Bradley Cooper Stars in Broadway's The Elephant Man

The Tony Award Winning play The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance will return to Broadway at the Booth Theatre, opening on 13 November 2014, following previews from 18th October.

The cast will be led by Bradley Cooper (as John Merrick), Patricia Clarkson (as Mrs. Kendal) and Alessandro Nivola (as Dr. Fredrik Treves) who have all previous appeared together in the 2012 production of the show in Williamstown Massachusetts , directed by Scott Ellis.

They will be joined by Anthony Heald (as Ross / Bishop Walsham How), Scott Lowell (as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John), Kathryn Meisle (as Miss Sandwich / Princess) and Henry Stram (as Carr Gomm / Conductor) with further casting to be announced.

The Elephant Man is set in 19th-century Britain, and tells the story of a man with a severe facial disfigurement that makes him the star of a travelling circus. As Dr. Treves takes him into care he discovers that under the exterior lies an incredible mind. As Victorian high society become obsessed with the man, the actress Mrs. Kendal becomes strangely drawn to him, adding another layer of complexity.

Bernard Pomerance's play premiered on Broadway in 1979, and has been seen in London at the Royal National Theatre. Sean Mathias directed a revival of the play in 2002 at the Royale Theatre which ran for 57 performances.

The Elephant Man will be produced on Broadway by James L. Nederlander. It will feature Scenic and Projection Design by Timothy R. Mackabee, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Philip S. Rosenberg, and Sound Design by Drew Levy.

General booking will open on Saturday 28 June 2014 at 10am.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man

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