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Cannavale, MacVittie, Welliver Set for Pugliese's The Talk logo
Bobby Cannavale
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Bobby Cannavale, Bruce MacVittie, and Titus Welliver will star in Naked Angels' production of Frank Pugliese's The Talk, to begin previews on September 9 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The production, which will open officially on September 22, will be directed by Sheryl Kaller. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The show concerns four brothers who return home for their mother's funeral to discover a past they never knew about. Pugliese's previous plays include Aven'u Boys, Kaos, and Hope Is the Thing With Feathers.

The creative team includes Derek McLane (set design), Russell Champa (lighting design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), and Bart Fasbender (sound design). Kaller's directorial credits include The Molly Maguires, Adrift in Macao, and Jayson with a Y. She is currently helming Dangerous Beauty at the American Music Theater Project at Northwestern University.

Cannavale received a 2008 Tony Award nomination for Mauritius and won the Emmy Award for Will & Grace. MacVittie starred on Broadway in American Buffalo and has appeared in more than 30 plays and 25 feature films. Welliver's stage credits include Henry IV and Riff Raff.

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