Rose Byrne Will Make Her Broadway Debut in the Fall & Here's What She Should Do Next
2014 has already been a pretty star-studded year for Broadway, with the likes of Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris lighting up the Great White Way (and winning some Tony Awards in the process, too). But we can go ahead and add another Hollywood star heading to Broadway this year: the awesome Rose Byrne. It was announced on Tuesday that the Damages star will make her Broadway debut this fall in the upcoming revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take It With You.
Even better, she'll be making her Broadway debut alongside the likes of stage vets like James Earl Jones, Mark Linn-Baker, Julie Halston, and Reg Rogers, among others in the talented cast. The comedic play, which follows two families — the Sycamores and the Kirbys, will begin previews on August 26 at New York City's Longacre Theater and will open on September 28.
Now, we have no doubt that the 34-year-old actress — who will play Alice Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You — will be able to hold her own here, as she's proven herself to be a valuable, understated asset to comedy ensembles on the big screen in the likes of Bridesmaids , Get Him to the Greek , and Neighbors . Better yet, the actress knows how to multi-task. In case this year wasn't busy enough for Byrne, in addition to the play, she stars in four movies this year, including the anticipated upcoming releases of both Annie and This is Where I Leave You .
While we're sure Byrne will want to take some (much-deserved) time off after her whirlwind 2014, her Broadway news got us to thinking about what she could conquer next. She's already proven she can do television (she earned two Golden Globe nominations for her work on Damages) but could you imagine how kick-ass she'd be in a guest role on a comedy like Parks and Recreation? No matter what she does after her Broadway debut this fall, we're sure it will be great. In the meantime we can still bask in the glory that Rose Byrne has become a force to be reckoned with, and it's about damn time.