Bobby Cannavale to return to Broadway in 2013

MARK KENNEDY
May 3, 2012
FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actor Bobby Cannavale attends the opening night performance of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" in New York. The Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday, May 3, that the Emmy Award winner will star in a new production of Clifford Odets' “The Big Knife.” The production will begin previews on March 22, 2013, and open officially on April 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street.  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actor Bobby Cannavale attends the opening night performance of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" in New York. The Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday, May 3, that the Emmy Award winner will star in a new production of Clifford Odets' “The Big Knife.” The production will begin previews on March 22, 2013, and open officially on April 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans for "Funny Girl" may have fallen through, but Bobby Cannavale is still plotting his return to Broadway.

The Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday that the Emmy Award winner will star in a new production of Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife" next year.

Cannavale was last seen on Broadway playing a recovering addict opposite Chris Rock in the Tony-nominated play "The Motherf---- With the Hat." He was expected to be starring opposite Lauren Ambrose in the musical "Funny Girl" on Broadway by now, but producers pulled out, citing the poor economic climate.

"The Big Knife" will begin previews on March 22, 2013, and open officially on April 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street. It will run through June 2. Doug Hughes will direct.

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Online: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org