Nice Work If You Can Get It, a new Gershwin musical starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara opens April 24 at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It features a new book by Joe DiPietro and a score of classic George and Ira Gershwin songs.
The star-studded roster of guests expected to attend the opening night performance includes Rob Ashford, Charles Aznavour, Alec Baldwin, Tony Bennett, Matt Bomer, Len Cariou, J. Smith Cameron, Will Chase, Andy Cohen, Rick Elice, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey, Moises Kaufman, Barry Levinson, Kenneth Lonergan, Rob Marshall, Andrea Martin, Debra Messing, Terrence McNally, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Molaskey, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Donna Murphy, James Naughton, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Hyde Pierce, John Pizzarelli, Roger Rees, Marc Shaiman, Martin Short, Candy Spelling, Susan Sullivan, Paulo Szot, Alfred Uhry, Matthew Warchus, Scott Whitman, George C. Wolfe and Rachel York.
Set in 1920s Long Island, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of tough-as-nails bootlegger Billie Bendix (O’Hara), who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Broderick) on his wedding weekend. Featuring hit Gershwin songs including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” Nice Work If You Can Get It is a lighthearted musical comedy about the finer things in life.
In addition to Broderick and O’Hara, Nice Work stars Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry, Estelle Parsons as Millicent Winter and Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney. The production also features Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Fauré, Robert Hartwell, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Samantha Sturm, Kristen Beth Williams and Candice Marie Woods.