How to Succeed in Business: more cast
How to Succeed in Business: more cast How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying has announced additional casting for the upcoming Broadway revival. Stars Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette will be joined by Tammy Blanchard as 'Hedy La Rue,' Christopher J. Hanke as 'Bud Frump,' Rob Bartlett as 'Twimble/Wally Womper,' Mary Faber as 'Smitty,' Ellen Harvey as 'Miss Jones' and, in her Broadway debut, Rose Hemingway, as Radcliffe's onstage romantic interest, 'Rosemary Pilkington.' Director and choreographer Rob Ashford's creative team for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying includes Derek McLane (Sets) Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Jon Weston (Sound), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), and David Chase (Music Director and Arranger). World renowned international film and stage actor Daniel Radcliffe (J. Pierrepont Finch) and five-time Emmy Award winner John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley) will headline the new production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, has music and lyrics by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser, and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the book by Shepherd Mead. The 50th Anniversary production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying opens at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 27 Mar 2011, following previews from 26 Feb 2011, and is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand and Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts. With the aid of a trusty self-help book "How To Succeed In Business" wily window washer 'J. Pierrepont Finch' enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch's unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington? With a book and score by Frank Loesser, How To Succeed In Business festures the songs, "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary," and "Brotherhood of Man." How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying opened to critical acclaim at the 46TH Street Theatre (Richard Rodgers) on Broadway in Oct 1961, running for 1,417 performances. The cast starred Robert Morse as Finch, Bonnie Scott as Rosemary, Charles Nelson Reilly as Bud Frump, and Rudy Vallee as the President of the World-Wide Wicket Company. The show won seven Tony Awards including best musical and best book, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical, a Grammy for best original cast show album, and is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967, a film based on the musical was released by United Artists, with Morse and Vallee recreating their Broadway roles, with Michele Lee as 'Rosemary.' In 1995, a revival directed by Des McAnuff starring Matthew Broderick as 'Finch' and Megan Mullally as R'osemary' ran for 548 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Bios: Rose Hemingway (Rosemary Pilkington) has appeared in the Donmar Warehouse's production of the musical 'Parade,' directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, at LA's Mark Taper Forum. Additionally Hemingway has toured North America as 'Sophie Sheridan' in the tour of the hit musical 'Mamma Mia!' Tammy Blanchard (Hedy La Rue) is best known for her Emmy Award-winning performance as young 'Judy Garland' in the ABC two-part miniseries, "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" opposite Judy Davis. She also received a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild nomination and an AFI Award nomination. On Broadway she played the title character in 'Gypsy' opposite Bernadette Peters. Film credits include "Bella," "The Good Shepherd," "Cadillac Records" and the upcoming "Moneyball." Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU," the critically acclaimed Lifetime movie "We Were the Mulvaneys," and for three years she played "Drew Jacobs" on "The Guiding Light." Christopher J. Hanke (Bud Frump) Broadway credits include 'Cry-Baby' (Baldwin), 'Rent' (Mark) and 'In My Life' (J.T.). NYC Theatre credits include 'Claude' in 'Hair' (The Public's Shakespeare in the Park), 'Buddy Baxter' in 'Golden Age,' 'Eddie' in 'Indian Blood' reading at LCT, 'Alvin' in 'The Story of My Life 'at MTCs 6@6 Series. Tours: Deaf West's 'Big River' (Tom Sawyer), 'The Full Monty' (Ethan). TV credits include "Three Rivers" (series regular), "Brothers & Sisters," and the upcoming season of HBO's "Big Love" (recurring). Rob Bartlett (Twimble/Wally Womper) Broadway: 'More to Love' (author/star), 'Chicago' (Amos Hart/Mr. Cellophane), 'The Odd Couple' (Speed), 'Little Shop of Horrors' (Mr. Mushnik), 'Sweet Charity' (Herman). Off-Broadway: 'Tabletop' and the City Center Encores! productions of 'Golden Boy' and 'Pardon My English. 'TV appearances include "Ugly Betty," "David Letterman," "Conan O'Brien," "What's Alan Watching?," "Law & Order: SVU," "Kenny the Shark" and the Emmy-winning "Rob Bartlett's Not-for-Profit TV Special" produced by CPTV. Bartlett is most recognized as a writer/performer on the nationally syndicated "Imus in the Morning" program. A renowned standup comedian, he has headlined nationwide in his own one-man show. Mary Faber (Smitty) Broadway: 'Avenue Q '(Kate Monster/Lucy), 'American Idiot'(Heather), Other: 'American Idiot' (Berkeley Repertory); 'The Corn Is Green' (Huntington Theatre Co., Nicholas Martin/dir.); 'Saved' (Gary Griffin/dir.) and 'Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky' at Playwrights Horizons. Television: "All My Children" and "Ghost Stories." Ellen Harvey (Miss Jones). Broadway: 'Thou Shalt Not' and 'The Music Man.' Other theater: 'Sunset Boulevard' (Norma Desmond u/s), 'Lucille' in 'No, No, Nanette' (Goodspeed), 'Mona Kent' in 'Dames at Sea,' 'Candide' (Ahmanson), 'The Winter's Tale' (Huntington Theatre) and 'Dolly Tate' in 'Annie Get Your Gun' with Cathy Rigby. Film: "The Hard Truth." TV: "The Battery's Down," "Partners," "Today Show," "Rosie O'Donnell" and "Stop the Worlds" for A&E.
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