VIDEO: James Earl Jones & Kristine Nielsen Talk Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen appeared on this week's WPIX11 in New York to chat about their roles in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.
"It's written by two geniuses", offers Jones as to why the play continues to resonate with audiences today. He adds, "And the subject is timeless." Jokes co-star Kristine NIelsen, "The best thing about this family is that we can go home from it!" Check out the appearance below!
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
The complete cast of You Can't Take It With You includes: 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 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, Tony Award nomineeAnnaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, "Masters of Sex") as Essie Carmichael, Johanna Day(August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) as Gay Wellington, Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) as Mr. Kirby, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, 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, Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Nick Corley(The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as a G-Man, Austin Durant (War Horse) as a G-Man, Theatre World Award-winner Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) as Rheba, Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy) as Donald, Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins) as Henderson, Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss, The Ritz) as Mr. De Pinna, and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World) as a G-Man.
Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (two 2014 TONY AWARDS for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, The Bridges of Madison County; Parade), writes original music for the production. The design team includes: set design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), costume design by 2014 special Tony Award recipient, Jane Greenwood (Act One, Waiting for Godot), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by Jon Weston (The Bridges of Madison County) and hair and wig design by Tom Watson (Act One, Waiting for Godot.
Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with. James Earl Jonesheads 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.Buy Tickets to You Can't Take It with You - click here.