PHOTO CALL: There's Proof of an Elephant Man

News   PHOTO CALL: There's Proof of an Elephant Man News, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre. Buy discount theater tickets.

 

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

They're Broadway's newest power couple - Mary Louise Parker and Billy Crudup. She made a big Broadway splash last season in Proof; he opened The Elephant Man April 14, in which he plays the title role.

In The Elephant Man, Crudup stars as John Merrick, a hideously-deformed circus attraction abused by his keepers and rescued by a scientist (Rupert Graves), who treats him civilly but makes him something of a faddish curiosity among the intelligentsia of Victorian England. Kate 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