The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Harvey has added an additional benefit performance on August 5 at 7 PM at Studio 54, following the production’s previously announced final matinee performance. Starring Jim Parsons and Jessica Hecht, the final performance of Harvey will benefit the Education@Roundabout program, which brings over 3,500 New York City public school students to matinees each season. Each ticket sold will allow one student to attend a matinee during the 2012-13 season.
The revival of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey opened on June 14. The comedy tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Parsons), a man who befriends a 6-foot imaginary rabbit. In addition to Parsons and Hecht, Harvey stars Charles Kimbrough, Larry Bryggman, Carol Kane, Peter Benson, Tracee Chimo, Holley Fain, Angela Paton, Rich Sommer and Morgan Spector. Harvey is directed by Scott Ellis.
Harvey originally opened on Broadway on November 1, 1944 at the 48th Street Theatre, starring Frank Fay and Josephine Hull. The production ran for 1,775 performances before closing on January 15, 1949. In 1960, Harvey was adapted into a hit film starring Jimmy Stewart.