Nice Work If You Can Get It Closing in June

Nice Work If You Can Get It Broadway MusicalThe musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers) and Jessie Mueller, has announced that it will be closing on Broadway on June 15. The musical comedy, which features numerous beloved songs by the Gershwins, will have played over 500 performances when it closes.

Nice Work If You Can Get It has been delighting audiences at the Imperial Theatre for over a year and we could not be more thrilled with the response it has received,” stated the show’s producers. “Nice Work has proved, once again, that the music of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin will live forever to delight audiences of all ages.”

Though the Broadway production of Nice Work If You Can Get It will be closing, the show will live on with a national tour that is soon to be launched.

Broadway Shows To Feature in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A New York City holiday tradition for 86 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is also a great showcase for another NYC staple, Broadway musicals.  This year’s parade, which will air on NBC from 9am to noon on Thursday, November 22, is going to showcase five of this season’s Broadway musicals:  family-friendly shows Annie and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Christmas-themed Elf, the Matthew Broderick-starring Gershwin showcase Nice Work If You Can Get It, and the competitive cheerleading musical Bring It On.

Of course the hallmark of the Thanksgiving parade remains the massive balloons and parade floats that make their way along the parade route from the Upper West Side down to 34th Street.  But performances from Broadway shows add a little musical spark to the proceedings.  Given the broadcast’s enormous national ratings, this gives the featured shows tremendous exposure to potential ticket buyers.  Bring It On in particular, which has struggled to fill seats, is likely to enjoy a box office boost due to its on-air performance.

Broadway Shows Offer Post-Storm Ticket Specials

As of today, Thursday, November 1, all Broadway are back to performing as scheduled.  However, the fact is that New York City is still not quite back to normal yet, especially in terms of transportation, making it hard for many potential theatergoers to make it to Broadway theaters.  To entice audiences, some Broadway shows are making special post-Hurricane Sandy ticket discounts available.

CHAPLIN – The new musical Chaplin is offering a ‘Buy 1 Ticket, Get 1 Ticket Free’ special for Thursday and Friday performances.  The offer applies to all price levels, but it can only be obtained if you purchase tickets directly at the box office of the Barrymore Theatre, where Chaplin is playing.

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT – Even this hit Tony Award-winning musical comedy is offering a post-Sandy special.  $37 rush tickets are available for performances this Thursday and Friday to residents of areas that have been affected by the storm, which includes New York, New Jersey, Conecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.  Tickets can be purchased starting at 10am at the Imperial Theatre box office and a valid photo ID is required.  2 ticket limit.  Seats are subject to availability.

THE PERFORMERS – This new comedy’s “Sandy Special” means that ticket buyers can get tickets for the Thursday, November 1 performance for just $29.50 for the best available seats.  Must purchase directly at the Longacre Theatre box office.

It is possible that other Broadway shows are offering ticket specials as well, so it is worth visiting their official websites or theater box offices to see what ticket discounts might be available in the coming days.