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Nice Work If You Can... now booking to 18 Nov
The new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, has extended its booking period through to 18 Nov 2012.
The show opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on the 24 Apr 2012, following previews from 29 Mar 2012.
The musical - which was recently nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best musical - opened to mixed reviews: Mildly entertaining (NY Times); Not as intoxicating as you’d hope" (NY Daily News); Smart, altogether lovely reincarnation of a 1920s musical comedy (Newsroom Jersey).
Nice Work If You Can Get It is set in the 1920's and tells the story of Billie Bendix (Kelli O'Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues.
The principal cast features Matthew Broderick (Jimmy Winter), Kelli O’Hara (Billie Bendix), Judy Kaye (Estonia Dulworth, The Duchess of Woodford), Michael McGrath (Cookie McGee), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Eileen Evergreen), Terry Beaver (Senator Max Evergreen), Robyn Hurder (Jeannie Muldoon), Stanley Wayne Mathis (Chief Berry), Chris Sullivan (Duke Mahoney) and Estelle Parsons (Millicent Winter).
Nice Work If You Can Get It has music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, with direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall.
With a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (last season’s Tony Award-winning 'Memphis,' for which he won Tony awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), Nice Work If You Can Get It will feature songs from the Gershwin catalog, and specifically borrows from their 1926 musical "Oh Kay."
The creative team features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Brian Ronan.
The musical is produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Scott Landis and Sonia Friedman.