James Earl Jones could be returning to the Great White Way in a revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take it With You. According to Showbiz 411, the two-time Tony winner will play the grandfather in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, with Michael Wilson on board to direct.
You Can't Take it With You introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. The show debuted at the Booth Theatre in 1936 and was last revived on Broadway in 1983.
Jones received Tony Awards for Fences and The Great White Hope, and nominations for On Golden Pond and The Best Man. His other Broadway credits include Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. His many film roles include Clear and Present Danger, Field of Dreams and The Man.