Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
Nice Work If You Can Get It
This screwball comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era.
This licensed orchestration is based on the 2012 Original Broadway Production.
This show was orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium. There are 2 keyboard books in this show both with programming. KeyboardTEK is renting the Original Broadway programming by Randy Cohen which are the exact same patches and sounds heard on the cast album.
Keyboard 1 is primarily piano. The programming is quite light in this book with the other 2 instruments being celeste and harmonium. This book is difficult and requires an advanced player who is familiar with the Gershwin catalog and this style of musical theater playing.
Keyboard 2 also consists primarily of piano but has accordion as well in spots. As with Keyboard 1, this book is equally as difficult and requires a proficient player familiar with Gershwin and this style of musical theater playing.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music by: George Gershwin
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin
Book by: Joe DiPietro
Inspired by material by: Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Music orchestrated by: Bill Elliott
Musical Director: Tom Murray
Additional lyrics by: Buddy DeSylva
Musical Supervisor: David Chase
Original 2012 Broadway Orchestra
Conducted by: Tom Murray
Associate Conductor: Shawn Gough
Assistant Conductor: Joseph Joubert
Violin: Paul Woodiel
Woodwinds: Ralph Olsen, Todd Groves, Richard Heckman and Jay Brandford
Trumpet: Robert Millikan, Brian Pareshi and Shawn Edmonds
Trombone: Clint Sharman, Jason Jackson and Jack Schatz
Keyboards: Shawn Gough and Joseph Joubert
Drums: Eric Poland
Percussion: Andrew Blanco
Guitar: James Hershman
Bass: Richard Sarpola
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman
Musical Coordinator: Seymour ‘Red’ Press
A hilarious screwball comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Highlights from the score include “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “Sweet and Low Down,” “Delishious” and the title song.