Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs the rarely revived 1940s play by the author of Golden Boy. In The Big Knife, recent Glengarry Glen Ross star Cannavale plays a Hollywood actor whose buried past is being unearthed. Previews began March 22.
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Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.