A new musical comedy by Tony Award Winning author Joe DiPietro (Memphis, All Shook Up). The script marries the screwball comedies of the 1920’s and 1930’s — the ones featuring bootleggers and playboys and chorus girls — with the classic tunes of George and Ira Gershwin.
Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of a charming and wealthy playboy (Jimmy Winter), who meets a rough female bootlegger (Billie Bendix) on 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 interpreter of creative modern and modern dance. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy’s 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 cohort pose as servants causing hijinks galore.