Final casting has been unveiled for next month’s revival of the classic Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Due to play Wilton’s Music Hall from 8-22 April, the production has added Andrew C Wadsworth (pictured), Maisey Bawden, Daniel Graham, Richard Emerson, Matthew Whitby and Nuwan Hugh Perera to the previously announced cast of Marc Pickering, Hannah Grover, Lizzii Hills and Geri Allen.
Over 50 years after its West End debut, the musical which debuted on Broadway in 1961 will arrive at the distinctive East London venue in a production directed by Benji Speering.
Commenting on the production, Wilton’s executive director Holly Kendrick said: “I can’t wait to see such an iconic and loved Broadway show come to Wilton’s – this is the biggest London production since the show opened here in 1963 and we’re thrilled to be part of it. It’s wonderful to have such a talented cast of actors to bring it to life.”
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 satirical bestseller.
The original Broadway production won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. The most recent Broadway revival in 2011 starred Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.
Speering heads a creative team that includes designer Mike Lees, musical director Benjamin Ferguson, choreographer Lucie Pankhurst and lighting designer Nic Farman.
The production is presented by Nicholas Thompson Productions and Tarquin Productions in association with the King’s Head Theatre.