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Review: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' built around Gershwin and a goofball plot

Review: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' built around Gershwin and a goofball plot

Screwball musical comedy meets the sublime songs of George and Ira Gershwin in “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” the 2012 Broadway musical that’s now getting an effervescent production at Margate’s Stage Door Theatre.

Based on the 1926 musical “Oh, Kay!” by the Gershwins, Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, “Nice Work” has a sly, sassy script by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, whose hit musical “Memphis” will open later this month in a Slow Burn Theatre production at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Clayton Phillips, with fizzy choreography by Danny Durr, Stage Door’s “Nice Work” is indeed nice work. The principal actors dig into DiPietro’s goofball plot with...

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