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46th Street Theatre, (10/14/1961 - 3/06/1965)
First Preview: Oct 12, 1961 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Oct 14, 1961    
Closing Date: Mar 06, 1965 Total Performances: 1417

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The new Park Avenue office building of The World Wide Wicket Company, Inc., in New York City.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; 46th Street Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner; House Manager: Leonard Soloway
Produced by Feuer & Martin; Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" by Shepherd Mead; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Additional scoring: Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Abe Burrows; Musical Staging by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Hugh Lambert
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by Ronnie De Mann
General Manager: Marshall Young
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Henry Topper; Associate Conductor: Fred Manzella; Head Music Copyist: Scott Fisher
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Seymour Krawitz; Dance Captain: Dale Moreda; Dance Supervisor: Merritt Thompson; Press Associate: Madi Ross
Robert MorseJ. Pierrepont Finch
Rudy ValleeJ.B. Biggley
Virginia MartinHedy La Rue
Charles Nelson ReillyBud Frump
Bonnie ScottRosemary Pillkington
Carol Jane AbneyDancer
Nick AndrewsDancer
Elaine CancillaDancer
Madilyn ClarkDancer
David CollyerTackaberry
Lanier DavisOvington
Tracy EverittDancer
Stuart FlemingDancer
Suzanne FranceDancer
Charlotte FrazierSinger
Robert KalibanJenkins
Ruth KobartMiss Jones
Richard KorthazeDancer
Mara LandiScrubwoman
Miss Krumholtz
Fairfax MasonSinger
Ray MasonMilt Gatch
Donna McKechnieDancer
Dale MoredaDancer
Bob MurdockPoliceman
Darrell NotaraDancer
Paul ReedBert Bratt
Casper RoosPeterson
Silver SaundorsScrubwoman
Sammy SmithTwimble
Wally Womper
Ellie SomersDancer
Maudeen SullivanSinger
Claudette SutherlandSmitty
Merritt ThompsonDancer
Rosemary YellenDancer
Understudies: David Collyer (Bert Bratt), Lanier Davis (Twimble), Charlotte Frazier (Rosemary Pillkington), Robert Kaliban (Bud Frump, J. Pierrepont Finch), Mara Landi (Miss Jones), Fairfax Mason (Hedy La Rue), Casper Roos (Wally Womper) and Silver Saundors (Smitty)
Tony Award®
winner 1962 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Abe Burrows , Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert ;  Music by Frank Loesser ;  Lyrics by Frank Loesser ;  Produced by Feuer & Martin
winner 1962 Best Author of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Abe Burrows , Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
 1962 Best Composer [nominee] 
 Music by Frank Loesser ;  Lyrics by Frank Loesser
winner 1962 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Robert Morse
winner 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Charles Nelson Reilly
winner 1962 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Abe Burrows
winner 1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner] 
 Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
winner 1962 Best Producer of a Musical [winner] 
  Feuer & Martin
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1962 for Drama [winner] 
 Music by Frank Loesser ;  Lyrics by Frank Loesser ;  Book by Abe Burrows
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
How To (Succeed)J. Pierrepont Finch
Happy To Keep His Dinner WarmRosemary Pillkington
Coffee BreakBud Frump, Smitty and Office Staff
Company WayJ. Pierrepont Finch and Twimble
Company Way (Reprise) Bud Frump, Twimble and Office Staff
A Secretary Is Not a ToyBert Bratt, Bud Frump and Office Staff
Been a Long DayJ. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Smitty
Been a Long Day (Reprise) J.B. Biggley, Hedy La Rue and Bud Frump
Grand Old IvyJ. Pierrepont Finch and J.B. Biggley
Paris OriginalRosemary Pillkington, Smitty, Miss Jones and Secretaries
RosemaryJ. Pierrepont Finch and Rosemary Pillkington
FinalettoJ. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Bud Frump
ACT 2 Sung By
Cinderella DarlingRosemary Pillkington, Smitty and Secretaries
Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Love From a Heart of GoldJ.B. Biggley and Hedy La Rue
I Believe in YouJ. Pierrepont Finch, Bud Frump, Bert Bratt and Executives
The Yo Ho Ho (Pirate Dance)The Jolly Wickets and Wickettes
I Believe in You (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Brotherhood of ManJ. Pierrepont Finch, J.B. Biggley, Bud Frump, Bert Bratt, Wally Womper, Miss Jones and Office Staff