How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Revival 2011

Run Time:
2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: March 27, 2011
Closing: May 20, 2012

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

Following the advice of a book entitled "How to Succeed in Business" a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s unorthodox and morally-questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a 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.”


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Wizard of Corporate Climbing
3 / 10

That makes Mr. Radcliffe the only reason to see the show, and contrary to what the title suggests, this young actor really, really tries. (He even does a somersault and lets himself be passed through the air for a football fantasy sequence.) His effortful performance is sure to stir maternal instincts among women of all ages (and probably some men too) and comradely protectiveness among his fans. And - who knows? - perhaps with time this game, engaged performer will come up with a real character to play here. Meanwhile, when he leads the show's big finale, the satirical rouser 'Brotherhood of Man,' you can be forgiven for thinking it might better be titled 'Brotherhood of Manikins.'

Daniel Radcliffe knows how to 'Succeed'
7 / 10

He sings. He dances. Yes, the British mega-star formerly known as young Harry Potter even shaves, proudly, while delivering that irresistibly all-American self-love ballad, 'I Believe in You,' to his mirror in the executive bathroom in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'

Photo Flash: New Saturday Intermission Pics - HOW TO SUCCEED, NEWSIES, BOOK OF MORMON and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012


Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (@KeenanBlogger), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING To Play Final Performance on Broadway Sunday, May 20th
by Robert Diamond - May 8, 2012


The revival of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The 50th Anniversary production, which recouped its $9 million initial investment in December 2011, will have played 30 preview and 473 regular performances at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).

Photo Flash: Finches Nick Jonas, Darren Criss & Daniel Radcliffe Unite at Met Gala!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2012


It was a Finch reunioun last night, as worlds collided at the 2012 Met Gala. Joe Jonas, brother of Nick- who is currently starring as J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING- took the below picture of his little brother with Darren Criss and Daniel Radcliffe. Check out the photo of the trio together below!

AUDIO: Listen to Jonas' New 'I Believe In You' Track!
by Nicole Rosky - April 30, 2012


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. Check out a first listen of Jonas singing 'I Believe in You' below!

HOW TO SUCCEED Hosts 'University Week,' Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2012


The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, will host "University Week: HOW TO SUCCEED In The Arts" from today, April 24 to April 26 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).

HOW TO SUCCEED to Release New EP Featuring Nick Jonas on May 8!
by Nicole Rosky - April 17, 2012


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 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007V3N0KG/ref=cm_sw_su_dp. 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 Hosts 'University Week,' 4/24-26
by Kelsey Denette - April 13, 2012


The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, will host "University Week: HOW TO SUCCEED In The Arts" from April 24-26 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).

Photo Coverage: HOW TO SUCCEED's Nick Jonas, Michael Urie & Stephanie Rothenberg Visit Planet Hollywood
by Walter McBride - April 10, 2012


HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING stars Nick Jonas, Michael Urie and Stephanie Rothenberg made an appearance at Time Square's Planet Hollywood Monday, April 9, to donate a costume from the show to the restaurant's memorabilia collection. Catherine Zuber designed the costume. Check out the photos of the appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from HOW TO SUCCEED's Inner Circle Performance!
by Nicole Rosky - April 2, 2012


At this year's Inner Circle Dinner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed in a special show with the cast of Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING on Saturday night, March 31. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the special performance below!

Photo Flash: HOW TO SUCCEED Cast Performs with Mayor Bloomberg at Inner Circle!
by Nicole Rosky - April 2, 2012


At this year's Inner Circle Dinner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed in a special show with the cast of Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING on Saturday night, March 31. Check out photos from the festivities below!

Photo Coverage: First Shots of Nick Jonas & Michael Urie in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!
by Jessica Lewis - March 29, 2012


HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, now playing the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, is currently starring Nick Jonas, Michael Urie and Beau Bridges. Production shots of the trio have been released and below BroadwayWorld brings you a first look!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Urie Talks HOW TO SUCCEED on BIG MORNING BUZZ
by Nicole Rosky - March 29, 2012


Michael Urie, who is currently playing as Bud Frump in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED, recently visited VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz Live,' where he chatted about starring alongside Nick Jonas in the production. Click below to check out the full interview!

Photo Coverage: HOW TO SUCCEED Celebrates 1 Year on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - March 28, 2012


One year ago yesterday, the nine-time Tony nominated revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, led by Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Since then the production has gained several new stars, including Darren Criss, Nick Jonas, Michael Urie, Beau Bridges, and more! Today, the current cast celebrated the special milestone at the Al HIrschfeld Theatre, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the festivities below!

