The Tony-nominated Best Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will get an Original Broadway Cast Recording on the Shout! Factory label to be distributed by Sony. The album will be recorded at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City, NY on May 20th and 21st. The release date will be announced soon. The album will be produced by six-time Grammy® nominee Robert Sher.
Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara. The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical comedy, directed and choreographed by threetime Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, had its official opening on April 24 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
This new musical features a veritable hit parade of iconic George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songs, and some unknown gems in their catalog, including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I’ve Got to Be There”, “Sweet & Lowdown,” “’S Wonderful,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” Fascinating Rhythm,” “But Not for Me,” “Blah, Blah, Blah” and many more. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT follows Billie Bendix (Kelli O'Hara), a bootlegger who meets wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Mayhem ensues.
In addition to Matthew Broderick as Jimmy Winter and Kelli O’Hara as Billie Bendix, the production also stars Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons as Millicent Winter, Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Tony Award nominee Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Tony Award nominee Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen.
The cast also features 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.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is the most nominated Broadway show of the 2011-2012 Broadway season. The ten Tony Award nominations include Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Joe DiPietro), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Michael McGrath), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Judy Kaye), Best Direction of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall), Best Orchestrations (Bill Elliott), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Martin Pakledinaz), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Brian Ronan). The nine Drama Desk Award nominations include Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Kelli O’Hara), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kaye), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Michael McGrath), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Choreography (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz), Outstanding Orchestrations (Bill Elliott). The production has already received Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kaye) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Michael McGrath). The three Drama League Award nominations include Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Performance (Matthew Broderick), Distinguished Performance (Kelli O’Hara).
The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Brian Ronan and orchestrations by Bill Elliott. The music supervisor is David Chase and the music director Tom Murray. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, Standing CO Vation, Candy Spelling, Freddy DeMann, Ronald Frankel, Harold Newman, Jon B. Platt, Raise the Roof 8, Takonkiet Viravan, William Berlind/Ed Burke, Carole L. Haber/Susan Carusi, Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson, Under the Wire/Jim Herbert, Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization.