You must be so excited about Motherf**ker’s six Tony nominations, especially since the play endured some nasty pre-opening press. We believed in this play, but right before any opening is such a vulnerable time.You don’t want negative publicity to affect you, but of course it did.Although he refuses to say so, Cannavale is the star of the Broadway black comedy The Motherf**ker With the Hat, commanding the stage as a recovering addict and ex-con named Jackie and sharing individual scenes with the other four actors (his real-life ex Annabella Sciorra, Broadway newcomer Chris Rock and Tony nominees Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vasquez).Just after receiving a 2011 Best Actor Tony nomination, the 41-year-old star chatted with about his career, the joys of fatherhood (his son, Jake, with ex-wife Jenny Lumet, just turned 16) and his romance with Broadway queen Sutton Foster.event held at Buttenwieser Hall on Tuesday (March 24) in New York City.The 40-year-old actress was joined by her co-star Debi Mazar and series creator Darren Star to chat about the show, premiering next week on TV Land."People were asking about his girlfriend, meaning Annabelle, at the opening of the play, and he just looked stricken," says a source.
Both she and Cannavale received strong notices for "Mauritius," in which their characters enjoy a romantic spark.
Lumet went on to write Rachel Getting Married in 2008.
Bobby was 33 when he started dating actress Annabella Sciorra, who was 11 years his senior.
He dumped her for his 22-year-old co-star Alison Pill in the Broadway play Mauritius (see below).
Ironically he ended up starring alongside Sciorra his next time out on Broadway in The Motherfucker with the Hat, four years later.
Prior to their courtship, Cannavale, 42, was married to actress/screenwriter Jenny Lumet from 1994 to 2003. After their divorce, he dated actresses Annabella Sciorra, Alison Pill and Sutton Foster.