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Bradley Cooper heads to Broadway

Julianne Cassidy

Bradley Cooper heads to Broadway

Julianne Cassidy
CREATED Jan. 22, 2014

Former "Sexiest Man Alive" Bradley Cooper, 39, is ready to show the audiences that he's more than just looks, starring as "The Elephant Man" on Broadway this fall.

Bernard Pomerance's 1979 Tony award-winning best drama "concerns the real-life John Merrick, a severely disfigured 19th- century Englishman who struggles to live with dignity," reports People. "Actor Philip Anglim was nominated for a Tony for his performance in the original Broadway production, and John Hurt was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar when he played the role in David Lynch's 1980 film, which was not based on the play. (The movie was also nominated for Best Picture.)" 

As seen in the video above, Cooper last portrayed this role at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts during the summer of 2012. His last performance on Broadway was in 2006 in "Three Days Rain."

No additional casting for the Broadway production has been confirmed at this time.

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