The Elephant Man Revival 2014

Run Time:
One hour and 55 minutes
Opened: December 7, 2014
Closing: February 21, 2015

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Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic THE ELEPHANT MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis, THE ELEPHANT MAN is one of the hottest productions to emerge from the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it had theatergoers lining up hours ahead of time in the hopes of securing a ticket. This extremely limited engagement also stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson ("Six Feet Under") and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle).

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 Booth Theatre is one of Broadway's most intimate venues and seating is limited.

Advance purchase is highly recommended.


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Cooper scores as the 'Elephant Man'
8 / 10

Much of the play is tediously consumed by Treves debating notions of morality and normalcy with his colleagues. But even if the play lacks narrative power, the setup is still fascinating. Unlike the film, where Merrick's grotesque figure was displayed through prosthetics, Cooper solely relies on his physical and vocal abilities to convey all of this, keeping his face and body in twisted positions, speaking in a wobbly tone and moving with a pained gait. It is an extremely demanding role and he pulls it off.

Cooper shines, shares spotlight in robust 'Elephant Man'
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Casting one of Hollywood's most beautiful people as Merrick may seem like a gimmick, but this revival, which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012, offers nothing of the sort. Cooper had, by all accounts, imagined himself in the role before anyone suggested it to him, and he approaches it with total commitment, not only to reflecting Merrick's physical challenges but also to capturing the character's great sensitivity and wit. That's not to say Cooper dominates this staging, robustly directed by Scott Ellis. Playwright Bernard Pomerance also was drawn to Frederick Treves, the surgeon who helped ensure Merrick had shelter and comfort in the final years of his short life, and wrote about him.

Bradley Cooper-Led THE ELEPHANT MAN Transfers to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015


Having just finished a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from tonight, May 19th until August 8th.

THE ELEPHANT MAN Ends Broadway Run Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - February 20, 2015


Three-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola will play their final Broadway performance in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man on Saturday, February 21 after 35 previews and 83 regular performances. Directed by 6-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, the production began performances on November 7, 2014 and officially opened on December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). The Elephant Man begins a 12 week limited engagement at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 19, 2015 for a limited engagement through August 8, 2015.

BWW Flashback: THE ELEPHANT MAN Concludes Broadway Run Tonight; Cooper Heads to the Oscars!
by BWW Special Coverage - February 21, 2015


Bradley Cooper, who leads Broadway's The Elephant Man, has earned a 2015 Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and Best Picture for the film American Sniper. To allow Mr. Cooper to attend the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, The Elephant Man plays its final Broadway performance tonight, February 21, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). In honor of closing night, BroadwayWorld flashes back to the show's journey to Broadway below!

In the Spotlight Series: Company of THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Walter McBride - January 27, 2015


THE ELEPHANT MAN opened last month at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. Directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, the limited engagement will play through February 21. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

THE ELEPHANT MAN to Transfer to London - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to Star, May 19
by Christina Mancuso - January 23, 2015


Currently enjoying a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are now on sale.

THE ELEPHANT MAN Moves Up Closing as Bradley Cooper Heads to the Oscars
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015


The producers of The Elephant Man are pleased to congratulate Bradley Cooper on his Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and, as a producer, Best Picture for the film American Sniper. To allow Mr. Cooper to attend the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, The Elephant Man will now play its final Broadway performance on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm.

In the Spotlight Series: THE ELEPHANT MAN's Patricia Clarkson
by Walter McBride - January 20, 2015


THE ELEPHANT MAN opened month at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. Directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, the limited engagement will play through February 22. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Clarkson in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

In the Spotlight Series: THE ELEPHANT MAN's Bradley Cooper
by Walter McBride - January 19, 2015


THE ELEPHANT MAN opened month at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. Directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, the limited engagement will play through February 22. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Cooper in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

VIDEO: THE ELEPHANT MAN's Bradley Cooper Does His DeNiro Impression on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - January 15, 2015


Bradley Cooper stopped by today's LIVE and talked about Robert DeNiro coming to see him in Broadway's THE ELEPHANT MAN.

Bradley Cooper; Sienna Miller Set for This Week's LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - January 14, 2015


This week on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are joined by two of Broadway's hottest stars. On Thursday, January 15, 2015, the hosts sit down with BRADLEY COOPER.

VIDEO: Bradley Cooper Talks ELEPHANT MAN, AMERICAN SNIPER on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - January 13, 2015


Bradley Cooper stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new film 'American Sniper' in which he portrays Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S.

Bradley Cooper Confirms West End Transfer of THE ELEPHANT MAN; Reveals Theater & Dates!
by Caryn Robbins - January 7, 2015


In an interview with radio host Howard Stern yesterday, the Academy Award winner confirmed the news that the show will indeed play a limited run at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket

Bradley Cooper to Take THE ELEPHANT MAN to London This Spring?
by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2015


Confirming earlier rumors, two production sources just told Deadline that Bradley Cooper will be heading across the pond with THE ELEPHANT MAN this April, following the play's final February 22 performance on Broadway.

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The Elephant Man - 2014 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Revival of a Play The Elephant Man
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play The Elephant Man
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Bradley Cooper
2015 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Bernard Pomerance
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Bradley Cooper
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play The Elephant Man
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Alessandro Nivola
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Bradley Cooper
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Patricia Clarkson
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Hal Luftig
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play The Elephant Man
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Williamstown Theatre Festival
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Brian Zeilinger
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Scott Zeilinger
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play WLE MSG, LLC.
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Jonathan M. Tisch
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Douglas Smith
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play The Shubert Organization
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Stephanie P. McClelland
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Peter May
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Arielle Tepper Madover
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Edward M. Kaufmann
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Van Kaplan
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Jeffrey Finn Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Larry Hirschhorn
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Roy Furman
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Patrick Catullo
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Caiola Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Roger Berlind
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Catherine Adler
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Terry Allen Kramer
2015 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play James L. Nederlander

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