Friday, October 10, 2014

BRADLEY COOPER IN BROADWAY'S THE ELEPHANT MAN

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Bradley Cooper



Rehearsals will begin in New York City this Monday, October 13th for the Broadway return of two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man, directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now.



The cast features Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross / Bishop Walsham How, Scott Lowell as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm / Conductor. The cast will also include Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.




This production, also starring Mr. Cooper, Ms. Clarkson and Mr. Nivola under the direction of Mr. Ellis, was first produced and presented in July 2012 in Williamstown, Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director.



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 Elephant Man features Scenic and Projection Design by Timothy R. Mackabee, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Philip S. Rosenberg, Original Music and Sound Design by John Gromada.



The Elephant Man will be produced on Broadway by James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Catherine Adler, Roger Berlind, Caiola Productions, Patrick Catullo, Roy Furman, Larry Hirschhorn, Jeffrey Finn Productions, Van Kaplan, Edward M. Kaufmann, Hal Luftig, Arielle Tepper Madover, Peter May, Stephanie P. McClelland, The Shubert Organization, Douglas Smith, Jonathan M. Tisch, Harvey Weinstein, Scott & Brian Zeilinger.



TICKET INFORMATION



Tickets for The Elephant Man are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and (beginning Friday, September 5) in person at the Booth Theatre box office (222 West 45th Street, NYC). Tickets range in price from $99 to $169 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available. Group bookings are currently available at www.NederlanderSalesNY.com or by calling Nederlander Sales & Patron Services at 800-714-8452 or 212-840-3890.



PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE


November 7 – 30: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm


Beginning December 2: Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm



No Performances: Wednesday, November 26 at 2pm; Thursday, November 27; Wednesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 31


Added Performances: Monday, November 24 at 2pm; Friday, November 28 at 2pm; Monday, December 22 at 8pm; Friday, December 26 at 2pm; Monday, December 29 at 8pm; Tuesday, December 30 at 2pm



BIOGRAPHIES



BRADLEY COOPER (John Merrick). Theatre: The Elephant Man (Williamstown), Three Days of Rain (Broadway), The Understudy (Williamstown). Film: Guardians of the Galaxy, American Hustle (Oscar nom, Golden Globe nom, SAG ensemble award), The Place Beyond The Pines, The Hangover trilogy, Silver Linings Playbook (Oscar nom, Golden Globe nom, SAG nom, National Board of Review award), Limitless, Wedding Crashers, Wet Hot American Summer, Serena. Upcoming film: Untitled Cameron Crowe film, American Sniper, Untitled John Wells project, TV: “Alias,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Kitchen Confidential,” “Sex and the City.” Education: Georgetown University, Actor’s Studio MFA Program.



PATRICIA CLARKSON (Mrs. Kendal). Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves, Eastern Standard. Off-Broadway: Three Days of Rain, The Author's Voice, The Vanishing Act, The Maiden's Prayer, Raised in Captivity. Kennedy Center: A Streetcar Named Desire. Films: Learning to Drive, October Gale, Cairo Time, Easy A, Whatever Works, Shutter Island, Good Night and Good Luck, Far From Heaven (NYFCC Award), The Green Mile, The Untouchables, High Art (Independent Spirit Nomination), The Station Agent (SAG Nomination, National Board of Review Award), Pieces of April (Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Nominations, National Board of Review Award). TV: “Six Feet Under” (Emmy Award 2002 & 2006), “Parks & Recreation.”



ALESSANDRO NIVOLA (Frederick Treves). Broadway: The Winslow Boy (Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Month in the Country (Drama Desk nom). Off-Broadway: A Lie of the Mind (New Group). Regional: Williamstown, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Intiman, O’Neill Theater Center. Film: American Hustle (SAG Award), Laurel Canyon (Independent Spirit nom), Junebug, Coco Before Chanel, Face/Off, Ginger and Rosa, Mansfield Park, Devil’s Knot, Howl, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Time Code, Best Laid Plans, Jurassic Park 3, Five Dollars A Day, Goal, Janie Jones among others. Upcoming Films: A Most Violent Year, Selma, Day Out of Days. Produced the comedy series “Doll & Em” for HBO. Yale University.



BERNARD POMERANCE (Playwright) was born and raised in New York City. His first play, High in Vietnam, Hot Damn was performed at the Interaction Almost Free Theatre in 1972. Along with Roland Rees and David Aukin, Bernard helped to found the theatre company Foco Novo in 1972. Other plays include Someone Else Is Still Someone (Bush Theatre, 1974), Melons (RSC, 1985-6) and an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s A Man’s A Man (Hampstead Theatre, 1975). His best known play The Elephant Man premièred at Hampstead Theatre in 1977, and was performed in repertory at Britain’s National Theatre and several times off and on Broadway. The play won Pomerance a Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics’ Award, an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the outer Critics’ Circle Award.



SCOTT ELLIS (Director). Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nom.), Harvey, Curtains (Tony nom.), The Little Dog Laughed (Drama League nom.), Twelve Angry Men (Tony nom.), The Man Who Had All the Luck, The Rainmaker, 1776 (DD, Tony nom.), She Loves Me (Tony nom.; Picnic (OCC nom.), Company, A Month in the Country, Steel Pier (Tony nom. Off-Broadway: Tom Durnin, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Streamers; GoodBoys and True; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; The Waverly Gallery, And the World Goes ’Round: (DD, OCC awards); Flora, the Red Menace (DD nom). TV: “Weeds” (Executive Producer), “30 Rock” (Emmy nom., Best Director), “Modern Family,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Frasier,” “The Good Wife”. Mr. Ellis is the Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company.



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