There’s a new toe-tapping Gershwin tuner in town, and Nice Work If You Can Get It co-stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara are delighting Broadway fans at the Imperial Theatre. Set in the 1920s, this glitzy new musical tells the tale of Jimmy Winter (Broderick), a rich playboy who falls in love with tough bootlegger Billie Bendix (O’Hara) on the weekend of his wedding. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a trip back to Prohibition-era Long Island to hang out with Bendix and her gang, then painted a “S’Wonderful” portrait of the cast, including Broderick, O’Hara and (clockwise from left) Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Barry, Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen, Estelle Parsons as Millicent Winter, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney and Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy