The Roundabout Theatre has set Emmy-winning The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht and Charles Kimbrough for a Scott Ellis-directed revival of Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. Preview performances begin May 18 at Studio 54, and the play opens June 14 for a limited run that ends August 5. Parsons is playing Elwood P. Dowd, a guy who befriends a six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. A Jonathan Tropper-scripted feature based on the original stage play temporarily hooked Steven Spielberg in 2009, but the filmmaker dropped out of the Fox-DreamWorks co-production because of difficulty finding the right guy to play Dowd, whom James Stewart portrayed in the original screen adaptation. Parsons seems like an ideal choice to bring Dowd to life on the stage, and maybe the stage run will reinvigorate the film project, though Parsons is an untested commodity in that realm.
Broadway 'Harvey' Cast Firms Around 'Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons
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