The producers of the critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, have announced that the show officially recouped its $3.1 million capitalization costs after 6.5 weeks of performances (following the week ending December 21). The production has once again broken the box office record grossing $1,058,547.08 for the week ending December 28, also becoming the first show ever to play the Booth Theatre and gross over $1 million in a single week. Directed by 6-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, The Elephant Man is now playing a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015.
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 also includes 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 is 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, WLE MSG, LLC, Scott & Brian Zeilinger.
Tickets for The Elephant Man are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and 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.
Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm.
No Performances: Wednesday, December 31; Tuesday, January 13, 2015; Wednesday, January 14, 2015; and, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Added Performances: Monday, December 29 at 8pm; Tuesday, December 30 at 2pm; and Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:30pm.
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