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.
Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is based on a 1952 book of the same name and, according to press notes, "follows the adventures and exploits of J. Pierrepont Finch who with the help of a little handbook, climbs the corporate ladder in an inordinately quick fashion. Finch reads the book while employed as a window washer and uses it to secure a job in the mail room of World Wide Wicket Company. Using ingenious tricks in listed the book, Finch refuses a promotion in the mail room while recommending the boss's nephew, which causes Finch to get a much more important job. He also convinces Mr. Biggley, President of company, that he too is an alumnus of Biggley's beloved alma mater. By continuing to heed the book’s advice, delivered by the unseen author, Finch continues his meteoric rise. However, Finch is not all business. He falls in love with a secretary, Rosemary Pilkington, and she stands by his side when his idea for a treasure hunt for the company ends in disaster. But when Finch states that World Wide Wicket is like a family to him, rejecting petty corporate jealousies, espousing unity in the rousing song 'Brotherhood of Man,' this is his final ticket to the Chairman's office."
The production team also includes choreographer Michele Lynch, music director Anne Shuttlesworth, scenic designer Robert Andrew Kovach, costume designer Lisa Zinni, lighting designer Paul Black, sound designer Craig Beyrooti, stage manager Kyle Atkins and assistant stage manager Amy Bertacini. Casting was done in New York by Wojcik/Seay Casting, LLC.
This staging is a co-production with Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.
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Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.