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Riverdale Rep Stages HOW TO SUCCEED, Now thru 11/16

"Mad Men" meets Broadway as the Riverdale Repertory Company present the classic musical comedy about big business in the 1960s, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for six performances only, today, November 1-16, 2014.

Featuring a cast of 31 performers from Riverdale, Yonkers, Upper Manhattan, and beyond, performances of HOW TO SUCCEED will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students if purchased in advance online at www.riverdaley.org/h2s, or $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students if purchased at the door prior to showtime. Tickets may also be purchased by phone 24/7 by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 and selecting option 1. For group sales, please email mraider@riverdaley.org.

In HOW TO SUCCEED, an ambitious window washer follows guidance from a self-help book to meteorically rise from the mail room to the junior executive pool to the corner office... and beyond!

Featuring a brassy Broadway score including "I Believe in You," "A Secretary Is Not a Toy," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," and "Brotherhood of Man," HOW TO SUCCEED cleverly - and tunefully - skewers corporate yes-men, sexual mores of the swinging 60s, and aggressive back-stabbers. In HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, it's just another day at the office!

The classic musical with songs by Frank Loesser and a libretto by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert is based on a satirical book of the same name by Shepherd Mead. The original 1961 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 1967 film reunited much of the original cast, including Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee. The 1995 revival starred Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally (who was later replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker). The show was revived again in 2011 starring Daniel Radcliffe, and later, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas.

The Riverdale Rep production of HOW TO SUCCEED is co-directed by Riverdale YM-YWHA's Director of Performing Arts Laurie Walton and Performing Arts Managing Director Shawn Renfro with choreography by Emily Walton and music direction by Justin Fischer. The design team includes Tony Wan (Scenery) Penelope Margeotes (Costumes), David Pentz (Lighting), and Denise Eberly (Sound).

The cast includes Riverdale Rep veterans and several new faces: Robin Aleman, Caren Austen, Sarah Bolensky, Ronnie Becher, Gene Berger, Sheryl Berger, Jordan Bland, Jay Braver, Esther Cohen, Wylie Cohen, Sara Crowe, Mona Cushnie, Lesly de Groot, Patrick Dwyer, Joe Gonzalez, Deborah Gross, Elaine Helmrich, Timothy Mathis, Philip Meranus, Elizabeth Muñoz-Brierty, Geiddy Muñoz, Keila Muñoz, Hayden Nadine, Marilyn Raider, Katie Rhoades, Bill Russell, Barbara Salant, Phyllis Sambuco, Rhea Segal, Judah Shapiro, and Sam Yaggy.



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