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Little Miss Sunshine Musical on Tap for Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre This Fall

Little Miss Sunshine Musical on Tap for Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre This Fall

Expect lots of Sunshine this fall! A musical adaptation of the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine is heading to off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre beginning October 15. Helmed by Tony winner James Lapine, the musical features music and lyrics by Tony winner William Finn and a book by Lapine. No official opening night or casting has been announced.

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I’ve Got a Crush on You! Jessie Mueller Begins Performances in Nice Work Opposite Matthew Broderick

I’ve Got a Crush on You! Jessie Mueller Begins Performances in Nice Work Opposite Matthew Broderick

Nice Work, Jessie Mueller! The Tony nominee begins performances as tomboy bootlegger Billie Bendix in the hit Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It on March 29. Mueller succeeds original star Kelli O’Hara, who played her final performance on March 24. John Treacy Egan and Conrad John Schuck will also join the cast as Chief Berry and ...

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Estelle Parsons Returns to Nice Work If You Can Get It; John Treacy Egan & Conrad John Schuck Join the Cast

Estelle Parsons Returns to Nice Work If You Can Get It; John Treacy Egan & Conrad John Schuck Join the Cast

Nice Work If You Can Get It is welcoming some new faces this spring—and a familiar one, too! Broadway alums John Treacy Egan and Conrad John Schuck will be joining previously announced Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in Nice Work If You Can Get It on March 29 as Chief Berry and Senator Max Evergreen, respectively. Additionally, as previously speculated ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney & More Set for Stephen Schwartz Concert The Wizard and I

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney & More Set for Stephen Schwartz Concert The Wizard and I

Smash star Jeremy Jordan, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Wicked alum Julia Murney and Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson will take on Stephen Schwartz’s classic catalogue for the Carnegie Hall concert The Wizard and I. The April 12 performance will celebrate Schwartz’s 65th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his musical Wicked.

The guest stars will join the New ...

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Exclusive! Jessie Mueller to Star Opposite Matthew Broderick as Nice Work's New Leading Lady

Exclusive! Jessie Mueller to Star Opposite Matthew Broderick as Nice Work's New Leading Lady

Broadway.com has learned exclusively that The Mystery of Edwin Drood star Jessie Mueller has landed her next big gig, playing rough-and-tough showtune-singing bootlegger Billie Bendix in the Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. The 2012 Tony Award nominee will start performances on April 2, replacing Kelli O’Hara, who is leaving the hit show on March ...

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Nice Work Stars Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara Give Lucky Guy Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson a Backstage Tour

Nice Work Stars Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara Give Lucky Guy Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson a Backstage Tour
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Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is only a few weeks away from making his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, and on January 22, the Broadway newbie got a lesson from the pros. Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson caught a performance of the toe-tapping Gershwin tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It, then headed backstage to ...

Brad Oscar to Fill In For Michael McGrath During Nice Work If You Can Get It Hiatus

Brad Oscar to Fill In For Michael McGrath During Nice Work If You Can Get It Hiatus

Tony nominee Brad Oscar will play lovable bootlegger Cookie McGee in Nice Work If You Can Get It beginning January 8 at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. Oscar will fill in for Tony winner Michael McGrath, who will take a two-month hiatus from the Gershwin tuner.

Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It features a ...

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Blythe Danner to Take Over as Matthew Broderick’s Eccentric Mother in Nice Work If You Can Get It

Blythe Danner to Take Over as Matthew Broderick’s Eccentric Mother in Nice Work If You Can Get It

Tony winner Blythe Danner will star as boozy matron Millicent Winter in Nice Work if You Can Get It beginning December 18, opposite Matthew Broderick as her son, Jimmy Winter. Danner succeeds Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who will depart the production on December 16. Danner will play a 12-week engagement with the production through March 10 at the Imperial ...

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Nice Work If You Can Get It Cast Album, Featuring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, Sets Release Date

Nice Work If You Can Get It Cast Album, Featuring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, Sets Release Date

An original cast recording of the hit Gershwin tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, will be released digitally on September 25 and on CD October 30. The album will be released by Shout! Factory, distributed by Sony Music Distribution and produced by Robert Sher, David Chase and Bill Elliott.

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Nice Work's Jennifer Laura Thompson on Playing Moms & Murderers, Wicked Memories and Bloody Onstage Bloopers

Nice Work's Jennifer Laura Thompson on Playing Moms & Murderers, Wicked Memories and Bloody Onstage Bloopers

Jennifer Laura Thompson has the soprano voice and classic beauty of an ingenue, but it’s a knack for comedy and penchant for silliness that’s made her a bona fide Broadway star. After originating the role of Ariel in Footloose, the actress showed a talent for satire in the cult musical hit Urinetown, earning a Tony nomination as Hope ...

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