Nominated for 5 Tony Awards®
including Best Revival of a Play


— Time Out New York & Entertainment Weekly

"One of the most persuasive works of pure escapism in broadway history.
It will have you grinning like an idiot and beaming from curtain to curtain."

— Ben Brantley, The New York Times


— David Cote, Time Out NY

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


— Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News


— David Finkle, The Huffington Post
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played its final performance on Sunday, February 22

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Theatre Info & Schedule

s.png Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
b/n Broadway & 8th Ave

Box Office Hours

Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm


Student Rush

A limited number of student rush tickets, subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID when the box office opens for the day of the performance. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID.

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About The Show

If you think your family’s crazy — MEET OURS!

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, one of the most popular comedies in America is back — with the funniest ensemble to ever light up Broadway.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning, uproarious family affair is led by the legendary James Earl Jones, and features an outrageous cast of 20, including Emmy Award® nominee Anna Chlumsky (Veep, My Girl), Tony Award® nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Tony Award® nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Masters of Sex) and Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Ashley.

Long before “Modern Family,” there was the Sycamore family. Now playing at the Longacre Theatre, you can join this madcap clan as they live, love and laugh in an evening of pure comic fireworks. Don't let them light the fuse without you!

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


Recommended for audiences 8 and above.

Meet The Family

Creative Team


Kaufman & Hart first collaborated on Once in a Lifetime (1930), followed by seven others plays including Merrily We Roll Along (1934), YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1936, Pulitzer Prize), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) and George Washington Slept Here (1940). Kaufman and Hart also directed much of their own work, and each won a Tony Award® for Best Director: Kaufman for Guys and Dolls, Hart for My Fair Lady.


Broadway: Drood (Tony® nom.), Harvey, Curtains (Tony® nom.), Twelve Angry Men (Tony® nom.; OCC, DD Awards), 1776 (DD, Tony® nom.), She Loves Me (Tony® nom.; DD, OCC Awards), Picnic (OCC nom.), Steel Pier (Tony® nom.; DD, OCC Awards). London: She Loves Me (Olivier Award). Off-B’way: And the World Goes Round (DD, OCC Awards), Streamers, Tom Durnin. TV: Weeds (Exec. Producer), 30 Rock (Emmy® nom., Best Director), Modern Family. Associate artistic director, Roundabout Theatre.

Scenic Design 

David designed the sets for Kinky Boots (Tony® nom.), Lucky Guy (Tony® nom.), Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray (Tony®, Drama Desk, OCC noms.), Legally Blonde (Drama Desk nom.), Harvey, The Normal Heart, A Free Man of Color, The Rocky Horror Show (Drama Desk nom.), All Shook Up (Drama Desk nom.), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Founder of Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm.

Costume Design

Jane has designed for theater, opera, dance and film, including more than 125 productions for B'way since Ballad of the Sad Café (1963). Recent: Act One, Harvey, The House of Blue Leaves, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Quartet. Recipient: Irene Sharaff Award, as well as 18 Tony Award® nominations, a Lifetime Achievement Tony® and Theater Hall of Fame inductee. Professor, Yale School of Drama since 1976.

Lighting Design 

Broadway credits include The Lion King and South Pacific (Tony Awards®); The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Movin' Out, Gem of the Ocean, Juan Darien (all Tony® nominated); Spider-Man; Big Fish; Bullets Over Broadway; Annie; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Boy From Oz, many others. Television: Smash seasons one and two.

Sound Design

Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County; Big Fish; How to Succeed; 13; Les Misérables; The Color Purple; Caroline, or Change (AUDELCO Award); Nine; Imaginary Friends; Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off-Broadway/ regional: Atomic the Musical; Little Miss Sunshine; Los Otros (Mark Taper Forum); The Scottsboro Boys (Old Globe); Parade (Mark Taper Forum); tick, tick . . . BOOM!; Bright Lights, Big City; Family Guy, Live! (Carnegie Hall).

Hair and Wig Design

Tom is head of the wig and makeup department at the Met Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 60 Broadway productions. Current and recent B’way: Act One; No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot; Annie; The Snow Geese; The Assembled Parties; Picnic; A Christmas Story; Harvey; Million Dollar Quartet; Rock of Ages; Wicked; How to Succeed and Promises, Promises.

