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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

With Australia's Two Left Feet Productions and several Broadway producers, PowerArts collaborated to present Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette in their Broadway debuts in the revival of the hilarious fable of executive dreams and office romance that is How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Twenty-seven year old New York window washer J. Pierpont Finch(Radcliffe) believes he can be a success in the corporate world after he impulsively picks up the book “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, by getting involved in the perfect business: “Worldwide Wicket Corporation”. Though advised by the mailroom supervisor to keep a low profile and play things “The Company Way,” Finch follows his own skewed set of rules, endearing himself to bombastic company president J. B. Biggely  (Larroquette) by posing as a graduate of Grand Old Ivy, Biggely’s alma mater. He quickly climbs the corporate ladder, and despite the obstacles, tries to land himself the promotion, the corner office and the girl, without having to do any real work. How To Succeed takes a fun look at the precious balance of business with pleasure.

With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows,  Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, and based on Sherpherd Meade’s 1952 book of the same name, the musical originally opened on Broadway in 1961, and won seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle award and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967, a film based on the musical featured many of the original cast, and in 1995 a revival starring Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally preceded this 50th anniversary Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, which opened on March 27th.

This production received several Drama Desk, Theatre World and Choice Awards, and was nominated for eight Tony Awards for 2011, including Best Revival of a Musical, and John Laroquette won a Tony as best male supporting actor in a musical.

After a successful run on Broadway which saw Darren Chris/Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges replacing Radcliffe and Laroquette respectively, this show closed late May of this year. Jonas can now be heard in the cast recording, now available in stores in the US.

PowerArts were extremely proud of this production, their association with Jonathan Feder and Two Left Feet Productions, and we are excited by the future prospects that such a musical of this calibre may bring.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying