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"How to Succeed In Business" Closing

Posted by: Catherine
May 09, 2012, 10:40 PM

After fifteen months of performances, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was handed it's final notice. The show opened in February 2011 with Daniel Radcliffe as the lead. Radcliffe's role packed the theater, and quickly recuperated the $9 million that was initially invested in the musical. Nick Jonas took over Radcliffe's role after Darren Criss, and the cast was unable to continue to bring in expected profits. CBS reports:

When it closes, the revival will have played just over 500 performances since it opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in February 2011. It quickly recouped its $9 million initial investment that December, thanks to its then-star Daniel Radcliffe.

Jonas, best known as part of the Jonas Brothers boy band, took over the lead this January and had committed to staying until at least July 1, but ticket sales took a noticeable hit. Last week, the box office took in just $368,000 out of a potential gross of $1,394,000.

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187 Points

I saw it twice…It was awesome with Radcliffe…. I think he was in it for 9 3/4 months…… :)

Posted by crikeyhunter on May 11, 2012, 12:12 PM report to moderator
467 Points

aww… too bad… but at least, it was still a success! :D

Posted by lovelle on May 15, 2012, 07:35 AM report to moderator
524 Points

Dan was honestly INCREDIBLE in the play, I was so happy and just honoured I could see him! To be honest, I wish they brought Dan or even Darren back… anyways, congratulations on a great run, guys!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on May 15, 2012, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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