Wilton’s Music Hall to revive How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 15.45.17Classic Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will return to London over 50 years after its West End debut when it plays Wilton’s Music Hall in April.

The revival of the show which launched on Broadway in 1961 will play the distinctive East London venue from 8 until 22 April with a press night on 11 April.

Directed by Benji Speering, the production will star Marc Pickering (Les Misérables, Calendar Girls) as aspiring businessman J. Pierrepont Finch alongside Hannah Grover (Mamma Mia!) as his love interest Rosemary. The confirmed cast also includes Lizzii Hills (Toxic Avenger) and Geri Allen (Hansel & Gretel).

The creative team includes designer Mike Lees, musical director Benjamin Ferguson, choreographer Lucie Pankhurst and lighting designer Nic Farman.

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 who picked up a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

The show is presented by Nicholas Thompson Productions and Tarquin Productions in association with the King’s Head Theatre.

Angela Thomas

www.howtosucceedmusical.com

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