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 love theater. It is simply a must-see. Brilliant and heartbreaking writing with beautiful performances. Masterful.
Don't see it if You don't like plays.
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.
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 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 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 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.