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The Big Knife - 2013 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Roundabout Theatre Company presents an electrifying new production of Clifford Odets' classic tale about keeping your integrity in the face of success. In the golden age of Hollywood cinema, actors may have all the glory, but studio execs have all the power. The Hoff-Federated studio has had its most successful star, Charlie Castle, over a barrel ever since it helped 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... but how far is he willing to go before he quits the movie business for good? Set in a glossy world of rumor mills and rocky friendships, Clifford Odets' The Big Knife is a riveting, bitingly funny look at how challenging it can be to stay true to yourself when everyone expects you to play a part.



This is the first new Broadway production since The Big Knife premiered on Broadway in 1949, directed by Lee Strasberg.







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American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
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Featured Reviews For The Big Knife


Bobby Cannavale Fights Success in ‘The Big Knife’: Review - Bloomberg
Cursed with the moral fire of Arthur Miller but not Miller's poetry, Odets's morality tales are pretty lumpish and heavy-handed. Keen ears will hear in the 1949 "Big Knife" the voices and themes that will find sharper and even more acrid form in "Sweet Smell of Success," his ferocious indictment of Hollywood that would set the bar for an industry's self- contempt. Director Doug Hughes and his fine cast haven't been able to unstack the cards Odets sets against Charlie. They include Charlie's involvement in a violent death for which one of the toadies took the rap; the threat of retribution from Richard Kind's brutal, vulgar studio chief; infidelity and abortion...None of this realism seems, well, real.

‘The Big Knife’: Theater review - NY Daily News
For 2 1/2 hours, the play goes through melodramatic motions and leads to an out-of-character conclusion. The show's best asset is Charlie's droolworthy home - an airy California castle designed by John Lee Beatty. For cheaper real-estate porn, read a shelter magazine.


 



 

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by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Richard Kind, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Big Knife. Check out what he had to say below!
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife will conclude its limited engagement today, June 2, 2013 at 2:00PM. The Big Knife, directed by Doug Hughes, features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson and Chip Zien.
by Kelsey Denette - May 20, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife will conclude its limited engagement on June 2, 2013 at 2:00PM. The Big Knife, directed by Doug Hughes, features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson and Chip Zien.
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2013
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs this electrifying new production of Clifford Odets's (Golden Boy) masterwork about keeping your integrity in the face of success.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 21, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opened on April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the opening night celebration to chat with the cast and creative team. Check out what Bobby Cannavale and the rest of the gang had to say below!
by Michael Dale - April 20, 2013
Theatre writers who were lured to that other coast by Hollywood greenbacks have been known to express their disillusionment with the film industry via the Broadway stage.  George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart based their comedy Once In A Lifetime on their maddening movie studio experiences as did Betty Comden and Adolph Green with the musical Fade Out – Fade In.
by Walter McBride - April 17, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opened last night, April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. Check out photos from the after party below!
by Walter McBride - April 17, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opened last night, April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the whole night, scroll down for photos from the red carpet.
by Walter McBride - April 17, 2013
BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the whole night, scroll down for photos from the curtain call.
by Review Roundups - April 16, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opens tonight, April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Kelsey Denette - April 16, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, begins previews tonight, Friday, March 22nd at 8:00PM.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 3, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, is currently in previews and officially opens on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The cast of The Big Knife features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson, Chip Zien, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released show highlights below!
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, is currently in previews and officially opens on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The cast of The Big Knife features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson, Chip Zien, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Kelsey Denette - March 22, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, begins previews tonight, Friday, March 22nd at 8:00PM.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 7, 2013
The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities. Check out what director Doug Hughes and Bobby Cannavale had to say about the play below!
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2013
It was just announced that C.J. Wilson has joined the company of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Big Knife to play the role of 'Hank Teagle.' C.J. Wilson replaces Adam Rapp who departed the production due to scheduling conflicts. Rehearsals for the production began February 19th and performances will begin on March 22.
by Walter McBride - March 1, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company' new Broadway production of The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, will star Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The Big Knife will begin previews on March 22, 2013 and open officially on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and you can check out complete photo coverage below!
by Walter McBride - March 1, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company' new Broadway production of The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, will star Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The Big Knife will begin previews on March 22, 2013 and open officially on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. The marquee just went up at the American Airlines Theatre, and you can check it out below!
by Nicole Rosky - January 8, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the full company for the new Broadway production of The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, starring Rachel Brosnahan as "Dixie Evans," Bobby Cannavale as "Charlie Castle," Marin Ireland as "Marion Castle," Billy Eugene Jones as "Russell," Richard Kind as "Marcus Hoff," Adam Rapp as "Hank Teagle," Ana Reeder as "Connie Bliss," Reg Rogers as "Smiley Coy," Joey Slotnick as "Buddy Bliss," Brenda Wehle as "Patty Benedict," Chip Zien as "Nat Danziger," directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.

The Big Knife Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Big Knife have their been?
The Big Knife has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1949 and Broadway which opened in 2013.

What other awards has The Big Knife been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bobby Cannavale.

What productions of The Big Knife have their been?
The Big Knife has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1949 and Broadway which opened in 2013.

What awards has The Big Knife been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bobby Cannavale.