HOW TO SUCCEED to Release New EP Featuring Nick Jonas on May 8!
Broadway Records will release an EP of Nick Jonas performing five tracks from the smash hit musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. The CD will be released Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and will be available in the Hirschfeld Theatre the week of May 1. Pre-orders are now being taken at amazon.com at here.
Produced by six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher who produced the Grammy nominated Daniel Radcliffe/John Larroquette HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUR REALLY TRYING cast album, the new Nick Jonas recording is executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard of Broadway Consortium (Executive producers of the Radcliffe/Larroquette album) and Ken Mahoney.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITOUT REALLY TRYING EP track list:
4. “I Believe In You” (Nick Jonas)
5. “Brotherhood of Man” (Nick Jonas)
The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING currently stars international superstar Nick Jonas as J. Pierrepont Finch, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning star of screen, television and stage Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley, and making his Broadway debut, star of stage and television’s “Ugly Betty,” Michael Urie as Bud Frump, leading a cast of 30.
Nick Jonas (J. Pierrepont Finch) began his career on Broadway and is thrilled to be back. Nick’s performance in HOW TO SUCCEED marks his fifth appearance in a Broadway show. His other Broadway credits include A Christmas Carol – the Musical, at Madison Square Garden; Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire; Beauty and the Beast; and the final U.S. production of Les Miserables. In addition, Nick made his West End debut last year as Marius in the London production of Les Miserables. He reprised that role for the 25th Anniversary Les Miserables concert at London’s O2 arena. His most recent theatrical undertaking brought him to Los Angeles where he played the charismatic Link Larkin in the Hollywood Bowl all-star production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray. Nick has simultaneously pursued a remarkable music career as a member of the Grammy and Emmy-nominated band, the Jonas Brothers. The group has sold a combined twenty million albums worldwide, garnered 40 gold and platinum album certifications and sold over two million concert tickets. Nick has also launched a critically-acclaimed solo effort – Nick Jonas and the Administration – and continues to write and produce music during his time on Broadway.
Nominated for eight 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, began previews Saturday, February 26, 2011 and opened Sunday, March 27 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The 2011 cast recording of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING received a Grammy Award nomination.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING 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 creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING includes Derek McLane (Sets) Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Jon Weston (Sound), Tom Watson (Hair), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), and David Chase (Music Director and Arranger). The 50th Anniversary production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING 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, Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Hilary A. Williams, HOP Theatricals, LLC/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz, and Michael Speyer - Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin - Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service.
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.”