Full cast announced for Broadway's The Elephant Man

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Full casting has now been announced for the Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, which returns to Broadway at the Booth Theatre, opening on 7 December 2014, following previews from 7 November and is booking to 15 February 2015.

As previously announced, the cast will be 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 have all previous appeared together in the 2012 production of the show in Williamstown Massachusetts. 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), 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 Tom Millward

Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man

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