VIDEO: ‘You Can’t Take It with You’ comes to Broadway

In July, the cast of “You Can’t Take It with You” took a break from rehearsals to tell press members about their take on the classic American play by Moss Hart and George Kaufman.

The story tells of a straight-laced young woman, Alice Sycamore, played by Rose Byrne, who brings her normal-seeming boyfriend, Toby, home to meet her eccentric family. “I’m always tempted to find something weird about Toby that I can latch onto,” actor Fran Kranz confesses. “I do believe he’s kind of a closet weirdo, or else he wouldn’t love this family.”

The Sycamore clan is overseen by Grandpa Vanderhof, James Earl Jones, and includes the effervescent Annaleigh Ashford (“Kinky Boots”) as little sister Essie. “We live magically odd lives where we follow our dreams every day instead of trying to be successful,” Ashford says of the Sycamores.

“It’s one of the best comedies that’s ever been written,” says director Scott Ellis. “Letting a new audience, a new generation, see a production of this masterpiece is really thrilling.”

“You Can’t Take It with You” comes to Broadway in September.

T. Michelle Murphy is the entertainment editor for Metro NY and also serves as a field producer for The Broadway Channel. Follow her on Twitter: @TMichelleMurphy.


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