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Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet

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 opening night guests on the red carpet!

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: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Juliana Margulies

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Juliana Margulies

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Ellen Barkin & Fans Broadway Production of "Harvey" at Studio 54 New York City June 14, 2012

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Ellen Barkin

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Bobby Cannavale

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John Slattery

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
John Slattery

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Tovah Feldshuh and husband

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Rachel York

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Rachel York

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Ira Glass

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Paul Shaffer

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Laura Osnes

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Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Julie White

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Julie White

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Jamie deRoy & Tony Roberts

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John Hodgman

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David Gregory

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Nolan Gerard Funk

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Nolan Gerard Funk and guest

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet
Charles Randolph-Wright and guest

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Dick Scanlan

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John Benjamin Hickey

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Neil Simon

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Neil Simon with wife Elaine Joyce

Photo Coverage: Stars on the HARVEY Opening Night Red Carpet


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