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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.

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