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"Harvey" on Broadway

Friday, June 29, 2012

Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht, and Carol Kane discuss the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production “Harvey.” Parsons stars as the charming Elwood P. Dowd, who has one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. His sister Veta (Jessica Hecht) delivers Elwood to the local sanatorium, but the doctors mistakenly commit her, and Elwood slips out of the hospital with his invisible rabbit. “Harvey” opens is playing at Studio 54.

Guests:

Jessica Hecht, Carol Kane and Jim Parsons

Comments [7]

suzinne from Bronx

FOODAGGRO: You're way off the mark. The "drunk lady" is not drunk; she's Carol Kane. And you owe her an apology.

Jun. 29 2012 01:25 PM

@ "food...": I would respectfully suggest that you open your mind up to more experiences. There is much more to life, and the arts in particular, than TV.

Jun. 29 2012 12:33 PM

It's great to see Carol Kane back on the stage. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her: on the stage in the Lincoln Center production of "The Tempest" (more years ago than either Carol or I care to count!) Indeed, this entire cast sounds wonderful. I will have to go see the show.

Jun. 29 2012 12:25 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

What's up with the drunk lady? She sounds like a female Barney Gumble. Yet another bunch of narcissistic thea-tah idiots (with the exception of Jim Parsons).

Jun. 29 2012 12:19 PM
Maude from Park SLope

I adore Carol Kane, it's so great to hear her voice. I feel like I haven't heard her for such a long time.

Jun. 29 2012 12:18 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Have seen the movie numerous times and it never fails to amuse and entertain. Very sly writing.

Decades ago, a friend of mine was a H.S. English teacher in Rockand County, and over a period of years, he used to direct the school's plays. One year they did "Harvey."

He assigned his student assistant the task of contacting the costume company and finding period ['40's?] wardrobe. A week or so later the young fellow reported back to my friend that unfortunately, the costume company didn't have any of the required clothes EXCEPT for the rabbit costume!

That, plus the fact that the lead student playing Elwood developed a strange Irish brogue whenever he spoke in the play which came from out of the blue and of which the student was completely unaware & oblivious to. (i.e., "What accent?")

My friend and I still chuckle over it.

Jun. 29 2012 12:13 PM
Marion from Midwood

Is it true that Jim used to live in Brooklyn, and if so, when and in what neighborhood?

Jun. 29 2012 09:58 AM

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