Tommy Bracco, Bobby Cannavale, and Jamar Williams celebrate opening night of The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones, at Park Avenue Armory.
Tommy Bracco, Bobby Cannavale, and Jamar Williams celebrate opening night of The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones, at the Park Avenue Armory.
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The Bobby Cannavale-led revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape opened last night, Thursday, March 30. Performances continue through April 22 at Park Avenue Armory under Richard Jones' direction.

Catherine Combs stars as Mildred.
Catherine Combs stars as Mildred in The Hairy Ape.
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The Hairy Ape is a searing social commentary on the divide and friction between the rich and poor in the Gilded Age. The story follows the journey of Yank (Cannavale), a laborer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. When Yank is deemed a "filthy beast" by the daughter of a rich steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the worlds of both the disenfranchised working class and wealthy society of New York.

Dylan Baker came out to support spouse Becky Ann Baker who stars as Mildred's Aunt.
Dylan Baker came out to support spouse Becky Ann Baker, who stars as Mildred's Aunt.
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Alongside Cannavale as Yank, the play features David Costabile (Translations) in the role of Paddy, Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons) as Mildred's Aunt, and Catherine Combs (Gloria) as Mildred. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Tommy Bracco, Emmanuel Brown, Nic Bruder, Phil Hill, Cosmo Jarvis, Mark Junek, Henry Stram, Jamar Williams, Isadora Wolfe, and Amos Wolff.

Bobby Cannavale salutes the cast and production team.
Bobby Cannavale salutes the cast and the production team of The Hairy Ape.
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