Bobby Cannavale rehearses for The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones at Park Avenue Armory.
Bobby Cannavale rehearses for The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones, at Park Avenue Armory.
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The Bobby Cannavale-led revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is now in rehearsal. Performances begin March 25 at Park Avenue Armory under Richard Jones direction. Take a peek inside the rehearsal room in the gallery below.

The Hairy Ape is a searing social commentary on the divide and friction between the rich and poor in the Gilded Age. The story follows the journey of Yank (Cannavale), a laborer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. When Yank is deemed a "filthy beast" by the daughter of a rich steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the worlds of both the disenfranchised working class and wealthy society of New York.

Alongside Cannavale as Yank, the play features David Costabile (Translations) in the role of Paddy, Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons) as Mildred's Aunt, and Catherine Combs (Gloria) as Mildred. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Tommy Bracco, Emmanuel Brown, Nic Bruder, Phil Hill, Cosmo Jarvis, Mark Junek, Henry Stram, Jamar Williams, Isadora Wolfe, and Amos Wolff.

For tickets and more information, click here.