PHOTO RECAP: How to Succeed Revival, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, on Opening Night
By Matthew Blank
The latest revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened Mar. 27, 2011, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Rob Ashford directed and choreographed the production.
Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cry-Baby), who also staged the Broadway revival of the 1960's office-set musical Promises, Promises the previous season, directed and choreographed How to Succeed, which began previews Feb. 26.
The jazz-flavored musical features a score by Frank Loesser with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.
Here is a look at the opening night:
The How to Succeed ensemble featured Cameron Adams, Cleve Asbury, Tanya Birl, Kevin Covert, Paige Faure, David Hull, Justin Keyes, Marty Lawson, Erica Mansfield, Barrett Martin, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Stephanie Rothenberg, Megan Sikora, Michaeljon Slinger, Joey Sorge, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack.
Anderson Cooper was the voice of the narrator to the trusty "How to Succeed" guidebook for corporate success. The musical traces the rise of a young window washer, who with the help of the titular book, rises from the mail room to the top of the World Wide Wicket Company in New York City.
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