The Big Knife (City Guide Magazine)


The Big Knife

227 W. 42nd St.
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A new production of Clifford Odets’s riveting, bitingly funny tale of keeping one’s 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 (Bobby Canavale), 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?  Tues.-Sat., 8; Wed., Sat. & Sun., 2. Call or visit website for variations in playing schedule.