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VIDEO: Bradley Cooper Talks Starring in THE ELEPHANT MAN: 'The Story Was Infectious'

Bradley Cooper, currently starring in Broadway's The Elephant Man, appeared on CBS News to speak with CHARLIE ROSE about portraying the iconic role on the Great White Way.

"Oh Charlie, it's a good year, to be here in the Booth Theater where it originated," says the actor. He continued, "It was the movie, David Lynch's film, I saw it when I was about 12 years old and there was something about the story. It was infectious." Check out the appearance below!

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivolain Bernard Pomerance star in the Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man, directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis.

The production opened on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015.

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 features Scenic and Projection Design by Timothy R. Mackabee, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Philip S. Rosenberg, Original Music and Sound Design by John Gromada.

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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