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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 Senator ...

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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, original ...

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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.

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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 31 ...

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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 rub ...

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 score ...

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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 Cladwell. In ...

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Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, to Release Cast Recording

Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, to Release Cast Recording

The new Gershwin tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It will receive an original Broadway cast recording distributed by Sony. The cast album will be recorded at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City, New York, on May 20 and 21 and is set for release on the Shout! Factory label. Six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher will produce the ...

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Experience the Opening Night Glamour of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara

Experience the Opening Night Glamour of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara

The roaring ‘20s are back on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It, a new Gershwin tuner directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with a book by Joe DiPietro. Starring Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Broderick, Nice Work opened officially on April 24 at the Imperial Theatre. After taking their big opening night bows, O’Hara and Broderick joined cast ...

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Squigs Paints a Prohibition-Era Portrait of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara

Squigs Paints a Prohibition-Era Portrait of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara

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 ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Feel the ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ of Nice Work If You Can Get It?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Feel the ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ of Nice Work If You Can Get It?

The new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It has tap-danced its way onto the Great White Way, starring Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara, Judy Kaye, Jennifer Laura Thompson and more. In this Prohibition-era musical comedy directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, rich playboy Jimmy Winter (Broderick) falls head-over-heels for bootlegger Billie Bendix (O’Hara) the night of his third—or ...

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S'Wonderful! Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, Opens on Broadway

S'Wonderful! Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, Opens on Broadway

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 ...

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony nominators won’t forget ...

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Get a 'Sweet and Lowdown' First Look at Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara in the Gershwin Tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It

Get a 'Sweet and Lowdown' First Look at Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara in the Gershwin Tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It
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Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It are preparing to take their first official Broadway bows on April 24, and we’ve got a first look at photos from the brand new production. Featuring a score of classic Gershwin tunes, Nice Work If You Can Get It ...

Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, Begins Performances on Broadway

Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, Begins Performances on Broadway

The new Gershwin tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It begins performances March 29, starring Tony winner Matthew Broderick and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara. The musical features a score packed with hit George and Ira Gershwin songs and a new book by Joe DiPietro. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It will ...

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Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis and More Set for New York Pops Season

Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis and More Set for New York Pops Season

Broadway veterans Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Paulo Szot, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Julia Murney as well as Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane will join The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall for the 2012-13 season. The New York Pops and their guest stars will cover music ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Schwartz to the music of ...

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Estelle Parsons Completes Casting for Nice Work if You Can Get It

Estelle Parsons Completes Casting for Nice Work if You Can Get It

Four-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons joins the complete cast of the new Ira and George Gershwin musical, Nice Work if You Can Get Italongside previously announced stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara. Parsons will play Millicent Winter, the mother of Jimmy (Broderick). Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the production begins previews March 29 with opening night ...

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Updated Footloose Cast Album Featuring Stacy Francis Set for Re-Release; Hunter Foster Records New Track

Updated Footloose Cast Album Featuring Stacy Francis Set for Re-Release; Hunter Foster Records New Track

Ghostlight Records will release an updated and re-mastered version of the Footloose the Musical original cast recording this fall. The album will be available digitally on October 4 with a physical release to follow on October 25. Original cast member Hunter Foster has recorded a rendition of "Still Rockin'," a song cut from the show during its pre-Broadway run ...

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All-Star Cast of Company to Join Neil Patrick Harris on 2011 Tony Telecast

All-Star Cast of Company to Join Neil Patrick Harris on 2011 Tony Telecast

Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris will reunite with his starry castmates from the recent New York Philharmonic concerts of Company to perform live on the 2011 awards show telecast. Harris, who played the leading role of bachelor Bobby in the classic Stephen Sondheim tuner, will be joined by Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti ...

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New York Philharmonic's Company, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, to be Filmed for Theatrical Release

New York Philharmonic's Company, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, to be Filmed for Theatrical Release

For musical theater lovers who didn’t score tickets to the New York Philharmonic's upcoming mounting of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, you’re in luck: The star-studded concerts, to be performed April 7-9 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, will be filmed live and shown in movie theaters in June, according to The New York Times. No additional details about the film release ...

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Christina Hendricks, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran & More Join Company at New York Philharmonic

Christina Hendricks, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran & More Join Company at New York Philharmonic

The starry cast of Company at the New York Philharmonic just got starrier: Mad Men leading lady Christina Hendricks, Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer and two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran have joined the forthcoming semi-staged production, according to The New York Times. With Neil Patrick Harris in the central role of bachelor Bobby, Company will play April ...

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Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets and Jennifer Laura Thompson Lead La Jolla's Little Miss Sunshine

Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets and Jennifer Laura Thompson Lead La Jolla's Little Miss Sunshine

Casting has been announced for the La Jolla Playhouse's musical adaptation of the 2006 film, Little Miss Sunshine. Tony nominee Hunter Foster will star as Richard Hoover alongside Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Sheryl Hoover, Tony nominee Malcolm Gets as Frank Ginsberg, Tony winner Dick Latessa as Grandpa, Georgi James as Olive and Taylor Trensch as Dwayne.

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