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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying centers on a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, who begins a meteoric rise from the mail room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch's unorthodox and morally questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with Secretary Rosemary Pilkington.

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Performances ended on May. 20, 2012.

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About How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway

Previews: Feb 26, 2011 • Opening: Mar 27, 2011 • Closing: May 20, 2012
Broadway Musicals Stars on Stage Award Winning Mature Audiences New Special Show of the Month 2010 Tony Winners
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Al Hirschfeld Theatre Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Assisted listening and Closed Captioning devices always available.
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Orchestra only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
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What Is the Story of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying?
As the show begins, J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window washer, is poring over a how-to book for transforming himself into a tycoon. He soon bluffs his way into a job in the mail room at World Wide Wicket Company, where he catches the eye of secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a mixture of innocence and smarts, our hero continues to climb the ladder of success, impressing boss J.B. Biggley while overcoming opposition from Biggley’s lazy nephew, Bud Frump. Meanwhile, Biggley is trying to keep his sexy mistress, Hedy La Rue, happy, and Rosemary is dreaming of an idyllic suburban life with her future husband “Ponty” Finch. Will everyone at World Wide Wicket get their version of a happy ending?

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J. Pierrepont Finch
Rosemary Pilkington
J.B. Biggley
Hedy La Rue
Bud Frump
Rob Bartlett
Twimble/Wally Womper
Miss Jones
Bert Bratt


Music and Lyrics
Frank Loesser
Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Director and Choreographer
Rob Ashford
Set Designer
Derek McLane
Costume Designer
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Sound Designer
Jon Weston
Doug Besterman
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