Broadway's How to Succeed Cancels Three Performances in July for Star Daniel Radcliffe to Promote Harry Potter
The canceled performances are due to the planned absence of star Daniel Radcliffe, who will be promoting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final installment of the popular film franchise, which will have its world premiere screening on July 7 in London, and a worldwide release in movie theaters on July 15.
Radcliffe stars as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed, with the principal cast also including John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley), Tammy Blanchard (Hedy La Rue), Christopher J. Hanke (Bud Frump), Rob Bartlett (Twimble/Wally Womper), Mary Faber (Smitty), Ellen Harvey (Miss Jones), Michael Park ( Bert Bratt), and Rose Hemingway (Rosemary Pilkington). Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper will provide the voice of the narrator.
The ensemble will feature 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.
The musical follows a wily window washer on his riotous rise up the corporate ladder. The show features a score by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert. Songs include "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary," and "Brotherhood of Man."
The creative team will include Derek McLane (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jon Weston (sound design), Doug Besterman (orchestrations), and David Chase (music director and arranger).