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Bradley Cooper Brings ‘The Elephant Man’ to Broadway This Fall

Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola also will star, reprising roles they played at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2012

Looks like Hugh Jackman has some competition on Broadway next season: Producer James L. Nederlander has confirmed that Bradley Cooper will star in “The Elephant Man” this fall alongside Patricia Clarkson and Alessando Nivola.

All three thesps appeared in the play at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2012, and the production has long since been talked about as a potential candidate for a New York transfer. Scott Ellis, who directed the play at WTF, returns to helm the Broadway version.

Cooper will portray the malformed title character, John Merrick, in the play by Bernard Pomerance, with Nivola (who appears in “American Hustle” with Cooper) on board as Merrick’s doctor and Clarkson playing the actress who is hired to converse with the former freak show attraction.

Cooper is the latest Hollywood name to book a Broadway run in the 2014-145 season, soon after Hugh Jackman skedded a stint in “The River” this fall. Exact dates and Broadway venue for “The Elephant Man” remain to be locked down.

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