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Nice Work receives ten Tony nominations

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT has 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 show won two Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kaye) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Michael McGrath).

The Tony-nominated Best Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars twotime Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. The production is playing at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

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 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.

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.

This new musical features a veritable hit parade of iconic George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog, and a book by Joe DiPietro. 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.

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.

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