It looks like Anna Maria Perez de Tagle isn't the only one heading to Broadway. Nick Jonas suited up this morning to make a big announcement in NYC. He's heading back to Broadway to star in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Nick will be succeeding Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012 through Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Tickets are currently on sale through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Jonas, who began his career on stage at age 8, returns to Broadway for the first time since the launch of his music career with his brothers.
Nick is no stranger to Broadway. He launched his professional career at age 8 as ';Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim' in A Christmas Carol and followed it up with roles in the Broadway productions of Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire. In the last year, he's returned to his roots on the live stage, taking on the role of ';Marius' in London's West End production of Les Misérables as well as at the 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 Arena. Most recently, he starred as ';Link Larkin' alongside Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Hairspray.
Daniel Radcliffe originated the role of ';Finch' in this production and will conclude his run in the show on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Darren Criss, breakout star of Fox's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit television show "GLEE", will make his Broadway debut as J. Pierrepont Finch, performing a strictly limited three week engagement from Tuesday, January 3, through Sunday, January 22, 2012.
With the aid of a trusty self-help book "How to Succeed in Business" wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch's unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington? With a hilarious book and beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is packed with hit standards such as "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary," and "Brotherhood of Man."
Tickets for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING range from $52 – $132, and are available at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office and at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.
For more information please visit www.howtosucceedbroadway.com.
Nick was excited to share the news via twitter this morning. He wrote, "It's official. I'm coming back to Broadway. So excited & honored to play the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next year!"
Congrats Nick! We can't wait to see the show!
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