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Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, is presenting 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 directed by Scott Ellis.

The production officially opened last night, June 14, 2012 for a limited engagement through August 5th, 2012 and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's opening night curtain call!

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.

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.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Theatre Marquee

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Cast Board

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Angela Paton, Holley Fain, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Tracee Chimo, Carol Kane, Larry Bryggman, Jim Parsons, Morgan Spector, Rich Sommer & Peter Benson

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Morgan Spector & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain, Rich Sommer & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Carol Kane with Tracee Chimo, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Holley Fain & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Carol Kane with Tracee Chimo, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Holley Fain & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain, Rich Sommer & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain, Rich Sommer & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht & Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain & Rich Sommer & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons & Company

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain & Rich Sommer

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht & Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Charles Kimbrough

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Angela Paton

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht & Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain & Rich Sommer

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jim Parsons

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Charles Kimbrough

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Jessica Hecht

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Carol Kane & Holley Fain

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Tracee Chimo, Charles Kimbrough, Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Holley Fain

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
Harvey

Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More
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Photo Coverage: Spot the Rabbit! HARVEY Opening Night Curtain Call; Parsons, Hecht, Kane, Kimbrough & More


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