By Adam Hetrick
16 Aug 2012
|Photo by T. Charles Erickson|
Cooper told E! that he is in talks for a limited engagement of The Elephant Man on Broadway in fall 2013.
Scott Ellis directed the production in which Cooper starred as John Merrick (the titular Elephant Man) alongside Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson ("Pieces of April," "Far from Heaven") and Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein). It played Williamstown July 25-Aug. 5.
"We're thrilled that Bradley wants to continue exploring the role of John Merrick. The entire production of The Elephant Man at Williamstown was definitely a season highlight, although there is nothing confirmed beyond that at this point," Williamstown Theatre Festival artistic director Jenny Gerston told Playbill.com in statement.
The Elephant Man premiered on Broadway in 1979 with Philip Anglim in the title role. Anglim earned a Best Actor Tony Award nomination, and the play was awarded the Tony for Best Play that season. A 2002 revival starred Billy Crudup, who was also Tony-nominated for his work.