Nice Work If You Can Get It

Opening Date : April 24, 2012
Theater : Imperial Theatre

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, a new musical comedy with libretto by two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin, starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How To Succeed) and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner
Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, The Pajama Game). Also starring in the production are Tony winner Judy Kaye and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons. Featuring a hit parade of George and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is a screwball romantic comedy set on Long Island in the 1920s, centering around a wealthy playboy (Matthew Broderick) who gets mixed up with a hard-as-nails bootlegger
(Kelli O’Hara) and her gang on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues.

Credits

music by George Gershwin
lyrics by Ira Gershwin
book by Joe DiPietro
inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse

Awards

  • TWO TONY AWARDS TEN TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
  • THREE DRAMA DESK AWARDS
  • NINE DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
  • TWO OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
  • NINE OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
  • THREE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
  • GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION

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