Starring Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man tells the true story of a 19th-century British man named Joseph Merrick, who used the extreme deformity of his body to become a star in the traveling freak show circuit. The Elephant Man is a revival of the 1977 play by Bernard Pomerance; the play, which opened at Booth Theatre, also stars Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. Get The Elephant Man tickets to see the play everyone's talking about!
Based on the 1977 play by Bernard Pomerance, The Elephant Man is reveals the real-life tale of Joseph Merrick. Merrick, who was born with severe deformities, became well-known in the traveling freak show circuit, where he earned his nickname, Elephant Man. The play, which first debuted on Broadway in 1979, ran for nearly 1,000 performances, but had not been revived on the Great White Way until 2014. This version — which opened at Booth Theater — stars actor Bradley Cooper as Merrick, alongside Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson.
Joseph Merrick is the "Elephant Man" — a severely deformed man who travels among the freak show circuit. Soon he's cared for by renowned Dr. Treves, who is taken by Merrick's intellect, faith, and desire for understanding. Treves introduces Merrick to a beautiful woman named Mrs. Kendal, who is also moved by Merrick's resilience. The three begin to form an unlikely friendship and Treves and Kendal find themselves fivghting to protect Merrick from a world so cruel. Find out how this play unravels with The Elephant Man tickets!