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 its official unveiling.

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."

11/11/2003 21:03