Broadway's How to Succeed Will Welcome Stephanie Rothenberg and Sara Jean Ford

News   Broadway's How to Succeed Will Welcome Stephanie Rothenberg and Sara Jean Ford
 
Stephanie Rothenberg will temporarily step into the role of Rosemary in the Tony-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying beginning Feb. 28, according to the actress' spokesperson. Rose Hemingway created the role in this revival.

Stephanie Rothenberg
Stephanie Rothenberg

She will stay with the production at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre through April 29. Rothenberg, who is making her Broadway debut, is a member of the musical's ensemble and has been standing by for the role of Rosemary. She was most recently seen in the NYC reading of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Rothenberg grew up in Nashville, TN, recording for country music artists, animated television shows and Walt Disney.

Hemingway will return to the production following her hiatus.

In other casting news, Sara Jean Ford will succeed original cast member Mary Faber in the role of Smitty, according to a show spokesperson. Ford also begins performances Feb. 28.

Nick Jonas took on the leading role of J. Pierrepont Finch Jan. 24. He is the third leading man to take on the role of Finch in the 50th anniversary revival of How to Succeed. "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe opened the production in March 2011 for a ten-month run, and was succeeded by "Glee" actor Darren Criss, who concluded a limited, three-week engagement Jan. 22. Jonas is contracted with the production through July 1.

The principal cast also features Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Beau Bridges (Who's Who in Hell, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, "The Descendants," "The Fabulous Baker Boys") as J.B. Biggley, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") as office bombshell Hedy La Rue, Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty," Angels In America, The Temperamentals) as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett (Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors) as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber (American Idiot, Avenue Q) as Smitty, Ellen Harvey (Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man) as Miss Jones and Michael Park (Middletown) as Bert Bratt. How to Succeed opened on Broadway March 27, 2011, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The musical has a score by Frank Loesser, with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford directed and choreographed the production.

For tickets, priced $52-$132, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.

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