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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying   

46th Street Theatre, (10/14/1961 - 3/06/1965)
First Preview: Oct 12, 1961 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Oct 14, 1961    
Closing Date: Mar 06, 1965 Total Performances: 1417

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The new Park Avenue office building of The World Wide Wicket Company, Inc., in New York City.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; 46th Street Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner; House Manager: Leonard Soloway
Produced by Feuer & Martin; Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" by Shepherd Mead; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Additional scoring: Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Abe Burrows; Musical Staging by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Hugh Lambert
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by Ronnie De Mann
General Manager: Marshall Young
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Henry Topper; Associate Conductor: Fred Manzella; Head Music Copyist: Scott Fisher
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Seymour Krawitz; Dance Captain: Dale Moreda; Dance Supervisor: Merritt Thompson; Press Associate: Madi Ross
Cast
Robert Morse
J. Pierrepont Finch
Rudy Vallee
J.B. Biggley
Virginia Martin
Hedy La Rue
Charles Nelson Reilly
Bud Frump
Bonnie Scott
Rosemary Pillkington
Carol Jane Abney
Dancer
Nick Andrews
Dancer
Elaine Cancilla
Dancer
Madilyn Clark
Dancer
David Collyer
Tackaberry
Singer
Lanier Davis
Ovington
Singer
Tracy Everitt
Dancer
Stuart Fleming
Dancer
Suzanne France
Dancer
Charlotte Frazier
Singer
Robert Kaliban
Jenkins
Singer
Ruth Kobart
Miss Jones
Richard Korthaze
Dancer
Mara Landi
Scrubwoman
Miss Krumholtz
Singer
Fairfax Mason
Singer
Ray Mason
Milt Gatch
Toynbee
Donna McKechnie
Dancer
Dale Moreda
Dancer
Bob Murdock
Policeman
Singer
Darrell Notara
Dancer
Paul Reed
Bert Bratt
Casper Roos
Peterson
Singer
Silver Saundors
Scrubwoman
Singer
Sammy Smith
Twimble
Wally Womper
Ellie Somers
Dancer
Maudeen Sullivan
Singer
Claudette Sutherland
Smitty
Merritt Thompson
Dancer
Rosemary Yellen
Dancer
Understudies: David Collyer (Bert Bratt), Lanier Davis (Twimble), Charlotte Frazier (Rosemary Pillkington), Robert Kaliban (Bud Frump, J. Pierrepont Finch), Mara Landi (Miss Jones), Fairfax Mason (Hedy La Rue), Casper Roos (Wally Womper) and Silver Saundors (Smitty)
Tony Award®
winner 1962 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Produced by Feuer & Martin
winner 1962 Best Author of a Musical [winner]
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
1962 Best Composer [nominee]
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
winner 1962 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Robert Morse
winner 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Charles Nelson Reilly
winner 1962 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Abe Burrows
winner 1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
winner 1962 Best Producer of a Musical [winner]
Feuer & Martin
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1962 for Drama [winner]
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
How To (Succeed) J. Pierrepont Finch
Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm Rosemary Pillkington
Coffee Break Bud Frump, Smitty and Office Staff
Company Way J. Pierrepont Finch and Twimble
Company Way (Reprise) Bud Frump, Twimble and Office Staff
A Secretary Is Not a Toy Bert Bratt, Bud Frump and Office Staff
Been a Long Day J. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Smitty
Been a Long Day (Reprise) J.B. Biggley, Hedy La Rue and Bud Frump
Grand Old Ivy J. Pierrepont Finch and J.B. Biggley
Paris Original Rosemary Pillkington, Smitty, Miss Jones and Secretaries
Rosemary J. Pierrepont Finch and Rosemary Pillkington
Finaletto J. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Bud Frump
ACT 2 Sung By
Cinderella Darling Rosemary Pillkington, Smitty and Secretaries
Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Love From a Heart of Gold J.B. Biggley and Hedy La Rue
I Believe in You J. Pierrepont Finch, Bud Frump, Bert Bratt and Executives
The Yo Ho Ho (Pirate Dance) The Jolly Wickets and Wickettes
I Believe in You (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Brotherhood of Man J. Pierrepont Finch, J.B. Biggley, Bud Frump, Bert Bratt, Wally Womper, Miss Jones and Office Staff
Finale Company