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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Starring James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Annaleigh Ashford, Julie Halston and More; Ends Extended Run on February 22

You Can’t Take It With You, the Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, will end its extended run on Sunday, February 22nd at 3 pm. It will have played 208 performances.

Johanna Day, Fran Kranz, Annaleigh Ashford, James Earl Jones, Richard Thomas, Will Brill and Byron Jennings. Photo by Joan Marcus

Johanna Day, Fran Kranz, Annaleigh Ashford, James Earl Jones, Richard Thomas, Will Brill and Byron Jennings. Photo by Joan Marcus

You Can’t Take It With You began previews on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 and opened on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) Tickets are sold on www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

Anna Chlumsky and James Earl Jones. Photo by Joan Marcus

Anna Chlumsky and James Earl Jones. Photo by Joan Marcus

The production is directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, 1776). The cast includes Tony Award and Outer Critics’ Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) as Martin Vanderhof, Emmy Award-nominated TV and film star Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”, My Girl) as Alice Sycamore, Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She’s Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) as The Grand Duchess Olga, Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, “Masters of Sex”) as Essie Carmichael, Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (Proof, August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) as Gay Wellington, Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) as Mr. Kirby, Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss, The Ritz) as Mr. De Pinna, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) as Penelope Sycamore, Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday, The Royal Family) as Boris Kolenkhov, Emmy Award-winning screen and stage star Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”, “The Americans”, Race) as Paul Sycamore, Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as a G-Man, Theatre World Award winner Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) as Rheba, Austin Durant (War Horse) as a G-Man, Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy) as Donald, Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins) as Henderson, and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World) as a G-Man.

Kristine Nielsen, Anna Chlumsky and James Earl Jones

Kristine Nielsen, Anna Chlumsky and James Earl Jones

The design team includes: scenic design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), costume design by 2014 special Tony Award recipient Jane Greenwood (Act One, Waiting for Godot), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by Jon Weston (The Bridges of Madison County), and hair and wig design by Tom Watson(Act One, Waiting for Godot). Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years, Parade) composed original music for the production.

You Can’t Take It With You is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman & Winkler, Daryl Roth, Terry Schnuck, Jane Bergère, Caiola Productions, Rebecca Gold, LaRuffa & Hinderliter, Larry Magid, Gabrielle Palitz, Spisto & Kierstead, SunnySpot Productions, VenuWorks Theatricals, Jessica Genick and Will Trice.

Julie Halston, Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Andrew Rannells, Annaleigh Ashford and guest backstage at the Longacre Theatre in New York on January 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Julie Halston, Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Andrew Rannells, Annaleigh Ashford and guest backstage at the Longacre Theatre in New York on January 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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