We now know who will be joining Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man on the Great White Way. Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne will all appear in the production, which begins previews on November 7. Directed by Scott Ellis, the show will officially open on December 7 at the Booth Theatre and play a limited engagement through February 15.
Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man revolves around the real-life John Merrick (Cooper), 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.
The Elephant Man will feature scenic and projection design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg and original music and sound design by John Gromada.
As previously announced, The Elephant Man will also star Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Fredrik 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.