It’s Time to Play a Party Game with the Celebrity Cast of You Can’t Take It With You

August 11th, 2014 by

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BroadwayBox recently caught up with the star-studded cast leading the big Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You, and we decided to have a little fun with the gang.

Can't Take It With You- Broadway- Cast

Photo by Bruce Glikas


First a little set up: Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic reaches its climax in Act II as the wildly different Sycamore and Kirby families come together for disastrous dinner party, and Penelope (Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen) suggests they play a little free association game with the words potato, bathroom, lust, honeymoon and sex. So BroadwayBox decided we would play the same game, using the same exact words with the cast and here’s how each of them responded:

Rose Byrne (Alice Sycamore)

Can't take it with you- Rose Byrne

“Yum, pretty, fun, Hawaii and awesome.”

Elizabeth Ashley (The Grand Duchess Olga)

Can't take it with you- Elizabeth Ashley

“White, makeup, sweaty, travel and worthwhile.”

Annaleigh Ashford (Essie Carmichael)

Can't take it with you- Annaleigh Ashford

“Po-tah-to, poop, “poop” or Amazon.com, Disney World and Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan at 10 o’clock on Sunday nights on Showtime.”

Fran Kranz (Tony Kirby)

Can't take it with you- Fran Kranz

“Meat, Scope (weird, I don’t even own Scope), sex, Spencer (that’s my girlfriend’s name) and yikes.”

Mark Linn-Baker (Paul Sycamore)

Can't take it with you- Mark Linn-Baker

“French fries, toothpaste, yes, yes and YES.”

Kristine Nielsen (Penelope Sycamore)

Can't take it with you- Kristine Nielsen

“Gravy, not now, rent, fantastic, and need it more.”

Johanna Day (Mrs. Kirby)

Can't take it with you- Johanna Day

“Butter, shower, fantastic, avoided and love it.”

Julie Halston (Gay Wellington)

Can't take it with you- Julie Halston

“Starch, me, me, me and me.”

Reg Rogers (Boris Kolenkhov)

Can't take it with you- Reg Rogers

“Boiled, piss, love, Vegas and more.”

Crystal A. Dickinson (Rheba)

Can't take it with you- Crystal Dickinson

“Meat, fart, desire, love and good.”

Marc Damon Johnson (Donald)

Can't take it with you- Marc Damon Johnson

“Sprout, clean, yummy, fun and all the time.”

Joe Tapper (G-Man)

Can't take it with you- Joe Tapper

“Fries, time, yes please, haven’t had one yet and yay.”

Patrick Kerr (Mr. De Pinna)

Can't take it with you- Patrick Kerr

“Dad, tile, life, divorce and please.”

You Can’t Take It With You begins performances at the Longacre Theatre on August 26.