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
- Opened 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.
New York, NY 10019
- Grandpa Vanderhof
- James Earl Jones
- Penelope Sycamore
- Kristine Nielsen
- Alice Sycamore
- Rose Byrn
- Essie Sycamore
- Annaleigh Ashford
- Paul Sycamore
- Mark Linn-Baker
Roundabout Theatre Company (Associate Producer)
- Scott Ellis
- Scenic Designer
- David Rockwell
- Costume Designer
- Jane Greenwood
- Sound Designer
- Jon Weston
- Original Music
- Jason Robert Brown
- George S. Kaufman + Moss Hart
- 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