Clifford Odets' The Big Knife celebrated its Broadway opening night at the American Airlines Theatre on Tuesday, April 16. Doug Hughes is directing the production that stars Broadway leading-man favorite Bobby Cannavale (Glengarry Glen Ross).
The Big Knife, which follows film star Charlie Castle as he tries to escape control of his corrupt Hollywood studio in order to save his marriage, is one of Odets' least performed works. He is much better known for his early plays, such as Waiting for Lefty and Awake and Sing!, as well as Golden Boy, which also received a recent Broadway revival.
This mounting features Richard Kind (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Chip Zien (Into the Woods), Marin Ireland (After Miss Julie), C.J. Wilson (Glengarry Glen Ross), Reg Rogers (The Dazzle), Rachel Brosnahan (Coming Up Roses), Joey Slotnick (Almost an Evening), Ana Reeder (Top Girls), Brenda Wehle (Pygmalion), and Billy Eugene Jones (The Mountaintop).
The evening's guests included Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge…), Richard Schiff (Glengarry Glen Ross), David Schwimmer (Detroit), Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Steven Pasquale (The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide…), Cass Morgan (Memphis), Jason Butler Harner (Cock), Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons), Morgan Spector (Harvey), Stephen Lang (Wait Until Dark), Debi Mazar (Entourage), Trudie Styler (Bug), and Madeline Brewer.
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