Acclaimed Revival of You Can't Take It With You Ends Broadway Run This Week

News   Acclaimed Revival of You Can't Take It With You Ends Broadway Run This Week
The critically acclaimed revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can’t Take It With You will play its final performance Feb. 22 at 3 PM. Upon closing, the production will have played 208 performances.

Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky

You Can’t Take It With You began previews on Aug. 26, 2014, and officially opened Sept. 28 at the Longacre Theatre.

Directed by six-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis, the production stars Tony winner James Earl Jones.

The cast of You Can’t Take It With You also includes Anna Chlumsky as Alice Sycamore, Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley as The Grand Duchess Olga, Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford as Essie Carmichael, Tony Award nominee Johanna Day as Mrs. Kirby, three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston as Gay Wellington, Byron Jennings as Mr. Kirby, Patrick Kerr as Mr. De Pinna, Fran Kranz as Tony Kirby, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen as Penelope Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers as Boris Kolenkhov, Emmy Award-winning screen and stage star Richard Thomas as Paul Sycamore, Will Brill as Ed Carmichael, Nick Corley as a G-Man, Theatre World Award winner Crystal A. Dickinson as Rheba, Austin Durant as a G-Man, Marc Damon Johnson as Donald, Karl Kenzler as Henderson and Joe Tapper as a G-Man.

Tony winner Jason Robert Brown has written original music for the revival.

The production also has set design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell, costume design by 2014 Special Tony Award recipient Jane Greenwood, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder, sound design by Jon Weston and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. "Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with," according to press notes. "James Earl Jones heads the wackiest household to ever hit Broadway in Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic You Can’t Take It With You. He plays wily Grandpa Vanderhof, leader of a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. But when the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his buttoned-up parents over for dinner, that’s when the real fireworks start to fly."

The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theatre on Dec. 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

You Can’t Take It With You is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman & Winkler, Daryl Roth, Terry Schnuck, Jane Bergère, Caiola Productions, Rebecca Gold, LaRuffa & Hinderliter, Gabrielle Palitz, Spisto & Kierstead, SunnySpot Productions, VenuWorksTheatricals, Jessica Genick and Will Trice.

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