The 2015 Tony Awards Nominations were announced earlier this week and Bradley received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his work in “The Elephant Man“. He shares the category with Steven Boyer (Hand to God), Ben Miles (Wolf Hall Parts One & Two), Bill Nighy (Skylight), and Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). The play also received nominations for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Patricia Clarkson), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Alessandro Nivola). The Tony Awards will be held on June 7, 2015. Bradley attended the Nominees Reception and we have added the high quality images in our gallery.
Bradley’s Broadway play “The Elephant Man” had it’s opening night yesterday evening. We have added the high quality images of Bradley posing at the red carpet for the after party. We also added images of him during his performance.
Bradley and his “The Elephant Man” Broadway co-stars Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson are featured in Vogue’s December 2014 cover (with Amy Adams on the cover). We have added the photoshoot outtake and magazine scans in our gallery.
Bradley Cooper—in the role that inspired him to become an actor—leads an ensemble production of The Elephant Man on Broadway.
Extreme beauty and extreme ugliness have a similar effect on us: We can’t seem to turn our gaze from either. Perhaps that has something to do with why it’s become customary for unusually handsome actors to play disfigured historical characters, from Daniel Day-Lewis as the cerebral-palsy sufferer Christy Brown in My Left Foot to Eddie Redmayne as the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking in the recently released The Theory of Everything. Onstage, the go-to part in this category for the last 35 years has been John Merrick, the horribly deformed Victorian Englishman at the heart of The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance’s durable 1977 biographical drama. This month, Bradley Cooper follows in the lurching footsteps of a long line of easy-on-the-eyes leading men, including David Bowie and Billy Crudup, to don a white loincloth, contort his features, and—without the help of makeup or prosthetics—bring to life the benighted, misshapen man who became the toast of 1880s London society, as The Elephant Man returns to Broadway.
“The Elephant Man” had it’s first preview last night on Broady. We have added the photos of Bradley in our gallery. The official opening will be on December 7. Be sure to head over to Broadway.com to buy your tickets!
Bradley attended the “The Elephant Man” Broadway Cast Photo Call yesterday in New York. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery.
Bradley Cooper and Jimmy Fallon played an intense game of Egg Russian Roulette during The Tonight Show on Friday, Oct. 17. Bradley was promoting his Broadway return in The Elephant Man, and you can watch the interview below.
The production is directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis and begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Bradley is returning to Broadway this fall to take on the role of John Merrick in The Elephant Man.
If you’ve ever had the burning desire to see one of the hottest film stars of the moment bray, “I am not an animal!” you’re in luck. Bradley Cooper, who just received his second Oscar nomination in as many years for his fussy, conflicted G-man in David O. Russell’s American Hustle, will be returning to Broadway after an eight-year absence, the actor’s reps tell EW. (His last appearance was opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd in 2006?s Three Days of Rain, for which he got very good notices.)
The red-hot actor will headline a revival of Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, playing John Merrick, the severely deformed, soulful figure memorably embodied on film in David Lynch’s 1980 film version by John Hurt. The play, unlike the film, has the leading actor suggest deformity through physicality without the aid of makeup or prosthetics, so you’ll get to see Cooper in all his golden-boy glory, just like in the large pic right here, which highlights Mr. Cooper’s 2012 performance in the play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This marks the second Broadway revival of Pomerance’s Tony-winning play, after a 2002 production starring Billy Crudup and Kate Burton, who were both nominated for Tonys for their work.
No word yet on whether Patricia Clarkson (who played Mrs. Kendal, the actress who befriends Merrick) or Alessandro Nivola (who played Dr. Treves, and also happens to costar in Hustle with Cooper) will rejoin People‘s former Sexiest Man Alive for the Broadway run, but further details are promised at a later date.