Official: Jessie Mueller Will Star in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Beginning 4/2; Matthew Broderick Extends Through 6/15
The producers of the Tony-winning hit musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It have announced that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his run in the production and will now perform through June 15th. His co-star four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will play her final performance on March 31st. Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller will join the show in the role of "Billie Bendix" on April 2nd.
Jessie Mueller joins Nice Work If You Can Get It directly from The Mystery of Edwin Drood where she plays the role of Janet Conover/Helena Landless. She made her Broadway debut last season as Melinda Wells in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, receiving Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. She also appeared as Cinderella in Shakespeare in the Park's Into the Woods. Her regional credits include Animal Crackers, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Amalia in She Loves Me (Writers' Theatre); Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre); Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Carrie in Carousel (Court Theatre/Long Wharf); Henry IV Parts 1&2 (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre/RSC).
In addition, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Blythe Danner has extended her stay in the show as Millicent Winter through Sunday, April 28. The production also currently stars two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar as Cookie McGee, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Tony Award nominee Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. The production is playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
The cast also features Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Andrew Cao, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Fauré, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Kaitlin Mesh, Shina Ann Morris, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Emily Tyra, Correy West.
The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Brian Ronan and orchestrations by Bill Elliott. The music supervisor is David Chase and the music director Tom Murray.
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, and a book by Joe DiPietro. Nice Work If You Can Get It follows Billie Bendix (Kelli O'Hara), a bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues.
For their performances in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath are the recipients of 2012 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Joe DiPietro won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, Standing CO Vation, Candy Spelling, Freddy DeMann, Ronald Frankel, Harold Newman, Jon B. Platt, Raise the Roof 8, Takonkiet Viravan, William Berlind/Ed Burke, Carole L. Haber/Susan Carusi, Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson, Under the Wire/Jim Herbert, Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization.