After 30 previews and 473 regular performances, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is set to close Sunday, May 20th.
This wasn’t as shocking to me as was today’s announcement that Leap of Faith was going to close after just getting the Tony Nomination but still, anytime a show closes gives is always a bit of sad news.
Unless it’s one I hated. I’m talking to you Lysistrata Jones.
I saw How To Succeed when it starred Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette and I loved it. The show was fantastic from start to finish. I’m not sure how it is with Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges now in the lead roles though. Read more
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon kicks off its annual Broadway week tonight with Nick Jonas and the cast of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
The rest of the week is as follows:
The show airs on NBC at 12:35am. I can’t stay up that late so I’ll definitely be Tivo’ing it. I’ll also post each number as it becomes available online. Read more
Jonas, who will start his run on January 24, 2012, already has some good roles under his belt theatrically. As a kid, he was ‘Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim’ in A Christmas Carol, Little Jake’ in Annie Get Your Gun, ‘Chip’ in Beauty and the Beast and 2003: ‘Gavroche’ in Les Misérables. Most recently, he was in the London’s West End production of Les Misérables and was last seen as ‘Link Larkin’ in the Hollywood Bowl’s version of Hairspray.
I actually think he’s a good fit. Much better than Criss, who is only in the role thanks to his part on Glee. Hopefully I’m wrong. Either way, I’m just glad I saw the show with Radcliffe. He was absolutely wonderful.
The press release is below.
The Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Hairspray has been cast and it was announced Broadway‘s original cast members and Tony winners, Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, will reprise the roles of Edna and Tracy Turnblad. The production will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
In addition to Fierstein and Winokur an impressive list of names will fill out the remainder of the cast: Corbin Bleu (Seaweed), Drew Carey (Wilbur Turnblad), Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), Mo Gaffney (Prudy Pingleton, the Gym Teacher, the Matron), Nick Jonas (Link Larkin), Darlene Love (Motormouth Maybelle), Tara Macri (Amber) and John Stamos (Corny Collins).
There will be three opportunities to catch a performance between August 5-7.
For tickets, visit HollywoodBowl.com or call (800) 745-3000.