VIDEO: Bradley Cooper & Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN Appear on 'Today'
Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about their new Broadway play The Elephant Man, based on the life of a 19th century man with severe deformities. Check out the appearance below!
Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic, The Elephant Man marks the Broadway return of two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper. It also stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis and begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now.
The cast features Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, 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. The cast will also include Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.
This production, also starring Mr. Cooper, Ms. Clarkson and Mr. Nivola under the direction of Mr. Ellis, was first produced and presented in July 2012 in Williamstown, Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director.
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man's brilliant intelligence, unshakable faith and, most of all, his resounding desire for love and understanding. He introduces Merrick to the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson), who is deeply touched by this pure and genuine soul. As a complex friendship blossoms among the three, Treves and Kendal struggle to protect Merrick from a world of questionable intentions... and so begins a story of love as unique as "The Elephant Man" himself.
The Elephant Man will be produced on Broadway by James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Catherine Adler,Roger Berlind, Caiola Productions, Patrick Catullo, Roy Furman, Larry Hirschhorn, Jeffrey Finn Productions,Van Kaplan, Edward M. Kaufmann, Hal Luftig, Arielle Tepper Madover, Peter May, Stephanie P. McClelland, TheShubert Organization, Douglas Smith, Jonathan M. Tisch, Harvey Weinstein, Scott & Brian Zeilinger.
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