Nice Work If You Can Get It Will Play Broadway's Imperial Theatre

News   Nice Work If You Can Get It Will Play Broadway's Imperial Theatre
Now that the revival of Funny Girl, which was scheduled to play Broadway's Imperial Theatre has been postponed, the new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It has found its home.

Matthew Broderick
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The production, which features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, will open at the Broadway venue in April 2012.

Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will co-star in the new musical comedy, which will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

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.

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

Additional casting and creative team will be announced shortly.

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