"I am over the moon to get to work with the brilliant Kelli O'Hara again. Kelli and Matthew starring together in a romantic screwball comedy and singing Gershwin songs is going to be a total blast!" said Marshall, who is currently represented on Broadway with the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes, in a statement.
With a book by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for Memphis), Nice Work, according to press notes, "follows Billie Bendix (Kelli O'Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets up with wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials."
Featuring a hit parade of George and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog, Nice Work is a new take on a classic 1920’s musical farce.
Kelli O'Hara was honored with Tony nominations for her work in the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific, The Pajama Game and the Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. On Broadway she has also appeared in Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Sweet Smell of Success and Dracula, the Musical.
Additional casting, venue and creative team will be announced shortly.