The Elephant Man

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  • The Elephant Man

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The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance returns to Broadway with Bradley Cooper as John Merrick and Patricia Clarkson as Mrs Kendal. When The Elephant Man premiered on Broadway in 1979, it captured the admiration of audiences and critics alike, winning the Drama Desk, Tony, and New York Drama Critic’s Circle best play awards.

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  • Previews Begin Nov. 7, 2014. Limited Engagement: 14 Weeks
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    CAST:

    John Merrick Bradley Cooper Mrs Kendal Patricia Clarkson Dr. Fredrik Treves Alessandro Nivola

    CREATIVE STAFF:

    Author Bernard Pomerance Director Scott Ellis
  • SYNOPSIS

    In Victorian England, John Merrick, the Elephant Man, goes from being a freak show feature to a central figure in London’s high society. Although greatly physically disfigured, Merrick’s inner soul and depth of compassion opened the eyes of many in Victorian England, as they saw through his imperfect frame to his kind, sensitive, and damaged inner being. The Elephant Man intimately examines the nature of celebrity, the cruelty and kindness of humankind, and the blind manner in which nature can determine our existence. The Elephant Man is a drama that engages, entertains, and elightens.
  • This production of The Elephant Man was first seen at the 2012 Williamstown Theater Festival.
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