Over the weekend I saw Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara. My boyfriend and I had a very New York experience and waited in line at TKTS, the discount Broadway tickets booth in Times Square. Nice Work If You Can Get It was number one on my to-see list followed by Peter & the Starcatcher, Memphis, Spiderman, and Once. We waited in line for about an hour and we were still able to get our number one pick, and even better, we got a 40% discount on the tickets making the wait totally worth it. Plus there are so many people and so much going on all around you that it makes the wait go by fairly fast. If you have an hour or so to spare, waiting in line for discount show tickets at TKTS is worth it.
So, here's the storyline of Nice Work If You Can Get It:
“”Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmys Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore (Broadway.com).“”
Matthew Broderick is
perfect in the role as Jimmy, a rich mama's boy who isn't the brightest. Broderick and O'Hara perform well together; they have great chemistry on stage. Not
only was the entire cast great, the set was also well done. It was impressive but not overdone. It actually reminded me of the Great Gatsby mansion. Additionally, I enjoyed the music and dancing. Everything in Nice Work If You Can Get It was a good fit from the cast, the set, to the dancing and music.
Overall, Nice Work If You Can Get It was a fun and enjoyable light-hearted musical. I absolutely loved it. It's also one of the few Broadway musicals I would consider seeing again. I'm also happy I got to see Matthew Broderick