NEW YORK -- It’s good to report that the marriage between Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise is strong as ever, despite the fact that he throws knives at her eight times a week.
Both are appearing in the hit Broadway musical "Pippin" -- playing, what else, husband and wife -- and the revival requires both to explore circus tricks. Mann chose to toss knives at his wife.
The show marks the first time in about a dozen years that they’ve shared the same stage, he as the manic king and father to the unsettled prince Pippin and she as a sexy stepmother.
"One of us to be in a hit show is pretty amazing," says Mann. "For two of us, you just have to stand back and say, ‘Thank you.’ " His wife agrees: "I thank God we did it. I’m thrilled."
Mann and d’Amboise, who met in 1983 during the original production of "Cats," are proof that show business marriages can work. They have five Tony Award nominations between them and they’re raising two daughters in Harlem.
"I worried about that a lot when we first got cast. I remember thinking, ‘We’re going to spend too much time together. It’ll just be too much. We’re going to have nothing to talk about,’ " d’Amboise ays.
Mann waves that fear away. "We don’t have anything to talk about anyway, except our children," he says, laughing.