Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley and Byron Jennings are set for the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You. The two join a cast that includes the previously announced James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen, as well as Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford. Ashley will assume the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Jennings will play Mr. Kirby. Performances will begin on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is set for September 28.
Ashley won a Tony for her performance in Take Her, She’s Mine and received additional nominations for Barefoot in the Park and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Her other Broadway credits include The Best Man (both in 2012 and 2000), August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate and Enchanted April. She received an Emmy nod for Evening Shade. Jennings has appeared on Broadway in shows including Macbeth, Arcadia, The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind, Heartbreak House, Twelve Angry Men and The Man Who Came to Dinner. His screen credits include Lincoln, Julie & Julia and A Time to Kill.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning 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. The new production is directed by Scott Ellis and will feature original music by Jason Robert Brown.
Additional cast members include Mark Linn-Baker, Reg Rogers, Crystal A. Dickinson, Marc Damon Johnson and Patrick Kerr.