The upcoming Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can't Take It With You has announced additional casting. Joining the previously announced James Earl Jones and Kristine Nielsen will be Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids) and Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Masters of Sex). Byrne, in her Broadway debut, will take on the role of Alice Sycamore, and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore.
The cast will also include Mark Linn-Baker (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), 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 at a later date.
You Can't Take It With You follows two families, the Sycamores and the Kirbys, whose worlds collide when their children become engaged.
Directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, the creative team will also feature set design by three-time Tony nominee David Rockwell (Kinky Boots), costume design by 2014 special Tony Award recipient Jane Greenwood (Act One), lighting design by two-time Tony winner Donald Holder (South Pacific), hair and wig design by Tom Watson (Act One), and sound design by Jon Weston (The Bridges of Madison County). Three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County) will also contribute original music to the production.
Performances will begin August 26 at the Longacre Theatre in advance of a September 28 opening.