Happy First Birthday to Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED!
by Nicole Rosky - March 27, 2012


One year ago today, the nine-time Tony nominated revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opened at the Al Hirschfelf Theatre, led by Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Since then the production has gained several new stars, including Darren Criss, Nick Jonas, Michael Urie, Beau Bridges, and more! In celebration of this special day, BroadwayWorld brings you photo and video highlights of the show's star-studded run. Check them out below!

Nick Jonas & Raven Symone to Auction with Charitybuzz
by Nicole Rosky - March 20, 2012


The youngest Jo-Bro and little Olivia Kendall are child stars no longer, and are taking their growing talents to the Great White Way to do good for charity! The talented twosome have teamed up with Charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, to meet a few lucky fans after their star performances in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Sister Act.

Nick Jonas to Return to SMASH for Season Finale 5/14
by Robert Diamond - March 12, 2012


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Jonas will reprise his guest starring role as Lyle West in the May 14 season finale of SMASH on NBC.

TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Nick Jonas on SMASH, New Jonas Brothers Album and 'Success'
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 7, 2012


Today we've got HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS' newest J. Pierrepont Finch and pop icon Nick Jonas, who recently opened up to Richard about succeeding Daniel Radcliffe in the famous role, what it feels like to perform for tens of thousands of fans, and just how cool it was to appear on SMASH. Check out Jonas uncensored below!

Photo Flash: 92Y's Broadway Talks Series Continues With Nick Jonas
by Kelsey Denette - March 5, 2012


92nd Street Y and Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continued the Broadway Talks series with Nick Jonas (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) last night. For more information, visit www.92Y.org/BroadwayTalks. See photos below!

HOW TO SUCCEED's Tammy Blanchard To Appear on Lifetime and CBS
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2012


Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard will star opposite Kristin Davis in the original Lifetime TV movie "Of Two Minds." Blanchard plays Davis' younger sister who is dealing with schizophrenia. "Of Two Minds" premieres on Lifetime network on Saturday, March 10, at 8pm.

HOW TO SUCCEED's Tammy Blanchard To Appear on Lifetime and CBS
by Harmony Wheeler - February 29, 2012


Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard will star opposite Kristin Davis in the original Lifetime TV movie "Of Two Minds." Blanchard plays Davis' younger sister who is dealing with schizophrenia. "Of Two Minds" premieres on Lifetime network on Saturday, March 10, at 8pm.

STAGE TUBE: Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED's 'Brotherhood of Man'
by Sally Henry Fuller - February 28, 2012


Nick Jonas recently joined the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, taking over for Darren Criss in the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch. The video below features Jonas singing the show's second act anthem- 'Brotherhood of Man.' Click below to watch the video!

STAGE TUBE: Nick Jonas Talks SMASH & HOW TO SUCCEED on TODAY SHOW
by Nicole Rosky - February 23, 2012


Before he was the object of teen crushes as one-third of The Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas was a working child star on Broadway. He has now returned to his stage roots as the lead in the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - a role that in the past has been played by the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Matthew Broderick. The actor can also soon be seen as a guest star on NBC's hit musical drama 'Smash' on February 27 at 10 p.m. ET.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying History

Other Productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1961   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1963   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1963   West End London Production
West End
1963   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1965   US Tour 3rd National Tour
US Tour
1995   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2011   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2017   West End Wilton's Music Hall Production
West End
2023   West End
West End

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 2011 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Choreography Rob Ashford
2011 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Leading Actor in a Musical Daniel Radcliffe
2011 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Lighting Design Howell Binkley
2011 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Revival of a Musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
2011 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Scenic Design Derek McLane
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Daniel Radcliffe
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Rob Ashford
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Rob Ashford
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John Larroquette
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical 0
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Daniel Radcliffe
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreography Rob Ashford
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Rob Ashford
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John Larroquette
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical 0
2011 Theatre World Awards Performance John Larroquette
2011 Theatre World Awards Performance Rose Hemingway
2011 Tony Awards Best Choreography Rob Ashford
2011 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Catherine Zuber
2011 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Rob Ashford
2011 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley
2011 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Doug Besterman
2011 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical John Larroquette
2011 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Tammy Blanchard
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Michael Speyer-Bernie Abrams/Jacki Florin-Adam Blanshay/TBS Service
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Larry Kaye/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Hop Theatricals
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Jen Namoff/Fakstone Productions
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Hilary A. Williams
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Candy Spelling
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Neil Meron
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Craig Zadan
2011 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Broadway Across America

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