We're going to have wait just that little bit longer to see Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper on the Great White Way. Due to a scheduling conflict, Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man has pushed back its Broadway dates by three weeks. Initially set to begin performances at the Booth Theatre on October 18, the production will now start previews on November 7 and play a limited engagement through February 15. The Tony-winning drama, directed by Scott Ellis, will officially open on December 7.
The Elephant Man revolves around the real-life John Merrick, a severely disfigured 19th-century Englishman who struggles to live with dignity. The play premiered on Broadway in 1979 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Play. It was revived in 2002 with Billy Crudup in the lead role.
Cooper will be joined in the cast by Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola, Anthony Heald, Scott Lowell, Kathryn Meisle and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm/Conductor.
Cooper, Clarkson, Nivola, Lowell and Stram appeared together in the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of the play, also under the direction of Ellis. A Cooper-led revival was originally on the table for a fall 2013 run.