How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying è un musical di Frank Loesser e libretto di Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock e Willie Gilbert, tratto dall'omonimo romanzo di Shepherd Mead (1952). Il musical ha vinto il Premio Pulitzer per la drammaturgia e sette Tony Awards, tra cui miglior musical, ed è rimasto in scena per 1417 repliche.[1] Il musical racconta del giovane e ambizioso J. Pierrepont Finch che, con l'aiuto del libro How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, fa carriera da semplice lavavetri a direttore della World Wide Wicket Company.

Nel 1967 ne è stato un adattamento cinematografico, Come far carriera senza lavorare con la regia di David Swift.

Numeri musicali[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Atto I
  • Overture
  • How to Succeed - J. Pierrepont Finch
  • Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm - Rosemary Pilkington
  • Coffee Break - Smitty, Bud Frump e coro
  • Company Way - Finch e Twimble
  • Company Way (Reprise) - Bud, Twimble e cast
  • A Secretary is Not a Toy - Bratt, Budn
  • Been a Long Day - Smitty, Finch e Rosemary
  • Been a Long Day (Reprise) - Bud, J.B. Biggley e Hedy LaRue
  • Grand Old Ivy - Finch e Biggley
  • Paris Original - Rosemary, Smitty, Miss Jone e ragazze
  • Rosemary - Finch e Rosemary
  • Act I Finale - Finch, Rosemary e Bud
Atto II
  • Cinderella, Darling - Smitty e ragazze
  • Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise) - Rosemary
  • Love From a Heart of Gold - Biggley ed Hedy
  • I Believe in You- Finch e uomini
  • I Believe in You (Reprise) - Rosemary
  • Brotherhood of Man - Finch, Wally Womper, Miss Jones e uomini
  • Company Way (Finale) - Cast

Cast[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Production J. Pierrepont Finch Rosemary Pilkington Bud Frump J.B. Biggley Smitty Hedy LaRue Miss Jones Bert Bratt Mr. Twimble Book Voice
Broadway, 1961 Robert Morse Bonnie Scott Charles Nelson Reilly Rudy Vallee Claudette Sutherland Virginia Martin Ruth Kobart Paul Reed Sammy Smith Carl Princi
Londra, 1963 Warren Berlinger Patricia Michael David Knight Billy De Wolfe Josephine Blake Eileen Gourlay Olive Lucius
Broadway, 1995 Matthew Broderick Megan Mullally Jeff Blumenkrantz Ronn Carroll Victoria Clark Luba Mason Lillias White Jonathan Freeman Gerry Vichi Walter Cronkite
Tour americano, 1996 Ralph Macchio Shauna Hicks Roger Bart Richard Thomsen Susann Fletcher Pamela Blair Walter Cronkite
Broadway, 2011 Daniel Radcliffe Rose Hemingway Christopher Hanke John Larroquette Mary Faber Tammy Blanchard Ellen Harvey Michael Park Rob Bartlett Anderson Cooper
Sostituzioni notevoli Nick Jonas, Darren Criss Michael Urie Beau Bridges Sara Jean Ford
Londra, 2015 Jonathan Groff Cynthia Erivo Ashley Robinson Clarke Peters Amy Ellen Richardson Hannah Waddingham Clive Rowe

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ The Broadway League, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information, su www.ibdb.com. URL consultato il 12 febbraio 2016.