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Harvey was written in 1944 by Mary Chase, an American playwright who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work. The 1944 Broadway debut ran for over four years, closing in January 1949 after 1,775 performances. After the impressive success of the stage version, a movie was produced starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The film was nominated for multiple Oscar Awards, including Best Actor, and Hull won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
After several reincarnations on television and onstage, the play returned to Broadway in 2012 in a production starring Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (of Big Bang Theory fame). The show closed August 5 after 62 successful performances. See if Harvey tickets are available for a production near you.
Harvey is a comedy that follows a young man named Elwood P. Dowd who is friends with an invisible (and possibly imaginary) rabbit-like creature named Harvey, who is over six feet tall (according to Elwood). Elwood introduces his friend to everyone and talks to him constantly, leading his sister to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium while he gets over his delusions. Chaos ensues, and audience members with Harvey tickets will love the comedy of errors that results.