Further Casting Announced for You Can't Take it With You

The previously announced Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning drama You Can't Take It With You has now announced further casting for the production that will open at the Longacre Theatre on 28 September 2014, following previews from 26 August 2014.

Joining the previously announced James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen will be two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne and and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore.

The cast will also feature Mark Linn-Baker, Julie Halston, Marc Damon Johnson, Patrick Kerr and Reg Rogers with further casting to be announced.

The production will be directed by Scott Ellis and feature original music by Jason Robert Brown. It will also feature set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Jon Weston.

Kaufman and Hart's play follows the Sycamores and the Kirbys - two completely different families whose worlds collide when their children become engaged. James Earl Jones plays Grandpa Vanderhof, leader of a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. As the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his buttoned-up parents over for dinner, fireworks start to fly.

The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on 14 December 1936 and ran for 837 performances, taking home the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

You Can't Take It With You will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman Chernoff, Terry Schnuck, Caiola Productions, Gabrielle Palitz, R&D Theatricals, SunnySpot Productions, Jessica Genick and Will Trice, in association with Roundabout Theatre Company.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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