Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale will return to Broadway in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife. Directed by Doug Hughes, the production will begin previews March 22, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre. Opening night is planned for a yet to be determined date in April 2013. No further casting has been announced at this time.
Set during the golden age of Hollywood, The Big Knife follows film star Charlie Castle (Cannavale), whose studio has had to cover up a mistake that could have ended his career. When a woman with insider knowledge threatens to come forward, the studio heads will stop at nothing to protect Charlie's secret. Charlie however must decide what length he's willing to go to before just quitting the business for good.
The Big Knife first opened at the National Theatre on February 24, 1949, starring John Garfield as Charlie Castle. The production ran 109 performances before closing on May 22, 1949.
Cannavale earned Tony nominations for The Motherf**ker with the Hat and Mauritius. His off-Broadway credits include Hurlyburly, Trust, Fucking A and A Flea in Her Ear. He earned an Emmy Award for Will and Grace and has appeared in films such as Win Win and The Station Agent. His other TV credits include Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, Modern Family, Cold Case and Cupid.