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, this extremely limited engagement also stars Academy Award nominee 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 at the London Hospital, he is astonished by Merrick’s brilliant intelligence and unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson). But with his new life comes new complexity… and a "normal” existence begins to seem all but impossible.
Don't miss this acclaimed new production of the classic play that examines those most spectacular of specimens: human beings – somehow capable of everything from shameful exploitation to extraordinary kindness… and everything in between.