Kristine Nielsen will join the previously announced Tony winner James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama You Can’t Take It With You. The production will also feature original music by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Performances will begin on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is set for September 28.
Nielsen, who will play Penelope Sycamore in the Scott Ellis-helmed production, received a Tony nomination for her performance in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Her additional Broadway credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, To Be or Not to Be, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Spring Awakening, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Green Bird and The Iceman Cometh. Brown is a 2014 Tony nominee for The Bridges of Madison County and received a Tony for Parade.
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.