This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Jessie Mueller, left, and Matthew Broderick during a performance of “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” in New York. Producers announced Wednesday, April 24, 2013 that the production will play its final performance on Broadway on June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)
NEW YORK (AP) — [auth] The work is indeed nice, but it won’t last forever — Broadway’s musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” will be making a lot of people unemployed this June.
Producers said Wednesday the Tony-nominated production will play its final performance on June 15 after 27 previews and 478 regular performances at the Imperial Theatre.
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” is a screwball romantic comedy that takes place in the 1920s and tells the story of a female bootlegger who meets a wealthy, often-drunken playboy, played by Matthew Broderick. He had said June 15 was his last show.
Book writer Joe DiPietro and director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall raided the Gershwin song catalog to cobble together a sumptuous score including “S’Wonderful” and “Fascinating Rhythm.”
Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath received best supporting actors in a musical Tonys. The musical itself lost the best musical revival award to another show with Gershwin songs, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”