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Bernard Pomerance

 

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

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[Broadway, 2014]
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Playwright Bernard Pomerance during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Ca Photo

Playwright Bernard Pomerance during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Elephant Man' at the Booth Theatre on December 7, 2014 in New York City.

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Playwright Bernard Pomerance and Anthony Heald Photo

Playwright Bernard Pomerance and Anthony Heald

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Playwright Bernard Pomerance and Anthony Heald

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Playwright Bernard Pomerance, Director Scott Ellis and Anthony Heald  Photo

Playwright Bernard Pomerance, Director Scott Ellis and Anthony Heald

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Playwright Bernard Pomerance, Director Scott Ellis and Anthony Heald

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Bernard Pomerance Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1979 - Best Play Gold Star
Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Play Gold Star
Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man

Bernard Pomerance News

The Tampa Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring A DOLL'S HOUSE PART  Photo The Tampa Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

The Tampa Repertory Theatre has announced a new season of three plays for 2022-2023, continuing its collaboration with local venues and artists.

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Theatre Three Announces 60th Anniversary Season Photo Theatre Three Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

After a couple years of traveling shows, virtual productions, construction-related closures, a pandemic and a highly-anticiapted return back ‚Äúhome‚ÄĚ to the Norma Young Arena Stage (*this month!), Theatre Three will celebrate¬†six decades of creating theatre that illuminates the human experience with an all-new season.

American Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo American Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021

American Theatre Company will return to production for the 2021-2022, the company's 52nd, season.

Spike Lee Executive-Produced Civil Rights Movie SON OF THE SOUTH Launches New Actor,  Photo Spike Lee Executive-Produced Civil Rights Movie SON OF THE SOUTH Launches New Actor, Will River Mossek
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 10, 2021

Will‚Äôs desire to act was going to see his grandfather, Bernard Pomerance ‚Äės play, ‚ÄúThe Elephant Man‚ÄĚ at Williamstown, when he was ten years old.¬†¬†

First Nation Actors Join Cast Of MELONS To Fight COVID-19 Photo First Nation Actors Join Cast Of MELONS To Fight COVID-19
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2020

United Natives presents in association with Protect The Sacred & Major Motion Pictures/ Be Of Service Where You Sit presents 'Melons' from Bernard Pomerance, (the Writer Of 'Elephant Man')

Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces Mainstage Summer Season Photo Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces Mainstage Summer Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR) in Greensboro, Vermont announces its 2019 Mainstage Summer Season, kicking off July 25-28

BWW Feature: THE ELEPHANT MAN at The Usual Place Photo BWW Feature: THE ELEPHANT MAN at The Usual Place
by Debbie Hall - May 2, 2019

Joseph Merrick, known for the extreme deformity of his body and face, lived in the Victorian era and would not be known except his story is dramatized as The Elephant Man. A Public Fit Theatre Company is presenting the Tony-award winning production by Bernard Pomerance starring Kurt Hellerigh as Merrick at The Usual Place May 3-26.

THE ELEPHANT MAN Announced At Raue Center Photo THE ELEPHANT MAN Announced At Raue Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2019

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's growing professional theatre company, is excited to announce its upcoming production of Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man" at Raue Center For The Arts. This moving drama based on the life of John Merrick opens on May 3, 2019 and runs select dates through May 19, 2019.

Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN Recalls Victorian Era Exploitation of and Fascination with P Photo Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN Recalls Victorian Era Exploitation of and Fascination with Physically Deformed John Merrick
by Shari Barrett - Mar 26, 2019

Similar to David Bowie's awe-inspiring physical transformation in the title role on Broadway, the current production of Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN, a classic true-life tale and heart-wrenching story that depicts the best and the worst of humanity, presented by Thursday Night Theatre Club at the El Portal in NoHo, features an amazing performance by Tom Vitorino in the title role. His first appearance occurs with Merrick completely covered by filthy rags and laying in the dirt at a travelling Freak Show. But it is Vitorino's physical transformation, dressed only in Victorian-era underwear, as his deformities are described by his friend and savoir, Dr. Frederick Treves (John Ralston Craig), that sets the stage for the incredible production which follows that scene.

Bernard Pomerance Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Studio Tenn's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

Studio Tenn brings Victorian romanticism to Middle Tennesseans with the Broadway classic 'The Elephant Man,' playing at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin February 16 - 26, 2017.  A performance you don't want to miss, 'The Elephant Man' follows the amazing transformation and struggles Joseph Merrick faced throughout his life as a human oddity and sideshow attraction.

VIDEO: Bradley Cooper Talks Starring in THE ELEPHANT MAN: 'The Story Was Infectious'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 17, 2014

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.

UPDATE: VIDEO: Watch 'ELEPHANT MAN's Bradley Cooper's Entire Appearance on CBS Sunday Morning!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 2, 2014

Bradley Cooper, now starring in the Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning drama THE ELEPHANT MAN, talked to CBS Sunday Morning's Serena Altschul about the difference between portraying real people and fictional characters.

VIDEO: First Look - Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence Together Again in SERENA
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 30, 2014

Chideo shares the premiere of the U.S. trailer for SERNEA, based on the novel by American author Ron Rash, and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as newlyweds running a timber business in 1930s North Carolina.

BWW TV: Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola & More Talk THE ELEPHANT MAN; Opens on Broadway This December!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 21, 2014

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola will soon return to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classicThe Elephant Man, directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production 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 met the press this morning and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company about the exciting new revival. Check out interviews with Nivola, Clarkson and Cooper himself below!

VIDEO: Bradley Cooper & Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN Appear on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 21, 2014

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.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch New Television Spot for THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2014

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola return to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man, directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis. The production begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014and 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. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive look at a commercial for the play below!

VIDEO: First Official Trailer - Bradley Cooper Stars in Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 3, 2014

Below, watch the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood's new drama AMERICAN SNIPER, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.

STAGE TUBE: Williamstown Theatre Festival Bids Farewell to 2012 Season with Jessie J Lip Dub!
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2012

As previously announced, the complete 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival season closes this weekend, August 19, 2012. This season included Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a Preview Production of the new musical Far From Heaven, and a new translation of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country on the Main Stage, with Lucy Boyle's The Blue Deep, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, and Katori Hall's WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! on the Nikos Stage. The season also included a special workshop production of David Byrne's Here Lies Love, which played at nearby MASS MoCA. In the video below, the whole WTF team bids farewell to the 2012 season with a special lip dub featuring over 200 participants. Click below to check it out!


Bernard Pomerance Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Bernard Pomerance written?
Bernard Pomerance has written 1 shows including The Elephant Man (Playwright).

What awards has Bernard Pomerance been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Elephant Man , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Elephant Man Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Elephant Man and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Elephant Man .

What awards has Bernard Pomerance won?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Elephant Man Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Elephant Manand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Elephant Man.