In a confluence of show business scheduling, the two stars of “American Sniper” are both appearing on Broadway this week, though in separate shows. Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, who play Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his wife, Taya, in the Clint Eastwood-directed movie, are appearing in “The Elephant Man” and “Cabaret,” respectively.
Miller joins the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “Cabaret” starting Tuesday, succeeding Emma Stone in the lead role of Sally Bowles. The British actress is scheduled to continue with the musical until it ends its run at Studio 54 in New York on March 29.
Nine blocks south at the Booth Theatre, Cooper is continuing his run in the revival of the Bernard Pomerance play, which will end on Saturday so that the actor, who is nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on “American Sniper,” can attend the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Cooper is set to reprise his role in “The Elephant Man” in London starting in May. The actor plays John Merrick, a severely deformed Englishman who is rescued by a doctor and who learns to enter society.
Cooper and Miller have starred on Broadway before. Cooper appeared in the 2006 production of Richard Greenberg’s “Three Days of Rain,” starring Julia Roberts. Miller previously starred in the play “After Miss Julie,” Patrick Marber’s take on the August Strindberg classic.
“American Sniper” is nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. The movie has been a box-office smash, so far grossing more than $307 million domestically.