"The Elephant Man," a revival of the Bernard Pomerance drama, is playing to virtually sold-out crowds at the Booth Theatre in New York and has grossed more than $900,000 a week in the last two weeks of previews. Performances began Nov. 7 and the production is set to officially debut Dec. 7.
Last week, the production was the ninth-highest grossing show on Broadway, and was the only show in the top 10 that was still in previews.
Cooper plays the role of John Merrick, an Englishman who suffers from a deforming disease that has made him a social outcast. A sympathetic doctor (
The revival, directed by Scott Ellis, was first seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012. The play marks Cooper's first return to Broadway since he co-starred alongside
In the coming weeks, Cooper is expected to juggle eight performances a week along with promoting his latest movie, "American Sniper," directed by