The new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, will open at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway this April, 2012. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Brighton Beach Memoirs) and three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza) and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town).
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT reunites Kelli O’Hara with Kathleen Marshall once again following their Tony-winning success with The Pajama Game and the critically-acclaimed Bells Are Ringing at Encores! last season. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT also marks Matthew Broderick’s first musical since The Producers.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will be produced by Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Scott Landis and Sonia Friedman.
This new musical features a veritable hit parade of iconic George and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog, and 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 IF YOU CAN GET IT follows Billie Bendix (Kelli O'Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues.