The constellation of stars signing on for the late-summer revival of You Can’t Take It With You starring James Earl Jones just expanded by two: Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Damages), in her Broadway debut, and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters Of Sex, Broadway’s Kinky Boots) will appear, along with Kristine Nielsen (Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike).
The cast will also include stage veteran Mark Linn-Baker (also Perfect Strangers), Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy), Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss) and Reg Rogers (Holiday). The director is Scott Ellis. Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges Of Madison County, the upcoming Honeymoon In Vegas) is writing incidental music for George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 comedy about the extended, eccentric Sycamore family and what happens when a daughter brings her uptight fiancé and his up tighter parent to dinner.
Further casting still to be announced. The producing team, considerably larger than the Sycamore clan, is head by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman Goldsmith, Daryl Roth, Terry Schnuck, Jane Bergere, Caiola Productions, Rebecca Gold, LaRuffa Hinderliter, Gabrielle Palitz, Spisto & Kierstead, SunnySpot Productions, VenuWorks Theatricals, Jessica Genick and Will Trice. The show is slated to begin performances August 26 at the Longacre Theatre, with an official opening date of September 28.
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