Explosion on Broadway: You Can't Take it With You

September 30, 2014 8:20 PM

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Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play staged like a Feydeau farce! Doors slam on a boisterous set aclutter with tchotchkes and eccentrics as fireworks go off from the basement. Where there's smoke, there's . . . No, no, not revolutionary bombs! Scott Ellis' revival of You Can't Take It With You at the Longacre Theater sets the stage on fire!

But chemical petards aside, family values, class, and real life values provide the drama's substance: Penny Sycamore is the epitome of unconditional love and acceptance. Kristine Nielson, the closest person to a bobble head figure I've ever seen, and who wowed everyone in last season's Vanya and Son...

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