Theatre: Studio 54
Preview: May 18, 2012
Opening: June 14, 2012
Closing: Aug. 5, 2012
Creators: Written by Mary Chase. Direction by Scott Ellis.
Original Principal Cast: Jim Parsons as Elwood P. Dowd, Jessica Hecht as Veta Louise Simmons, Charles Kimbrough as William R. Chumley, Larry Bryggman as Judge Omar Gaffney, Carol Kane as Betty Chumley, Peter Benson as E.J. Lofgren, Tracee Chimo as Myrtle Mae Simmons and Holley Fain as Ruth Kelly.
Synopsis: According to Roundabout, "Parsons star[red] as one of modern theatre's most lovable characters, Elwood P. Dowd. Charming and kind, Elwood has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. In order to save the family's social reputation, Elwood's sister Veta (Hecht) takes Elwood to the local sanatorium. But when the doctors mistakenly commit his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood — and Harvey — slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit."
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