Wendt had planned to play Oscar opposite Tim Kazurinsky’s Felix. The show will begin previews on Friday, as planned, and officially open Nov. 9, with Marc Grapey subbing for Wendt.
Veteran actor Ed Asner, 83, left the stage in the middle of a performance last night and was taken to a hospital “due to exhaustion,” his reps have confirmed to EW.
“While performing his one-man show FDR in Gary, Ind., last night, Ed Asner had to be taken off-stage due to exhaustion and is resting comfortably at a Chicago-area hospital. [He] is expected to be released later today,” his publicist said in a statement.
TMZ first broke the story, reporting that Asner was escorted off-stage and taken to a hospital for treatment after he began struggling with his lines. “He is being assessed right now and what I can say is that it was not a stroke. That much we do know,” Asner’s son Matt told TMZ.