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Nice Work If You Can Get It


Musical in 2 acts. Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Joe DiPietro

Imperial Theatre, Broadway - First Preview: March 29, 2012; Opening Date: 24th April, 2012: (Previews: 27
Performances: 261 as at 9th December , 2012)


The show is a new take on a classic 1920s musical farce – it’s the tale of Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and carefree playboy living the good life in the midst of Prohibition. Jimmy has an unfortunate habit of marrying chorus girls, until he’s forced to marry a woman of substance – Eileen Evergreen, the finest interpreter of modern dance in the world. On the weekend of their nuptials, Jimmy meets Billie Bendix, a tough-as-nails bootlegger who has inadvertently stashed 400 cases of gin in Jimmy’s basement. Knocked out by this one-of-a-kind woman, Jimmy must deal with his high strung fiancée and an assortment of bootleggers, prohibitionists, G-Men and chorus girls, as well as one very moralistic senator.

Musical Numbers

Act 1

  1. Sweet and Lowdown – Jimmy, Jeannie, Chorus Girls and Society Guys
  2. Nice Work If You Can Get It – Jimmy and Billie
  3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Reprise) – Billie
  4. Demon Rum – Duchess, Chief Berry, Senator and Vice Squad
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me – Billie
  6. Delishious – Eileen, Bubble Girls and Boys
  7. I've Got to Be There – Jimmy, Jeannie and Chorus Girls
  8. I've Got to Be There (Reprise) – Jeannie and Chorus Girls
  9. Treat Me Rough – Billie
  10. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off – Jimmy, Billie and Chief Berry
  11. Do It Again – Jeannie and Duke
  12. 'S Wonderful – Jimmy and Billie
  13. Fascinating Rhythm – Jimmy, Cookie and Company

Act 2

  1. Lady Be Good – Orchestra
  2. But Not for Me – Billie
  3. By Strauss – Duchess
  4. Sweet and Lowdown (Reprise) – Cookie
  5. Do, Do, Do – Jimmy, Elliot, Vic and Floyd
  6. Hangin' Around With You – Billie
  7. Looking for a Boy – Duchess and Cookie
  8. Blah, Blah, Blah – Duke and Jeannie
  9. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Reprise) – Billie and Jimmy
  10. Will You Remember Me? – Billie and Jimmy
  11. I've Got to Be There (Reprise) – Chorus Girls and Vice Squad
  12. I've Got a Crush on You – Eileen, Chorus Girls and Vice Squad
  13. Blah, Blah, Blah (Reprise) – Jeannie and Duke
  14. Looking for a Boy (Reprise) – Cookie and Duchess
  15. Delishious (Reprise) – Chief Berry and Eileen
  16. Someone to Watch Over Me (Reprise) – Jimmy and Billie
  17. They All Laughed – Full Company