Jessie Mueller Will Succeed Kelli O'Hara in Broadway's Nice Work; Matthew Broderick and Blythe Danner Extend Contracts
By Andrew Gans
Jessie Mueller, currently starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, will succeed Kelli O'Hara in the Tony-winning Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Multiple Tony nominee O'Hara will play her final performance March 31. Mueller will take over as Billie Bendix beginning April 2.
In related news, Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his run and will now perform through June 15. Blythe Danner has also extended her contract through April 28.
Mueller 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.
The company also features 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 with 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 and Correy West.
Nice Work, 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 plays Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
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 is Tom Murray.
The musical 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 and The Shubert Organization.
For tickets visit www.Telecharge.com, call (212) 239-6200 or go to the Imperial Theatre box office (249 West 45th Street).
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