Red Carpet Photos: Bradley Cooper Opens on Broadway in The Elephant Man (Dedicated to his biggest fan Christie Honigman aka Mrs. Bradley Cooper sometime soon.)
The show has been in previews for about a month, which is when the show works out any kinks and timing issues.
During this time theater goers
enjoy a full show, as well as a chance to meet the cast at the stage door.I find this is the time that most of the stars of the plays friends attend as well. Robert DeNiro saw the show 2 weeks ago.
Saw it Friday night. Unbelievable performances by everyone. Bradley
Cooper made me forget I was watching Bradley Cooper and immediately
started connecting and sympathizing with Joseph Merrick. Just
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.
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).