Nice Work If You Can Get It
Presented by: Warner Stage Company
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Music & Lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by Material by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
Director/Choreographer: Sheila Waters Fucci
Music Director: Holly J. McCann
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, April 24, 2012, starring Matthew Broderick and Kellie O’Hara as Jimmy and Billie.
Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Fascinating Rhythm.” Featuring a cast of larger-than-life ensemble characters and a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT harkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!
It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.
This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including “But Not For Me” and “I’ve Got A Crush On You.” This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!