Actress Farrah Fawcett's Broadway debut in the play BOBBI BOLAND has been
hit with a sudden cancellation.
The $2 million (GBP1.25 million) production, which was scheduled to open
on 24 November (03) at New York's CORT THEATRE, closed on Sunday (08NOV03)
after only seven previews - the first Broadway play in 11 years to close before
Producer JOYCE JOHNSON says, "The play simply does not work in a Broadway
house. This work debuted in a more intimate, off-Broadway theatre some years
back, which is where I first saw Bobbi Boland. The vivid characters that I saw
in such a
small setting did not transfer to the Cort. It's as simple as that.
"I am especially disappointed that, in the end, I could not produce Farrah
Fawcett's Broadway debut. She is a very intelligent, sensitive, fine actress -
and a great star. It is my hope that she will be back on Broadway soon."