2012-13 Season

Last Performance:
June 2, 2013

The Big Knife

"**** A thrill!" —David Cote, Time Out New York

"A dynamic production with an excellent cast." —Mark Kennedy, AP
 
Roundabout Theatre Company presents Clifford Odets’s classic tale about keeping your integrity in the face of success. This electrifying new production stars Emmy® Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Bobby Cannavale (Glengarry Glen Ross, “Boardwalk Empire”) along with Richard Kind (“Spin City”), who has won the Drama Desk Award and is now a Tony nominee for his performance. Tony winner Doug Hughes (Roundabout’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Doubt) directs.

In the golden age of Hollywood cinema, actors may have all the glory, but studio execs have all the power. The Hoff-Federated studio has had its most successful star, Charlie Castle, over a barrel ever since it helped cover up a mistake that could have ended his career. When a woman with insider knowledge threatens to come forward, the studio heads will stop at nothing to protect Charlie’s secret... but how far is he willing to go before he quits the movie business for good?
 
Set in a glossy world of rumor mills and rocky friendships, The Big Knife is a riveting, bitingly funny look at how challenging it can be to stay true to yourself—when everyone expects you to play a part. 
 
 
The Big Knife contains adult themes and situations, and is recommended for audiences of 14 years and older.
 
 

"**** A thrill!" —David Cote, Time Out New York

"A dynamic production with an excellent cast." —Mark Kennedy, AP
 
Roundabout Theatre Company presents Clifford Odets’s classic tale about keeping your integrity in the face of success. This electrifying new production stars Emmy® Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Bobby Cannavale (Glengarry Glen Ross, “Boardwalk Empire”) along with Richard Kind (“Spin City”), who has won the Drama Desk Award and is now a Tony nominee for his performance. Tony winner Doug Hughes (Roundabout’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Doubt) directs. 
 

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Cast

Rachel Brosnahan
Dixie Evans
Bobby Cannavale
Charlie Castle
Marin Ireland
Marion Castle
Billy Eugene Jones
Russell
Richard Kind
Marcus Hoff
Ana Reeder
Connie Bliss
Reg Rogers
Smiley Coy
Joey Slotnick
Buddy Bliss
Brenda Wehle
Patty Benedict
C.J. Wilson
Hank Teagle
Chip Zien
Nat Danziger
Katya Campbell
u/s Connie Bliss, Dixie Evans
Erika Rolfsrud
u/s Marion Castle, Patty Benedict
Lee Aaron Rosen
u/s Charlie Castle, Smiley Coy
Baylen Thomas
u/s Hank Teagle, Buddy Bliss, Russell
Mark Zeisler
u/s Nat Danziger, Marcus Hoff

Creative Team

Clifford Odets
Playwright
Doug Hughes
Director

John Lee Beatty—Set Design
Catherine Zuber—Costume Design
James F. Ingalls—Lighting Design
David Van Tieghem—Original Music and Sound Design 

 

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