The Elephant Man – Man in the Mirror

When it was announced that The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper, was coming to Broadway I thought “Here’s another example of vanity casting.” Then I read the rapturous reviews from the Williamstown production and read how important the story of Joseph Merrick was to Cooper. The show has moved to Broadway with its three excellent…

Side Show – it’s a freaky love story

This must be the year of the freaks– Elephant Man, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Alice Hoffman’s book The Museum of Extraordinary Things and Side Show. The original Side Show was supposedly grittier and darker which may be why it couldn’t find an audience. In this revamped revival the strange, but true, love story takes center stage.…