PHOTO SPECIAL: The Three Finches of How to Succeed
By Matthew Blank
The Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying announced May 8 that it will close up shop on May 20. Playbill.com takes a look at the three young stars who played the role of J. Pierrepont Finch during the run.
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe opened the production in March 2011 for a ten-month run, and was succeeded by "Glee" actor Darren Criss, who concluded a limited, three-week engagement Jan. 22.
Pop star Jonas began punching the clock as corporate ladder-climber J. Pierrepont Finch in this 50th anniversary Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical satire on Jan. 24.
Performances play the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. By close, the production will have played 30 previews and 473 regular performances.
The principal cast also features Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley, Michael Urie as Bud Frump, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") as office bombshell Hedy La Rue, 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, Sara Jean Ford as Smitty, Ellen Harvey (Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man) as Miss Jones and Michael Park (Middletown) as Bert Bratt.
How to Succeed opened on Broadway March 27, 2011.
The musical has a score by Frank Loesser, with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Promises, Promises) directed and choreographed the production. He is a current 2012 Tony nominee for his choreography of Evita.
For How to Succeed 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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