Broadway Revival of The Big Knife, Starring Bobby Cannavale, Will Open in April at the American Airlines

News   Broadway Revival of The Big Knife, Starring Bobby Cannavale, Will Open in April at the American Airlines
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife — starring Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale, who is currently on Broadway in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross — will begin previews March 22, 2013, prior to an official opening April 16, 2013, at the American Airlines Theatre.

Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, this will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. The full cast and design team will be announced soon.

Clifford Odets’ classic tale about keeping one's integrity in the face of success is described as such: "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?"

This is the first new Broadway production since The Big Knife premiered on Broadway in 1949, directed by Lee Strasberg. Odets is currently represented on Broadway with Golden Boy playing at the Belasco Theatre.

The Big Knife will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

Roundabout subscribers have first access to tickets. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212) 719-1300 today. Single tickets will be available to the general public in January 2013.

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