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New York | 1h 55m | Already closed

The Elephant Man

From 104 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the show

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.

1h 55m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)


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100
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You like very dramas, great acting, very serious stories.

Don't see it if you prefer light, entertaining shows or don't enjoy drama.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You like uplifting tales

Don't see it if You don't

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if you want to learn how people treat each other. Bradley Cooper was superb

Don't see it if if you do not like deep dramas.

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound, Riveting

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.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Riveting

See it if If you love phenomenal acting!

Don't see it if I don't see any reason not to see.

95
Great acting, Intense, Must see, Riveting, Heartbreaking

See it if You're looking for fantastic acting with a thought-provoking story. It's an intense, heartbreaking tale.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lighter show with laughs.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

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.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You can

Don't see it if Physical deformities upset you

94
Great acting, Must see, Profound

See it if You like Bradley Cooper, making his Broadway debut and a real star turn!

Don't see it if You don't like or know the story.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining

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.

93
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Resonant

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.

92
Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show that will leave you full of emotion

Don't see it if You're not into really intense dialogue

92
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you LOVE Bradley Cooper

Don't see it if you don't like plays

92
Delightful, Epic, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like Bradley cooper! He was not the actor you see at the movies.

Don't see it if you don't want to see great acting.

90
Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Profound, Slow

See it if You enjoy good acting and plays. Not much scenery just the cast up on stage.

Don't see it if You youbenjiy musicals wit lots of dancing and flashy costumes and sets.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if you like dramas and love Bradley Cooper.

Don't see it if you're looking for something lighter.

90
Intense, Must see, Profound, Resonant, Slow

See it if you want to see a great slow burning drama.

Don't see it if you don't like deeper, more depressing shows and only enjoy light and funny ones.

90
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intense

See it if you love the original story of the elephant man

Don't see it if you are looking for a flashy stage setting, or music.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

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

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

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.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see an exceptional master class in acting. Truly breathtaking performance.

Don't see it if you want something fast-paced, energetic and light.

88
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy when Hollywood comes to Broadway. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like plays and Hollywood on Broadway.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

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.

87
Funny, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Touching

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.

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Touching

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.


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