From Spider-Man to Leap of Faith, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
09 Mar 2012

Show: Nice Work If You Can Get It
Theatre: Imperial Theatre
Preview: March 29, 2012
Opening: April 24, 2012
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Music by George Gershwin. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Joe DiPietro. Direction by Kathleen Marshall.
Original Principal Cast: Matthew Broderick as Jimmy Winter, Kelli O'Hara as Billie Bendix, Estelle Parsons as Millicent Winter, Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney and Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon.
Synopsis: According to the producers, "This new musical features a veritable hit parade of iconic George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog. Nice Work If You Can Get It follows Billie Bendix (O'Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues."

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