Bradley Cooper earns plaudits for 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway

December 8, 2014 1:51 PM

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Bradley Cooper has already made the new Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man" a hot ticket, with fans lined up in front of the theater for scarce seats and behind it for autographs and selfies with the star. Whether the critics would react with the same enthusiasm was unknown until Sunday evening, when the production officially opened at the Booth Theatre in New York.

The new staging of Bernard Pomerance's play, seen two years ago at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, marks Cooper's first return to Broadway since his 2006 appearance in "Three Days of Rain," in which the star attraction was not Cooper but Julia Roberts.

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