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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Mar 27, 2011 - May 20, 2012
Running time: 2:30
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
New York City, NY 10036
By Subway: Eleven trains stop near the theatre. Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R or Q to 42nd St/Times Square then walk north to 45th Street and west to theatre.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M42, M10, M20, M27, M104, or M16.
Show Description:


Nick Jonas, Beau Bridges


Frank Loesser


Frank Loesser


Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert


Rob Ashford

Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$52.00 - $132.00
prices subject to change
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A limited number of $30 general rush tickets are available to each performance. They are available at the box office beginning at 10am on the day of the performance only; there is a limit of two tickets per person
Audience Advisory
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Age Guidance: 13


Wheelchair seating available in orchestra only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Six (6) wheelchair locations are available at every performance.
This theatre seats 1302 people. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location. The Mezzanine is located on the second level; up 20 steps. Please Note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row D with 28 additional steps to the remainder of the Mezzanine.
There is no elevator or escalator available at this theatre.
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre we are unable to provide assistance.
There is a unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom located House Left, under the stair well. There is a men's restroom located on the Mezzanine level, up 20 steps. A ladies' restroom is located on the lower lounge, down 18 steps.
Water Fountain
Water fountains are located in the Mezzanine, the Ladies' Lounge, and the Rear Orchestra. There are no stairs to the water fountain in the rear orchestra.
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
I-Caption devices for the deaf, audio induction neck loops for those who have a "T" switch on their hearing aid or cochlear implant, and infrared headsets to enhance sound and dialogue. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.
Visual Assistance
Low vision seating is regularly available in the 3rd row, center section.D-Scriptive devices for the blind. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.
Folding Armrests
Removable armrests are available on six (6) chairs in the theatre.



In Rob Ashford’s inspired revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying...we watch with delight as J. Pierpont Finch (Daniel Radcliffe) rises by cunning degrees from window washer to chairman of the board. Every nanosecond of this well-cast production is eloquent with craft and wit. But the laurels of the evening go to Radcliffe and the towering John Larroquette, as the boss, J. B. Biggley. Radcliffe’s youthful brightness is a perfect foil for Larroquette’s dopey severity. Radcliffe is having the time of his life; you feel his joy.

- John Lahr, The New Yorker
Any revival of the 50-year-old Pulitzer winner relies almost exclusively on the strength of its direction and star performance. I'm happy to say it succeeds on both fronts. If you had any doubts about Harry Potter's wizardly powers before, you'll become a believer now. Seeing young Daniel Radcliffe's poised and skillful performance in this very challenging role, I'm wondering if the famed movie actor may have found his true calling...[Ashford is] a creative director and he packs the show with so much energy and clever moves, it feels delightfully fresh. He's assembled a fine cast. 

- Roma Torre, NY1
Bright and irresistible...Radcliffe...has undergone a crash course in singing, dancing and mugging. Turns out he is proficient at the first, surprisingly adept at the second and especially good at the third. While hardly the evening's only asset, the young actor shines as J. Pierrepont Finch...The humor in Abe Burrows' book sparkles with satiric jabs that still ring true 50 years later. Loesser's score is a case study in how to write musical comedy...Ashford's choreography works up a full head of steam in "The Brotherhood of Man"; what makes the dance so exhilarating is that the director plunks his leading man at the apex of the dancing wedge, and Radcliffe more than holds his own. But other numbers have been reinvented in an awkward manner, and Ashford has a tendency to take perfectly crafted book songs and add athletic dancers doing impressive-but-distracting steps, blunting the authors' work...Still these production lapses are easily overlooked, thanks to the ministrations of the expert cast led by Radcliffe, who repeatedly brings down the house with a smile and a barely raised brow.

- Steven Suskin, Variety


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