The Elephant Man BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    April 14, 2002
    Closing:
    June 9, 2002

    Theater: Bernard B. Jacobs / 242 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Bernard Pomerance's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Elephant Man returns to Broadway in a new production starring Billy Crudup. Set in Victorian London, the play tells the story of the famous historical figure, John Merrick. This production, directed by Sean Mathias, also features Kate Burton and Rupert Graves.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Elephant Man

    A Mirror To Reflect A Grotesque Society

    Ben Brantley

    April 15, 2002: Medical descriptions of a severely deformed human body are elaborate and explicit in ''The Elephant Man,'' Bernard Pomerance's biographical drama from 1979. But in the coolly staged, warmly acted revival of the play that opened last night at the Royale Theater, the most vivid anatomy lesson occurs when an actor does nothing more than relax his facial muscles.

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