Bobby Cannavale Leads Roundabout's THE BIG KNIFE on Broadway in 2013; Doug Hughes Helms
Bobby Cannavale (Charlie Castle) made his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award®. He was most recently seen in The Motherfucker With The Hat (Tony Award® nomination; Drama Desk Award) and received rave reviews in the 2005 Off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly. On television Cannavale won an Emmy Award® for his performance as Will's boyfriend on NBC's "Will & Grace." Television appearances include HBO's "Six Feet Under," the ABC comedy series "Cupid" and he is currently co-starring this season on "Nurse Jackie." This fall Cannavale joins the cast of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Film credits include The Station Agent, (Audience Award Sundance Film Festival; SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture;) The Other Guys, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Diminished Capacity, Fast Food Nation, The Night Listener and most recently, Win Win. He also appears in the upcoming films Parker opposite Jennifer Lopez and Lovelace. Cannavale is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.
Clifford Odets (Playwright). 1906-1963. In 1931, Odets began his career as an actor with The Group Theater, a New York company in which he was a founding member. He soon turned to writing, and his first play for the Group, Waiting for Lefty (1935), almost immediately launched him as the most celebrated American playwright of the 1930's. Lefty, as well as four other major Broadway productions in that decade, introduced theater audiences to subject matter and language that had never before been heard on the American stage. Odets' work, spanning the three decades preceding his death in 1963, deeply influenced generations of American Playwrights to follow. Among Odets' other best-known plays are Awake and Sing, Paradise Lost, Golden Boy, Rocket to the Moon, Clash by Night, The Big Knife, The Country Girl and The Flowering Peach. Screenplay credits include The General Died at Dawn, None but the Lonely Heart, Humoresque, The Sweet Smell of Success, and Story on Page One. Film directing credits include None but the Lonely Heart and Story on Page One. Odets also directed the New York premieres of The Country Girl (1950) and The Flowering Peach (1954).
Doug Hughes (Director) has directed the Roundabout productions of Death Takes A Holiday, Mrs. Warren's Profession, A Man For All Season, A Touch of the Poet and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way. He is currently in Dublin rehearsing Glengarry Glen Ross at the celebrated Gate Theatre. Hughes' most recent New York productions include Born Yesterday on Broadway at the Cort Theater and The Whipping Man off-Broadway at MTC's Stage One. He serves as the Resident Director of Roundabout Theatre and has been awarded Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic's Circle, Lucille Lortel and Callaway Awards for his productions.
Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at four theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.
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