Performances of the musical, which features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, begin May 13, prior to an official opening May 21. The run continues through July 13 on the Walnut Street Theatre Mainstage.
Directed by Casey Hushion, the cast will feature Jeremy Morse as J. Pierrepont Finch, Becky Gulsvig (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) as Rosemary, Brian Shepard as Bud Frump and Mark Jacoby (Sweeney Todd, Show Boat) as J.B. Biggley.
The cast also includes Joilet F. Harris (Hairspray) as Miss Jones, Amy Bodnar (The Producers) as Hedy La Rue, Cary Michele Miller (Elf) as Smitty, Jeffrey Coon (The Music Man) as Bert Bratt, Scott Langdon (Love Story) as Milt Gatch and Ed Ramonoff (The Sound of Music) as Mr. Twimble and Wally Womper. The voice of the narrator will be provided by Jeffrey Coon.
The ensemble includes Sandy Alvarez, Rachel Beiswenger, Rachel Camp, Drew Franklin, Scott Langdon, Ben Michael, Michael Philip O'Brien, Shannon Rafferty, Tara Tagliaferro, Lilly Tobin and Michael Warrell.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying first opened on Broadway in 1961 and was revived in 1995 and 2011. It was adapted into a motion picture in 1967.
The production will feature choreography by Michele Lynch, scenic design by Robert Andrew Kovach, lighting design by Paul Black, costume design by Lisa Zinni and sound design by Craig Beyrooti.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (215) 574-3550 or visiting WalnutStreetTheatre.org.