How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 12, 1961
  • Opening Date: October 14, 1961
  • Closing Date: March 6, 1965
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 1417

Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Music: Frank Loesser

Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert

Synopsis

Window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch schemes his way to the top of the World Wide Wicket Corporation in Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert's musical satire of big business.

 

Opening Night Cast

Robert Morse in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Robert Morse J. Pierrepont Finch
Rudy Vallee J.B. Biggley
Virginia Martin Hedy La Rue
Charles Nelson Reilly in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Charles Nelson Reilly Bud Frump
Bonnie Scott Rosemary Pilkington
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Opening Night Production Credits

Abe Burrows Abe Burrows Book
  Jack Weinstock Book
  Willie Gilbert Book
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Music
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Lyrics
Abe Burrows Abe Burrows Director
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Awards


New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Best Musical Frank Loesser
Abe Burrows
Willie Gilbert
Jack Weinstock
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Special Award Rudy Vallee Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Frank Loesser
Abe Burrows
Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Actor in a Musical Robert Morse Winner
1962 Author of a Musical Abe Burrows
Jack Weinstock
Willie Gilbert
Winner
1962 Composer Frank Loesser Nominee
1962 Conductor and Musical Director Elliot Lawrence Winner
1962 Direction of a Musical Abe Burrows Winner
1962 Featured Actor in a Musical Charles Nelson Reilly Winner
1962 Musical Abe Burrows
Jack Weinstock
Willie Gilbert
Frank Loesser
Winner
1962 Producer of a Musical Cy Feuer
Ernest H. Martin
Winner
 
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