BWW CD Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Original Broadway Cast) is Decadently Schmaltzy

If anything, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Original Broadway Cast Album) may simply be too long. The score presented on the record over-indulges and overwhelms listeners with the sounds of the 20s. Almost 100 years removed from the glitz and glam of this scene, a majority of modern audiences grow weary when the schmaltz becomes saccharine. After all, the Broadway performances of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT had about a 150 minute runtime, with intermission, and the almost 80 minute album is actually missing a few reprises. This isn't to say that the record isn't good. It just gets to be too much of the same thing.

Shout! Factory released NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Original Broadway Cast Album) digitally on September 25, 2012. The physical CD was released on October 30, 2012. The album can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, and elsewhere music is sold.

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David Clarke David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013.