The Broadway-aimed show starring Harry Connick Jr. was to play Boston's Colonial Theatre in 2008, but the production's elements couldn't be put together in time for the fall rehearsals following the spring exit of director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, who is now returning to helm the upcoming reading.
The show, inspired by the 1926 Broadway musical, Oh, Kay!, has a book by Memphis Tony winner Joe DiPietro (All Shook Up; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and songs by composer George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin. The DiPietro property was seen in a Goodspeed Musicals production under the title They All Laughed in 2001. Oh, Kay! has a treasure-chest score, including "Do-Do-Do," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Dear Little Girl" and "Maybe."
Broderick's last Broadway musical outing was the 2001 Tony-winning hit The Producers. Musical theatre favorite Foster, currently Off-Broadway in Trust, will star in the upcoming Marshall-directed revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes.
Scott Landis is producing the upcoming reading.