Grisetti, who earned critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for the York Theatre Company production of Enter Laughing, was to make his Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (paired with Brighton Beach Memoirs), which shuttered prematurely.
Joining Grisetti will be John O'Hurley (Spamalot, Chicago) as J.B. Biggley, Vicki Lewis (Damn Yankees, Chicago) as Smitty and Simon Helberg ("A Serious Man," "The Big Bang Theory") as Bud Frump.
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who recently staged the short-lived Broadway revival of Ragtime, will direct and choreograph the production that will run May 11-23 at the Freud Playhouse in Los Angeles. Opening night is May 12.
How to Succeed… features a score by Loesser, with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. The original 1961 production earned seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Author and Best Score, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Robert Morse earned a Tony Award for his performance as J. Pierrepont Finch.
The story follows a young window washer, who with the help of the titular book, rises to the top of the World Wide Wickets Company in New York City.
For tickets, phone (310) 825-2101 or visit Reprise.org. The Freud Playhouse at UCLA is located in Macgowan Hall.