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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying   Tour  

Opening Date: May 28, 1996    
Closing Date: June 1, 1997

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

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Produced by Dodger Productions and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Associate Producer: PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.
Originally produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on the book by Shepherd Mead; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Additional Orchestrations by David Siegel and Robert Ginzler; Vocal arrangements by Ted Sperling; Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori; Incidental music arranged by Ted Sperling; Musical Director: Randy Booth
Directed by Des McAnuff and Judy Minor; Choreographed by Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence
General Manager: Sally Campbell Morse
Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Production Stage Manager: Susan Green; Stage Manager: Mark Tynan
Musical Supervisor: Ted Sperling; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Randy Booth; Associate Conductor: Tom Whiddon; Synthesizer I: Tom Whiddon; Drums: Bobby Economou; Synthesizer II: David Rhodes; Trumpet: David Zalud
Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Press Representative: Laura Matalon; Dance Captain: Jerome Vivona
Ralph Macchio
J. Pierrepont Finch
Roger Bart
Bud Frump
(May 28, 1996 - Jan 19, 1997)
Pamela Blair
Hedy La Rue
Michael Cone
Wally Womper
John Deyle
Bert Bratt
Tina Fabrique
Miss Jones
Susann Fletcher
Shauna Hicks
Rosemary Pillkington
Richard Thomsen
J.B. Biggley
Wydetta Carter
Michelle Case
Julie Connors
Walter Cronkite
The Voice of the Narrator
Recorded voice only
Paul Dobie
Security Guard
Lisa Gajda
David Gunderman
Blaine Mastalir
Michael McEachran
Mr. Davis
Carol Lee Meadows
Dance Soloist
Christopher Mixon
Mr. Johnson
Office Boy
TV Announcer
Michelle O'Steen
Jay Poindexter
Larry Raiken
Danny Rutigliano
Lorna Shane
Miss Krumholtz
Jessica Sheridan
Clif Thorn
Milt Gatch
Adam Turner
Mr. Tackaberry
Jerome Vivona
Swings: Julie Connors, David Gunderman, Michelle O'Steen, Larry Raiken and Jerome Vivona
Understudies: Wydetta Carter (Miss Jones), Julie Connors (Hedy La Rue, Rosemary Pillkington), David Gunderman (J. Pierrepont Finch), Michael McEachran (Bud Frump), Michelle O'Steen (Rosemary Pillkington), Larry Raiken (Bert Bratt, J.B. Biggley, Twimble, Wally Womper), Danny Rutigliano (Twimble, Wally Womper), Jessica Sheridan (Smitty) and Clif Thorn (J. Pierrepont Finch)
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
How to Succeed J. Pierrepont Finch and Company
Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm Rosemary Pillkington
Coffee Break Bud Frump, Smitty and Company
Company Way Mr. Twimble and J. Pierrepont Finch
Company Way (Reprise) Bud Frump and Company
A Secretary Is Not a Toy Bert Bratt and Company
Been a Long Day Smitty, Rosemary Pillkington and J. Pierrepont Finch
Been a Long Day (Reprise) Bud Frump, J.B. Biggley and Hedy La Rue
Grand Old Ivy J.B. Biggley and J. Pierrepont Finch
Paris Original Rosemary Pillkington, Miss Krumholtz, Smitty, Miss Jones and Company Woman
Rosemary J. Pierrepont Finch and Rosemary Pillkington
Finale - Act One J. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Bud Frump
ACT 2 Sung By
How to Succeed (Reprise) Smitty, Miss Krumholtz and Company Women
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 and Company Men
The Pirate Dance Wickets and Wickettes
I Believe in You (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Brotherhood of Man J. Pierrepont Finch, Wally Womper, Miss Jones and Company Men
Finale Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
May 27, 1997 - Jun 1, 1997 DeVos Hall Grand Rapids, MI
May 13, 1997 - May 25, 1997 Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
May 6, 1997 - May 11, 1997 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 29, 1997 - May 4, 1997 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Apr 22, 1997 - Apr 27, 1997 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
Apr 15, 1997 - Apr 20, 1997 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN
Apr 1, 1997 - Apr 13, 1997 Connor Palace Cleveland, OH
Mar 25, 1997 - Mar 30, 1997 Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH
Mar 18, 1997 - Mar 23, 1997 Proctors Schenectady, NY
Mar 11, 1997 - Mar 16, 1997 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Mar 3, 1997 - Mar 8, 1997 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
Feb 25, 1997 - Mar 2, 1997 Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts Miami, FL
Feb 18, 1997 - Feb 19, 1997 Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts Melbourne, FL
Feb 11, 1997 - Feb 16, 1997 Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL
Feb 4, 1997 - Feb 6, 1997 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, FL
Jan 28, 1997 - Feb 2, 1997 Hayes Hall Naples, FL
Jan 21, 1997 - Jan 26, 1997 Murat Centre Indianapolis, IN
Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 19, 1997 Jones Hall For The Performing Arts Houston, TX
Jan 7, 1997 - Jan 12, 1997 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Dec 31, 1996 - Jan 5, 1997 Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts Louisville, KY
Nov 12, 1996 - Dec 8, 1996 Golden Gate Theatre San Francisco, CA
Nov 5, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Oct 29, 1996 - Nov 3, 1996 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 15, 1996 - Oct 27, 1996 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 8, 1996 - Oct 13, 1996 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Oct 1, 1996 - Oct 6, 1996 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Sep 17, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Sep 13, 1996 - Sep 15, 1996 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Sep 9, 1996 - Sep 11, 1996 Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts Reno, NV
Aug 20, 1996 - Sep 1, 1996 Buell Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 6, 1996 - Aug 18, 1996 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jul 30, 1996 - Aug 4, 1996 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Jul 23, 1996 - Jul 28, 1996 Orpheum Theater - Omaha Omaha, NE
Jul 5, 1996 - Jul 21, 1996 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Jun 25, 1996 - Jul 3, 1996 Weidner Center For The Performing Arts Green Bay, WI
Jun 11, 1996 - Jun 23, 1996 CIBC Theatre Chicago, IL
May 28, 1996 - Jun 9, 1996 Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Baltimore, MD