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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


Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on July 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage 'HOW TO SUCCEED'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 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 off success included luck, charm, connections and a willingness to use those things to personal advantage. Proving not much changed in the next 45 years, the Long Beach Playhouse takes us back to 1961 for an entertaining refresher course in the fine art of ladder climbing as we watch J. Pierrepont Finch's meteoric rise from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. (more...)

Megan Mullally Joins Cast of Hulu's Sci-fi Fantasy Anthology Series DIMENSION 404
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Megan Mullally and Constance Wu have signed on for an episode of Hulu's upcoming sci-fi fantasy anthology scripted series DIMENSION 404. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker Shares First Look at Her New HBO Comedy Series DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Written by Sharon Horgan, the new comedy series features Parker as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 22nd Summer Season to Continue with THE UNCIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring the return of THE UNCIVIL WAR in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer's performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) on the mainstage at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26-$32 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

John Stamos Joins Cast of FOX's SCREAM QUEENS; Lea Michele & More to Return
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

John Stamos ("Grandfathered," "Fuller House") has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of SCREAM QUEENS, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of the 2016 BOBBY G AWARDS
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2016

The 2016 Bobby G Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school theatre, were held May 26 at the Buell Theatre. Each of the five nominated Outstanding Musicals performed songs or medleys before the crowd of 1,700. Below are excerpts from each of those performances. The featured productions were: Cherry Creek High School's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Denver School of the Arts' Spring Awakening; Mountain View High School's Anything Goes; Arvada West High School's Les Miserables; and Fairview High School's Guys and Dolls.   (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas Drops Music Video for New Song 'Under You'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Nick Jonas dropped his newest album, 'Last Year Was Complicated' on June 10th. Below, check out the full music video for the track 'Under You.' (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, FUN HOME & More Set for TUTS' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced a new line up for its 2016-17 Season today. (more...)

Side by Side Productions Presents URINETOWN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

?One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown - The Musical, the show with the awful title, is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a Gotham-like city. A severe water shortage, caused by a terrible drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas, Justin Timberlake & More Parody Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Kanye West's 'Famous' video may have been star-studded, but BBC1 decided it needed a SFW version featuring with a host of famous people. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nick Jonas Stars in Fraternity Hazing Film GOAT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Nick Jonas has shared an exclusive first look at his new movie, GOAT, which tells the story of two brothers who pledge the same fraternity and the hazing that tests their loyalty (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Succeeds... Without Really Trying!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 7, 2016

Ok, so maybe the title of this article is only halfway true. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts ended a successful run of the musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying successfully... except it's obvious they tried really hard. And the hard work paid off! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (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...)

PHOTO FLASH: PRIVACY's Daniel Radcliffe Has HARRY POTTER Reunion With Bonnie Wright, Chris Columbus
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

The star of the Off-Broadway hit PRIVACY is paid a post-show visit by two of his Harry Potter colleagues. (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

AVENUE Q opens at Ocean State Theatre on August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching Tony® Award-winning musical,Avenue Q, which opens on August 3. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 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, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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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...)

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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