David Bowie’s Interview Special To Promote Stage Production Of The Elephant Man, 1980

In 1980, “Ashes to Ashes” hit number one on the UK charts, Bowie opened a three-month run on Broadway on September 24, starring in The Elephant Man. Bowie undertook the production wearing no stage make-up, and which earned high praise for his expressive performance. He played the part 157 times between 1980 and 1981, and here’s the TV interview special, hosted By Sir Tim Rice, to help promote the show.