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Veep Star Anna Chlumsky to Make Her Broadway Debut in You Can't Take It With You

”The Waltons” favorite Richard Thomas is also set to join the Hart and Kaufman play at the Longacre Theatre.

Veep star Anna Chlumsky will make her Broadway debut in You Can't Take it With You.
Veep star Anna Chlumsky will make her Broadway debut in You Can't Take It With You.
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Stage and screen vets Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Richard Thomas (The Waltons) will join the new Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You at the Longacre Theatre beginning January 6. The pair replaces Rose Byrne and Mark Linn-Baker, who depart on January 4, in the roles of Alice Sycamore and Paul Sycamore.

Chlumsky makes her Broadway debut in Scott Ellis' production. Thomas last appeared on Broadway in An Enemy of the People. He made his Broadway debut opposite You Can't Take It With You star James Earl Jones in 1958's Sunrise at Campobello.

The play follows two families, the Sycamores and the Kirbys, whose worlds collide when their children become engaged. Tony winner James Earl Jones leads the cast as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, alongside Annaleigh Ashford as Essie Carmichael, Kristine Nielsen as Penelope Sycamore, Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley as The Grand Duchess Olga, Fran Kranza as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day as Mrs. Kirby, Byron Jennings as Mr. Kirby, Reg Rodgers as Boris Kolenkhov, Crystal A. Dickinson as Rheba, Julie Halston as Gay Wellington, Marc Damon Johnson as Donald, Patrick Kerr as Mr. De Pinna, and Nick Corley, Austin Durant, and Joe Tapper as the three G-men.

The creative team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Jane Greenwood, lighting designer Donald Holder, hair and wig designer Tom Watson, sound designer Jon Weston, and original music composer Jason Robert Brown.

Previews began August 26, and the show officially opened on September 28. It runs through February 22, 2015.

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