The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey opens June 14 at Broadway’s Studio 54. Starring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht, Charles Kimbrough and Larry Bryggman, the Scott Ellis helmed production will play a limited engagement through August 5.
“[Harvey is] a simple tale of a man and his best friend,” Parsons recently told Broadway.com. “It’s charming and it’s magical.”
The cast of Harvey also features Carol Kane, Morgan Spector, Holley Fain, Tracee Chimo, Rich Sommer, Angela Paton and Peter Benson. Set in the 1940s in Denver, Colorado, Harvey is the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Parsons), a man with an unusual best friend: a 6-foot rabbit named Harvey. When Elwood’s fretting sister Veta (Hecht) tries to have her brother committed to a sanatorium, she is mistakenly locked up instead. Elwood and Harvey leave the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as the town searches for a man and his invisible rabbit.
The Harvey creative team includes set designer David Rockwell, costume designer Jane Greenwood, lighting designer Kenneth Posner and original sound and music designer Obadiah Eaves.