A new generation of Broadway theatregoer gets exposed to the classic songs of composer George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin with the new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It — which borrows the brothers' show tunes from the '20s and '30s.
The show's story was inspired by the Gershwins' tuneful 1926 musical Oh, Kay!, which premiered at the same theatre where Nice Work has set up shop — the Imperial. The songs "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Do, Do, Do" are the hold-overs from that score. DiPietrio (Memphis) told Playbill.com that in creating the show at the invitation of the Gershwin estate, he and director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall were told he could use any song they wished from the songwriters' catalog — except numbers from Porgy and Bess.
The cast also includes Cameron Adams, Clyde Alves, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jason DePinto, Kimberly Faure, Robert Hartwell, Stephanie Martignetti, Barrett Martin, Michael X. Martin, Adam Perry, Jeffrey Schecter, Jennifer Smith, Joey Sorge, Samantha Sturm, Kristen Beth Williams and Candice Marie Woods.
The Imperial is at 249 W. 45th Street. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com and by calling (212) 239-6200, and in person at the Imperial.
Tickets range in price from $136.50 to $46.50 (all prices include a $1.50 facility fee). Premium seating is available.