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Published May 7 2008

  Harry Connick, Jr

The Gershwin brothers are coming back to Broadway - as are Harry Connick, Jr. and his Pajama Game director-choreographer, Kathleen Marshall. They're all part of a new musical targeting Broadway for spring 2009, Nice Work if You Can Get It.

Though the plot - about a Long Island playboy (Connick) getting mixed up with bootleggers and romance - sounds suspiciously like Oh, Kay!, this one has a book by Joe DiPietro, of I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change and Over the River and Through the Woods fame. He also penned the underrated book for All Shook Up, which popped Elvis Presley hits into a farcical storyline, so doing the same with George and Ira Gershwin songs shouldn't be that big a stretch.

Rob Fisher will serve as music arranger for the tuner, which will feature sets by Derek McLane , costumes by Martin Pakiedinaz and lighting by Kenneth Posner.

Producers Scott Landis, Broadway Across America, Ira Pittleman, Tom Hulce, Roy Furman, Maberry Theatricals, Ann Marie Wilkins and Emanuel Azenberg plan an out-of-town tryout at Boston,'s Colonial Thaeter, Dec. 16, 2008-Jan. 11, 2009.

Connick is a Grammy winner, an Emmy winner and a two-time Tony nominee - once for acting (Pajama Game) and once for his score for Thou Shall Not. Marshall's credits as both director and choreographer include the current Grease revival and the 2003 Wonderful Town revival.


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