Thursday, February 16, 2012

Carol Kane to Come to Main Stem is reporting that Broadway vet Carol Kane and two-time Tony nominee Larry Bryggman will join previously announced stars Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht and Charles Kimbrough in the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Harvey at Studio 54. Directed by Scott Ellis, Harvey begins previews May 18 and opens officially on June 14.

Bryggman will star as Judge Omar Gaffney, who tries to have Elwood P. Dowd (Parsons) committed. Kane will play Betty Chumley, the wife of Dr. Chumley (Kimbrough). In addition to Bryggman and Kane, Harvey features Peter Benson as E.J. Lofgren, Morgan Spector as Lyman Sanderson, M.D., Holley Fain as Ruth Kelly, R.N., and Angela Paton as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet, Rich Sommer as Duane Wilson and Tracee Chimo as Myrtle Mae Simmons.

Harvey centers around Elwood, a man who befriends an imaginary six-foot rabbit. When his sister Veta (Jessica Hecht) tries to have Elwood placed in a sanatorium, a comedy of errors ensues. As Elwood wanders out of the hospital unbothered, Vera is committed instead, sending everyone in town into a whirlwind of confusion and chaos as they try to find Elwood and his rabbit.

Bryggman garnered Tony nominations for Proof and Picnic. Kane has appeared on Broadway in Sly Fox, Wicked and The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Benson’s Broadway credits include Promises, Promises, The Pajama Game and Wonderful Town. Spector made his Broadway debut in A View From the Bridge and is currently appearing in Russian Transport off-Broadway. Fain has appeared on Broadway in Present Laughter and off-Broadway in Frank’s Home. Paton’s theater credits include The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Passion, and film and TV credits include Groundhog Day and Red Eye. Rich Sommer is best known as Harry Crane on Mad Men. Tracee Chimo’s off-Broadway credits include The Break of Noon and Bachelorette, and currently stars on MTV’s I Want My Pants Back.

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