Bridges is scheduled to play a six-month run through July 1. How to Succeed will mark his Broadway musical debut. (Larroquette will play his final performance along with co-star Daniel Radcliffe on Jan. 1.)
In a statement Bridges said, "When the musical How to Succeed came my way, I jumped at the chance. Samuel French recently published Acting: The First Six Lessons, a play I co-authored with my daughter Emily. We performed the play in Los Angeles for two months, and that experience reignited my desire to be on stage. I am very much looking forward to again spending time in the heart of New York City.”
Bridges has appeared on Broadway in the plays Where’s Daddy? (1966) and Who’s Who in Hell (1974). In Los Angeles, he appeared in the original production of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine at the Mark Taper Forum and had the leading role in Jane Anderson’s Looking for Normal at the Geffen Theatre. He has acted in over 100 films, including "The Descendants," which will be released Nov. 18 (co-starring George Clooney), "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (co-starring his brother Jeff Bridges) for which he won the National Society of Film Critics Award, "The Other Side of the Mountain" and "Norma Rae." He won Emmy Awards for HBO’s “The Second Civil War,” “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” and “Without Warning: The James Brady Story.”
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