Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Estelle Parsons to Return to Broadway

Estelle Parsons, who I interviewed last year when she was appearing in Good People at the Manhattan Theater Club, will be returning to Broadway this year. The Oscar-winner for her supporting turn in the film version of Bonnie and Clyde (a musical of which recently shuttered on Broadway) is joining Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, and the cast of the new Gershwin brothers musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. She will play the mother of Broderick's playboy character.

The new show inspired by a Jazz Age George and Ira Gershwin musical comedy also features Jennifer Laura Thompson, Judy Kaye, Michael McGrath, Terry Beaver and more.

With direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, the show has a new libretto by Memphis Tony-winner Joe DiPietro, who borrowed elements from P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton's libretto to the 1926 musical comedy Oh, Kay! That bootleggers-and-playboys tale gave the world "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Dear Little Girl" and "Do, Do, Do."

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