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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1962!
In 1962, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Opening on October 14, 1961, at the 46th Street Theater, the show ran for 1,417 performances.

The production would hit the silver screen under the same name in 1967.

Bye Bye Birdie - original cast album
The Story:

    The show centers around a daydreaming, but ambitious, windowwasher who makes it to the top of the corporate ladder by simply following the guidelines in his trusty handbook.

The Producers:

    Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin

The Directors:

    Abe Burrows

The Choreographers:

    Bob Fosse and Hugh Lambert

The Opening:

    October 14, 1961 at the 46th Street Theater

The Cast:

  • Robert Morse
  • Rudy Vallee
  • Bonnie Scott
  • Virginia Martin
  • Charles Nelson Reilly
  • Ruth Kobart
  • Sammy Smith
  • Donna McKechnie

The Songs:

  • How to Succeed
  • Dear Reader
  • You Have Alertly Seized Your Opportunities
  • Happy to Keep his Dinner Warm
  • Coffee Break
  • The Company Way
  • The Entrance of Heddy LaRue
  • A Secretary is not a Toy
  • Been a Long Day
  • Grand Old Ivy
  • Paris Original
  • Rosemary
  • Finaletto Act One
  • Cinderella, Darling
  • Love From a Heart of Gold
  • I Believe in You
  • Brotherhood of Man
  • Saturday Morning Ballet
  • Rosemary
  • Act One Finale
  • Entr'Acte
  • So You are Now a Vice President
  • The Pirate Dance
  • How to Handle a Disaster
  • I Believe in You reprise
  • By This Time you are a Seasoned Executive
  • Finale

The Other Awards:

  • Tony Award for Best Musical Revival for 1995 revival
  • Tony Award for Best Director for 1995 revival
  • Tony Award for Best Choreography for 1995 revival
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