Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford will join the previously announced James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen in Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore.
Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Byrne's screen credits include Damages, Bridesmaids and Neighbors. Ashford received a Tony nod for Kinky Boots and has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked and in TV’s Masters of Sex. The cast will additionally feature Mark Linn-Baker (A Funny Thing...), Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy), Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss) and Tony nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday). Additional casting will be announced later.
Set design will be by David Rockwell, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Donald Holder, hair and wig design by Tom Watson and sound design by Jon Weston. Jason Robert Brown will write original music for the production.
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. Directed by Scott Ellis, performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will begin on August 26. Opening night is set for September 28 at the Longacre Theatre.