Official: Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola to Lead THE ELEPHANT MAN on Broadway; Opens in Fall 2014
Producer James L. Nederlander has confirmed that Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola will star in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, directed by Scott Ellis, this fall on Broadway at a Shubert theatre to be announced.
Clarkson (as Mrs. Kendal), Cooper (as John Merrick) and Nivola (as Dr. Fredrik Treves) all appeared together in the 2012 Williamstown Theater Festival production of the play, also directed by Scott Ellis.
From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, the life of John Merrick, The Elephant Man, has fascinated the world for well over a century. Though his disfigurement brought notoriety, it was his unblemished inner humanity that most astonished those around him, compelling examinations of their own prejudices and beliefs. Shattering our illusions of normalcy, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance weaves Merrick's tale into a parable on beauty, innocence, and human dignity.