PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at How to Succeed With Rob Bartlett

By Matthew Blank
11 Jul 2011

Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Rob Bartlett, currently appearing as Mr. Twimble and Wally Womper in the starry revival of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.



Armed with a digital camera, Bartlett snapped everything from his morning routines (including his work as a radio personality on "Imus in the Morning") to final journey home and introduces us to the colorful guys and gals of the World Wide Wickets company.

Here is a two-show day at How to Succeed with Rob Bartlett:


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John Larroquette, one of the single funniest humans on the planet, is always backstage to welcome me. We share a "moment" before every show... and usually, a couple of really filthy jokes.
Photo by Rob Bartlett




Bartlett's Broadway credits include More to Love, Amos in Chicago, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Speed in The Odd Couple and Herman in Sweet Charity. He is a writer and performer on the nationally syndicated "Imus in the Morning" program.

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Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises, Promises), How to Succeed features a score by Frank Loesser with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.

Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter," Equus) stars as J. Pierrepont Finch with Emmy Award-winning actor John 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.

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