How to Succeed Benefit Performance Raises $15,000 for The Trevor Project

News   How to Succeed Benefit Performance Raises $15,000 for The Trevor Project
 
The producers of the Tony Award-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying teamed up with The Trevor Project for a special benefit performance of the musical at 7 PM Oct. 6. The performance raised $15,000 for the organization.

Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette
Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette Photo by Ari Mintz

A portion of every ticket sold for the performance went directly to The Trevor Project. The evening also featured a post-show talkback with Daniel Radcliffe and the cast, as well as a post-show auction featuring autographed How to Succeed merchandise.

Those who were unable to attend the Oct. 6 performance can still support The Trevor Project by purchasing tickets through Givenik.com. When purchasing through Givenik, a portion of every ticket sold for any available performance will go directly to the Trevor Project, which is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (visit TheTrevorProject.org).

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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.

Radcliffe ("Harry Potter," Equus) currently stars as J. Pierrepont Finch alongside Larroquette ("Night Court") as World Wide Wicket Company president 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, Christopher J. Hanke (In My Life, Cry-Baby) as Bud Frump, Rose Hemingway (Parade at the Mark Taper Forum) in her Broadway debut as Rosemary Pilkington, 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. The How to Succeed… ensemble features Cameron Adams, Cleve Asbury, Tanya Birl, Kevin Covert, Paige Faure, David Hull, Justin Keyes, Marty Lawson, Shannon Lewis, Erica Mansfield, Barrett Martin, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Stephanie Rothenberg, Michaeljon Slinger, Joey Sorge, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack.

Radcliffe, who originated the role of Finch for the 2011 revival, will exit the production Jan. 1, 2012. Following Radcliffe, "Glee" star Darren Criss will play a limited engagement as the show's leading man Jan. 3-22, 2012. Pop star Nick Jonas will succeed Criss beginning Jan. 24, 2012, and continuing through July 1. Tickets are now on sale for both replacements.

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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