By Adam Hetrick
01 Dec 2011
Urie made a name for himself as as slick office assistant Marc St. James on the ABC comedy series "Ugly Betty" and currently appears in the Off-Broadway production of The Cherry Orchard at Classic Stage Company.
He will succeed original revival cast member Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump on Jan. 24, 2012. Hanke (Cry-Baby, In My Life) will play his final performance Jan. 22, 2012.
Urie previously appeared Off-Broadway in the Signature Theatre Company revival of Tony Kusher's Angels in America. He also appeared Off-Broadway in The Temperamentals and earned a Lucille Lortel Award for his work.
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe originated the role of Finch in the revival. He will exit the Broadway production Jan. 1, 2012, along with his Tony-winning co-star John Larroquette, who plays J. B. Biggley. Beau Bridges will take over the role of Biggley Jan. 3, 2012.
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.
The principal cast also features 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.