Bobby Cannavale to return to Broadway in 2013

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By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press

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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