By Adam Hetrick
07 Jul 2011
|Photo by Ari Mintz|
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will arrive in theatres July 15 and Radcliffe, who is best known for portraying the titular wizard, has previously scheduled press appearances. Due to the star's absence, How to Succeed will not perform July 7 at 7 PM, July 8 at 8 PM and July 9 at 2 PM. Radcliffe will return in time for the production to resume performances July 9 at 8 PM.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises, Promises), How to Succeed began previews Feb. 26 and officially opened March 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
The musical features a score by Frank Loesser with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.
The revival is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Hilary A. Williams, HOP Theatricals, LLC/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz, and Michael Speyer - Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin - Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service.
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. How to Succeed was last revived on Broadway in 1995 starring Tony winner Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally.
How to Succeed… follows a young window washer, who with the help of the titular book, rises to the top of the World Wide Wicket Company in New York City.
Rob Ashford earned a 2002 Best Choreography Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has been Tony-nominated for How to Succeed, Cry-Baby, Curtains and The Wedding Singer. He earned acclaim for directing the Donmar Warehouse productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Parade.
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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