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Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory will present the new Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), Tracee Chimo (Myrtle Mae Simmons), Holley Fain (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Angela Paton (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet), Rich Sommer (Duane Wilson), and Morgan Spector (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.). The production is and directed by Scott Ellis.

Yesterday, the company met the press, and below, BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the event!

Performances of Harvey will begin on May 18th, 2012 on Broadway at Studio 54 with the official opening set for June 14th, 2012. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through August 5th, 2012.

The design team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Jane Greenwood (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Sound).

Two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe® Award winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") returns to Broadway after his extremely successful debut in Larry Kramer's 2011 Tony Award winning play The Normal Heart and received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Harvey was first brought to the Broadway stage in 1944 and was directed by Antoinette Perry. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1944, and its initial run lasted for four years-1,775 performances. James Stewart assumed the role of "Elwood" from Frank Fay in the 1944 production and originated the role in the 1970 production as well as the film adaptation in 1950. Helen Hayes played "Veta" opposite Mr. Stewart in the 1970 production.

Parsons stars 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 (Jessica 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.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org. Beginning Monday, April 2nd tickets can be purchased at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street). Ticket prices range from $37.00-122.00

Harvey will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

See the HARVEY meet and greet FREEZE FRAME here, and check out full photo coverage of the event below!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
"HARVEY"

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Jessica Hecht

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Jessica Hecht and Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Peter Benson, Larry Bryggman and Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Charles Kimbrough, Jim Parsons and Carol Kane

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Angela Paton, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons and Tracee Chimo

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Rich Sommer, Morgan Spector, Holley Fain and Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!
Larry Bryggman, Charles Kimbrough, Holley Fain, Peter Benson, Tracee Chimo, Rich Sommer, Carol Kane, Angela Paton, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons and Morgan Spector

Photo Coverage: Cast of HARVEY Meets the Press!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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