In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick was exhibited in a freak show. In 1979, his story became a Broadway play, and then a movie in 1980. Now it’s going back to Broadway, with Bradley Cooper in the title role. Merrick was known as “The Elephant Man” because of his multiple deformities, but underneath he just wanted to be treated like anyone else. He died in 1890, and scientists have tried ever since to pinpoint what caused his disabilities.

In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick was exhibited in a freak show. In 1979, his story became a Broadway play, and then a movie in 1980. Now it’s going back to Broadway, with Bradley Cooper in the title role. Merrick was known as “The Elephant Man” because of his multiple deformities, but underneath he just wanted to be treated like anyone else. He died in 1890, and scientists have tried ever since to pinpoint what caused his disabilities.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

Bradley Cooper's turn as the severely deformed John Merrick in the current Broadway production of The Elephant Man is only in previews, but sources are reporting that he's already pulling in some big-time mula for "The Great White Way."

Bradley Cooper's turn as the severely deformed John Merrick in the current Broadway production of The Elephant Man is only in previews, but sources are reporting that he's already pulling in some big-time mula for "The Great White Way."

Elephant Man in London May 19-Aug 8,2015. Wish I could see it again before it leaves NYC

Elephant Man in London May 19-Aug 8,2015. Wish I could see it again before it leaves NYC

Bradley Cooper is going to play John Merrick as The Elephant Man...

Bradley Cooper is going to play John Merrick as The Elephant Man...

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award®-winning classic THE ELEPHANT MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis, this extremely limited engagement also stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson ('Six Feet Under') and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle). Now in previews.  Would love two tickets on Saturday, January 3rd at 8pm.  There are $99 seats in the mezzanine through Telecharge…

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award®-winning classic THE ELEPHANT MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis, this extremely limited engagement also stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson ('Six Feet Under') and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle). Now in previews. Would love two tickets on Saturday, January 3rd at 8pm. There are $99 seats in the mezzanine through Telecharge…

David Bowie as “The Elephant Man” . With little makeup, it was left to his extensive training in mime and theatrical movement to be a convincing John Merrick, Really a height of his career,

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