Original Music

Jason is the three-time Tony Award®-winning composer and lyricist of The Bridges of Madison County, Parade, 13, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years (soon to be released as a feature film) and Honeymoon in Vegas, opening on Broadway this season. A singer and pianist, he performs around the world with his band, the Caucasian Rhythm Kings.



Jeffrey is grateful to Chris Hart and Anne Kaufman for giving him the opportunity to present this wonderful American comedy and is deeply appreciative to Scott Ellis for taking the helm. It all wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary cast headed by James Earl Jones and the gift of the Longacre, thanks to Philip J. Smith and Robert Wankel of the Shubert Organization.


Jerry received Tony Awards® for All the Way, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Porgy and Bess, Hair, August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, Glengarry Glen Ross and Death of a Salesman. Past Broadway: The Glass Menagerie; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Best Man; Bonnie & Clyde; Chinglish; The Merchant of Venice; Race; Blithe Spirit; Reasons to Be Pretty; You’re Welcome America; Speed-the-Plow; Jekyll & Hyde; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.


Jam Theatricals is an entertainment company founded by Arny Granat and Steve Traxler in 1997 to present Broadway subscription seasons in markets across the country and produce shows on Broadway, having done more than 40 shows at this point. They hope they will finally be able to take this production with them, so to speak, but in a very non-materialistic way for all of the reasons so eloquently written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman in 1936.


Carl Moellenberg: six Tonys®, produced 43 shows, chairman Dominion Pictures. Wendy Federman: three Tonys®, produced 40 shows, VP Dominion Pictures. Bobby Sain: CEO of Dominion Pictures, film/theater producer. Ricardo Hornos: Producer on B’way, West End, Buenos Aires.


Collectively won seven Tony Awards® and seven Drama Desk Awards for All the Way, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Spring Awakening, Memphis, Glengarry Glen Ross, La Cage, Norman Conquests, The Merchant of Venice, Cinderella, Evita, Nice Work…, Race, The Seagull. Upcoming: Disgraced, The War of the Roses.


Daryl has produced seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics, August: Osage County, Clybourne Park, How I Learned to Drive, Proof, Three Tall Women and Wit. More than 85 productions, including Kinky Boots and The Normal Heart. Winner eight Tony Awards®.


Beautiful; Clybourne Park (Tony®); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony®); Bonnie & Clyde; High; Race; Superior Donuts; Hair (Tony®); Blithe Spirit; The Homecoming; Spring Awakening (Tony®); ’night, Mother; Enchanted April; Falling; Silence! The Musical; others.


Currently: Kinky Boots*. Past highlights: Rocky, Annie; Twelfth Night/Richard III; Driving Miss Daisy; War Horse*; Clybourne Park*; A Little Night Music; All My Sons; Curtains; Glengarry Glen Ross*; Caroline, or Change; Metamorphoses. *Tony Award®.


Brother and sister, Luigi and Rose Caiola, made their producing debut with Godspell (2011). Recent: All the Way (Tony®), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony®), Cinderella, Glengarry Glen Ross. This season: It’s Only a Play, The Elephant Man.


Rebecca aims to produce pieces that provoke thought and stimulate conversation. She has garnered awards on and off Broadway, including multiple Tonys®. Committed to bringing extraordinary work to audiences, she is extensively involved in not-for-profit theatre, including the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.


Actors and producers of stage, film, music. B’way: All the Way (Tony®), Realistic Joneses, The Velocity of Autumn. Executive producers of Grammy®-nominated Broadway Records. Also this season: On the Town. Thanks, John Khoury!


Two Tonys®, five nominations. Recent: Beautiful, 700 Sundays, I’ll Eat You Last. Produced national and international tours for Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Kristin Chenoweth, among others. Produced Live Aid and Live 8.


Delighted to be working with this remarkable cast on this timely classic! B’way: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, All the Way (Tony®), Matilda. Nat’l tour: Peter and the Starcatcher. Upcoming: Scottsboro Boys (London), An American in Paris, Bandstand.


Jim Kierstead: B’way: Kinky Boots (Tony®), Pippin (Tony®), Rocky. Off-B’way: Yank!, Thrill Me. Thanks to our team! Lou Spisto: B’way: The Glass Menagerie, Rocky, Big Fish; London: Strangers on a Train. Produced ten seasons at the Old Globe.


Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman have produced more than 40 shows including On the Town, Pippin (Tony®), Clybourne Park (Tony®), Nice Work (Tony® nomination), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony® and Olivier nominations, London Critics Circle Award).


Part of VenuWorks, Inc., a family-owned venue management company serving more than 50 theatres, arenas and conference centers nationwide. Founders Steve and Randi Peters, and their entire family, are very proud of this, their first Broadway project.


Broadway: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Grace. After working as an actress, Jessica received her Master’s in drama therapy from NYU. She then went on to design and teach theatre arts curriculum in NYC public schools.


Tony Awards® for All the Way, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Porgy and Bess as well as nominations for The Glass Menagerie and The Best Man. Many thanks to Jeffrey and Jerry for the opportunity.


Tony Nominee for Best Revival of a Play

04/28/2015 — Tony Awards®
You Can't Take it with You was nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play (Scott Ellis), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Annaleigh Ashford), Best Scenic Design of a Play (David Rockwell) and Best Costume Design of a Play (Jane Greenwood).

BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!

02/04/2015 —
On Monday night, the Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honored legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at The Pierre Hotel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the ceremony!

In Performance — James Earl Jones

12/29/2014 — NY Times
Mr. Jones performs a monologue from the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1936 comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” at the Longacre Theater.

They're the Top! Names the Best Five Shows of 2014

12/17/2014 — Broadway
Broadway offered up 39 shows in 2014, but the staff only chooses five as the best of the year. After much consideration (not to mention hours at the theater taking it all in!), we’ve finally made our decision. Take a look at our favorites below.

James Earl Jones to Be Honored by the American Theatre Wing

12/09/2014 — TheaterMania
The American Theatre Wing will honor the legendary Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner James Earl Jones on Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Plaza Hotel. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as gala chairs.

James Earl Jones Having ‘Fascinating’ Time in Return to Broadway

12/05/2014 — ABC News
Award-winning actor James Earl Jones, 83, who takes the stage in the play “You Can’t Take it With You” as Grandpa Vanderhof, said it’s “wonderful” to be back on Broadway. The comedic play, whose cast includes Rose Byrne, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford and Elizabeth Ashley, is about an engaged couple introducing their very different families to each other.

Anna Chlumsky to Join Broadway’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

12/02/2014 — Variety
Anna Chlumsky will step into the Broadway revival of “You Can’t Take It With You” in January, playing the role currently played by Rose Byrne. Chlumsky, twice nominated for an Emmy for her performance on HBO’s “Veep,” comes on board the Broadway comedy alongside Richard Thomas, replacing Mark Linn-Baker who, like Byrne, finishes up his run with the show Jan. 4.

Photo Coverage: James Earl Jones, Annaleigh Ashford, and More Perform at Macy's 2014 Windows Unveiling

11/22/2014 — Broadway World
Yesterday, Macy's Herald Square kicked off the season with a full day of holiday fun and entertainment in anticipation of the annual unveiling of the Christmas windows; Santa's Journey to the Stars. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the Christmas tradition below!

Annaleigh Ashford on You Can’t Take It With You

11/18/2014 — The Wall Street Journal
The 29-year-old is stealing scenes nightly at the Longacre Theater in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU alongside Rose Byrne and James Earl Jones. The show just extended its run until Feb. 22.

James Earl Jones: From Stutterer to Janitor to Broadway Star

11/09/2014 — NPR
From award-winning Broadway performances to the iconic voice that brought Darth Vader to life, James Earl Jones has an unmistakable presence on stage and on screen. He's 83 years old and back on Broadway, where he stars in the comedy classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

New Rochelle cast gathers 57 years later for Broadway reunion

10/31/2014 — Lohud
The cast members from a 1957 junior high school production gathered from across the country to see the star-studded revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.

Ageless on stages: Actors in their 80s

10/24/2014 — The Washington Post
For some theater people, limelight is clearly a tonic. “Fiddler on the Roof” lyricist Sheldon Harnick still cuts a natty, lively figure — and at 90, he’s still writing.

From stutterer to star: How James Earl Jones found his voice

10/12/2014 — PBS News Hour
James Earl Jones, the 83-year-old acting legend who recently made his return to Broadway in the play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU discusses the highs and lows of his six-decade-long career.

