare, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Easton, Jeremy Shamos

Show Dates: Performances from 02 Nov 2010
Opening 21 Nov 2010
Closing 20 Mar 2011


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