Tony nominee Johanna Day, Will Brill and Fran Kranz have joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You. The trio will play Mrs. Kirby, Ed Carmichael and Tony Kirby, respectively. They join a starry lineup that includes James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley and Byron Jennings. Performances will begin on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night for the Scott Ellis-helmed production is set for September 28.
The cast will also include Nick Corley, Austin Durant and Joe Tapper as the three G-Men. Additional previously announced cast members include Mark Linn-Baker, Reg Rogers, Crystal A. Dickinson, Marc Damon Johnson and Patrick Kerr. Complete casting will be announced sometime next week.
Day received a Tony nod for her performance in Proof and appeared on Broadway August: Osage County. Brill made his Broadway debut earlier this year in Act One. Kranz appeared on the Great White Way in 2012 in Death of a Salesman.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can't Take It With You centers on 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 will feature original music by Jason Robert Brown.