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Judy Kaye: Putting Her High Notes and Comedy on "Nice Work" Through June 15th

    Nice Work if You Can Get It has been running at The Imperial Theatre in New York City since April of 2012 and will close on June 15th.

It's the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy. Things don't go as planned, of course, when the playboy meets a feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The show - with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Joe DiPietro was directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. The fun and colorful musical romp features Gershwin classics like "Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off," "‘S Wonderful," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and - naturally, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." The cast recording is available fromShout! Factory.

Michael McGrath and Judy Kaye both took home The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards for featured performances in 2012 for their portrayals of Cookie McGee and Estonia Dulworth, respectively.

Judy Kaye has been a star of the theatre for over 40 years, previous Broadway credits include the original casts of The Phantom of the Opera and Mama Mia!, and Souvenir. She won her first Tony Award for Phantom. She has sung in concert, opera and cabaret and twice at the White House. She has recorded all of Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mystery Series for Random House Audio.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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