John Larroquette Comes to Broadway’s ‘How to Succeed Without Really Trying’

Actor John Larroquette, Emmy Award winner, will be making his debut on Broadway in the “How to Succeed in Business Without

Really Trying” 2011 Broadway revival. The production will star Daniel Radcliffe.

Larroquette is best known for working on “Night Court,” the NBC series. He will portray J.B. Bibbley, president of Worldwide

Wicket Company.

Radcliffe (Equus, Harry Potter) will be starring as J. Pierrepont Finch, an ambitious window washer. Additional casting is

being announced soon.

Rob Ashford, Tony Award winner, will be the choreographer and director of “How To Succeed.” Previews will start at Al

Hirschfeld Theatre on February 26, 2011. The official opening will be March 27, 2011.

The special 50th anniversary production will be produced by Broadway Across America (Beth Williams, Thomas B. McGrath, John

Gore), Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Joseph Smith, Candy Spelling and Michael McCabe.

“How To Succeed” will feature a Loesser score and book written by Willie Gilbert, Jack Weinstock and Abe Burrows. The

original production from 1961 won seven Tony Awards, which included Best Score, Best Author and Best Musical. It also won the

Drama Pulitzer Prize. Robert Morse, for his J. Pierrepont Finch performance, won a Tony Award.

“How To Succeed” tells the story of the young window washer, J. Pierrepont Finch, who through the help of the book in the

play’s title, advances to the top of New York City’s Worldwide Wickets Company.

The last time Larroquette appeared on stage in New York was in “Oliver Parker!” last season. His stage credits include “Happy

Jack” by John Godber and “Oscar and Felix: A New Look At The Odd Couple” which played at Geffen Playhouse. For his portrayal

of Dan Fielding, the sex-charged assistant district attorney on “Night Court,” Larroquette won an Emmy Award.

Radcliffe, best known for his starring role in the film series “Harry Potter,” made his debut on Broadway in the revival of

“Equus” by Peter Shaffer in the role of Alan Strang. His other film credits include “December Boys,” “My Boy Jacket” and


In 2002, Rob Ashford won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Ashford has also

received Tony nominations for “The Wedding Singer,” “Curtains” and “Cry-Baby.” He earned directing acclaim for directing

“Parade” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” productions for Donmar Warehouse.