February 9, 2014 5:49 PM

With a new lead actor, New Theatre’s ‘Harvey’ charms viewers

Much of that charm is attributable to the central performance of Charles Shaughnessy as Elwood P. Dowd, a Midwestern eccentric who insists that his companion is a 6-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. Shaughnessy accepted the role on short notice after the production’s original star, Judge Reinhold, dropped out. But you’d never know it judging by the ease with which Shaughnessy performed Friday night.

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