How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Royal Festival Hall
American stage and TV star Jonathan Groff stars in a one-off UK concert production of the hit musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Royal Festival Hall.
Jonathan Butterell directs this classic Broadway song and dance show, with a libretto and score by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is a one-off concert production which will be performed on 19 May 2015 the Royal Festival Hall.
Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Mike Dixon conducting. Jonathan Groff stars as Finch with Cynthia Erivo as Rosemary, Hannah Waddingham as Heddy LaRue, Clarke Peters as J B Biggley, Clive Rowe as Mr Twimble, Ashley Robinson as Bud Frump and Amy Ellen Richardson as Smitty
Set in New York in the early 1960s, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying chronicles the meteoric rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner who buys a book about rising up the corporate ladder. After following the book’s instructions, Pierrepont Finch soars to the top of his company, dodging more than a few obstacles on the way. These come in the form of rivals such as Bud Frump and J. B. Biggley. According to the book, professional life and work life shouldn’t mix. This is a rule that Finch finds hard to follow when he falls in love with Rosemary, one of his company’s secretaries. As Finch’s confidence grows, he relies more on his charm and less on the book. A dangerous move indeed…
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