PHOTO CALL: The Elephant Man Takes His Bow

News   PHOTO CALL: The Elephant Man Takes His Bow News, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre. Buy discount theater tickets.

 

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Billy Crudup, Kate Burton and Rupert Graves take their opening night bow April 14 in The Elephant Man.

In The Elephant Man, Crudup stars as John Merrick, a hideously-deformed circus attraction abused by his keepers and rescued by a scientist (Graves), who treats him civilly but makes him something of a faddish curiosity among the intelligentsia of Victorian England. Burton is featured as a London actress who shares a special relationship with Merrick. Sean Mathias (Dance of Death) directs the revival, Broadway's first for the Bernard Pomerance play, which first opened at the Booth Theatre in 1979.

View the next photo