Kelli O'Hara Will Join Matthew Broderick in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It

News   Kelli O'Hara Will Join Matthew Broderick in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara will join two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick in the new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, which will open on Broadway in April directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

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The musical reunites O’Hara with Marshall following their Tony-winning success with The Pajama Game and the critically acclaimed Bells Are Ringing at Encores! last season.

"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.

The musical will be produced by Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman, Roy Furman and Scott Landis.

Additional casting, venue and creative team will be announced shortly.

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