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"The Elephant Man

Patricia Clarkson Takes the Wheel

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It is unmistakably Patricia Clarkson on the phone, that husky, honeyed purr and laugh too distinctive not to recognize. "I'm a New Orleans native, so...

A Look at the Resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case.

The Elephant Man; A Portrait of Dignity

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Regardless of the isolation and outcasting that defines Merrick's life, The Elephant Man celebrates the triumph of dignity in the face of adversity.

Stage Door: The Elephant Man, Lost Lake

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Now at the Booth Theater, The Elephant Man, which won the Tony for Best Play in 1979, is effective because it isn't literal. Cooper doesn't wear a prosthetic; instead, the audience imagines his disfigurement as he contorts his body. And people gasp in horror at the sight of him.

First Nighter: Bradley Cooper in Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man

David Finkle | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

By dint of calling his play The Elephant Man, Pomerance irrevocably establishes that Merrick is his focal figure and for much of the two acts deftly presents the character study of an unforgettable character -- not only to the audience but, of course, to the other figures populating the stage.

Broadway Fall Preview: What Ticket Buyers Want to See

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love the fall theater season. First, fall is my favorite time of the year in the city. Second, the fall theater season is chock full of new offerings, but the pressure to see them right away is less than it is with spring offerings, as the Tony Awards isn't as imminent.

DC's Lifeless Menagerie: The Legacy of a Displaced Museum

Alex Doll | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.

Untouchables

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The pictures over the past two weeks are shocking. In one, the man's face appears concave instead of convex; the eyebrows are discernible, as is the bottom lip, but everything in between that should be there isn't.

Babar Peerzada Dazzles in The Elephant Man at Theatre 68

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

There's nothing more inspiring than an artist spearheading a creative project grassroots-style. Such is the case with Babar Peerzada, and his labor of love, a stellar revival of The Elephant Man.

Meet The Horror Movie Godfather

Moviefone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Horror fans are a passionate and loyal fanbase. They know their movie history and they love to champion new voices who breathe life into the thrilling...

David Lynch on Films, Inspiration and His New Music (AUDIO)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

David Lynch is the legendary director of films and television series such as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mullholand Drive and Twin Peaks. He has w...

2,000+ Words for the 2,000 Year Old Man: Mel Brooks Is Saluted by the Academy

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Cloris Leachman aptly put it, "There is much that is serious about Mel Brooks. Inside that rapid-fire humor machine is a man with deep emotions, with a great capacity to care, and to love."

Kidstock with Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Moby, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Donovan and... David Lynch?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This concert will be about the music, but its statement of solidarity and support for upliftment in education could be the beginning of yet another American wave of consciousness raising.