You Can't Take It With You

Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre (December 14, 1936 - September 03, 1938)
Imperial Theatre (September 05, 1938 - October 29, 1938)
Ambassador Theatre (October 31, 1938 - December 03, 1938)
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  • Opening Date: December 14, 1936
  • Closing Date: December 3, 1938
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 838

Playwright: George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart


An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Ruth Attaway Rheba
Jess Barker Tony Kirby
Frank Conlan Mr. DePinna
Mitzi Hajos Gay Wellington
Virginia Hammond Mrs. Kirby
Franklin Heller G-Man
George Heller Ed Carmichael
Ralph Holmes G-Man
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Opening Night Production Credits

Moss Hart Moss Hart Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Morris Jacobs Company Manager
  John Peter Toohey Press Representative
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Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Moss Hart
George S. Kaufman
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