The Elephant Man, produced by Nelle Nugent and Richmond Crinkley, directed by Jack Hofsiss, is a 1977 play portrayed by David Pomerance. The production of the show had its first Broadway appearance in the year 1979 at the York Theater in St. Peter’s. Prior to its official debut in the off-Broadway, the stage play was once launched at the Hampstead Theater and Royal National Theater in London.
The Elephant Man is a play, which tells a story about the life of Joseph Merrick (regarded as John Merrick on the script), who had lived in the Victorian generation and is best known by his extreme malformation of his whole body.
The show starred few stage actors including David Bowie, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Davison and Mark Hamill. Notably, the protagonist of the stage play portraying as John Merrick is not using any prosthetic make-up, but portrays a completely different physical form and the show makes the audiences think and imagine the Merrick’s appearance being described as a physically deformed person.
For the past spanning years, the Broadway play has achieved various awards that prove the show’s total uniqueness and how it was amazingly created and portrayed by the show’s brilliant stage actors and actresses.
The awards include the 1979 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a play, 1979 Tony Award for Best Play, 1979 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, 1979 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a play, 1979 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and the 1979 Selection, The Burns Mantle Theater Yearbook as ‘The Best Plays of 1978-1979’.
A new production of an old play of the show, played by Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson, is scheduled to launch on December 7, 2014 until February 15, 2015 (13-week engagement) at the Booth Theater.