Brad Oscar Will Play Limited Engagement in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar will step into the role of lovable mobster Cookie McGee in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-nominated Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, beginning Jan. 8 at the Imperial Theatre.
Oscar (The Producers, The Addams Family, Spamalot) will fill-in for Tony Award-winning actor Michael McGrath, who is taking a two-month leave of absence from the production. McGrath earned a Tony Award for his performance.
The engagement will reunite Oscar with Nice Work star Matthew Broderick. The two appeared in the original cast of the Tony-winning hit The Producers.
Nice Work If You Can Get It features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro. Two-time Tony winner Broderick stars opposite four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara.
The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.
Nice Work tickets are currently on sale through Aug. 31.
The company also features two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth (a Tony-winning turn), Tony Award winner Blythe Danner (Butterflies Are Free, Betrayal) as Millicent Winter, Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Tony Award nominee Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen, with Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Fauré, Robert Hartwell, Grasan Kingsberry, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Shina Ann Morris, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Samantha Sturm, Kristen Beth Williams, Candice Marie Woods.
Set in the Roaring '20s, and inspired by the old Gershwin musical Oh, Kay!, the new musical features the Gershwin songs "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I've Got to Be There," "Sweet & Lowdown," "'S Wonderful," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Fascinating Rhythm," "But Not for Me" and more.
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