How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Theatre: Al Hirschfeld
Status: Closed
(February 26, 2011 - May 20, 2012 )
  • Preview: February 26, 2011
  • Open: March 27, 2011
  • Close: May 20, 2012
Musical - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

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.

For The Record:

“How To Succeed...” opened on Oct 14, 1961 at the 46th Street (Richard Rodgers) under the auspices of Feuer & Martin.  Abe Burrows directed a cast which featured Robert Morse (Finch), Bonnie Scott (Rosemary) and Charles Nelson Reilly (Bud Frump).  A 1995 revival, which also played the Richard Rodgers, was directed by Des McAnuff and featured Matthew Broderick (Finch)  &  Megan Mullally (Rosemary).

Total Gross: $59,740,764
Average Weekly Gross: $919,089
Total Gross Potential: 69%
Total Attendance: 628,957
Average Weekly Attendance: 88%

Cast

J Pierrepont Finch  03/27/2011 - 01/01/2012
JB Biggley  03/27/2011 - 01/01/2012
Rosemary Pilkington  03/27/2011 - 02/26/2012
Hedy La Rue 03/27/2011 - 05/20/2012
Bud Frump  03/27/2011 - 01/22/2012
Twimble/Wally Womper 03/27/2011 - 05/20/2012
Smitty  03/27/2011 - 02/26/2012
Bert Bratt 03/27/2011 - 05/20/2012
Narrator 03/27/2011 - 05/20/2012
Miss Jones 03/27/2011 - 05/20/2012