Sara Jean Ford is set to replace Mary Faber as Smitty in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ford will assume the role on February 28. Additionally, Rose Hemingway will take a leave of absence from February 28 to April 29. Her understudy, Stephanie Rothenberg, will assume the role of Rosemary during that time.
Ford has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Finian’s Rainbow and A Little Night Music. Rothenberg made her Broadway debut in the current production of How to Succeed as Meredith.
How to Succeed centers on J. Pierrepont Finch (played by Nick Jonas) as he climbs the corporate ladder. In addition to Jonas, the production also stars Beau Bridges, Michael Urie and Tammy Blanchard. The revival opened on March 27, 2011 and earned eight Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Musical.