Kelli O'Hara cast opposite Matthew Broderick

By the Associated Press | August 31, 2011 | 1:35 PM EDT

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2009 file photo, Kelli O'Hara attends the "Defying Inequality" Broadway concert, a celebrity benefit for equal rights, in New York. O’Hara will star opposite Matthew Broderick in the new musical comedy "Nice Work if You Can Get it," opening on Broadway in April. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Broderick has a new Broadway love interest: Kelli O'Hara.

Producers said Wednesday that O'Hara, the star of "South Pacific," ''The Pajama Game" and "The Light in the Piazza," will star opposite Broderick in the new screwball romantic comedy "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

Kathleen Marshall, who just won her third Tony Award for directing "Anything Goes," will choreograph and direct the new show.

The musical will have a story by Joe DiPietro, who won Tonys for the book and score of "Memphis."

The show, built around George and Ira Gershwin's songs, will have O'Hara playing a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets up with a wealthy playboy played by Broderick on the weekend of his wedding.