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Broadway's The Elephant Man Extends to 22 Feb 2015


Broadway's The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance which is currently playing at the Booth Theatre has announced a one week extension to its run, and will now conclude performances on 22 February 2015.

The production has also announced slight changes to the schedule in order to accommodate Patricia Clarkson's shooting schedule for an upcoming film. Performances on Tue 13 January at 7pm; Wed 14 January at 2pm and 8pm; and, Tue 20 January at 7pm have been cancelled. An extra performance on Sun 25 January at 7:30pm has been added to the schedule.

The Elephant Man returned to Broadway on 7 December 2014, following previews from 7 November 2014. It opened to strong reviews with much praise for both the production and cast.

The cast is led by Academy Award nominees Bradley Cooper (as John Merrick), and Patricia Clarkson (as Mrs. Kendal), along with Alessandro Nivola (as Dr. Fredrik Treves), who all previous appeared together in the 2012 production of the show in Williamstown Massachusetts. They are 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), Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.

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 is directed by Scott Ellis and 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.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man

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