Broderick heading back to Broadway

June 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Kathleen Marshall is to direct and choreograph the new Broadway musical comedy "Nice Work if You Can Get It," starring Matthew Broderick.

The 1920s-set show's producers announced Thursday the musical will open next spring.

Broderick is a film star and two-time Tony Award winner who has previously headlined the Broadway productions of "The Producers," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

Produced by Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman, Roy Furman and Scott Landis, "Nice Work" has a book by "Memphis" writer Joe DiPietro.

"Work" is described as a screwball romantic comedy featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin and revolving around a wealthy playboy who gets mixed up with a hilarious trio of bootleggers.

"I am beyond thrilled to get to work with Matthew Broderick again and to bring Matthew back to Broadway in his first musical since 'The Producers.' The chance to do a new musical comedy with timeless songs by the Gershwin brothers is just heavenly," Marshall said in a statement.

Additional casting, venue and creative team will be announced shortly, the show's producers said.

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