PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "I've Got to Be There!" On the Road With Reed Campbell of Nice Work If You Can Get It
The non-Equity tour is scheduled to play 30 cities before concluding in March 2015 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA.
Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively, with Reed Campbell as Cookie McGee, Aaron Fried as Duke Mahoney, Stephanie Gandolfo as Jeannie Muldoon, Stephanie Harter Gilmore as Duchess Estonia Dulworth, Benjamin Perez as Senator Max Evergreen, Rachael Scarr as Eileen Evergreen, Thomas Schario as Chief Berry and Barbara Weetman as Millicent Winter. Rounding out the company are Jessica Bare, Kayla Starr Bryan, Christian Bufford, Elyse Collier, Carl DeForrest Hendin, Nick Jones, Kristina King, Alison Morooney, Sarah Primmer, Kevin Michael Raponey, Justin Schuman, Heather Stinson and Chris Woods.
The musical comedy features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. The production features direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, recreated by David Eggers.
The creative team also includes Shoko Kambara (scenic design, based on the original Broadway scenic design by Derek McLane), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), Amy Clark (costume coordinator), Paul Toben (lighting design, based on the original Broadway lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski), Keith Caggiano (sound design, based on the original Broadway sound design by Brian Ronan) and Paul Huntley (hair and wig design).
The musical staff includes David Chase (music arrangements), Shawn Gough (music supervisor), Charlie Reuter (music director) and Bill Elliott (orchestrator). Casting is by Wojcik/Seay Casting, and Stacy Myers serves as the company manager.
Nice Work, which played a total of 478 performances during its 2012-13 Broadway run, is filled with classic Gershwin songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
The tour is produced by Work Light Productions.
For more information, including the tour route, visit NiceWorkOnTour.com.