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HOW TO SUCCEED... Hosts University Week, Apr 24-26




AT BROADWAY’S cid:image003.jpg@01CD1971.8734DD80 AL HIRSCHFELD THEATRE

The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, will host “University Week: HOW TO SUCCEED In The Arts” from April 24-26 at Broadway’s cid:image003.jpg@01CD1971.8734DD80Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). On those dates, $30 tuition will get students a ticket to the evening’s performance and access to a post-show talkback with star Nick Jonas and several members of the HOW TO SUCCEED cast and creative team as they share tips and insight on the secrets to their success.

{module ad_left_body}The “University Week” performance and talkback schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 24th @ 7pm
(talkback to follow moderated by Associate Director - Stephen Sposito)

Wednesday, April 25th @ 7:30pm
(talkback to follow moderated by Account Supervisor, Serino Coyne - Robert Jones)

Thursday, April 26th @ 7pm
(talkback to follow moderated by Assistant Director, Career Services for Tisch - Lily Hung)


1)     CLICK HERE and use code UNVWEEK

2)     CALL 212.239.6200 and use code UNVWEEK

3)     AT THE BOX OFFICE: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 9th Ave & 45th Street

*Tickets purchased online will not be eligible for e-ticket printing.  Tickets must be picked up at the box office with valid student I.D.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING currently stars international superstar Nick Jonas as J. Pierrepont Finch, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning star of screen, television and stage Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley, and making his Broadway debut, star of stage and television’s “Ugly Betty,” Michael Urie as Bud Frump.  The trio joins Rose Hemingway in her Broadway debut as Jonas’ onstage romantic interest Rosemary Pilkington, 2011 Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, 2011 Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator. The cast of 30 includes Timothy J. Alex, Cleve Asbury, Tanya Birl, Holly Ann Butler, Abby Church, Kevin Covert, J. Austin Eyer, Paige Faure, David Hull, Justin Keyes, Marty Lawson, Shannon Lewis, Ian Liberto, Andrew Madsen, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Colt Prattes, Stephanie Rothenberg, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack

Nominated for eight 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, began previews Saturday, February 26, 2011 and opened Sunday, March 27 at Broadway’s cid:image003.jpg@01CD1971.8734DD80 Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).   Breakout star of Fox’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit television show “GLEE” Darren Criss recently concluded his limited run as J. Pierrepont Finch on January 22, 2012. Daniel Radcliffe and 2011 Tony Award winner John Larroquette both played their final performance on January 1, 2012.

The cast recording of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING recently received a Grammy Award nomination.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING has music and lyrics by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser, and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the book by Shepherd Mead.  The creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING includes Derek McLane (Sets) Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Jon Weston (Sound), Tom Watson (Hair), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), and David Chase (Music Director and Arranger).  The 50th Anniversary production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Hilary A. Williams,HOP Theatricals, LLC/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz, and Michael Speyer - Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin - Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service.

With the aid of a trusty self-help book "How to Succeed in Business" wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder.  Will Finch’s unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington?  With a hilarious book and beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is packed with hit standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

Tickets for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING range from $52 - $132, and are available at the cid:image003.jpg@01CD1971.8734DD80 Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office and at (212-239-6200).  The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Fridays, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.