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The Big Knife

— Bobby Cannavale stars in the revival of Clifford Odets' Hollywood drama.


Set during the golden age of Hollywood, The Big Knife follows film star Charlie Castle, whose studio has been forced 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 must decide what lengths he's willing to go to before just quitting the business for good.

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First produced on Broadway in 1949, Clifford Odets' The Big Knife is set in Charlie Castle’s lofty Hollywood condo, where studio chiefs, agents, gossip columnists and more pop in and out of Charlie’s everyday life. The show is a powerful human drama, though it’s ...

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American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street New York, NY