By Adam Hetrick
22 Jan 2014
|Photo by T. Charles Erickson|
Cooper, who appeared in the Bernard Pomerance drama at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012, previously told EW that he was in talks and eager to repeat his performance in a Broadway revival of the play.
Earlier reports indicated a 2013 Broadway bow was anticipated. Cooper's reps have now confirmed to EW that the production is still on track, though a timeline and additional casting for The Elephant Man have not been announced.
Scott Ellis directed the Williamstown 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).
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.