It,s too bad that more people wont get to see this sweet, charming and funny play as the closing notice is already up.It is well staged an beautifully acted all around. I had a fine time at it and lonly wish its ultimate Broadway fate could have been happier.
2hr. (1 intermission)
First off, the Norwegian film is very well written, and this English translation/adaptation is just as funny. I havent laughed so hard at a play in a long time. Denis OHare is a standout. Elling is a difficult role, a difficult person, and OHare gave a nuanced performance that allows the characters inherent goodness to shine through. Very very fine. Brendan Frasers Kjell is spot on. Kjell could be played as a cartoonish character, but here hes also infused with humanity. Jennifer Coolidge in her three roles is a hoot. So talented, great timing. Highly recommended.