Harvey Opens On Broadway June 14
On June 14, a revival of Mary Chase’s comedy Harvey will open at Studio 54. The play stars Emmy award winner Jim Parsons alongside Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht, Tony nominee Charles Kimbrough, Tony nominee Larry Bryggman, Peter Benson, Tracee Chimo, Holly Fain, Angela Paton, Rich Sommer, Morgan Spector and Carol Kane. Harvey tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Parsons), an eccentric man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. Harvey is invisible to everyone except Elwood, much to the frustration of his sister, Veta (Hecht).
The original production of Harvey ran on Broadway for four years. Frank Fray starred as Elwood until James Stewart who played the role in the 1950 film version took over. Parsons, the new Elwood, made his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart and is known for playing Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Audience members are sure to fall in love with the charming characters of Harvey. According to Parsons, “there’s something about this man’s relationship to the world around him, and everybody else’s reaction to that relationship that feels timely.” A show for all ages, Harvey is worth a thorough search for single or group discount tickets.