Whatever your thoughts about Chenoweth, her performance in this musical is that one-of-a-kind, flat-out unbelievably extraordinary star turns that leaves you breathless and stunned by the power, ferocity and magnetism of the delivery, both vocal and physical, of the performance, desperate to immediately see her do it all over again and certain, quite quite certain, that, no matter how long you live, you will never see anyone play that role like that again.
At first glance it is a simple historical tale with a couple of central star turns; unremarkable fodder but capable of reaching glitzy heights. Ellis sees beyond that though, and although the casting is undeniably starry, this is a thoughtful, incisive and ultimately shattering meditation on tolerance, convention, acceptance and love.
It was reported today that Bradley Cooper will follow his phenomenal success with The Elephant Man on Broadway with a limited 12 week run of the play in London’s West End. The Elephant Man tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed man living as the main exhibit in a 19th century freak show until he’s rescued by a high society doctor. The critically acclaimed … Read more