You Can't Take It With You Summary

  • You Can't Take It With You is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: August 26, 2014
  • Opens September 28, 2014
  • Show Closed: February 22, 2015

You Can’t Take It With You is a play written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that first played on Broadway in 1936. The play is a comedic story about a kooky family, and it took home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937.

You Can't Take It With You on Broadway Background

Since its Broadway debut, You Can't Take It With You has enjoyed four revivals, and this will be its fifth. Starring James Earl Jones as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, the cast also includes Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), and Rose Byrne making her Broadway debut. The play encompasses a very large cast, and it has been an audience favorite for many decades. With this impressive cast, this production is sure to be very entertaining.

What’s You Can't Take It With You Like?

When the play begins, a young man named Tony Kirby brings his parents to dine at the home of a girl with whom he has fallen in love, Alice Sycamore (Rose Byrne). The evening goes abominably at first, as the Kirbys are thrown off by the cheap food they are offered, and Alice is convinced that Tony is not the man for her. As the play continues, Alice is led to reconsider, as it becomes clear that both families are a bit crazy.

Is You Can't Take It With You Good for Kids?

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. Otherwise, the show is suitable for children at the parents’ discretion.

Theatre Information

Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,095
Entrance: 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Longacre Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

Grandpa Vanderhof
James Earl Jones
Penelope Sycamore
Kristine Nielsen
Alice Sycamore
Rose Byrn
Essie Sycamore
Annaleigh Ashford
Paul Sycamore
Mark Linn-Baker

Producers

Caiola Productions

Dominion Pictures

Gabrielle Palitz

Gutterman Chernoff

Jam Theatricals

Jeffrey Richards

Jerry Frankel

Jessica Genick

R&D Theatricals

SunnySpot Productions

Terry Schnuck

Will Trice

Roundabout Theatre Company (Associate Producer)

Production Credits

Director
Scott Ellis
Scenic Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Jane Greenwood
Sound Designer
Jon Weston
Original Music
Jason Robert Brown
Book
George S. Kaufman + Moss Hart

Creative Team

General Manager
Richards Climan Inc
Company Manager
Bruce Klinger at Richards Climan Inc
Technical Supervisor
Hudson Theatrical Associates
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan at Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne