Who played John Merrick in the 2014 Broadway revival of The Elephant Man?


Who played John Merrick in the 2014 Broadway revival of The Elephant Man?

Bradley Cooper
2014–15 revival A 2014 revival, starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola, opened at the Booth Theatre on 7 December for a 13-week engagement (through 15 February 2015). Cooper, who appeared as Merrick in a revival at the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival, reprised his role.

What disease did Joseph Merrick have?

Background: In 1986, two Canadian geneticists had demonstrated that Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, suffered from the Proteus syndrome and not from neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), as was alleged by dermatologist Parkes in 1909.

What is the famous line from The Elephant Man?

John Merrick: My life is full because I know I am loved. John Merrick: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being!

Who wrote The Elephant Man play?

Bernard PomeranceThe Elephant Man / Playwright
Bernard Pomerance, playwright of “The Elephant Man,” in New York in 1979, the year the play debuted. Bernard Pomerance, who wrote the Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man about the life of a seriously deformed man in Victorian England, has died at the age of 76, according to his agency.

Is the Elephant Man a true story?

Joseph Merrick, in full Joseph Carey Merrick, also called the Elephant Man, (born August 5, 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died April 11, 1890, London), disfigured man who, after a brief career as a professional “freak,” became a patient of London Hospital from 1886 until his death.

Who played Elephant Man on Broadway?

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper stars in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning classic, The Elephant Man, based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, a 19th century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit.

Did Merrick exist?

Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), often erroneously called John Merrick, was an English man known for having severe deformities.

Why did they call him the Elephant Man?

From a young age, Merrick had developed scoliosis, skull bone outgrowth, with skin protruding from his face and an overgrown right arm. He came to be known as the Elephant Man due to the skin on his face. His facial deformities led people to see Merrick as a “monster” and a threat to society.