FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Star-Studded Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com.
The company just met the press and you can catch a photo preview from the festivities below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage!
The production will star Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) as Martin Vanderhof, two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ("Damages," Bridesmaids, Neighbors) as Alice Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, "Masters of Sex") as Essie Carmichael, Mark Linn-Baker (A Funny Thing...Forum, "Perfect Strangers," My Favorite Year) as Paul Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) as Penelope Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday, The Royal Family) as Boris Kolenkhov, Theatre World Award winner Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) as Rheba, three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) as Gay Wellington, Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy) as Donald, Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss, The Ritz) as Mr. De Pinna, Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) as The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) as Mr. Kirby.
Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with. 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.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
The ensemble company attends the photo call for the Broadway cast of ''You Can't Take It With You' at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse on July 23, 2014 in New York City.