Girl Meets Broadway: Interview with Nice Work If You Can Get It’s Alex Enterline

Erin Nagel, Girl Meets Broadway 10/10/14

There is something very familiar about Nice Work If You Can Get It opening next week at the Ordway in Saint Paul, but unless you were lucky enough to catch it during its Broadway run in New York I can assure you its a show you’ve never seen before. Full of classic Gershwin hits like “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” Nice Work If You Can Get It is a brand new musical in the vein of classic Broadway musical comedies. Set in New York City during the Roaring Twenties and full of outrageous characters, this Tony® winning show features a book by Tony® winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and is sure to bring the laughs during this new old fashion classic.

Alex Enterline leads the first national tour as playboy Jimmy Winter. I had the opportunity to interview him earlier this week about his role, the show and life on the road.

Nice Work If You Can Get It is a new musical with a book written by Joe DiPietro, but with a score written by George and Ira Gershwin. As a performer, do you feel any added pressure making sure the show lives up to the legacy of the Gershwins?

There is definitely pressure there because these songs are classics. You want the music to offer something special to the audience, whether they are an older generation or a new generation.

What is it like being part of the launch of the first national tour for a show, knowing that most of those seeing the show will be introduced to it for the first time?

It’s actually quite humbling to be a part of this cast in this fantastic show. Like you said, people across the country may have not been able to see the production on Broadway, so it is an honor to come to their hometowns and offer a little piece of Broadway where it is accessible. The show is hysterical and filled with heart, so the audiences are in for a treat coming to see a show they are not familiar with.

Read the entire Q&A with Alex Enterline here.

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