NEW YORK, N.Y. – The new musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” has found a new job: touring.
Producers of the show starring Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Broderick said Tuesday they plan a national tour in the fall of 2013. The news comes just days after the show snagged 10 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.
The show has a book by Joe DiPietro and uses classic Gershwin songs, including “Sweet and Lowdown,” ”Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” ”S’Wonderful,” ”They All Laughed” and “Fascinating Rhythm.” The director and choreographer is Kathleen Marshall, who also made the hit “Anything Goes.”
One of the show’s rivals for the best musical Tony is “Once,” which this week unveiled plans for its own tour in the summer of 2013. Another of its rivals, “Leap of Faith,” will close this week.