Anna Chlumsky to Make Broadway Debut

Anna Chlumsky - P 2013
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Anna Chlumsky - P 2013

The Emmy-nominated 'Veep' star will join the ensemble of the comedy revival 'You Can't Take It With You' beginning on Jan. 6, in the role currently being played by Rose Byrne

Anna Chlumsky will step into the Broadway revival of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy, You Can't Take It With You, on Jan. 6, replacing Rose Byrne, who leaves the show due to preexisting commitments.

This will mark the Broadway debut for Chlumsky, a supporting actress Emmy nominee this year and in 2013 for her role on HBO's Veep.

Also joining the cast is stage veteran Richard Thomas, replacing Mark Linn-Baker.

The ensemble is headed by James Earl Jones, who last shared a stage with Thomas when the latter was just seven years old and both actors were making their Broadway debuts in the 1958 production, Sunrise at Campobello.

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Hart and Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1936 screwball comedy concerns a family of New York eccentrics who collide with their polar opposites when their daughter Alice, the role to be played by Chlumsky, falls for the son of a straitlaced Wall Street financier.

The cast also includes Kristine Nielsen, Elizabeth Ashley, Annaleigh Ashford, Fran Kranz, Johanna Day and Byron Jennings.

Directed by Scott Ellis, the production opened on Sept. 28 at the Longacre Theatre in a limited engagement now extended through Feb. 22. Byrne and Linn-Baker will play their final performances in the show on Jan. 4.