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The Elephant Man
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The Elephant Man

Oct 31, 2014 - Feb 21, 2015
Running time: 2:00
Booth Theatre
222 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St/Times Square
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
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$79.00 - $169.00
prices subject to change
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Audience Advisory
To accommodate Patricia Clarkson’s shooting schedule for the upcoming film Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, the performances on Tuesday, January 13th at 7pm; Wednesday, January 14th at 2 pm and 8 pm; and, Tuesday, January 20th at 7pm have been cancelled. A performance has also been added to the schedule on Sunday, January 25th at 7:30pm
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Five ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional. ADA seats priced at regular orchestra and also at lowest price in the theatre.
Orchestra on ground level. Mezzanine and lower lounge reached only by stairs. seats 781.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Lot: North side of streetbetween Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St.Garage: East of Shubert Alley on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner of 45th St. & Broadway.
Double doors in series:1st set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors from Shubert Alley to Ticket Lobby with push-button control; 2nd set (each 29", attended by ushers) to inner lobby; 3rd set (one at 31.5", two at 28.5", attended by ushers) into Orchestra.
Box Office
Ticket Lobby. Counter 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.
Unisex: House left at orchestra rear crossover aisle. ADA compliant. Door 32". Stall 62"x139". Commode 18". Grab bars.
Water Fountain
Inner lobby. Spout 36".
Ticket lobby. Coin slot 54". Cord length 30". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.
Folding Armrests
Eight row-end seats with folding armrests, ask for mobility seats when booking.



Pomerance's 1977 bio-drama calls for the central role to be performed without special makeup or prosthetics. It seems almost absurd witnessing hunky Cooper so subsumed by a character renowned for his grotesque deformities that we forget whom we're watching. But in Scott Ellis' production, directed with as much compassion as precision, the illusion becomes complete. In fact, Cooper's tremendously moving performance, along with the sensitive work of co-stars Patricia Clarkson andAlessandro Nivola, transforms this rather starchy play from patronizing edification into a haunting emotional experience.

----Hollywood Reporter
 Cooper—employing a lilting, singsongy gentleman's English to suggest the gentle Merrick—owns this production. He may be one of biggest movie stars on the planet right now but he's also a magnetic, surprisingly earthy stage actor—

------Entertainment Weekly
It seems fitting that Mr. Cooper is broader and more conspicuously muscular than his best-known, relatively lithe-bodied predecessors in the role. Even if you can’t identify the man onstage as the one who starred in the blockbuster “Hangover” film franchise, you’re always aware of the sheer, looming presence of him. He is, as he should be, the elephant in the room.

------New York Times


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