Oklahoma native and three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will star opposite stage and screen star Matthew Broderick in the new Broadway screwball romantic comedy “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” reports the Associated Press.
Producers told the AP today that O’Hara, the star of “South Pacific,” ”The Pajama Game” and “The Light in the Piazza,” will play “a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets up with a wealthy playboy played by Broderick on the weekend of his wedding” in the new show.
Kathleen Marshall, who just won her third Tony Award for directing “Anything Goes,” will choreograph and direct “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” The musical will have a story by Joe DiPietro, who won Tonys for the book and score of “Memphis,” and will be built around songs by the legendary George and Ira Gershwin.
O’Hara was born in Elk City and raised in Edmond. She graduated from Deer Creeks schools and Oklahoma City University.
In May, she released her sophomore album, “Always.” The album, which features mostly classic show tunes and standards, is the follow-up to her 2008 solo debut “Wonder in the World.”