Matthew Broderick, George and Ira Gershwin heading back to Broadway
So far we know that Matthew Broderick will return to Broadway to star, and that the director and choreographer will be Kathleen Marshall, who won a Tony Award on Sunday for her work on the revival of "Anything Goes." That play was classic Cole Porter but this one will be new Gershwin, with a book by Joe DiPietro (who won Tonys last season for his book and score of "Memphis.")
The musical will include familiar songs as well as some little-known selections from the Gershwin catalog. The screwball romantic comedy is set in the 1920s. Broderick will play a rich playboy who gets mixed up with bootleggers.
"Crazy for You," which won a Tony for best musical, featured more than 20 Gershwin tunes, including, yes, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
The new new Gershwin musical comedy is scheduled to open next spring.
-- Sherry Stern
Photo: Matthew Broderick at the Tony Awards on Sunday. Credit: Reuters