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The Elephant Man

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining, Intelligent
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Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson star in this Broadway production about a man in a traveling freak show in the 19th century.

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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.

 

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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.

75
Intense, Overrated, Well acted, Well staged

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.

83
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing

See it if you like a great script and great acting

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

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.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a good drama play or enjoy Bradley Cooper

Don't see it if you want a light-hearted script

80
Great acting, Slow, Great staging

See it if you don’t mind something a little slower / you love Patricia Clarkson especially

Don't see it if you are looking for a flashy drama or prosthetics

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.

83
Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

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.

85
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy historical shows with phenomenal acting. The simplicity of the production only adds to it

Don't see it if N/A

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like great acting and interesting story.

Don't see it if you don't like straight theatre.

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.

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.

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.

84
Intense, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great writing

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.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing

See it if Amazing acting and script. Bradly Cooper is riveting in his performance.

Don't see it if you don't like minimal stagings.

79
Slow, Dated, Great staging, Faithful revival, Because bradley cooper

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

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like well done dramatic pieces with compelling performances.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas?

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, 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.

79
Relevant, Resonant, Classic, Biography, Movie

See it if You like Bradley Cooper You liked the movie or the story. You are interested in dramatic cases of freaks.

Don't see it if You expect a great acting or a transformation. Bradley Cooper appears as handsome as he is, and you have to imagine he is deformed

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

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.