Phoenix Players have announced their upcoming production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the ANU Arts Centre.
There’s also a lengthy info page on the production.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is one of the funniest and most loved musicals of all time. Based on the book of the same name, it is currently in its third revival on Broadway with the mega star Daniel Radcliffe playing the lead role.
The original production ran for 1,417 shows and won seven Tony awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle award and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967 it was also made into a film starring many of the original stage actors.
The book, written by Shepherd Mead, was a best seller but it took the team of Cy Feuer and Earnest Martin (who had great success with the adaptation of Guys and Dolls) to first bring the show to life on stage in 1961.
Taking inspiration from the creative genius that fathered this hilarious show. The local production of How To Succeed will be embracing some of the latest technology available to give audiences a theatrical experience like none they have ever had before!
Rather upping the ante from the old printed program they’re also promoting a phone app for the production with an amusing YouTube video:
Finally if you want to have a look at the 2011 Broadway revival you need wait no longer: