Blanchard, Hanke, Bartlett, Faber, Harvey & Hemingway Join HOW TO SUCCEED... Broadway Cast
The producers of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) are proud to announce additional casting for the upcoming Broadway revival. Stars Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette will be joined by Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones and, in her Broadway debut, Rose Hemingway, as Radcliffe's onstage romantic interest, Rosemary Pilkington.
Director and choreographer Rob Ashford's creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) includes Derek McLane (Sets) Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Jon Weston (Sound), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), and David Chase (Music Director and Arranger).
World renowned international film and stage actor Daniel Radcliffe (J. Pierrepont Finch) and five-time Emmy Award winner John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley) will headline the new production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING). Opening at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 5pm, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) is directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, has music and lyrics by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser, and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the book by Shepherd Mead. The 50th Anniversary production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) begins previews Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 8pm, and is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand and Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts.
With the aid of a trusty self-help book "How to Succeed in Business" wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch's unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington? With a hilarious book and beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) is packed with hit standards such as "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary," and "Brotherhood of Man."
Tickets for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) range from $52 - $132, and are available at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office and at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note that during previews Tuesday and Thursday performances are at 8pm.
ROSE HEMINGWAY (Rosemary Pilkington) has appeared in the Donmar Warehouse's production of the musical Parade directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford at LA's Mark Taper Forum. Additionally Rose has toured North America as Sophie Sheridan in the tour of the hit musical Mamma Mia!
TAMMY BLANCHARD (Hedy La Rue) is best known for her stand-out Emmy Award-winning performance as young Judy Garland in the ABC two-part miniseries, "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" opposite Judy Davis. She also received a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild nomination and an AFI Award nomination. On Broadway she played the title character in Gypsy opposite Bernadette Peters. Film credits include Bella, The Good Shepherd, Cadillac Records and the upcoming Moneyball. Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU," the critically acclaimed Lifetime movie "We Were the Mulvaneys," and for three years she played Drew Jacobs on "The Guiding Light."
CHRISTOPHER J. HANKE (Bud Frump) Broadway credits include Cry-Baby (Baldwin), Rent (Mark) and In My Life (J.T.). NYC Theatre credits include Claude in Hair (The Public's Shakespeare in the Park), Buddy Baxter in Golden Age, Eddie in Indian Blood reading at LCT, Alvin in The Story of My Life at MTCs 6@6 Series. Tours: Deaf West's Big River (Tom Sawyer), The Full Monty (Ethan). Regional: The Matchmaker (Barnaby) directed by Mark Lamos. TV credits include "Three Rivers" (series regular), "Brothers & Sisters," and the upcoming season of HBO's "Big Love" (recurring).
ROB BARTLETT (Twimble/Wally Womper) Broadway: More to Love (author/star), Chicago (Amos Hart/Mr. Cellophane), The Odd Couple (Speed), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik), Sweet Charity (Herman). Off-Broadway: Tabletop (Drama Desk Award) and the City Center Encores! productions of Golden Boy and Pardon My English. TV appearances include "Ugly Betty," "David Letterman," "Conan O'Brien," "What's Alan Watching?," "Law & Order: SVU," "Kenny the Shark" and the Emmy-winning "Rob Bartlett's Not-for-Profit TV Special" produced by CPTV. Bartlett is most recognized as a writer/performer on the nationally syndicated "Imus in the Morning" program. A renowned standup comedian, he has headlined nationwide in his own one-man show.
MARY FABER (Smitty) Broadway: Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy); American Idiot (Heather). Other: American Idiot (Berkeley Repertory); The Corn Is Green (Huntington Theatre Co., Nicholas Martin/dir.); Saved (Gary Griffin/dir.) and Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at Playwrights Horizons; Princesses (Fifth Avenue/Goodspeed Opera); Christmas Carol (Virginia Stage Company); The Tutor (York Theater). Television: "All My Children," "Ghost Stories." Improvisation and sketch comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade, Ars Nova, Second City.
ELLEN HARVEY (Miss Jones). Broadway: Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man. Other theater: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond u/s); Lucille in No, No, Nanette (Goodspeed); Mona Kent in Dames at Sea (Garland Award and Dean Goodman Choice Award); Candide (Ahmanson); The Winter's Tale (Huntington Theatre); Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby; plus Coconut Grove Playhouse, Merrimack Rep and the Freud Playhouse (Los Angeles). Film: The Hard Truth. TV: "The Battery's Down," "Partners," "Today Show," "Rosie O'Donnell" and "Stop the Worlds" for A&E.