An Encounter With The Cast of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”

Posted by The G on August 2, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

A revival of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” is now showing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York.  The classic story follows window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch’s rise through the corporate ranks and as the title suggests, he succeeds in business – without really trying.  The musical stars Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter), John Larroquette (who won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical) and Christopher J. Hanke.  The entire cast is fantastic and for the Harry Potter fans, you’ll see an entirely different side to Daniel Radcliffe.  I’ve seen all the HP movies as well as Radcliffe’s Broadway debut in “Equus” a few years ago and he’s a very versatile actor.  Though he never needs to work another day in his life, if he stays with acting, he’s going to have a great career ahead of him because he is so talented.

After most Broadway shows, you can wait by the stage door and meet the actors you’ve just seen perform.  If you are planning on doing this for “How To Succeed…” be warned that the crowds outside waiting to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe are akin to footage you’ve seen of Beatle-Mania – and I am not even kidding!  See how I fared, after the jump.


Daniel Radcliffe and Geoffrey Dicker July 31 2011

Daniel Radcliffe and Geoffrey Dicker

Let me tell you that after having thousands of celebrity encounters – this is not an easy photo to get.  There were literally 500 screaming people (on both sides of a barricade) trying to get a piece of Daniel Radcliffe.  He’s cool enough to try and accomodate as many people as possible and I have the utmost respect for that.  C List actors should really take a lesson from Daniel Radcliffe – the biggest star in the world!  Thanks Daniel!

John Laroquette and Geoffrey

John Laroquette and G

I met John Larroquette a few days prior and when I saw him again, I asked him to sign this photo.  His response, in classic John Larroquette style was “where in the hell did you get this picture?!”  He was extremely cool though.

Christopher J. Hanke

Christopher J. Hanke and G

Christopher J. Hanke plays Bud Frump, the menacing head of the mail room who tries his hardest to stop Fitch from succeeding in business.  Christopher is also great in the play and extremely cool (and extremely hot – sorry, I couldn’t resist.  But look at that photo and prove me wrong!).

Thanks to the cast of “How To Succeed In Business” for being so cool and giving me fun memories I’ll cherish for a long time to come!

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