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Bernard Pomerance

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[Broadway, 2014]


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

Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man

New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1979 - Best Play

Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man

Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Play

Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man

Bernard Pomerance News

THE ELEPHANT MAN Opens In April At Ti-ahwaga Players

Explore the compelling story of THE ELEPHANT MAN, brought to life by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players.
The Mirror Theatre to Present AMERICAN SONG BOOK and A New Play About Einstein and Reich

Sabra Jones, Artistic Director of The Mirror Theater, is delighted to be back with a new exciting summer stock season. First a new play by S. E. Endicott called 'Creation' about the first meeting between Albert Einstein and Wilhem Reich to discuss the discovery of a new energy, Argon (July 25th) Followed by 'American Song Book' at Highland Center For the Arts, a medley of past summer stock musicals performed by the Mirror Theater (July 28th.)
Review: Paul Potenza Will Break Your Heart as THE ELEPHANT MAN at The Tampa Repertory Theatre

Sometimes a show comes along that is so powerful, at times shattering, with a top-flight cast, that it deserves two Broadway World reviews. Tampa Rep's production of THE ELEPHANT MAN certainly fits into that category. My BWW colleague, Drew Eberhard, saw the show at its final preview, and I had the honor of attending its opening weekend. At the play's center is a performance by Paul Potenza in the title role that should have anyone reading this sentence to stop what they're doing and obtain their tickets ASAP. THE ELEPHANT MAN runs at the HCC Studio Theater in Ybor City thru February 19th, so you better hurry.
Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at TampaRep

Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London in November of 1977. Pomerance’s play also transferred to the National Theatre in London for an “In Rep” residency. From January to March of 1979 it played off-Broadway, and made a transfer to the Booth Theatre on Broadway later in 1979, but the production closed in 1981 after 916 regular performances. The Elephant Man received revivals in 2002 and 2014.
THE ELEPHANT MAN Cast Announced At Theatre Three

Theatre Three starts 2023 with The Elephant Man on the Norma Young Arean Stage. Written by Bernard Pomerance and directed by T3 Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt, this dark, biographical classic tells the story of John Merrick, an intelligent and friendly man shunned by Victorian-era society and called a “freak” due to his skin and bone disorders.
Tampa Repertory Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN

TampaRep's second show this season will play throughout February at the Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus in the Performing Arts Building.
TampaRep Introduces 'Choose Your Price' Ticket Model

Theatre is not theatre without an audience. Throughout the pandemic, many wondered when it would be safe to gather together again for the enjoyment and enrichment of a well-told story. Now that theatre lights are slowly rising to full again, TampaRep is extending an invitation to every household and budget level.
Tampa Repertory Theatre Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Stageworks

In the season opener for TampaRep, freedom, choice, and responsibility are on display.   Playing four shows a week through Nov 20, 2022 A Doll's House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath will open wide the door to Nora, who famously left her husband and children in the original play by Henrik Ibsen. One doesn't need to know “Part 1” to enjoy this funny and compelling new look at divorce in the modern age.
The Tampa Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 & More

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

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

After a couple years of traveling shows, virtual productions, construction-related closures, a pandemic and a highly-anticiapted return back “home” 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

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, Will River Mossek

Will’s desire to act was going to see his grandfather, Bernard Pomerance ‘s play, “The Elephant Man” at Williamstown, when he was ten years old.  
First Nation Actors Join Cast Of MELONS To Fight COVID-19

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

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

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

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 Physically Deformed John Merrick

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.
Activist Theater Company, Today Night Theater Club, Announces Second Production

Activist theater company, Today Night Theater Club (@TNTheaterClub) continues its inaugural season with Eric Ulloa's '26 PEBBLES' on December 13, at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The Borderline Bar Victims Fund by Ventura County Community Foundation will receive a percentage of each ticket sold during the 10 week run.
Full Cast Announced For THE ELEPHANT MAN At El Portal Theatre

Thursday Night Theater Club announce their cast of fourteen for The Elephant Man by playwright Bernard Pomerance.  Robyn Cohen is delighted to be at the helm with such a notable group of actors.   The production opens at El Portal Theatre. Tickets are available at: The show will open March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019.


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?

Bernard Pomerance has been nominated for several awards for "The Elephant Man," including Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and Best Play at the Tony Awards.

What awards has Bernard Pomerance won?

Bernard Pomerance has won the Outstanding New Play award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and the Best Play award from the Tony Awards for The Elephant Man.

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