The Elephant Man Broadway Original Cast Revival

The Elephant Man Broadway

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.


Peter Bradbury, who has an extensive Broadway resume including "The Ferryman" and "Long Day’s Journey Into Night," also graced the stage in "The Elephant Man," a role he reprised in the West End. more...

Patricia Clarkson returned to the theater in 2014 to play the role of Madge Kendal in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man, a performance that earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress. more...

Eric Clem, who performed in *The Elephant Man* at the Williamstown Theater Festival under the direction of Scott Ellis, has an extensive background in New York theater, including productions with Primary Stages and New Georges, and is also a writer and actor for Naked Angels' monthly podcast, Naked Radio. more...

Bradley Cooper, who portrayed Joseph Merrick in the 2014 Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, garnered a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his compelling performance. more...

Alessandro Nivola made his Broadway debut in 2003 in "The Elephant Man," where his portrayal of Dr. Frederick Treves was lauded for its sensitivity and nuance. more...

Marguerite Stimpson, who graced the Broadway stage in The Elephant Man, has an impressive array of credits, including notable appearances in Blue Bloods and Law and Order: SVU. more...

Awards and Nominations

2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding Actor in a Play: Bradley Cooper was nominated but did not win.

2015 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Alessandro Nivola was nominated but did not win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bradley Cooper was nominated but did not win.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Patricia Clarkson was nominated but did not win.
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