MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 14, 1961
Closing Date
Mar 06, 1965
1st Preview
Oct 12, 1961
1st Preview
Oct 12, 1961
Previews
3
Performances
1,417
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965)

Setting
The new Park Avenue office building of The World Wide Wicket Company, Inc., in New York City.

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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lanier Davis and Stuart Fleming
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Henry Topper; Associate Conductor: Fred Manzella; Head Music Copyist: Scott Fisher
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Seymour Krawitz; Assistant to the Director: Evelyn Greene; Dance Captain: Dale Moreda; Dance Supervisor: Merritt Thompson; Press Associate: Madi Ross
J. Pierrepont Finch
J.B. Biggley
Hedy La Rue
Rosemary Pillkington
Dancer
Dancer
Tackaberry
 
Singer
Ovington
 
Singer
Dancer
Jenkins
 
Singer
Miss Jones
Scrubwoman
 
Miss Krumholtz
 
Singer
Singer
Milt Gatch
 
Toynbee
Dancer
Policeman
 
Singer
Bert Bratt
Peterson
 
Singer
Scrubwoman
 
Singer
Twimble
 
Wally Womper
Dancer
Understudies: David Collyer (Bert Bratt), Lanier Davis (Twimble), Charlotte Frazier (Rosemary Pillkington), Robert Kaliban (J. Pierrepont Finch, Bud Frump), Mara Landi (Miss Jones), Fairfax Mason (Hedy La Rue), Casper Roos (Wally Womper) and Silver Saundors (Smitty)

46th Street Theatre (Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965)

Musical Director: Abba Bogin
General Manager: Ira Bernstein
Production Supervisor: Phil Friedman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Darrell Notara; Production Stage Manager: Herman Madigson; Stage Manager: Jeffrey Longe and Herman Magidson; Second Assistant Stage Manager Jack Leigh (May 07, 1962 - Feb 06, 1963)
Dance Captain: Richard Korthaze

Cast

Hedy La Rue
Jenkins
 
Singer
Miss Jones
Hedy La Rue
Aug 27, 1962 - ?
Dancer
Kittridge
J.B. Biggley
Oct 19, 1964 - ?
Dancer
Jenkins
Scrubwoman
 
Singer
 
Miss Krumholtz
Dancer
Dancer
Jenkins
Singer
Miss Jones
Dancer
Policeman
 
Singer
Dancer
Darryl Hickman
Broadway debut
J. Pierrepont Finch
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Bert Bratt
Scrubwoman
 
Singer
Rosemary Pillkington
Rosemary Pillkington
Oct 08, 1962 - ?
Scrubwoman
 
Miss Krumholtz
 
Singer
 
Smitty
Bert Bratt
Dancer
Rosemary Pillkington
Dec 21, 1964 - ?
Singer
Dancer
Bud Frump
Sep 30, 1963 - ?
Dancer
Dancer
Jenkins
 
Singer
 
J. Pierrepont Finch
Aug 31, 1964 - ?
Swing: Jack Leigh
Standby: Len Gochman (J. Pierrepont Finch)
Understudies: Richard Barclay (J. Pierrepont Finch), Hal England (J. Pierrepont Finch), Alice Evans (Miss Jones), Walter Klavun (J.B. Biggley), Fayn Le Veille (Smitty), Carole Lindsey (Smitty), Bruce MacKay (J.B. Biggley), Anne Nathan (Rosemary Pillkington), Darrell Notara (Bud Frump), Dean Taliaferro (Hedy La Rue), Ronnie Welsh (J. Pierrepont Finch) and Nanette Workman (Rosemary Pillkington)
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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1962 Winner
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Produced by Feuer & Martin

Best Author of a Musical

1962 Winner
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
 

Best Composer

1962 Nominee
Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Best Actor in a Musical

1962 Winner
Robert Morse

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1962 Winner
Charles Nelson Reilly

Best Direction of a Musical

1962 Winner
Directed by Abe Burrows

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1962 Winner
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence

Best Producer of a Musical

1962 Winner
Produced by Feuer & Martin

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1962 Winner
Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows
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