I'm not sure that it is strictly kosher to call this (as CFT has done) a "new musical". After all PG Wodehouse screen-wrote the 1937 movie of the same name which starred Fred Astaire and Gracie Allen, and the Gershwin score re-appears here, almost in its entirety. No matter. The provenance of this work is of purely academic interest given that it can be best described as glass of weak, warm lager with far too much froth.
Speaking of Americans, the creative team for this show has a distinctly Broadway flavour probably because it is directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford who seems to have carved out a niche for himself as the go-to award ceremony choreographer. With the help of his team of associates and assistants he brings plenty of that zany oddball dancing to this production (a number called Fidgety Feet is highly original).
I went because we were promised in the publicity an extensive trawl through the Gershwin back catalogue. In the event the musical numbers are mostly from the original show and are instantly forgettable. We did, however, get Nice Work If You Can Get It and a Foggy Day.