The new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), will open on Tuesday, April 24 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game) and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, The Pajama Game).
This new musical features a veritable hit parade of iconic George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog; the fourteen songs listed on the show's official website are:
"Will You Remember Me?"
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
"I've Got to Be There"
"Do It Again"
"But Not for Me"
"Sweet and Low-Down"
"Do, Do, Do,"
"I've Got a Crush on You"
"They All Laughed"
"Looking for a Boy"
and "Blah, Blah, Blah"
The show follows Billie Bendix (O'Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will additionally star Tony Award winner Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, The Duchess of Woodford; Tony Award nominee Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee; Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen; Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen; Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon; Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney.
The cast also will feature Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Faure, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Vivian Nixon, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Samantha Sturm and Kristen Beth Williams.