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46th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.

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Based on How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

Before there was "Mad Men," there was this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award- winning musical where power, sex, ambition, and greed are all in a day's work at the office. A window washer climbs the corporate ladder with the help of a trusty manual, but when the boss's arrogant nephew attacks, and the book doesn't have the answer, he'll have to depend on his own wit and creativity to survive. "It stings mischievously and laughs uproariously" - The NY Times


Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/9; HOW TO SUCCEED in Chicago, Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY in Sydney and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 9, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, Madison, Sydney and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HOW TO SUCCEED in Chicago, ENDGAME in Madison, and MY FAIR LADY directed by Julie Andrews in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

The RRazz Room to Welcome Michele Lee at Bucks County Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Robert Kotonly of The RRazz Room is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Bucks County Playhouse when they present TV and Broadway star Michele Lee at the theater in New Hope. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - University of New Haven Theatre Program's 2016/2017 Season at a Glance
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 6, 2016

School is back in session at the University of New Haven. One week of classes is officially in the books as we look forward to the rest of the semester that lies ahead of us. In the theatre department, we are particularly excited to begin the process for our Fall Production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town which is the first show of this season. We have an exciting season lined up so far and more announcements to come! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2016

The production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Marriott Theatre is now running through October 16, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HEDWIG's Darren Criss Sings on the Street with Strangers!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Star of the upcoming HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tour, host of Monday's Elsie Fest, and TV heartthrob Darren Criss recently took his acoustic guitar to the streets of NYC to sing on the street with strangers, along with iHeartRadio's very own Paul Costabile. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED in Modern-day Theater
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 2, 2016

'How often does it happen that a secretary's boss wants to marry her? Hallelujah!' These lyrics get to the heart of why shows like How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying can't possibly maintain relevance in modern theater. (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Presents BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: SPRING AWAKENING this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Begins Tonight: Drew Droege and Michael Urie at Barrow Street!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Dean Regan Returns To Palm Desert's Arthur Newman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Les Michaels' Sundays in Summer Series welcomes the award-winning performer, Dean Regan in 'Give My Regards to Broadway' on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2 PM at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. Staged as a cabaret style concert, Dean's show is full of classic songs and new tunes currently on Broadway and features Charlie Creasy on piano. Tickets are available at the door for $11 cash only. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Motivational Monday! Darren Criss on Learning His Way to Happiness
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2016

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tour star Darren Criss recently stopped by the iHeartRadio Studio to talk about how learning can help lead you to happiness. Click below for this 'Motivational Monday' treat! (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker to Sing in Upcoming AMBI Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

While she's most famous for her Sex in the City role, long-time theatre fans also know Sarah Jessica Parker from the likes of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Sylvia. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Jessica Parker is dusting off her microphone to star as a singer from New York facing a formidable health diagnosis in an untitled AMBI film that she will also co-produce. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre had its opening night last night, check out some brand new pictures of the cast below (more...)

Form Theatricals and Celebration Theatre to Present BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to Los Angeles due to demand, high on the heels of a run in New York at the Barrow Street Theater, with Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Celebration Theatre (6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038) from September 26 through November 14, every Monday at 8pm.            (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Tammy Blanchard Takes Dramatic Turn in New Film TALLULAH
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 25, 2016

Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) takes a dramatic turn in the new Netflix original movie TALLULAH. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/23/16- Daniel Radcliffe
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! Radcliffe is best known for playing the title role in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut to much acclaim in EQUUS. Radcliffe won BroadwayWorld.com's 2009 Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in EQUUS. He returned to Broadway in March 2011 with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and was succeeded by Darren Criss, and later Nick Jonas. He most recently led the Broadway production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, which just concluded its limited run at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Bring Frank Loesser Tribute to The Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Darren Criss to Serenade Lucky Fans with Special HEDWIG Acoustic Performance
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

On September 15th, Darren Criss is set to serenade some lucky fans with a special acoustic performance of music from Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's return to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, May 10–14, 2017 in the Edlis Neeson Theater, located at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago. This marks the company's fourth appearance since 2012 on the MCA Stage; both previous danc(e)volve engagements as well as Princess Grace Awards: New Works have been dedicated to world premieres of contemporary dance, developed in collaboration with Hubbard Street's acclaimed ensemble, led by established and ascending choreographers.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Loretta Boyle to Lead GYPSY for Phoenix Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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BWW Interview: Back for More- Darren Criss Reveals Details on the Return of The Great Elsie Fest!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 30, 2016

Darren Criss, the mastermind behind the event, just checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about all things Elsie... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has just announced that Dan Knechtges will serve as Director and Choreographer for the upcoming production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe 'Definitely' Wants to Return to Musical Theater As Soon As He Finds Perfect Role
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe discusses the London sensation HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and reveals that he 'definitely' wants to do musical theater again, once he finds the perfect role. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/19/2016 - AUBERGINE, MEN ON BOATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2016

This weekend's big news: AUBERGINE begins previews tonight, and MEN ON BOATS plays its final show Off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $92,000 at 8th Annual CHEERS! Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

On Monday, August 15th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its 8th annual one-night only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefitting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. (more...)

VIDEO: MTV Announces Nick Jonas Performance on 2016 VMA's!
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Today, MTV revealed that Nick Jonas will perform on the 2016 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS on August 28th. Joining him on the stage at Madison Square Garden will be Ty Dolla $ign, who is featured on the hit track 'Bacon,' (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Drew Droege and Michael Urie Team Up for BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS at Barrow Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAINA MURPHY'S THE MANY FACES OF LOVE Succeeds at Diving Into the Surface of Love at NextStop Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Aug 1, 2016

'Love is rare. Love is strange.' This is a line in It is indeed and Shaina Murphy, who recently appeared in NextStop Theatre's production of City of Angels and starred in RCP's Mary Poppins, showed that love comes in all shapes, whether it is a cup of coffee or your first crush, during her one night cabaret show, The Many Faces of Love at NextStop Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Musically Brings Mad Men to Life Onstage
by Shari Barrett - Aug 1, 2016

Climbing the corporate ladder has always been easy for some and difficult for others. In 1961, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying explained the secrets of success included luck, charm, connections and a willingness to use those things to personal advantage. Fans of the TV show Mad Men will certainly feel right at home in the early 60's world of the advertising business complete with pastel dresses and flip style hairdos for the hard-working office girls designed by Donna Fritsche using styles straight out of a 1961 fashion magazine, as well as the brightly colored desks and set pieces designed by Sean Gray and Naomi Kasahara. Watch in amazement as J. Pierrepont Finch's meteoric rise from lowly window washer to high-powered executive happens just by following the steps presented in a business self-help book. If only it were really that easy… (more...)

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