Nice Work If You Can Get It to open 24 Apr 2012




The new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, will open at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on the 24 Apr 2012 - preview dates still to be announced.

Nice Work If You Can Get It will star two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick ('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').

Additional casting to be announced.

Nice Work If You Can Get It is set in the 1920's and tells the story of 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.

With a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (last season’s Tony Award-winning 'Memphis,' for which he won Tony awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), Nice Work If You Can Get It will feature songs from the Gershwin catalog, and specifically borrows from their 1926 musical "Oh Kay."

The creative team features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Brian Ronan.

The musical is being produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Scott Landis and Sonia Friedman.