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Photo Flash: Bobby Cannavale Visits THE SILVER CORD Off-Broadway


Broadway and film star Bobby Cannavale attended last night's preview performance of THE SILVER CORD, which is scheduled to open officially next Tuesday, June 11th at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement's. Bobby brought along a couple of his fellow actors from Broadway's THE BIG KNIFE, Lee Aaron Rosen and Mark Zeisler. This marked a reunion with SILVER CORD star Dale Carman, who served in the wardrobe department for THE BIG KNIFE through the end of its limited engagement last Sunday. Cast members from both shows posed for onstage photos after the performance.

The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman.

THE SILVER CORD, one of the most successful plays of the 1926-27 Broadway season, centers on a domineering matriarch who is pathologically close to her two adult sons. Originally starring Laura Hope Crews, THE SILVER CORD opened December 26, 1926 at the Golden Theatre, running for 232 performances. Miss Crews subsequently starred in the 1933 RKO film version with Irene Dunne and Joel McCrea.

In addition to Dale Carman (CITY OF HOPE, DOGFIGHT, ROOM SERVICE), the cast of THE SILVER CORD features Wilson Bridges(DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES, ACADEMY), Caroline Kaplan (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Riverside Theatre; THREE SISTERS,Williamstown), Thomas Matthew Kelley ("How to Make It in America," LOVE GOES TO PRESS), and Victoria Mack ("The Good Wife," Broadway's VENUS IN FUR).

Playwright Sidney Howard also wrote the plays THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED (1925 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, later musicalized by Frank Loesser as THE MOST HAPPY FELLA), DODSWORTH, THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, NED McCOBB'S DAUGHTER, LUTE SONG, YELLOW JACK, and CASANOVA. One of Hollywood's top screenwriters, Mr. Howard's classic films include GONE WITH THE WIND, DODSWORTH, BULLDOG DRUMMOND, CHRISTOPHER BEAN, and RAFFLES. After his untimely death resulting from a farming accident, Sidney Howard received a posthumous Academy Award for GONE WITH THE WIND.

THE SILVER CORD will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through July 14th. The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 7 PM, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Tickets are available through or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101.

Photo by Simone Scully

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