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The Big Knife

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Closed June 2, 2013

A dynamic production with an excellent cast.

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

Why See The Big Knife?

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, 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.
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Previews from: 22 March 2013

Opening night: 16 April 2013

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, which includes one 15-minute intermission

And before you stop reading

7pm curtain April 23 - May 3

Cast and Creative


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
Ana Reeder as Connie Bliss
Reg Rogers as Smiley Coy
Joey Slotnick as Buddy Bliss
Brenda Wehle as Patty Benedict
C. J. Wilson as Hank Teagle
Chip Zien as Nat Danziger
Katya Campbell as Connie Bliss


Doug Hughes (Direction)
John Lee Beatty (Set Design)
Catherine Zuber (Costume Design)
James F. Ingalls (Lighting Design)
David Van Tieghem (Sound Design & Original Music)
Written by: Clifford Odets

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1 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Janet Chambers: “Good Theatre”

The play was dramatic and well acted. Some of the theatrics were so... more

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