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You Can't Take It with You - 2014 - Broadway



YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, one of the most popular comedies in America is back-with a hilarious ensemble cast ready to light up Broadway.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning, uproarious family affair is led by the legendary James Earl Jones, and features an outrageous cast of 20, including Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Bridesmaids), Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Masters of Sex) and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley.

Long before "Modern Family," there was the Sycamore family. Now playing at the Longacre Theatre, you can join this madcap clan as they live, love and laugh in an evening sure to end up with fireworks. Don't let them light the fuse without you!


Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes

Longacre Theatre

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For You Can't Take It with You

'You Can't Take It With You': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
The deluxe revival is directed with unflagging energy and an assured grasp of the play's shifting rhythms by comedy pro Scott Ellis. This is a work that champions the individualist, and the director follows suit by marshaling his impeccable cast to create loopy characterizations. This is a well-oiled ensemble full of delightful character turns from actors as adept with the witticisms as they are with the physical comedy.

Review: Vintage is the operative word for Broadway’s “You Can’t Take It With You” - Washington Post
You wouldn't, of course, expect nonstop cartoon looniness to reign for the full 2 ½ hours of this three-act comedy; the tension in the plot is the "surprise" visit to the Sycamores by the stodgy, patrician Kirbys, parents of ardent Tony (Fran Kranz), who wants to marry the Sycamores' "normal" daughter, Alice (Rose Byrne). But the embrace by the Sycamores of their quirky individualism feels less than total. That seems especially true for Jones, who, in the guise of the family patriarch, proves a genial rather than compelling presence. When he expounds on his character's peculiar philosophy - why, for example, Grandpa Martin doesn't pay taxes - it isn't with the kind of conviction that helps us understand, or giggle at, the sort of quaint contrarian he is meant to be. Lovers of vintage screwball comedy - a kind of lightweight cousin of absurdism - will dig its splashy return to Broadway. Others will have to wait for a more convincing resuscitation of the genre.


You Can't Take It with You Broadway Cast


by BWW Special Coverage - February 22, 2015
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, the Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, marks its final performance this afternoon, February 22, 2015. It will have played for 208 performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the revival's run on the Great White Way!
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015
You Can't Take It With You, the Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, is set to play its final performances this week. The show will play its final performance on Sunday, February 22nd at 3 pm. It will have played 208 performances.
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - February 12, 2015
You've already seen that a number of our cast members have hidden talents. Austin Durant is no exception. The fashion and beauty magazines that are lying around the green room have sparked a deep passion in him.
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - February 9, 2015
Things can get a little crazy backstage in a long-running show. And I can say with confidence that we have gone round the bend at the Longacre. This latest #ImASycamore post is about just that. Somewhere in the middle of act two, we discovered that some fresh produce had been brought in by stage management. So Flynn Earl Jones and Austin Durant decided to put it to use. Enjoy!
by Stage Tube - February 4, 2015
Cast members of the Broadway hit comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU dropped by God's Love We Deliver this week to lend a helping hand!
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - February 2, 2015
The latest #ImASycamore short film is, admittedly, my most personal. I, too, have a secret that makes me eligible for membership in the Sycamore family. I won't bother to explain… My silence speaks volumes. Enjoy!
by Naomi Serviss - February 1, 2015
The veteran actor joins the kooky Sycamore family and reunites with James Earl Jones in the play that's made audiences howl since the 1930s .
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - January 29, 2015
Doing a big play like YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is a lot like doing a musical. Large choreographed sections, lots of entrances and exits - we even have dance numbers and xylophone solos. So, it shouldn't surprise you that our cast loves to sing! Just last week, stage management had to scold us in the middle of act two. Apparently, our impromptu greenroom rendition of Funkytown was so loud it could be heard stage right. The exact quote was, "Seriously, guys, I love you. But it's just too loud." Anyway, I hope you enjoy this short film in which the cast serenades Rose Byrne with our arrangement of the Hall & Oates classic, Sara Smile.
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - January 28, 2015
Julie Halston stops the show with her inspired drunkwalk in Act Two of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. But she has greater aspirations than simply comedy. As the result of a lifelong obsession that dates back to her childhood, Julie is doing her part to keep New Yorkers safe. Check it out! And don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - January 26, 2015
Hey, friends! We're winding down over at the Longacre as we settle into our last few weeks of the run. Closing a show is always bittersweet. Excitement about what lies ahead, but always a little sadness saying goodbye. So these short films are a nice reminder of the fun we have.
by Guest Blogger: Karl Kenzler - January 23, 2015
Actors have a lot of hidden talents. Angelina Jolie is a knife-thrower. Steve Martin plays the banjo. And Colin Farrell is a tremendously skilled Irish step dancer. True story. But that's nothing compared to our cast at the Longacre Theatre. In fact our own Will Brill plays "Ed Carmichael" in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and he has a secret skill that qualifies him as a member of the Sycamore family. Check it out! It's magical!
by Michael Dale - January 22, 2015
Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas have been added to the top-flight ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015
To carry over the holiday spirit into the new year, cast members from the You Can't Take It With You, Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, volunteered their time and worked as a group at God's Love We Deliver. Anna Chlumsky, Julie Halston, Byron Jennings, Fran Kranz, Reg Rogers and Nick Corley helped to prepare meals in the kitchen yesterday, and you can check out photos from the special day below!