Kennedy Kanagawa, Rona Figueroa, Darren Lee, More Set for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Kennedy Kanagawa, Rona Figueroa, Darren Lee, More Set for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

National Asian Artists Project will present a one-night-only performance of the Frank Loesser classic.

Kennedy Kanagawa, Rona Figueroa, and Darren Lee

National Asian Artists Project will present a one-night-only performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying June 18 at 7:30 PM at New World Stages, Stage 3.

Directed by Cassey Kikuchi Kivnick with choreography by Kyle Garvin, the cast will feature Delphi Borich as Rosemary, Cáitlin Burke as Miss Jones, Ariel Estrada as Ovington/Tackaberry, Rona Figueroa as Smitty, Kennedy Kanagawa as Bud, Darren Lee as Mr. Biggley, Whit K. Lee as Finch, Paul Heesang Miller as Gatch, Jay Paranada as Twimble, Herman Sebek as Bratt, David Shih as Womper/Book Voice, and Anne Fraser Thomas as Hedy with Emily Ballou, Tuanminh Do, Patricia Jane, Brianna Kim, Joseph Lee, and Vikas Venuthurupalli.

With a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of a lowly window washer, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder and become a high-powered executive, finding love along the way.

The original Broadway production played 3 previews and 1,417 regular performances at the 46th Street Theatre October 12, 1961–March 6, 1965. Co-starring Robert Morse, Bonnie Scott, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Rudy Vallee, the production earned eight 1962 Tony nominations, winning seven, including Best Musical. The musical was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Broadway revivals were headed by Matthew Broderick and Daniel Radcliffe.

“I am so glad that NAAP is producing How to Succeed… with The Pajama Game team Cassey Kikuchi Kivnick and Kyle Garvin,“ states NAAP Artistic Director Baayork Lee in a statement. “Our wonderful cast and the NAAP Chorus are working hard to bring this fun musical to our 'ReDiscover Musical' series. Looking forward to see you all on June 18!”

Casting for the upcoming performance is by Michael Cassara and Andrea Zee. Sean Cameron is the music director, and the production stage manager is Pradanya Subramanyan.

Tickets are $46-$108 and are available by clicking here.

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