Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson star in this Broadway production about a man in a traveling freak show in the 19th century. More…
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, 'The Elephant Man' tells the story of a 19th-century man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves 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, 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.
See it if you like strong acting. Brilliant to have handsome BC contort into the disfigured EMan. Society's reaction to "others" is impt to consider.
Don't see it if Questioning the dr's goodness wasn't interesting. Nivola was stiff. The play isn't as powerful as I'd remembered. Still, solid production.
See it if You're interested in historical dramas, or just want to see Bradley Cooper on stage.
Don't see it if You're looking for a definitive version of this play.
See it if Fantastic acting. Especially Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. Interesting story. Impressive play.
Don't see it if It's an intense, sad play so it may not be what you feel like seeing.
See it if You enjoy seeing a movie star who's not afraid to look ugly or be pathetic onstage, and an amazing, touching, sad, lovely story.
Don't see it if You want a happy ending.
See it if You are a Bradley Cooper fan, enjoy period pieces, and like shows like The Nick and Gangs of New York
Don't see it if You aren't star-vehicle-driven, you dislike historical plays, you prefer shorter, crisper productions - this felt looong
See it if you want to see a pretty boy flex his acting chops. Beautiful chemistry between Cooper and Clarkson. Cooper's Tony nom was well-deserved!
Don't see it if you are expecting prosthetics.
See it if You want to see Bradley Cooper act out this tale incredibly. The play is a tad slow, but is moving and masterful.
Don't see it if You don't like slower plays.
See it if you like seeing transformative acting
Don't see it if you don't like intensity or someone with a disability onstage makes you uncomfortable
See it if you want Bradley Cooper at his finest. Superb acting, funny, poignant. Truly outstanding acting, all together a great show.
Don't see it if you don't like seeing a simulated disability. You find it hard to understand someone with a speech impediment.
See it if You look for great acting and thought provoking historical plays. Very moving performances.
Don't see it if You're looking for light fare or something easily digested.
See it if You want a literate, moving and thoughtful night of theater. It''s a classic for a reason people. It's a poignant exploration of life.
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged in the theater, or disliked it's previous stage versions.
See it if You'd enjoy a masterfully acted play about an intelligent and sensitive man, trapped in a diseased body.
Don't see it if The idea of a "star" transforming into a crippled, disfigured character or a show about an incurable disease would be upsetting to you.