How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying


HOW TO SUCCEED...

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: The new Park Avenue office building of The World Wide Wicket Company, Inc., in New York City.
Number of Performances: 473
First Preview : February 26, 2011
Opening Night : March 27, 2011
Closing Night : May 20, 2012

Opening Night Cast
John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley)
Daniel Radcliffe (J. Pierrepont Finch)
Rob Bartlett (Wally Womper/Twimble)
Tammy Blanchard (Hedy La Rue)
Mary Faber (Smitty)
Christopher J. Hanke (Bud Frump)
Ellen Harvey (Miss Jones)
Rose Hemingway (Rosemary Pillkington)
Michael Park (Mr. Bratt)
Anderson Cooper (Voice of the Narrator)


OVERVIEW

Now, in its second smash year, How to Succeed welcomes a bright new star back to Broadway‘s music sensation NICK JONAS (Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun)! Youll delight to his riotous rise up the corporate ladder as he struggles to juggle the promotion, the corner office and–of course–the girl. Joining him are Emmy Award winner BEAU BRIDGES (Brothers and Sisters, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Descendants), MICHAEL URIE (Ugly Betty), TAMMY BLANCHARD (Life with Judy Garland) and ROSE HEMINGWAY in this charming production that The New Yorker calls “a first-rate, high-stepping musical! This show is luminous!”

REVIEWS & AWARDS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

NICK JONAS HAS THE CROWD ON ITS FEET! HE PLAYS FINCH TO PERFECTION!
-Good Morning America

YOU’LL STAND UP AND YELL WITH DELIGHT!
-The Wall Street Journal

GREAT FUN FOR EVERYBODY!
-Chicago Tribune

STYLISH & EXUBERANT
-USA TODAY

AWARDS

2011 Tony Award®

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role
  • 2011 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Featured Actor
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

    Produced by Broadway Across America, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Hilary A. Williams, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Two Left Feet Productions/Power Arts, Hop Theatricals, LLC/PaulChau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz and Michael Speyer-Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin-Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service; Associate Producer: StageVentures 2010 Limited Partnership

    Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on a book by Shepherd Mead; Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman; Musical Director: David Chase; Music arranged by David Chase

    Directed by Rob Ashford; Choreographed by Rob Ashford; Associate Director: Stephen Sposito; Associate Choreographer: Christopher Bailey; Assistant Choreographer: Sarah O’Gleby and Charlie Williams

    Scenic Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Make-Up Design by Ashley Ryan; Moving Light Programmer: Eric Norris; Associate Scenic Design: Shoko Kambara; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O’Gara; Associate Sound Design: Jason Strangfeld; Assistant Scenic Design: Brett Banakis; Assistant Costume Design: Nicole Moody, David Newell, Liam O’Brien and Ryan Park; Assistant Lighting Design: Sean Beach and Amanda Zieve; Assistant Sound Design: Michael Eisenberg

    General Manager: Alan Wasser, Alan Williams and Mark D. Shacket; Executive Producer: Beth Williams; Company Manager: Penny Daulton; Assistant Co. Mgr: Cathy Kwon

    Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro; Stage Manager: Pat Sosnow; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jim Athens

    Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Conducted by David Chase; Associate Conductor: Matt Perri; Reeds: Steve Kenyon, Lawrence Feldman and Mark Thrasher; Trumpets: Nicholas Marchione and Scott Wendholt; Trombones: John Allred and George Flynn; Horn: David Peel; Drums: Paul Pizzuti; Bass: Neal Caine; Guitars: Scott Kuney; Percussion: Erik Charlston; Harp: Grace Paradise; Piano/Synth: Matt Perri; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Music Preparation: Anixter Rice Music Service

    Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, C.S.A.; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Marketing: Type A Marketing; Website and Internet Marketing: Art Meets Commerce; General Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Dance Captain: Sarah O’Gleby; Assistant Dance Captain: Matt Wall; Photographer: Ari Mintz

    Opening Night Cast

    John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley)
    Daniel Radcliffe (J. Pierrepont Finch)
    Rob Bartlett (Wally Womper/Twimble)
    Tammy Blanchard (Hedy La Rue)
    Mary Faber (Smitty)
    Christopher J. Hanke (Bud Frump)
    Ellen Harvey (Miss Jones)
    Rose Hemingway (Rosemary Pillkington)
    Michael Park (Mr. Bratt)
    Cameron Adams (Kathy/Scrub Woman)
    Cleve Asbury (Mr. Ovington)
    Tanya Birl (Nancy)
    Anderson Cooper (The Voice of the Narrator, recorded voice only)
    Kevin Covert (Mr. Johnson/TV Announcer)
    Paige Faure (Scrub Woman/Miss Grabowski)
    Dave Hull (Toynbee)
    Justin Keyes (Mr. Davis)
    Marty Lawson (Mr. Peterson)
    Barrett Martin (Mr. Andrews)
    Nick Mayo (Mr. Gatch)
    Stephanie Rothenberg (Meredith)
    Megan Sikora (Miss Krumholtz)
    Joey Sorge (Mr. Tackaberry)
    Ryan Watkinson (Mr. Matthews)
    Charlie Williams (Mr. Jenkins)
    Samantha Zack (Lily)

    Swings: Erica Mansfield, Sarah O’Gleby, Michaeljon Slinger, Matt Wall.

    Understudies: Cameron Adams (Rosemary Pillkington), Cleve Asbury (Mr. Twimble, Wally Womper), Rob Bartlett (J.B. Biggley), Kevin Covert (Mr. Twimble, Wally Womper), Paige Faure (Hedy La Rue, Smitty, Miss Jones), Dave Hull (J. Pierrepont Finch), Justin Keyes (Bud Frump, J. Pierrepont Finch), Erica Mansfield (Miss Jones), Nick Mayo (Bert Bratt), Michael Park (J.B. Biggley), Stephanie Rothenberg (Rosemary Pillkington), Megan Sikora (Hedy La Rue, Miss Jones, Smitty), Joey Sorge (Bert Bratt), Charlie Williams (Bud Frump).

    BROADWAY REVIEWS

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