Estelle Parsons is among the thesps rounding out the cast of upcoming Broadway tuner “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” joining previously announced topliners Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara.
Judy Kaye (“Souvenir”), Jennifer Laura Thompson (“Lend Me a Tenor”) and Michael McGrath (“Memphis”) also are on the roster of actors coming aboard the show.
Parsons, most recently on the Main Stem in last season’s “Good People,” will play the mother of Broderick’s character, a rich Prohibition-era playboy whose wedding plans are disrupted when he meets an attractive bootlegger (O’Hara). New book by DiPietro (“Memphis”) incorporates Gershwin catalog tunes into the story.
Kathleen Marshall (“Anything Goes”) helms the tuner, which begins previews March 29 ahead of an April 24 opening at the Imperial Theater, where “Billy Elliot” shuttered Sunday.
“Nice Work” will be the second tuner to open on Broadway this season with music by George and Ira Gershwin. A revised version of “Porgy and Bess” opens Thursday.