Bobby Cannavale Injured During May 25 Performance of The Motherf**ker With the Hat

News   Bobby Cannavale Injured During May 25 Performance of The Motherf**ker With the Hat
Bobby Cannavale, a 2011 Tony nominee for his performance as the recovering alcoholic Jackie in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat, had good reason to utter part of that show's title during the May 25 evening performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Cannavale in The Motherf**ker with the Hat.
Cannavale in The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Photo by Joan Marcus

More than halfway through the show, Cannavale was injured backstage, according to The Daily News. The show was paused following the accident, which left the actor bleeding.

"He's a real trooper and it didn't seem to faze him a bit," a spokesperson for the production told the New York daily. "During a scene transition about an hour into the show, Bobby Cannavale accidentally hit his head backstage," the spokesperson added. "He took a hard hit and had to take a moment to compose himself. He was also bleeding a bit, so the show was halted for a 15 minute pause while he was bandaged up. Then, the show picked up right where it left off and he finished the rest of the performance."

Cannavale received stitches for his wound following the performance.

"I just spoke to him," the spokesman told the Daily News after midnight. "He's absolutely fine." The spokesperson confirmed to that Cannavale will be in the acclaimed production May 26.

A member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, Cannavale made his Broadway debut in 2007 in Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, for which he was Tony nominated in the Featured Actor category. He was acclaimed for his work in the 2005 Off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly. In summer 2011, he co-starred with Sutton Foster in Trust at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre. TV viewers know Cannavale for his television appearances as Will's boyfriend in "Will & Grace" (for which he won an Emmy Award), on "Six Feet Under" and as the star of "Cupid." His film credits include "The Station Agent" (Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival; SAG Award nomination), "Shall We Dance," "Happy Endings" and more, including the Sundance Film Festival hit "Win Win," which reunited him "The Station Agent" writer-director Tom McCarthy. The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 W. 45th Street; box-office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM-8 PM.

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