From Harvey to The Trip to Bountiful, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Play Revivals

By Playbill Staff
19 Apr 2013

Show: The Big Knife
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre

Preview: March 22, 2013

Opening: April 16, 2013
Closing: June 2, 2013

Creators: Written by Clifford Odets. Direction by Doug Hughes.
Original Principal Cast: Rachel Brosnahan as Dixie Evans, Bobby Cannavale as Charlie Castle, Marin Ireland as Marion Castle, Billy Eugene Jones as Russell, Richard Kind as Marcus Hoff, Ana Reeder as Connie Bliss, Reg Rogers as Smiley Coy, Joey Slotnick as Buddy Bliss, Brenda Wehle as Patty Benedict, C.J. Wilson as Hank Teagle and Chip Zien as Nat Danziger.

Synopsis: Here's how Roundabout bills the work: "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, Clifford Odets' The Big Knife is about living the life you always wanted but wanting something more."

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