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Review: 'Nice Work if You Can Get It' makes Roaring '20s whimper

Review: 'Nice Work if You Can Get It' makes Roaring '20s whimper

NEW YORK — Anyone out there heard of George and Ira Gershwin? Well, apparently, the brothers — long dead, if I'm not mistaken — have a "new" musical comedy, which opened Tuesday at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The show, which stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara, is called "Nice Work if You Can Get It," but please don't get the idea that the songwriting legends have been granted a second coming. The only miracle going on here is a marketing one. A treasure-trove of tunes by the Gershwin boys has been repurposed into a wobbly jukebox musical, with a hot-off-the-press book by Joe DiPietro ("Memphis") that's inspired...

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