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Perez Reviews: Nice Work If You Can Get It

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A feelgood fun time! That's the best way to describe the crowd-pleasing new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring the feelgood and crowd-pleasing Matthew Broderick!

The show is a new comedic piece based on songs from the Gershwins ample catalog, and it was skillfully written by Joe DiPietro.

Kathleen Marshall did a fine job in directing the show. Safe but satisfying!

Broderick did a superb job of playing an adult Ferris Bueller. And it was so fun to watch him having so much fun on stage. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Kelli O'Hara, who is very talented but very miscast in her role as the female love interest.

Unfortunately, Sutton Foster was not available. SHE would have been perfect in that role!

O'Hara failed to bring a twinkle in her eye and a dazzle in her step. Instead of Nice Work, she would be much better suited to play Maria in a revival of The Sound Of Music!

Robyn Hurder, on the other hand, had a small role but made THE MOST of it and made us wish she played Broderick's main counterpart instead!

Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath were also great. But the real breakout star of the show and our favorite performance easily was Jennifer Laura Thompson, who was sooooo fun! She reminded us a lot of Kristin Chenoweth! It was no surprise, then, when we read in our Playbill that Thompson was the first to replace Cheno in Wicked on Broadway.

We have instantly fallen in love with Jennifer Laura Thompson! And we also are excited to see what Robyn Hurder does next!

Oh, and Sound Of Music with Kelli O'Hara is a really good idea, if we do say so ourselves! Ha

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9 comments to “Perez Reviews: Nice Work If You Can Get It

  1. 1

    Our very own
    Addison DeWitt

  2. 2

    This is what people used to be famous for, actually having talent. As opposed to the Kardashians and all the other loser reality show people.

  3. 3

    God I want to see this so bad! And nice to hear a good review on Matthew's performance, seems like he's been completely overlooked by the award execs or whatever. I can imagine Sutton Foster would fit in seamlessly with the vibe of this show too actually.

  4. 4

    who is this "we" you keep talking about. I'm so confused

  5. Coqi says – reply to this


    Re: trendingrecords.com – The ghost writers who pen the articles on this blog. It is a collective "we" who keeps this blog going now instead of a "Perez" sitting at home working all hours of the night. He is now drunk on all the money he got after he sold the blog.

  6. 6

    I don't know where to start…
    1) Broderick is the oen who is miscast.
    2) Kelli O'Hara is musical theatre.
    Get a clue.

  7. twisted says – reply to this


    Wow, something that Perez and I actually agree on. Matthew is great in this show as is everyone else. I think Kelli is very good in the role as well. After the opening night stodgy reviews on Matthew, everything else I've read from "real" publications have praised his performance. Go see, it's great..

  8. comemal di gola says – reply to this


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  9. Mitch says – reply to this


    Matthew was terrible, 20 years too old and 30 lbs overweight. Even phoned it in on opening night. Poor Kelli is too talented to be put next to him. Sutton would've been playing the same role she's been playing since Millie.

    You'll probably enjoy that piece of crap across the street called Once.