How to Succeed: Opening Night

Tonight marks the opening of the new Broadway revival of the 1962 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  Heading the cast and making his Broadway musical debut is Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch.  Also headlining the cast is John Larroquette as boss J.B. Biggley.

Included also in the cast are Rose Hemingway, Robb Bartlett, Tammy Blanchard, Mary Faber, Christopher J. Hanke, Ellen Harvey, and Michael Park.

Originally opening on Broadway in October of 1961, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying details the story of J. Pierropont Finch who, with the aid of a book by the same name as the musical and some morally questionable actions, climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to Vice President of Advertisement at the World-Wide Wicket Company.  The show features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert.  It is based off a 1952 book by the same name, written by Shepherd Mead.

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