Annaleigh Ashford Takes Your Questions

10/10/2014 —
Annaleigh Ashford answers your questions about Halloween costumes and which of the crazy characters from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU she'd invite to her own family dinner.

You Can't Take It With You: A Child's View

10/08/2014 — The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post discusses YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU with George Kaufman's daughter, Anne, about how the iconic play is perfect for audiences of all ages.

James Earl Jones on his long film and stage career

10/07/2014 — CBS News
Acting icon James Earl Jones is back on Broadway, nearly six decades since his debut. Jamie Wax of CBS News talks to Jones about the evolution of his career.


10/03/2014 — Architectural Digest
David Rockwell walks Architectural Digest through the "rich and layered" set of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

Fran Kranz on Joss Whedon and Broadway’s You Can’t Take It With You

09/29/2014 — Variety
Fran Kranz chats about playing a leading romantic man in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

James Earl Jones & His Broadway Family Celebrate Opening Night of You Can’t Take It With You

09/29/2014 —
After bringing down the house on their Opening Night performance, the cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU moved to Brasserie 8 1/2 to celebrate!

On the Red Carpet at Opening Night!

09/29/2014 — Broadway World
Go inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starry Opening Night arrivals, from Glenn Close to John Lithgow to Victor Garber and more!

James Earl Jones: A voice for the ages, aging gracefully

09/27/2014 — The Washington Post
James Earl Jones reflects on his monolithic career on the screen and stage and his current gig in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!

On the Set of You Can’t Take It With You With Designer David Rockwell

09/26/2014 — The Cut
From tiny gnomes to vintage magazines, scenic designer David Rockwell shows off the meticulously thought-out details of the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU set.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Set Design is a Family Affair

09/25/2014 — Daily News
Scenic designer David Rockwell makes the scenery lived-in and loved with personal photographs and artwork. Explore some of the highlights!

Rose Byrne Visits Kelly and Michael

09/25/2014 — Live! with Kelly and Michael
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU star Rose Byrne appeared on Live! with Kelly and Michael to talk about her Broadway debut!

"Bridesmaids" Rose Byrne Takes Broadway

09/22/2014 — The Wall Street Journal
"I didn't know I was funny. All I knew was that, as an artist, I was dying to do something like that." Read more about Rose's career in comedy and her Broadway debut in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!


09/16/2014 —
The cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU takes the stage as they begin previews!

The Modern Soul of You Can’t Take It With You

09/09/2014 — TDF Stages
Mark Linn-Baker on how the classic 1930s comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman speaks to the present day.

Still Crazy After All These Years

09/10/2014 — The Huffington Post
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is as relevant today as it was in 1936, when it was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, winning the Pulitzer Prize for best play in 1937.

Still Crazy After All These Years

09/10/2014 — The Huffington Post
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is as relevant today as it was in 1936, when it was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, winning the Pulitzer Prize for best play in 1937.

James Earl Jones to Star on Broadway in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

04/24/2014 — The New York Times
James Earl Jones will star in a Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU beginning in August, with Scott Ellis on board to direct.


09/08/2014 — The New Yorker
When Broadway needs a little extra sparkle, they turn to Brooklyn's own J&M Special Effects. Learn about the company that puts the fireworks spectacular into YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU every night!

Rose Byrne Makes Her Broadway Debut in You Can't Take It With You

08/24/2014 — New York Daily News
The Australian actress who made a name for herself on TV in Damages and in film in Bridesmaids hits Broadway in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

James Earl Jones back on Broadway in You Can't Take It With You

07/25/2014 — Reuters
Double Tony®-winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy romance YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

Tony Winner Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Broadway Revival of You Can't Take It With You

07/10/2014 —
Elizabeth Ashley will assume the role of "The Grand Duchess Olga" and Byron Jennings will play "Mr. Kirby."

Rose Byrne Takes It to Broadway for YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

06/24/2014 — Variety
Rose Byrne will follow up her role in Universal’s hit Neighbors with a gig on Broadway, joining the cast of the upcoming revival of Moss Hart’s YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starting previews in August.


Tony-Nominee for Best Revival of a Play

04/28/2015 — Tony Awards®
You Can't Take it With You nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role – Annaleigh Ashford