Theater Advisor

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway)

  • Acting
    4 stars
  • Choreography
    4 stars
  • Dancing
    4 stars
  • Direction
    4 stars
  • Lyrics
    4 stars
  • Music
    4 stars
  • Overall
    4 stars
  • Production
    4 stars
  • Singing
    4 stars
  • Story
    4 stars
  • Writing
    4 stars
February 26th, 2011
March 27th, 2011
May 20th, 2012
Overall Rating
4.37 / 5, based on 19 reviews
Comedy Musical


A musical parody of 1960's corporate America, the show traces the journey of ambitious mailroom clerk J. Pierrepont Finch, who rockets to the top of Worldwide Wickets through a combination of brown-nosing, dumb luck and advice from the guidebook of the title. Includes the songs "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man," "Coffee Break," "A Secretary Is Not a Toy" and "The Company Way."


Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, Rose Hemingway, Christopher J. Hanke, Tammy Blanchard, Rob Bartlett, Mary Faber, Ellen Harvey, Michael Park, Anderson Cooper, 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, Samantha Zack


  • Lyrics by: Frank Loesser
  • Music by: Frank Loesser
  • Book by: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
  • Direction: Rob Ashford
  • Set Design: Derek McLane
  • Costume Design: Catherine Zuber
  • Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
  • Sound Design: Jon Weston
  • Orchestrations: Doug Besterman
  • Music Director and Arranger: David Chase