Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for June 2012

Our man on the New York theater scene makes Jim Parsons his imaginary friend, shacks up with former soap star Jake Silbermann, gets a cross-dressing crash course on Harry Potter, and much more.

BY Brandon Voss

June 22 2012 6:00 AM ET

Harvey
The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is an infectious delight as Elwood P. Dowd, a genial barfly with an invisible bunny buddy, in out director Scott Ellis’s comely revival of Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy. Parsons is a pro, more at ease than he was in The Normal Heart, but Jessica Hecht — lesbian Susan on Friends! — really knocks the dust off this chestnut as Elwood’s unraveling sister, who hopes that an asylum can make her brother “normal.”
Studio 54, through August 5.

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