Running since March 2012 A whimsical musical comedy starring Tony-winner Matthew Broderick and Broadway newcomer Jessie Mueller, and featuring a score of George and Ira Gershwin songs - some classic, some obscure, all wonderful.
Set in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s, "Nice Work" features a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys and politicians and a songbook of great American standards including "But Not For Me," "Letís Call the Whole Thing Off," "Iíve Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
Matthew Broderick won Tony Awards in 1983 for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and 1995 for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." His co-star Jessie Mueller was a critical sensation in her 2012 Broadway debut in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" and played Carrie in the New York Philharmonic's recent staging of "Carousel."
Here's a nice promo video featuring Broderick and Kelli O'Hara (who is no longer in the show)....its long, so feel free to skip to 4:51 for the big finish.
This is not the first musical to incorporate songs from the Gershwin catalog. The musical "Crazy For You" was largely based on the Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," but also included tunes created by the songwriting brothers for other shows. With brilliant direction by the late Mike Ockrent and choreography by Susan Stroman, "Crazy for You" was a big hit in London and on Broadway in the 1990s.